Producer Allan Carr, who was also at the party, later spent some three hours live on Larry King's radio show, which was originating from another room in the hotel. Carr, the super-successful producer of the movie "Grease" and the hit Broadway musical "La Cage aux Folles," dropped a few interesting show biz stories:
Van Johnson, the star of all those World War II movies, will be going in as the star of "La Cage" in the role Gene Barry made his own. On Johnson's opening night, Carr plans to have some of the actor's former costars -- June Allyson, Esther Williams, Gloria DeHaven and Lana Turner -- on hand . . . A special movie "that will be a no-miss hit" is being written for singing sensation Julio Iglesias and will take place in Rio . . . Burt Reynolds turned down the role of the aging astronaut in "Terms of Endearment" that was such a shot for Jack Nicholson's fading career . . . The now-body-beautiful John Travolta turned down offers to star in "American Gigolo" and "An Officer and a Gentleman" because the roles were "too physical" . . . And Barbra Streisand asked the late Elvis Presley to be in her version of "A Star is Born," and he too refused a role Carr feels would have won him an Oscar . . .