La Cage Aux Folles Cleaned Up—but Producer Alex Cohen Found Some of the Thank-Yous a Drag
updated 06/18/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/18/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT
When it ended, Raquel Welch stripped off her diamond-and-sapphire baubles with the help of guards who returned the sparklers to Harry Winston. Dorothy Loudon turned in her head-to-toe fur outfit after joking, "I have another one at home just like it." Then the gaudy company headed to the Waldorf-Astoria for chicken with champagne sauce and mushrooms (allergy-prone Carol Channing brought a silver canister of goat cheese). When the party finally broke up, the winners left—without their Tonys. The statuettes had been returned to be engraved. But, as Cage producer Allan Carr warned, "I'm not leaving New York until I get mine back."