Hope really does spring eternal
Bob Hope never made a Road to Vienna movie—so what's old Ski-nose doing at the city's eminent Museum of Fine Arts? Right, that's not Hope, nor even an early Anglo-Saxon ancestor. It's a portrait of a 16th-century knight joining in the Adoration of the Holy Trinity by All Saints—titled Allerheiligenbild—by the German master Albrecht Dürer. Tourists who think the resemblance is hilarious (actually, the knight is Wilhelm Haller, son-in-law of the painting's donor) have become an annoyance to guards in the hushed galleries. Most have had a bellyful of cornball jokes like "Which one's Crosby?" One guard, however, who hasn't lost his sense of humor, says, "I'm just waiting for Hope to come in someday so I can see his face when he sees his face."
Mama, Mia & Patrick
Maureen O'Sullivan, star of Broadway's new hit revival Morning's at Seven, was mighty proud of the newest trouper in the family. No, not daughter Mia Farrow, playing a few doors from Mom in the six-month-old Romantic Comedy, but a sculpture by son Patrick Farrow, 37. His 24-inch-high bronze-and-steel work, The Actor, had won a prize at New York's National Sculpture Society show, and he had come from his home in Rutland, Vt. to collect. Patrick's Calderesque piece depicts the actor's profession as, the award givers note, "almost as chancy as being on a trapeze," an analogy on which there was no demurral from Mom or Mia.
Gale supports Jane
Their roles fit them well. Onstage in Goodbye Fidel, a play about Cuban exiles, Jane Alexander was a widow who stayed behind to nurse her aging mother, played by Gale Sondergaard. And the supportive relationship was echoed offstage. For Anthony Adverse in 1936, Gale won Hollywood's first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, an award for which Jane has been up—fruitlessly—twice, most recently for Kramer vs. Kramer. Above, their filial bond carried over to the premiere party at Sardi's, but it was short-lived. After the sixth performance, it was goodbye Gale, Jane and Fidel.
In the through-the-looking-glass world of Sha Na Na, time marches backward, and other things are reversed too. For instance, it's 3-week-old Nora Ryerson Bauman who looks on, amused, and Daddy Jon, a/k/a Bowzer of the '50s-style rock parody group, who gesticulates and yells gibberish like "Sha Na Na-a-ah!" In order to spend more time with Nora, first-time papa Jon and wife Mary are refurbishing a Victorian house in Hollywood Hills, complete with poolside office and studio so Bowzer can tape at home. What kind of audience will Nora be? "Her eyes aren't focused yet," reports Dad. "When she sees me, she might really open her mouth and howl."
Bo's kid sis
If Bo Derek is a perfect 10, how does her kid sister Kelly Collins rate? Clearly she'a an 01—but only because she is swinging tail over teakettle on a jungle gym in Manhattan's Central Park. (Flip the page to get the picture—and Kelly's score—right.) It was all a stunt to launch Bo's gymnastics-loving sib as the Zena Jeans Girl. A perfect size 3 and a sometime stand-in for Bo in films, Kelly herself eschews a movie career or the tutelage of John Derek. "I've seen what it's done to Bo," says Kelly. "She has no personal life." Instead, the 19-year-old seeks a career in modeling, fashion merchandising and just hanging out.
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