Renowned record producer Joel Diamond has released a rare find of a photo showcasing a young Virginia King, mother of Demi Moore, in a Playboy shoot. King’s dream of an appearance in the famed Playboy magazine came true with the help of multi-platinum & 2x Grammy nominee Diamond.
Diamond Meets King Via Louise Robey
Diamond made magic when he scored big in the mid-1980s with the Zoli top model and actress/ singer Louise Robey. He produced her smash top 10 record, “One Night In Bangkok,” from the Broadway play “Chess.”
As impressive as the recording and video are, even more fame was discovered for Robey with Diamond landing her the starring role in the classic occult TV series “Friday the 13th, the Series.”
Diamond garnered recognition as a go-to record producer of that time. In addition to Robey he produced Engelbert Humperdinck’s huge number one hit “After The Lovin,” and Gloria Gaynor’s smash “I Am What I Am.” He also single-handedly launched the music career in Germany for “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch” TV star, David Hasselhoff.
Robey’s celebrity came crashing down when she fell victim to alcohol abuse. It was then that Diamond immediately got her into LA’s top rehab center where she befriended Moore’s mother King. Knowing what a great job Diamond had done for Robey, King asked the producer if he might consider managing her as well.
King mentioned her dream to appear in Playboy Magazine. Through Diamond’s extensive connections he reached out to Marilyn Grabowski, Playboy’s West Coast editor at the time, and the woman behind Playboy Centerfolds. Within days King was in front of the camera for a Playboy test shoot.
A rare photo from the shoot has been uncovered by Diamond as he notes:
“I just found this Polaroid picture last week that the Playboy photographer gave me at the shoot and I believe it might be the only one in existence.”
In 2020 Diamond scored again making possible a stunning photoshoot showcasing Moore with her three daughters for a new bathing suit line. Moore can be seen in the lovely photograph with daughters, Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis, and Scout Willis.
The famed producer carries on his quest to make dreams become reality. Diamond continues to sign new artists and produce hit records.