In almost every room, there are framed photos of him with famous friends including President Barack Obama, Janet Jackson, Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey and numerous photos of his late mother, Maxine Perry.
Perry’s study and two-story library are loaded with books: handsome, leather-bound classics, copies of his own books and Bibles and inspirational books.
Guests made themselves comfortable in various seating areas both indoors and out. The sweeping terrace along the back of the house, overlooking tennis courts and pool, offered an incredible view of the night sky. The downstairs level, where curved archways and lower ceilings give a sort of catacomb/wine cellar look, includes a huge fitness room where Perry presumably maintains his buff physique.
Throughout the evening, Perry played the role of genial host. (He really should write a book on entertaining sometime, maybe co-authored with A Legendary Event's Tony Conway, who presided over things as he usually does when Perry entertains.)
“I want to tell you guys how much I love and appreciate all your hard work,” Perry said at the screening. “I want to say thank you.”