Block that Mork
If Robin Williams seems to be saying "No, no" instead of "Na no," it might be because the temperature at Denver's Mile High Stadium was a chill 39 degrees. During a real-life Broncos-New England Patriots game, he shot part of a segment of Mork & Mindy in which Mork seeks equal employment with the Broncos' Pony Express cheerleader squad. Though he exposed his freezing cheesecake to the near-75,000 crowd at the game, the scene of his routines with the cheerleaders viewers will actually see (on Nov. 25) was shot in a nice, well-heated sound stage.
The two flappers with the bathtub booze are Liz Carpenter, Lady Bird Johnson's onetime press secretary, and Scottie Smith, daughter of jazz-era chronicler F. Scott Fitzgerald. The gin wasn't for guzzling though—just a festive touch at Austin's LBJ Library/ Museum, where Lady Bird was hosting a new exhibition called "1920s: The Decade That Roared." The collected artifacts were donated by private collectors. At the nostalgic opening, Scottie presented one of her mom's fans to Lady Bird, who beamed: "I've always had a special fascination for Zelda—we're both from Alabama."
Alda with a Glo
To applaud Alan Alda for being a good feminist, Gloria Steinem emceed an evening's tribute (with film clips) before 2,000 fans. Asked by a fellow male why men should be willing to give up their privileged position, Alda said: "Not give up, but share. Power is not in limited supply, like gold. It is more like manure: If you spread it around, things will grow better." Whichever, the evening, sponsored by California's College of Marin, netted more than $20,000 for the Ms. Foundation.
Gaynor vamps Caine
After a hard day shooting on his upcoming thriller, Dressed to Kill, Michael Caine decided to ferret out some fun. So he headed off, alone, for a late-night stop at a costume party at Regine's in Manhattan. Though he didn't know a soul at first, he was ushered in posthaste, in keeping with the proprietress' mandate that all celebs automatically sit at her table, and wound up chatting with disco queen Gloria Gaynor. After that headdress, what did they have to talk about? No problem, thanks again to Regine. She'd lined them both up as guests for her Save the Children Sports Program charity bash next month—and they were just admiring her snaky wiles.
The venerable Helen Hayes and actor Werner Klemperer (once Colonel Klink on Hogan's Heroes) joined the picket line with dancers from the American Ballet Theatre recently for a few turns around the sidewalk outside Lincoln Center. The company was protesting a lockout over a pay dispute, and Hayes and Klemperer, dedicated members of Actors' Equity, wanted to show their union solidarity. Hayes, who allowed, "It's the first time I've ever been an activist," happily flashed a V-for-victory sign. "Do you think," she quipped to Klemperer as they marched, "that in my declining years, I'm turning into a Vanessa Fonda?"
Sills Jr. spills
Though she is retiring as a diva—and serving as director of the New York City Opera Company—Beverly Sills still performs weekly on her local talk show, Skyline. For one show about the Joffrey Ballet School's program to teach deaf children to dance, she invited her daughter Muffy, 20, as a guest. Muffy, who is deaf, interpreted Mom's interviews with the handicapped kids and then answered questions herself. As it happens, Muffy had been a dance student—at age 7. Which was a revelation to her superstar mother. "You did?" said Beverly. "Where was I?"
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