Patty Farmer, Barbara Van Orden to Collaborate on Playboy on Stage Book
Van Orden was herself a regular in almost all of the Playboy Clubs. The book will include many of her own memories of sharing the Playboy stage with names such as Buddy Hackett, Morey Amsterdam and Soupy Sales.
She and Farmer - who is the author of the critically acclaimed The Persian Room Presents -- are currently researching the list of performers at the infamous nightspots to compile a first-hand history from the view of the entertainers who have performed in the Playboy Club Showrooms. Among the potential subjects of the book are such notable names as Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Steve Martin, Ann-Margret and Cher.