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An International Look for People Who Make a Difference
Dec. 05/Jan. 06
Two Dollars
Elton John
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Opening Night
Fashion Circle
Los Angeles County
Museum of Art
Great Hotels of the World
Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne Switzerland
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Honored by Saint John’s Medical Center
Saint John’s Throws a Hell of a Party
The Caritas Gala was the
best party I have been to in Los Angeles in a long
time. The Sterling dance band was the key. They
were still dancing after midnight. Saint John’s
couldn’t have honored three more deserving people
than Tom Hanks, his extraordinary wife, Rita
Wilson and the greatest volunteer and story teller
of them all, Glen McDaniel. Glen is ninety-four
years young and spoke longer than anyone. Tom
and Rita said “they were trying to see how they
could leave so they wouldn’t have to follow Glen.
He is the greatest!”
Ambassador Glen Holden, Glen McDaniel, George Fenimore
Bonnie Hunt, Honoree: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Rhonda Fleming
Joyce Eisenberg Keefer and Mel Keefer
Sister Marie Madeleine, Marilyn McDaniel, Glen McDaniel (Spirit of Saint John’s Award honoree), Rita Wilson, Saint John’s Health Center President & CEO Lou Lazatin and Tom Hanks
Honoree: Glen and Marylyn McDaniel
Honoree: Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
Eric Small, Flora L Thorton Helgard and Irwin Field
L-R: Mary Flaherty (Saint John’s Foundation Trustee), Chris Geller, Sue Temple, Chris Newman (Saint John’s Foundation Trustee), Su-Z Schneider, Katherine Gray
and Carla Hummer (Saint John’s Foundation Trustee and Irene Dunne Guild President)
Fashion Circle Tea
C hairman Barbara Fodor, underwrote the afternoon “Fashion Show and Tea” for the Costume Council’s Fashion Circle all from the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art. The fashions were from Lourdes Chavez. The ladies enjoyed a fabulous afternoon at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
Carol Epstein, Helene Cooper, Nancy Kahn Joyce Francis, Julieta Herrera, Bernice Gershon
Lourdes Chavez and Barbara Fodor
Kaye Spilker, Carol Mancino, Sharon Takeda
Christina Gersten Marlene Evarone
Gia Weisdorn, Adrienne Horwitch, Susana Mercedes
Barbara Van Orden, Linda Freund, Gloria Strasburger Michele Cohen, Brenda Cooke, Ricki Ring
Carol Mancino, Lourdes Chavez, Barbara Fodor
Julie Spira
Jean Mathy, Deanne Kass
Fay Bass, Harlean Silverman, Annie Lehrer
Susana Mercedes, Ricki Ring, Dani Lancer, Carol Mancino, Gia Weisdorn, Nicole Sokolow, Adrienne Horwitch, Brenda Cooke Beverly Blake
Young Musicians Foundation Gala
Honors Mr. Rodeo Drive & Mr. Hollywood Bowl
Merv Griffin
Evening’s Honorees: Betty and Fred Hayman Evening’s Honoree John Mauceri Merv Griffin
Society of Singers honors Elton John with the 14th Annual ELLA Award
Ginny Mancini Buzz Aldrin and Wife Lois. Donna Mills
Ivana Trump
George and Jolene Schlatter LeAnn Rimes Smokey Robinson Connie Stevens
and Greg Phillinganes
Barry Manilow and EltonJohn
Walt Disney
Concert Hall Opening Night
Actor Ed Harris, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and wife Corina and LA Phil President Deborah Borda
Sela Ward
Ginny Mancini and Joan Hotchis
Mathew Imaging
Carla and Fred Sands Proud parents of Paris, Kathy and Rick Hilton
F lora Thornton hosted a Tea at her beautiful home for members of The Council of the Library Foundation in honor of Her Royal Highness. Flora Thornton greet-
ed the guests, Nancy Fox and Nancy Harahan, co-chairs of the Literary Odyssey Dinners. The Princess spoke briefly about her childhood in Oslo, Norway, then read
her new book Why Kings and Queens Don’t Wear Crowns.
L to R: Nancy Harahan, Princess Marthe Louise of Norway and Fontayne Holmes, City Librarian
Evelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of the
Los Angeles Public Library
L to R: Nancy Fox, Donna Wolft, Jane Ackerman, Nancy Harahan, Elizabeth Troy and Jennifer Wieland Her Royal Highness Princess Marthe Louise of Norway
William F. BuckleyCelebrates 80 years
Cat and Elisabeth Pollon gave a reception for William F. Buckley
and some of the honchos from the magazine he started fifty years
ago, The National Review. It was a perfect evening. Total
attendance was seventy – eighty. Also in attendance were Frank
and Kathy Baxter and Dennis and Terry Stanfill.
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Opera Weekend
Something very exciting happened!
D omingo announced the creation of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist
Program at the 20th Anniversary Season Gala today. The program will be
launched to coincide with LA Opera’s 2006/07 Season. Named in recognition of a
$2 million gift from the Flora L. Thornton Foundation, which will enable the program
to continue long after its establishment, the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist
Program has the goal of developing the talents of exceptionally gifted young artists
to become performers of potentially international stature, whose first loyalty would
be to LA Opera.
Placido Domingo and Flora Thornton
Sandy Krause and
William Fitzgerald Renee and Aaron Kumetz Merle Mullin and Linda Attiyeh
Selim Zilkha, Mary Haley, Nancy Daly Riordan and Richard Riordan Marta and Placido Domingo, Carol and Warner Henry
Ebbe and Nicole Videriksen “Cat” Pollon, Nick Ciriello and Elisabeth Pollon
W hoever thought it would be an honor to be called a “Mug?” Almost 200 of us did
when the remaining Mugs, a term of endearment for those of us who toiled at the show
business Bible VARIETY, gathered at Broadway’s favorite watering hole, Sardi’s, to cele-
brate the l00th anniversary of the venerable magazine. Joan and Syd Silverman, scion of
Variety founder Sime Silverman, and longtime Spanish bureau head Peter Besas hosted
the gala, a weekend of reminiscences for many of us who hadn’t seen each other for more
than 40 years. It’s one of the only times I was delighted we wore large plastic name tags
to identify some of my former colleagues. There were shouts of joy, as Variety mugs from
as far as Australia, London, Hong Kong, Spain and, of course, New York and Hollywood,
squinted and smiled to see old friends. The Silvermans, who also included Syd’s daugh-
ter Marie and her former Variety mug husband Robert Marich and twins Mark and Mike,
did it up with a bang, hosting cocktails at the Waldorf Astoria’s Bull and Bush lounge Friday
night, a lavish dinner on Saturday and a quick goodbye on Sunday at the famed New York
Boat Club, where I was so pleased to mingle with colleagues I worked with for six and a
half years from l959 to 66. Appropriately, those invited were staffers only up to l987, when
the newspaper left the family hands of Silverman. To top off the celebration, I was thrilled
to see one of Variety’s front pages with my by-line as part of the table décor and we all left
with, appropriately, beautiful black mugs with our reviewer signature (mine was Dale)
embossed in Gold and two history of Variety books produced by Besas, whom Silverman
has named “The Boswell of Variety.” What memories. It was Variety that taught me the
business and remains one of the great experiences of my professional life. Bravo, Syd,
Joan and Peter for giving us more memories of those years…Actress/producer PATRICIA
BARRY is rapidly becoming Beverly Hills’ Perle Mesta (how many of us remember the
famed Washington hostess during the Truman years, who was immortalized in the musi-
Michelle Correy, artist Jim Morphesis with actor Bruce Davidson cal “Call Me Madam”?) was filled with a series of glamorous soirees at her historic home,
once the residence of Lita (Grey) and Charlie Chaplin, where guests sipped cocktails
I nternationally acclaimed artist Jim Morphesis, whose work hangs in New York’s
Metropolitan and LA’ County museums, displays a bold new style in a one man exhibi-
under the spreading limbs of a vast Indian pepper tree under which Clark Gable and
Carole Lombard were wed. Stage, screen and television personalities lit up the galas,
beginning with a reception for Al Pacino, (Patricia appeared with him in “Sea Of Love”) and
tion currently at the Jan Baum gallery in LA. On hand for the gala opening were collec- The West Coast Actors Studio. Pacino stars in the new Lyle Kessler play “Orphans” now
tors Kay and producer Robert Rehme, former President of the “Oscar” Academy; actor heading for Broadway after he broke it in for three weeks at the 99-seat Greenway Arts
Bruce Davison with gorgeous Michelle Correy on his arm, producer Ted Kotcheff, Carol Alliance theatre at Fairfax high school. The actor donated his time in the workshop produc-
and veteran agent Budd Moss, Kathleen and sculptor Woods Davy, Marilyn Stambler tion to benefit the Actors Studio and the town’s theatre crowd gave him a rousing welcome.
and Gina Polsalski, repping the Center Theatre Group Affiliates. Morphesis regularly Giving the film industry equal billing, Barry and co-host Beverly Hills attorney Stephen
contributes his work to the CTG Angels Night galas to help raise funds for the theatre’s Breimer, helped launch the 2006 Palm Springs Film Festival, where Festival Chair Earl
youth programs. Greenberg and Artistic director Daryl McDonald greeted guests and introduced young
Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”) as the Festival’s next Rising Star.
Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart was on hand with her TV cameras, as a full group of
industry execs, distributors and stars got an earful of the fest’s upcoming schedule.
Howard joins Scarlett Johansson and Bryce Dallas Howard as the Fest’s projected rising
stars and they didn’t do so badly. Then, the bar and buffet opened again a couple of weeks
later as Barry feted women film toppers from all over the world gathered in LA for a week
summit of International Women In Film, for which the indefatigable Barry once served as
President. Honored at their closing night gala were the Women of “Everybody Loves
Raymond,” Doris Roberts, Patricia Heaton and Monica Horan. It’s always a blast under
Barry’s historic tree in her beautiful home…It was a busy night for both Hart (and hubby
Burt Sugarman) and me as we raced from the Barry festivities to Spago to help LARRY
KING celebrate 20 years as King of CNN. I was flattered when Larry included me at his
party, where the movers and shakers of the industry joined the money crowd, a jam-
packed room of King fans from Barbara Davis to Rod Stewart. Mingling over the lush
seafood buffet, I spotted William Morris topper Norman Brokaw (he’s been there since
l943) ICM’s Jeff Berg, the always popular Jolene and George Schlatter, Connie Stevens,
Eva Marie Saint and Jeffrey Hayden, Mike Medavoy, Jayne Meadows Allen and even
some golden oldies like Margaret O’Brien and Rose Marie. What a crowd. I’ve always
been proud of Larry allowing me so many spots on his show to discuss my late client Rock
Hudson and raise AIDS awareness. He’s a major asset to our business…I was also thrilled
to see an entirely new look for my friend artist JIM MORPHESIS in his current one man
show at the Jan Baum gallery. Morphesis, whose oils hang in the Metropolitan and LA
County museums and in musueum and private collections worldwide, drew a SRO crowd
at his openings, including major collectors Kay and Robert Rehme, the super producer
and former “Oscar” Academy President; Ava and Chuck Fries, actors Bruce Davison and
Valley Cultural Center - David and Carol DeFore, Glenda and Pat Patton Michelle Correy, longtime agent Budd and Carol Moss, art historian Molly Barnes, and
social leaders Marilyn Stambler and Janice Wallace, repping the Center Theatre Group
Affiliates. Morphesis is a regular contributor of his coveted work to the CTG fundrais-
ers…A few nights later, Davison, who always stands out in everything he does, got cheers
for a riveting performance in THE ACTORS’ FUND OF AMERICA’S staged reading of
Beverly Hills Sheet “CASABLANCA” at the Pantages, the third David Rambo re-creation of a film classic to
the stage (earlier, “Sunset Boulevard” and “All About Eve”). Peter Hunt directed a cast that
Dec. 2005/ Jan.2006 also included Christian Slater as Rick and Anne Heche as Ilsa, a sparkling Henry Gibson,
Ken Howard (so good in “In Her Shoes”) and a remarkable Andre De Shields as Sam,
whose warbling of “As Time Goes By” got a well-deserved standing ovation.
Contributing editors, Cover stories by: Congratulations of the Fund’s David Michaels for another splendid production… “OSCAR”
Christina Basi, Jennifer Lucy, buzz for icon SHIRLEY MAC LAINE after the sellout Toronto premiere of “In Her Shoes,”
Entertainment: Dale Olson and Anita Talbert,
Terry L. King, Executive Travel Editor, with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, and the gala premiere and Spago party in LA. It’s
Link Mathewson Travel Editor MacLaine’s year with three big pix, (“Shoes,” “Rumor Has It” and “Bewitched”) and the star
and Newport Beach Reporter, tells me there are three more in the works. Critics are raving about “Shoes,” in which direc-
Dasha Stuart Travel Editor, tor Curtis Hanson has MacLaine in a rare, restrained performance, calling it her best since
Selina B. Travel and Lifestyle Editor
her “Oscar” for “Terms of Endearment.” After more than 50 star vehicles in an amazing
Correspondents career. Race to your local bookstore to read SUZANNE FINSTAD’S “WARREN BEAT-
Earl Heath, Sports Editor, TY A PRIVATE LIFE,” although it aint so private anymore. Finstad has done an amaz-
William Moore, European Travel Editor ing job of research, uncovering both personal and professional facets of Beatty’s life
Lester Sloan and Chonita Holmes, Life Style that I suspect he had forgotten himself. It’s a must read biography of one of Hollywood’s
and Travel Editor
most successful and complex players. I couldn’t put it down…I was so pleased to read
Beverly Hills Sheet about honors for two of my favorite people, the late, great director DAN PETRIE and the
is published bi-monthly by Forbes Publishing inimitable RICHARD WIDMARK. What a film debut he made in “Kiss of Death,” (l947)
Editor-in-chief, LaVetta - Editorial and Advertising offices at 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1508, in which, with the most villainous macabre smile in screen history, he pushed a wheel-
Los Angeles, CA 90036 chair bound Mildred Dunnock down the stairs. Now, at 90 and retired for years, the LA
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Film Critics are saluting him for a life of achievement. Bravo. And Bravo, too, to The
Not responsible for unsolicited materials Directors Guild of Canada for remembering Petrie’s remarkable work with a post
Copyright 2005 humous Lifetime Achievement Award and the Atlanta Film Festival for showing ll of his
films at this year’s event.
Artistic Director
Free Design Studio, Hollywood
photographers: Cover: Berliner Studio, Opera: Lee Salem
Costume Council Tea: Steven Cohn, Walt Disney Concert Hall: Mathew Imaging
You must go to Barbara Lockhart’s new restaurant call
“Colors” in Beverly Hills former site of Caroll O’Connors
restaurant, its fabulous with great food! 310.205.0171
Calgary Canada where Pitt was filming “Jesse James“.
The two were seen all over town with Jolie’s two children,
Maddox and Zahara Marley including a local restaurant-
bar featuring an art exhibition by African children.
Dressed in a t-shirt and jeans with a baby on her hip and
holding Maddox’s hand, Jolie got high marks from ador-
ing fans for her maternal aura. Wonder if she is mother-
ly with Pitt too? There is high speculation that Pitt and
Jolie may marry in Canada when his divorce from
Jennifer Anniston is final.
Nothing stops this determined lady who is this month’s
cover girl for “Self Magazine“ and star of her new (UPN)
syndicated show “The Tyra Banks Show”. Banks really
knows how to make an entrance which she did in front of
The Lodge Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, where Self
Magazine was hosting the party celebrating her on the
cover. The beauty sat in the limo for fifteen minutes mak-
ing all the cameras and everybody salivate while she
took her sweet time exiting. It was well worth it, she
looked gorgeous in a black lace very décolletage dress
showing off her "real breasts". Work it girl! “I can really be
me on the show”, says Banks about her talk-show.
MANHOOD.… The forty year old actor is not only stun-
ning, but he is still his own person. Bearded, in black-tie
at the AFI Tribute to Al Pacino, Reeves had the lobby of
the Beverly Hilton Hotel in chaos, every girl was scream-
ing her lungs out for him. So what was the beard all
about? “Life”, Reeves replied. Alrighty then.
You must go to Barbara Lockhart’s new
restaurant call “Colors” in Beverly Hills,
The Maui Theatre’s ‘Ulalena, has been a sold-out success, walking away with former site of Caroll O’Connors restaurant,
numerous awards and recognitions since its opening in July of 1999. Bringing home the
“Best Album of the Year” and “Best Show of the Year” honors from the 4th Annual Hawaii Music its fabulous with great food! 310.205.0171
Awards ceremony and two Kahili Awards, ‘Ulalena has become the Islands’ premier tribute to
the cultures and traditions of Hawaii. Emotionally-gripping and family-fun in one! JONATHAN SILVERMAN… is a pinch-his-cheeks-cute-
guy. I’ve known Silverman for years and he hasn’t
changed an iota, he is still adorable, polite and charming.
So when I ran into him recently at the “Self Magazine”
party, I was thrilled to hear him say, “I am madly in love
s LPGA Tournament Women champions
and getting married.” The lucky young lady is Jennifer
Finnigan, an actress. Now here’s the thing, Silverman’s
father is a rabbi and his mom always wanted him to
Chonita Holmes
marry “a nice Jewish girl”, but instead, Silverman is mar-
rying a “nice Irish-Catholic girl”. Guess what? Silverman
says his mother loves Finnigan and she is thrilled that
Johnny is marrying her. Oy! By the way, Silverman tells
me he’s done pilots for Jerry Bruckheimer and David
Kelly and he’s working on a ton of movies, hopefully he
will get his own TV show soon. Here’s a thought,
Silverman’s best pal is “Friends” star David Schwimmer,
they grew up together, how about a show starring the two
of them?
CHILDREN … to the “A Place Called Home" Annual
Gala” at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The celebrated actress,
dancer, singer, producer, director, lecturer, arts and
social services advocate is also a tireless worker for “A
Place Called Home”, a safe haven for at-risk kids in LA.
Guy initiated and financed the dance and arts program.
Another passion is her book about Afeni Shakur:
Annika Sorenstam Annika Sorenstam Evolution of a Revolutionary, the former Black Panther
and a leader of the Black Power Movement and mother
of the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur. “She is very differ-
ent now”, says Guy who was fascinated with Shakur’s
journey from rage to forgiveness.
… performers like Constantine Maroulis, a really talent-
ed guy who should have won but didn’t? He‘s the guy
who quit his band to be on the show but is now back with

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