(A Love Story)
About the Book
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 1930 When the innocent and extraordinarily beautiful Mila Alvarez takes the stage at the Olympic Stadium one fateful night as the newly-named MIAMI, she has no idea of the journey that lies before her. She transforms from a young, sheltered school girl into an intuitively inventive and bold new star and soon finds fame and adoration throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. Along the way comes handsome Lt. John Holbrook who wreaks havoc on her young life as World War 2 looms ever closer. When she crosses paths with Japanese industrialist Koda Sato her life changes its trajectory. MIYAMI-SAN is a story of love in all forms and how life is not about the storm – but learning how to dance in the rain.
About the Author
Neile Adams made her mark as one of Broadway’s foremost jazz dancers as selected by Jack Cole for “KISMET” and Bob Fosse for “PAJAMA GAME”. She starred opposite great actor Paul Muni in the musical “At The Grand” based on the film “Grand Hotel”. She has guest starred in over 20 TV shows such as the Bob Hope X’mas Show (twice), the Pat Boone Show, the Eddie Fisher Show, the Perry Como Show, and dramatic shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents (3x), Fantasy Island, The Bionic Woman, Man from Uncle, Rockford Files., etc. Her film roles include “This Could Be the Night”, “Fuzz”, “Chu Chu and The Philly Flash” and others. Her cabaret shows have won accolades on both coasts and Europe. She performed at the Royal Gala in the London Palladium. She was married to Steve McQueen for 15 ½ years, which produced two children and four grandchildren.