Beyond Our Wildest Dreams propels the reader back to the glory days of The Rat Pack, dazzling Las Vegas in the 1970s, and the end of the television variety show era.
It's the story of The Alberici Sisters, two Philadelphia teen beauty queens who went on to share the stage (and their lives) with Dean Martin for almost twenty years in his acclaimed Golddiggers girl group, appearing on his television series, yearly specials and opening for him in Vegas.
Along the way Maria (Alberici) Lauren & Linda (Alberici) Eichberg, worked and played with Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jerry Vale, Donald O'Connor, Tom Jones,Louis Prima, Milton Berle, Jonathan Winters, Dom Deluise, Sammy Davis, Jr, Wayne Newton, Gene Kelly, and other legends of the screen and Las Vegas stage.
Anyone interested in Dean, Frank, the glory days of Vegas, and the final years of the legendary Rat Pack will love this book filled with behind-the-scenes stories!
But it's not all glitz and glamour - it's also the story of a large Italian family led by a domineering father who's radical ideas on health and nutrition were decades ahead of their time and a sometimes glamorous mother of nine children with a quirky show biz background.
The dark side of the business rears its ugly head as the ladies tour with the sleazy Cotton Club Murder victim Roy Radin and just miss what may be the deadliest mob hit of all time - after just a few minutes 165 innocent people were left dead.
Backstage untold stories!
Folks across a wide spectrum of the entertainment industry participated in this unique oral history project.
Taping The Dean Martin Show, the last successful
Christians looking for inspiration, classic TV enthusiasts, beauty pageant aficionados, Frank & Dean fans, or anyone who enjoys reading an uplifting story about good times and great talent - this book appeals to a wide audience.
REVEALED: The untold behind-the-scenes story of the little known
342 pages - more than 350 rare unseen photos!
This oral history was produced and designed by Billy Ingram creator of TVparty.com, author of the critically acclaimed book TVparty! Television's Untold Tales and producer of the 2007 Eisner Award nominated Dear John, The Alex Toth Doodle Book; star of VH1's Supersecret TV Formulas and Bravo's 100 Great Things About series.
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"There’s a brand-new book that traces those magical years and what life was like, performing with show business legends: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Donald O’Connor, Louis Prima and similar legends."
"Not only does it focus its motif on Dean Martin, but it also captures the fun and spirit of the era with more than 300 rare and unseen photos in a wonderful pictorial layout. Historian Billy Ingram produced this 340 page book with a unique way of story-telling using quotes and dialogue as if a room full of contributors were all communicating on a party line."
- Neil T. Daniels, President DEAN MARTIN FAN CENTER
Beyond Our Wildest Dreams provides a backstage pass at entertainment life in the 1970s, with great stories about Maria and Linda’s work with such legends as Louis Prima, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Jerry Vale, Jonathan Winters, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Frank Sinatra and, of course, Dean Martin. Then again... to most of us, they’re legends. To the Alberici Sisters, they’re people. And that’s the way you’ll see them, too, by the time you finish their book."
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