A toast to Marvin's prescription
At Manhattan's Studio 54, music industry types and friends gathered at a shindig honoring 25 years of recording for Marvin Gaye, whose comeback single Sexual Healing won a Grammy and rekindled-a nationwide interest in learning first aid. "I've been healed several times by sex," said Charles Haid of Hill Street Blues. "Everybody must make love to the song," insisted Judy (Laugh-In) Carne. Jerry Hall (below, with steady Mick Jagger and singer Grace Jones), when asked her favorite Gaye tune, replied, "Who cares?"—citing the question posed in Marvin's 1971 hit Save the Children.
In glory's path
Entertainment entrepreneur Jerry Weintraub threw a party at his Malibu estate to honor Bushes—Vice-President George and his wife, Barbara—but much of the talk revolved around rocks. Big ones, which had rolled down the hillsides and blocked the coast highway, forcing the 300 guests—everyone from Betsy Bloomingdale to Stockard Channing to Jimmy Stewart to Jacqueline Bisset—to arrive by circuitous routes. "I thought this was a fund raiser for Malibu disaster victims," quipped Johnny Carson. Added Dudley Moore of the real estate slide: "The price of the house just went down another million."
Let my caber go
As honorary high chief of the Glenfiddich Games in New York's Central Park, Scottish-American Charlton Heston may have thought that all he had to do was wear a kilt and remember to sit demurely. But some of the crowd of 70,000 goaded him to toss the caber—a traditional event involving the throwing of a 20-foot, 120-pound log. Heston responded with a respectable effort, to scattered applause and scattering photographers. Said the movie Moses: "I was born to do it."