In 1977 at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, 165 people died in a tragic fire. Covered by news outlets across the country, many still associate this popular entertainment destination with tragedy. The club's legacy, however, stretches back to the 1950s, when it was known as the Beverly Hills Country Club. Folks from across the nation came here to see the best shows in town and to gamble in the casino. Considered the finest nightclub in the Cincinnati area, it showcased lavish entertainment at a time when television and rock and roll were still in their infancy.
In a new pictorial history book by local authors Earl W. Clark and Allen J. Singer, over 200 vintage photographs reveal a host of wonderful and diverse performers as they prepare backstage for their shows, chat with musicians and strike poses for the camera.
Highlights of Beverly Hills Country Club:
• Features photographs taken by Earl W. Clark, who played saxophone in the Beverly Hills house band from 1951 to 1962
• Includes hundreds of the talented artists who graced the stage as well as the crowds who saw them perform
• Pays tribute to the musicians in the orchestra
Meet the Authors!
Book Signing - Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1 - 3 pm. Borders, 2785 Dixie Highway Crestview Hills, KY
Book Signing - Saturday, January 30, 2010, 4 - 6 pm. Barnes & Noble, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2127, Newport, KY
Book Signing - Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 7 p.m. Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY
Book Signing - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 7 p.m. Campbell County Public Library - Cold Spring Branch, 3920 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, Kentucky
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888.313.2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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