What Has More Parties Than the Italian Parliament? the U.s. in a Cold Wave
With Bendix behind her, Mary Cunningham boarded the QE2 with ex-boss William Agee and a diamond ring; Gloria Steinem flashed a jeweled headband.
"What you saw tonight is real," Liz told the D.C. audience at the premiere of Genocide, a documentary she narrated on the heroes and victims of the Holocaust. Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal expressed his admiration.
At the L.A. Film Critics dinner, Roy Scheider presented the Best Actress Award to a jubilant Meryl Streep for her portrayal of The French Lieutenant's Woman.
In a confrontation of pinstripes, Tom Brokaw put an avuncular paw on his Today successor, Bryant Gumbel, and talked shop.
Halston's mirrored Manhattan office was as glitzy as a Cabaret for old chum Liza Minnelli (left, with Christopher and "George" Walken and Liza's sculptor husband, Mark Gero). After guests nibbled gingered chicken, Gregory Peck presented Liza with one of Martha Graham's old bracelets—a stage prop the dancer bestowed in token of her annual award for accomplishment in the arts. The artsy Paloma Picasso (below) chatted up husband Rafael López Sanchez, the Argentine playwright, and some of the most glamorous ladies in Gotham turned out in tribute—(below, left) Cheryl Tiegs, Cher and Karen Black.
Francis Coppola throws a flashy bash for his new film
"I hope the public likes One From the Heart," says Robert De Niro (left, with one of the $26 million movie's stars, Harry Dean Stanton).
"It was a nice little piece," historian turned movie critic Arthur Schlesinger Jr. allowed as he and wife Alexandra left the Radio City screening.
Celebs like singer Todd Rundgren and date Karen Darvin gathered at Coppola's party and buzzed about the technical sophistication of the film, a stylized Las Vegas love fantasy.
"I do the Texas two-step the best," boasted Robert Duvall (with Ellen Barkin, who plays his daughter in the upcoming film Texas Mercies).
Little Tuxes Jenny and Jilian Gersten and Sofia Coppola (Francis' daughter) cavorted happily. "We feel pretty tonight," Jenny beamed.
Carly Simon told Coppola (left) and lyricist Jacob Brackman, "The characters in the film break in and out of reality just like my life."
Tom Waits' bluesy tunes in Heart may have mellowed him out but good, but wife Kathleen surveyed the scene chin-up.