She's flying, again
Two years ago Mary Martin, now 70, fractured two ribs and her pelvis in a San Francisco auto accident that killed her longtime manager, Ben Washer, and seriously injured her best friend, the late actress Janet Gaynor. Last week Martin, clearly recovered, not only walked but flew, as Peter Pan, a role she first played in 1954. The flight capped a benefit concert given by the veteran actress, her son, Larry Hag-man, and various pals to raise money for San Francisco General Hospital's Trauma Center. Said Martin of her soaring comeback, "I've been dreaming about this for 30 years."
At the New York opening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Much Ado About Nothing, singer Paul Simon, who split from actress Carrie Fisher last July, escorted comic Whoopi Goldberg. Days later Goldberg returned to Broadway by herself—in a one-woman show.
Among the notable sights at Paris' annual prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) fashion show was onlooker Princess Stephanie of Monaco and her new short haircut. The Princess, who is studying design at the House of Dior, was accompanied by her favorite couturier, Marc Bohan.