February 22, 2002 11:29pm
February 19th Declared Bobby Hollander Day - The Industry Pays Homage to a Living Legend
Source: The Liberty Network, Inc
by: Company Press Release
(SHERMAN OAKS, CA) -- The crowd of celebrities, press, producers, directors, crew, manufacturers, digital media giants and talent started by congregating outside and inside the Vista Rooms at The Sportsman Lodge in Southern California.
The room filled to capacity with celebrities like Tabitha Stevens, Amber Lynn, Tom Byron, Sharon Mitchell, Herschel Savage, Ron Jeremy, Dino Bravo, Tiffany Storm, Candida Royalle, Nicole Moore, Veronica Hart, Wanda Curtis, Laurie Smith and Brooke Hunter. Film directors Sean Michaels, James DiGorgio, Max Hardcore, Ron Sullivan, Ron Miller, Roy Karch, Steve Banan, Michael Ninn, and Rob Spallone were there. Representing the press were AINews Editor Steve Nelson, AVN's Tod Hunter, John Douglas of Talking Blue, Publisher Steve Banan and Extreme Associates' Gene Ross.
From the old vanguard were owners and producers Vinnie De Stefano, Philly Provozano, Joe Donato, Peter Kinsler Joey Abinanti, Bill Margold, and Bob Genova.
Publisher Steve Banan in a living eulogy said "Mr. Hollander you have been my inspiration from the first day we met at Plato's twenty five years ago and you will stay with me in my heart and mind forever. You were truly ahead of your time. Bobby, I don't know if you would remember this, but there was a DJ at WABC named Roscoe who came on after Herb Oscar Anderson and before Bruce Morrow. He closed his show with King Pleasures "There I Go There I Go There I Go" Bobby may you live to be 109 and may I live to be 108 so I will never ever know good and wonderful people like you have ever gone away. I LOVE YOU BOBBY!