Peter Besas

. . . AND NOW A WORD FROM . . .

As it goes on these occasions, guests must pay their dues and listen to speeches. In this case, warm, informative and not too long.
Peter Besas did the honors and recounted briefly some of Variety’s fascinating history. Besa has, of course, written at length about the old sheet and its colorful cast of characters. First in his tome Inside Variety and then again in the commemortative album about the Centenary. Both lusty works were gift items at Sardis.
Peter drew a big hand from the assembled partygoers who realised what a bangup job he did promoting and organising the 100th anni party. Take another bow, Don Pedro.