To coincide with Connie's 80th Birthday, her long-awaited 640 page autobiography was released in grand style at a gala celebration hosted by the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, FL. With more than 100 guests, Connie was surrounded by her life-long friends, her closest fans and celebrity contemporaries.
The evening began, as one might imagine, with a striking and quite inviting grand entrance into the ballroom greeted by a meticulously orchestrated staff offering libations and exquisite h'orderves. The lighting was spectacular, the music was in keeping with the moment and typical of the 50's and 60's, with Frankie Valli, Bobby Rydell, Bobby Darin and of course, Connie Francis spinning on disks by a DJ. Photos of Connie bathed the interior facade and in watching people as they entered, I could see the look of amazement on their faces. No other adjective could more adequately describe the evening, other than "magical." Indeed, it was magical in every sense of the word.
During the cocktail hour, Connie was glowing as she was greeted by her friends and fans. She sat in a luxurious white chair as she signed and gifted her 640 page tome to each of them! Friends and fans posed for photos with her and Connie didn't stop until the last person had an opportunity to greet her.
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Video clips of An Evening with Connie Francis and Friends courtesy of Seminole Casino - Coconut Creek