Steve Starr's book party this week at Rumba celebrated beloved Hollywood Latin legends with the launch of his latest book, "Steve Starr Studios Presents Starrlight: Glamorous Latin Movie Stars of Early Hollywood." These cinematic stars included Rita Hayworth, Maria Montez, Lupe Velez, Carmen Miranda and Dolores Del Rio.
The atmosphere at Rumba perfectly matched the theme of Steve's book. The decor reminded you of old Miami or Cuba and the food by Chef Benjamin Soto was delicious. An Argentinian Tango was performed by Ramona Nita and Daniel Noce with music by Los Tropicanos . There was a star-shaped cake, of course, and even star-shaped cookies . Steve's book signing line never dwindled but he still had time to snap a few pics at his own party! Not surprising for the "hardest working man in Chicago!"
Hostesses for the event included emcee Diana Palomar Scott, Dori Wilson, Arabel Rosales, Tsi-Tsi-Ki-Felix, Leticia Herrera, Carmen Rivera and moi.
Steve's book is elegant inside and out with gorgeous photos and meticulously researched information about these remarkable stars. For more info on Steve and/or his book, please call (773) 252-5171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . (Additional pics by Caitlin Saville and Mila Samokhina.)
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