Dances with Wolf Whistles (or, Madonna and Other Oscar Highlights)
Everywhere in L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium, though, there was evidence of creeping good taste. Elegance was rearing its well-groomed head in a way Hollywood hasn't seen since the '40s. The tuxes were quieter; there wasn't a navel in sight. Even Kim Basinger...well, she tried.
After the awards came the parties, topped by the big one thrown at Spago by agent Irving "Swifty" Lazar. Warren Beatty, who arrived alone, soon discovered ex-squeeze Madonna, who had shown up with Michael Jackson. Warren took over the fondling chores she had handled so well during her big torch song. Nobody seemed to mind. Interesting place, Hollywood.