Jane Fonda must be getting a sore back picking up awards in her father's behalf. Three weeks after accepting Henry's Oscar, she was presented with a Lu-cite replica of an old-fashioned movie camera. The Progressive Savings and Loan in Beverly Hills had turned its grand opening into a charity bash and tribute to Henry, 76 (still ill with his heart ailment). The $60,000 in proceeds went to the cardiology department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Fonda was recently hospitalized. Accompanied by stepmom Shirlee, Jane hobbled to the podium on crutches, having aggravated a torn ligament skiing in Utah. "My father's life was saved at Cedars-Sinai," she said. "This is the least I could do."
It was a meeting of Broadway Pirates past, present and future. First there was Rex Smith (right), who swashed his first buckle when Penzance opened in 1980. Then there was Gary Sandy (center), who took a station break from WKRP in Cincinnati to strut his stuff. And finally there was Peter Noone, onetime lead singer of Herman's Hermits, who opens in Boston this week.
Halston calls Martha Graham "one of the best friends I've ever had in my whole life." Of course, he also "loves and adores" Lauren Hutton and labels Andy Warhol "a close personal friend." So it's no wonder the noted designer invited the fashionable threesome, along with several hundred of his other best friends in the whole world, to be among the select few present to witness the unveiling of his fall couture collection at his Manhattan office. Andy and Lauren brought along their cameras to snap the styles. For Hutton, fresh from filming Tout Feu, Toute Flamme in Morocco, the action continued on another runway. Afterward she and Halston flew out to his very private estate in Montauk, Long Island for the weekend.
Here's looking at you, Larry
The problems of three little people, as Bogie put it, don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. It was in this spirit that Mary Martin, son Larry Hag-man and wife Maj attended a Casablanca theme party in Pacific Palisades, Calif. which raised $41,000 for abused and abandoned children at Pacoima's Hathaway Home. Even dressed as Claude Rains, Hagman couldn't shake his Dallas image. "People always ask me," he moaned," 'How are you such an s.o.b., J.R., when your mother was that nice little boy?!' "
Donna plays the field
It didn't really matter who was pitching in the Media vs. the Hollywood Stars softball game in Las Vegas, because shapely Donna Dixon, 24, had cornered all the curves. The Bosom Buddies beauty was a hit at the plate, ending up on second base in her only at bat. In spite of such all-stars as Robert (Lou Grant) Walden, Joan Rivers and Tony (Taxi) Danza, the Media prevailed, 24-22, but the big winner was the Nevada Special Olympics fund, which received a check for $10,000.