Immerse yourself in Luis Rios's world of literature

New Release


An intimate sweeping account of the history and culture of the 1970’s through personal encounters with the history makers of the times.

A fast-paced read that you can pick up and put down and come back where you left off whenever you please.

Meet the legends of the screen, television, music and much more with the well-researched back story of their lives and accomplishments.

About the book

Beverly Hills Diary-Close Encounters with the Stars by Luis Rios is a fast-paced non-fiction account of his intimate in-person encounters with celebrities, luminaries and legendary individuals in the 1970’s who shaped and influenced the history of the arts, film, literature on a national and global scale before and after the 1970’s.

In this book the reader will experience up-close personal encounters with fascinating culturally diverse individuals (some of whom were also villains) including Jack Nicholson, legendary film directors and actors Orson Welles, and Mel Brooks as well as stories featuring  Sir Lawrence Olivier,  Ben Vereen, Farah Fawcett Majors, Anthony Quinn, Gregory Peck, John Travolta, Richard Harris, Rita Hayworth, Burt Reynolds, Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Eva Gabor, Michael Landon, Chuck Norris, Designer Halston, Angelica Huston, Elke Sommer, Patricia Hearst,  Margaux Hemingway,  Bob Denver, Chevy Chase, Bill Cosby, Linda Carter, Victoria Principal, Dyan Cannon , Sally Struthers, Chuck Barris, Puppeteer Jim Henson, Legendary Stuntman Evel Knievel,  International Arms Merchant Adnan Khashoggi, the Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr, prolific author Louis L’Amour, and Ambassador/Magazine Magnate Clair Booth Luce. The reader will also experience in-person accounts of meetings with Music Legends Curtis Mayfield, Johnny Cash, Natalie Cole, George Benson, Rick Nelson, Pat Boone, Petula Clark, Jimi Hendrix and Dave Clark, and a serendipitous Forrest Gump-like encounter with President Jimi Carter.

CHapter Summaries

Chapter One starts with a personal encounter with Jack Nicholson documenting his remembrances of his days as a struggling actor in Los Angeles, followed by Chapter Two documenting encounters  with a young billionaire gun-toting Beverly Hills Socialite.  Chapter Three documents a story about how for lack of the proverbial nail, the battle for the 1976 US presidency was lost.


A close-up and  personal collection of short stories documenting meetings with  amazing, creative, artistic, powerful, inventive, beautiful, daring and complex individuals who contributed to shape American and International culture.

A fast-paced read that you can leave and come back to without any loss of continuity.  Every chapter demonstrates insight into the characters and times with well researched back stories of the lives of the celebrities portrayed.

A must-read for those interested in the culture and history of the eras before and after the 1970’s.

Shopping Cart