Happy New Year! Out with the old and in with the new! Only natural that I spent New Years Eve with family and friends but after the clock struck twelve, I was off to Jamie Foxx’s New Year’s celebration bash. That’s only natural too, since most of my life has been a balance between time spent with family and performing with celebrities.
As we drove on Jamie’s street in Westlake, it wasn’t hard to spot his home twinkling with Christmas lights at the top of the hill. Donning a goatee’, Jamie Foxx was not only the host for the evening but took the role as the DJ for the festivities, as well. When our family was able to steal Jamie away from his admiring crowd for a few minutes, it was an honor to give him our book with a personal message from my sister and myself. What a thrill to hear Jamie Foxx say our book looked “tite” and to find out he was a fan of the Rat Pack!
BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS is a book by the Alberici Sisters, Maria Lauren and Linda Eichberg. The Reviews are coming in…
“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… 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 (December 2011 magazine issue)
Neil T Daniels is a former network television executive, Dean Martin Fan Center founder and was closely associated with Dean Martin during his years on the Dean Martin Television Show. Neil also co-wrote a book with singer /golfer Don Cherry called, Cherry’s Jubilee – ‘Singin’ and Swingin’ Through Life’. Available at Amazon.
“Maria and Linda have written a sublime book about their lives in show business… And it’s EXTREMELY ENGROSSING. I was part of their lives, yet I was surprised and pleased to find a lot in their book that I was unaware of, things that I chuckled over and things I was moved by. The ladies have had a REMARKABLE LIFE, and it’s lovely to read about it.” Lee Hale, Producer, DEAN MARTIN SHOW
Lee Hale has acted as a Producer, Associate Producer or Musical Director for the famed Dean Martin Television Shows and The Golddiggers from the 60’s and into the 90’s. Lee Hale’s work was nominated for five prime-time Emmy Awards. His long expertise in the entertainment industry evolved into Lee Hale authoring two books, Backstage on ‘The Dean Martin Show’ and most recently, The Lee Hale Story. Lee Hale’s books are available at Amazon.
Our book is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Book preview and info at Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In the words of Mr. King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Growing evidence indicates that benevolent acts improve longevity, lower depression rates and reduce the risk of heart disease. I’m grateful to work as a Lifestyle Educator at Kaiser Permanente where I help patients put fitness in their daily routines. Some of the classes that I teach are Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Dance Exercise.
Happy 90th Birthday to Betty White! She is still going strong returning to NBC to star in a new reality TV series, Off Their Rockers, a Candid Camera / Punk’d – type show where senior citizens play pranks on young people. On my blog in November, it was a privilege to write about this amazing and inspiring woman! Betty White: “Golden Girl” inspires “Golddigger”
Wishing you loving blessings in the new year,
Maria Lauren, (aka) Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio – Your Powerful LIFE blog