Allan Carr was known as Hollywoods premier party-thrower during the towns most hedonistic erathe cocaine-addled, sexually indulgent 1970s. With ftes that came to be known as the Mick Jagger/Cycle Sluts Party, the Truman Capote/Jail House Party, the Elton John/Horse Party, and the Roman Polanski/ Rolodex Party, not to mention the Tommy/New York City subway premiere and the Cant Stop the Music/Lincoln Center Party, it was Carr, an obese, caftan-wearing producerthe ultimate outsider who became the first catalyst to bring movie stars and rock stars, gays and straights, Old and New Hollywood together. Tracing Carrs excess-laden rise and tragic fall as promoter and producer of both major hits and phenomenal flopsand sparing no one along the wayHofler provides a candid behind-the-scenes look at Hollywoods most infamous era.
Robert Hofler is a senior editor at Variety and author of The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson and Variety's "The Movie that Changed My Life." He was previously an editor at Buzz, Life, and Us magazines. He lives in Los Angeles.