Sigourney Weaver, 31, last seen on film chucking that crew-eating monster out of her spaceship in Alien, travels in friendlier company these days. Even so, at a Manhattan party for her new film Eyewitness (and to raise funds for the American Place Theatre), the movie's screenwriter, Steve Tesich, tried to sink his teeth into her bangled neck. Fortunately, Weaver, at 5'10½" just a half inch taller than Tesich, was in superhigh heels, so the would-be Dracula got a shoulder instead. It could have been worse. "I like tall girls," beamed Steve. "I feel taller already."
As fringe benefits of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's recent two-day visit to Paris, daughters Jihan, 20 (left), and Noha, 23, got to sightsee and do other, more expensive things. After lunch with the Giscard d'Estaings at the Elysée Palace, the women (who are married to sons of Sadat's associates) larked off to see the town. Mostly they saw shops, on the Faubourg-St.-Honoré and in the Second Arrondissement fur center. Next day they did more of the same, and left vowing to "return as soon as possible" for a longer stay.
"All you need is love" his late father wrote, and now John Lennon's look-alike son Julian has found it. She is Sally Hodson, a secretary who lives near him and his mum, Cynthia Twist, in Ruthin, North Wales. The couple, both 17, met six months ago and at Christmas exchanged antique silver rings. Still grieving over his father's tragic death, Julian says Sally "helps me forget. I love her and want to be with her." There are rumors she'll accompany him to the U.S. if he emigrates to start his career as a drummer.
Rosanne Cash goes Crackers
Things were really poppin' at Atlanta's Animal Crackers club, not least the eyes of country rock singer Rosanne Cash, 25, Johnny's daughter (Carlene Carter's stepsister). At a CBS Records party to flog her new release, Seven Year Ache, Rosanne grabbed a couple of the band's props, a hat and "Slinky" specs. With producer-husband Rodney Crowell (right) egging her on, she innocently asked, "Why are y'all staring? Being on the road hasn't changed me a bit."
Could that be Julie Christie, erstwhile ornament of Swinging Sixties London, scrabbling sloppily in the snow? It could. The anti-nuke actress is making a comeback in Memoirs of a Survivor, a Doris Lessing fable about the collapse of society into anarchy. Christie is collecting snow to melt, water having become a luxury in the post-Armageddon world. Garbage mounts, inflation runs amok and hordes of starving children roam an anonymous landscape outside London, ready to kill to survive. The star, who nowadays splits her time between a London flat and a Powys, Wales farm, describes the film as "a fairy tale." Grimm.
Dr. J's pointe
The jeté au dunque was inspired playmaking by Pennsylvania Ballet Company stars Tamara Hadley and William DeGregory, but it was easily erased by their fellow Philadelphian Julius Erving, 6'7" forward of the 76ers. The duo will get another chance to score in May at Balletics '81, a fund-raising gala the dance company is staging with the help of assorted fencers, wrestlers, weight lifters and gymnasts. Its theme is the similarities between ballet and sport. Not on the bill, alas, is a repeat of the performance that followed the one-on-two at left, wherein the graceful Dr. J partnered Tamara in a pas de deux around the court.
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