At no point was the reputation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lowlier than the time a certain rich Hollywood husband (Meshulam Riklis) greased the wheels of the organization’s membership to maximize the chances of his young actress wife (Pia Zadora) winning a Golden Globe. (She did.)
Per a a recent item by Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Norm Clarke, lo these many years later, Zadora has moved to Vegas, married a cop and found a hankering for old standards. At a weekend Sin City charity event, the 58-year-old Hoboken, NJ native talked to Clarke about her upcoming July 27-28 Vegas performance at The Smith Center:
Zadora has put together a cabaret show featuring the standards that Frank Sinatra suggested for her when they worked at the Riviera. A year in the making, her show caught the eye of Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center, while she was performing in San Francisco’s Hotel Nikko Rrazz Room.