Jackie Onassis has always liked to horse around in style. She's so mad for fox hunting that she bought a country house in Peapack, N.J. to ride to hounds. On a recent morning she appeared at the crack of, well, 11 a.m. to saddle up for a day's sport. But climbing aboard her hunter was another matter. To get a leg up—and over—her high horse, she borrowed the front bumper of a Mercedes.
If the maxim holds that as a twig is bent, so grows the tree, Carly Witney will be a cover girl. In fact, the first child of '60s supermodel Twiggy, 29, and actor husband Michael Witney, 45, posed just 72 hours after her birth for fashion photographer Norman Parkinson, who used to focus on Mum for Vogue. The 6-lb. 15-oz. Twiglet arrived at London's flossy Queen Charlotte's Hospital on schedule—fortunately. Parkinson, who was leaving for his Tobago home, reports Twiggy was so eager to have him shoot her child that she considered inducing the birth.
Life has not been exactly peachy for Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge. No sooner did Ole (65) Hummon settle up his divorce from wife Betty—he must pay $150,000, plus give her access to his family's legendary Lovejoy plantation—than he was summoned before the Senate Ethics Committee. There he was charged with five possible instances of "financial wrongdoing," including allegedly converting campaign funds for his personal use. The next day, while visiting son Gene in Jonesboro, Ga., Talmadge ripped some veins in his legs when he slipped in the bathroom.
Is Bird grounded?
Does Detroit pitcher Mark "Bird" Fidrych, 24, need vocational guidance? Winged by tendinitis, he hasn't won a game in the majors since April. But instead of taking the advice of Hall of Famer Bob Feller to heal himself "with manual labor," Fidrych opted for white-collar therapy—he sells automotive parts for a Troy, Mich. firm. His right arm and shoulder have shrunk from disuse, but after hours he's engaged in an iron-pumping program, and his boss reports he can push a pencil with no pain.
The producers of Charlie's Angels were in seventh heaven when snow was forecast for Vail, Colo. They had come to town to shoot a $1.5 million two-part episode—Angels on Skis. But the snow kept falling until there were 21 inches, and it was so cold (—25°) that blanks froze in guns and film snapped in cameras. David (Bosley) Doyle wiped out in a snowmobile, and Cheryl Ladd gave everyone hand warmers for Christmas. Jackie Smith didn't need one. The script called for her to play bodyguard to the guest star (and her new husband), Dennis Cole.
Mork is mobbed
No mere earthling—Liz, Liza or Elton—earns more than a blink of recognition at New York's nonchalant Studio 54. But when Robin Williams dropped by, he was all but mobbed. "Mork, Mork, na-no, na-no," cried fans, who obviously think the actor is out of this world. Williams himself felt as if he were one of a superrace just making it in the door. "It looks like they're only letting in Aryans," he joked about the Gestapo-like gatekeepers. But inside, the only one whose arm was being twisted was his modern dance teacher wife, Valerie.