Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Indeed, George Hamilton doesn't mind if he does

His book party in May featured Loni Anderson, Stefanie Powers and our own Linda Gray of "Dallas" -- plus all manner and age range of other females in awe, as reported by Erika Schickel for the L.A. Times. The goody bag included exotic tanning products. And the subject? The subject was right-on, tanned and wonderful, and certainly hearkening back to a seemingly forgotten era of showbiz.

To us, of course, the subject, Mr. George Hamilton, is Joel Abrigore -- taunter of Krystle Carrington on "Dynasty."

Hamilton's book, "Don't Mind if I Do," is a memoir, helped along by writer William Stadiem and officially releasing on October 14 but already selling at Amazon and other booksellers. (The title was also a proposed TV reality show a year ago, by the way.) And this memoir is definitely old-guard Hollywood, dropping some high-profile names. Vanity Fair's excerpt from the book, for instance, pays a nice tribute to Elizabeth Taylor.

Hamilton has some California, New Jersey and Arkansas locales booked for signings next month.

"With a front row seat for classic Hollywood's biggest secrets and scandals, George has the intelligence, heart, and unflappable spirit to tell his story, and the story of Tinseltown's heyday, with great good humor and delicious candor -- as only he can," Simon & Schuster says in its official materials for he book. "The world is Hamilton's oyster, and this ultimate insider is ready to share it with us."

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