Peter Bart and Harvey Weinstein spent Monday’s cocktail hour celebrating the Weinstein Books publication of Bart’s latest, “Infamous Players,” a down-and-dirty chronicle of his years as a studio exec at Paramount.
Bill Maher, Regis Philbin, Robert Klein, Albert Maysles, Calvin Trillin, Charles Grodin and Jim Gianopulos were among those hobnobbing at Desmond’s on the Upper East Side.
Book was written with the strong encouragement of Weinstein, even though, as the Weinstein Co. topper reminisced, “When Peter and I first met, he said I looked like a refugee from a food fight.”
On Sunday, Bart spoke at a Tribeca Talks series at Barnes & Noble. Recalling his days at Paramount with Bob Evans, he said, “One thing took place that doesn’t happen now: I fired 12 directors in seven years. Directors don’t get fired today.”