Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr
by Robert Hofler
Da Capo Press. 344 pages (paper), $15.95
GROWING UP as an only child in Highland Park, Illinois, Alan Solomon always got what he wanted. And why not? His parents, divorced by the time Alan was a teenager, had plenty to spend on their son, and happily funded several large theatre productions before the now overweight, bespectacled Alan was eighteen years old. Such were the relatively auspicious beginnings of the man later known as Allan Carr, who would go on to produce the movie Grease and several others in the late 1970’s and early 80’s.