Though the late Lyle Stuart expressly wished no services to be held after he passed away, his widow, Carole, and their children nonetheless organized a “sendoff” on December 5th at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Over 100 friends celebrated and a party was held in Lyle’s honor. Included was a 25-minute video with recordings made over the years, which captivated the attending crowd.
During his lifetime, Lyle put out a monthly newsletter called “Hot News” in which he mentioned new books that his publishing house, Barricade Books, was launching, as well as notes of a personal nature, often including his views on politics and religion. Carole has now decided to keep up the “Hot News” tradition and from time to time will mail copies of it to clients and friends. The latter category includes some ex-muggs of the old Variety.