Siliverman clan hosts 3 days of glorious nostalgia
For all ex-muggs and lovers of the old Variety who were unable to attend all or part of the 100th Anni celebration in New York (Sept. 23-25), here’s the next best thing: a full report on the goings-on as remembered by PETER BESAS, with occasional behind-the-scenes insights added.
Gleaned from the NY Sun’s Knickerbocker column
By GARY SHAPIRO
Syd Silverman, the former Variety magazine president whose grandfather founded the publication a century ago, held a 100th anniversary party Saturday (Sept. 24) at Sardi’s. The gathering was a warm reunion of staffers who worked at the publication before it was sold to Cahners in 1987.
100th anni bash a select event at Sardi’s
In the August 15 edition of the New York Times under the heading “Centennial Party and Reunion, Combined” Lia Miller wrote:
There will be a 100th birthday party in New York for the entertainment trade magazine Variety, but not all of the publication’s managers are invited.
Meets with ex-staffers, discusses 100th anni
By PETER BESAS
A few events have occurred that prompt a minor effort in reportorial updating. On June 12, Joan and Syd Silverman arrived in London for a week’s stay, prior to a quickie trip to Italy. The occasion naturally prompted some of us to organize a pleasant get-together over dinner. No-one took a lot of convincing.
In conjunction with the Sardi’s dinner, scheduled for September 24th, we plan to be printing a handsome Souvenir Album for the occasion, consisting of specially-written as well as already-published articles and photographs relating to the old Variety.