A NEW CHAPTER
Legendary style maker Fred Hayman has a new, 7-pound baby. But no, he’s not putting it in a nursery and it’s not an adorable little boy or girl. This bundle of joy is a hefty, 400-page bio called “Fred Hayman: The Extraordinary Difference.” The book captures decades of amazing moments in an incomparable life.
The enormous tome, complete with 300 pictures, can’t be missed on the bookshelves. You’ll spot it right away thanks to Fred’s signature white and yellow stripes made famous by his Giorgio shop in Beverly Hills.
The book, penned by author Rose Apodaca, tells “the story of Rodeo Drive, Hollywood glamour and the showman who sold it all.”
Fred’s world was one of famous fragrances, fancy clothes, celebrities and sun-splashed, palm-lined streets. It was a spot where the fur coat, the Rolls Royce and the four-pound tin of Beluga caviar never seemed out of place.
“Fred Hayman was Mister Beverly Hills,” raves author Jackie Collins, who knows a thing or two about the good life. “Giorgio was the place where all the Hollywood wives would gather.”
Fred is credited with taking a sleepy little street and turning it into a platinum shopping destination for the international jet set.
The book is a blast to the past. Famous locales like the Copa Room and the Beverly Hills Hotel serve as a backdrop for celluloid stars like Ronald Reagan, Grace Kelly and Liz Taylor.
Fred may have retired but he’s left an unmistakable mark on the city of dreams, and now you can read all about it.
The fall television season is in full swing and you’ll find locals like David Arquette and Kelsey Grammer gracing the small screen. Kelsey takes a dramatic turn as a ruthless Chicago mayor in “Boss” while David takes a turn on the dance floor in “Dancing with the Stars.”
We’ll see how the eclectic clotheshorse stacks up against local alums like Brooke Burke who waltzed off with the mirrored disco trophy ball a few years back, as well as Jane Seymour who put in an impressive performance of her own.
It’s a very, very, varied line up with everyone from Cher’s transgender son Chaz Bono to conservative talkmeister Nancy Grace on the scene.
“Mad Men” may be MIA but you can still get your ‘60s fix with a slate of retro shows about Playboy bunnies and Pam Am stewardesses. Heck, even “Charlie’s Angeles” is back. Ashton Kutcher takes over for Charlie Sheen in “Two and a Half Men.” Stay tuned!