Award-winning Chicago journalist Sandra Pesmen will visit Yuma County Libraries on March 24th and 25th to discuss “Celebrities I Have Known,” a slideshow presentation based on her 2011 book Stairway to the Stars: John Travolta, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers and Me.
The talk covers intimate, amusing stories about the many celebrities from film, TV, and theater, as well as authors that Pesman interviewed during the 30 years she worked as a feature writer for two Chicago newspapers. They include Joan Crawford, Lena Horne, Harry Belefonte, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Debbie Reynolds, and many more.
Sandra Pesmen graduated from Illinois College of Media and Communications. She worked as a reporter for Lerner Newspapers, and later as a features writer for the Chicago Daily News. When that paper folded, Ms. Pesmen became Founding Features Editor of Crain’s Chicago Business and later Crain Communications Corporate Features Editor. She also wrote “The Executive Woman” column in North Shore Magazine for 20 years. She was inducted into the Illini Media Hall of Fame, and is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, March 24th ● 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road Yuma, AZ
Wednesday, March 25th ● 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Avenue Wellton, AZ