~ Witness the Extraordinary Life Story of the Irrepressible Pioneering Social Activist, and Philanthropist who dated James Dean, Frank Sinatra and Rod McKuen and many others included in this book ~
~ Corky Hale Uncorked ! is a Joy Ride of the Life and Times of a 50 Year Plus Music Performance Career and Hale’s Part in Making The Biggest Stars of 20th and 21st Century Sound Terrific ~
~ ‘Corky Hale Uncorked!’ Reveals How Hale Financed Planned Parenthood Clinics in Los Angeles and New York and Through Her Philanthropy has Supported Legislation for Civil Rights, Pro-Choice, Anti-Gun Violence and the Democratic Party in NY, Los Angeles and Washington DC.
Beverly Hills, CA/ New York City– Barbara Streisand, George Michael, Tony Bennett, Jason Alexander, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Bjork, and Billie Holiday have all had one thing in common. That would be Corky Hale- and how through her music accompaniment, accentuated and beautifully embellished their amazing performances. Corky Hale has worked with and befriended superstars of every generation. In ‘Corky Uncorked!’, authors Jerry Leichling & Arlene Sarner, have captured the experiences of the indomitable Corky Hale.
This book is NOT a sordid tell-all. Yet it comes close, only in the revealing of famous celebrities own behavior witnessed by Corky. It’s more than a valentine to Corky Hale. It’s as though the reader discovers Hale’s locked diary, looks both ways, opens and reads. It is not an autobiography but an authorized biography skillfully presented by Leichling and Sarner. There is sexiness, drugs and Rock n’ Roll and some really bad behavior from the rich, glamorous and famous. It’s more than titillating, including Ms. Hale posing nude with her harp and auditioning for a nude orchestra. There is first hand experience of racism from Tony Martin, her first movie score with Andre Previn, going on the town with Frank Sinatra and James Dean, rehearsing and performing for George Michael, Boy George, Streisand, and Tony Bennett. There is producing stage productions for Jason Alexander, life long friendships with Dyan Cannon, Sally Kellerman, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. There is performing at the White House and consulting to Presidents from Lyndon Johnson, the Clintons and most recently the Obamas. You learn fascinating accounts of Hale navigating the world of men in the 1960’s while balancing her career and social life, which back then was nothing but the suppressed #Me Too environment. Her worldwide trips to perform in England, France, and her beloved Italy in the 1950’s and 60’s (LA Dolce Vita), is all vividly portrayed for the reader . Stories of the Hollywood and Las Vegas renaissance which she helped bring into the 21st century are titillating, educational, and humorous.
You will learn as with other world accomplished women like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Barbara Streisand, that Corky Hale’s mother Dorothy, had a huge influence on her character and her determination to succeed in her chosen fields. Having a child prodigy like Corky Hale, who was playing harps, flutes, and pianos professionally before puberty, must have been a challenge to mother Dorothy. On top of all this, Hale landed a husband for life–Mike Stoller, her husband of almost 50 years, of the legendary songwriting/producing team, Leiber & Stoller.(Elvis Presley’s first hits- Hound Dog, Jail House Rock, Loving You and over 22 others) .
This is not a retirement book. Corky Hale and Mike Stoller are both still working full time and are healthy and happy. A sequel is probable.
Learn how Hale is passionately involved in progressive politics, and counts former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti among her friends and colleagues. She has consulted about issues on Pro-Choice, Civil Rights, Gun Control, and the homeless with Presidents, Senators, Congressmen/women, Mayors and City Councils across the country. Hale has financed Planned Parenthood Clinics in Los Angeles and New York and through Her Philanthropy has supported legislation for civil rights, Pro-Choice, Anti-Gun Violence and the Democratic Party in NY, Los Angeles and Washington DC.
At last, Corky shares her unique American success story with the no-holds-barred candor that is her trademark, treating the reader to a complex portrait of a multi-talented woman with more than her share of vitality, tenacity, and artistry. CORKY HALE–UNCORKED! is a timeless and timely tale of a remarkable woman whose life, through great music and an admirable marriage, is dedicated to making a difference in the world.
Important VIP Reviews:
“Corky Hale is a rare American treasure, someone whose activism came of age
during the Civil Rights movement and whose entertainment career has
continued to surge since Hollywood’s Golden Age.”
-Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
“Corky is one of a kind. She’s a character with a heart of gold. Smart, empathetic,
generous and supportive of her friends beyond the call.”
“Talent, passion, commitment, joy; Corky combines them all like no one else.”
“Corky Hale plays so beautifully that her performances set the standard.”
“…she’s been more fun than anyone I’ve ever known. This long overdue book is
wild, funny and outrageous just like Corky.”
“Corky Hale ..pretty young girl at the Harp and now singing …great.. you have a big range(voice).”
-Johnny Carson on 1st appearance on Tonight Show
Corky Hale Uncorked (Amazon Link) ! by Jerry Leichtling & Arlene Sarner
Print Length: 314 pages
Publisher: Corky Hale Publishing (July 10, 2019)
Publication Date: July 10, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC & wherever Books Are Sold.
Corky Hale Links
IMDB Biography https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0354877/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
Corky Hale on Tonight Show w/ Tony Bennett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgE0nw09Los