At an exceptionally well-catered book-signing party at Spago on Tuesday evening, Sidney Poitier said his autobiography, “Measure of a Man,” is “in the stores. It’s done. I can’t do a damn thing about it.”
But the author added that one thing the book’s done for him “is it’s brought me the warmth of my friends this evening. And all the work of writing it was worth just that.”
Among those providing warmth were hosts Marvin and Barbara Davis, Michael Eisner, Matt Groening, Al Ruddy, Berry Gordy, Betsy Bloomingdale, Alan Ladd Jr., Nancy Davis and Kenny Rickel, Robert Graham, David Foster, Toni Howard and Clive Davis.