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A Trip on Memory Lane for Ex-Prexies

March 20, 1985|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

Some past presidents gracefully retire into the past. Not so, the Philharmonic Affiliate Committee prexies: They join Encore, and currently they're gung-ho to provide a fun-capped evening of "Music and Magic," April 14 at USC's Town and Gown.

Party chairman Mrs. William H. Van Leeuwen is tantalizing the troops with a "tongue-in-cheek" historical musical revue down Tin Pan Alley. Entertainers Ian Whitcomb and Dick Zimmerman constitute this vocal/piano act.

Assisting Mrs. James R. Chadwick, president, are Miss Letitia Deckbar and Mmes. Westcott Price Jr., Lawrence E. Stewart, Joseph C. Brashares, Fred H. Brown, Dunstan P. Sheldon, George Addison, Arch Rollin Tuthill, Samuel F. Bowlby, Robert Di vall, Donald D. Iverson, Edward Cleveland, Samuel L. Laidig, Peter Burrows and Edgar Surprenant.

Still euphoric over achieving its goal of planting one million trees in Los Angeles before the Olympics, TreePeople looks to spring and its first awards dinner tonight in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore.

Aptly termed "Springwood" (a tree's new annual growth), the dinner, we hear, will be set in a forest-like ambiance.

Hand-carved wooden awards by sculptor Gary Burns will be presented to Mayor Tom Bradley; David E. Anderson, president of General Telephone; William F. Kieschnick, president of Atlantic Richfield; and Tom Van Amburg, vice president and general manager of KABC-TV.

Suzanne R. Campi and Valsin A. Marmillion are dinner chairmen. Tickets are $175 per person.

UCLA's friend-raising alumnae group, Las Donas, presents its 18th "Morning at UCLA" on April 28, says Lynne Welch, president, "In Celebration. . . Twenty-Five Years of the College of Fine Arts."

As is customary, after a coffee reception in the Schoenberg Hall lobby, Dr. Robert Winter, pianist, lecturer and expert on Mozart and Beethoven, will present a lecture-demonstration.

Also on the program will be Musical Comedy Theater Workshop, directed by John Hall; a dance department ethnic dance presentation and the UCLA a cappella choir, directed by Bill Hatcher.

After lunch come sketches from "Bruin Ha Ha," Professor Gary Gardner's prize-winning play; student demonstrations in ceramics and lithography and an organ recital of early music by Bess Carp.

Shouldn't one savor ecstasy? Pasadena Mental Health Assn. thinks so, and it's planning ahead for truffles, bonbons and eclairs April 26 at the annual Chocolate Celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hollingsworth.

Meanwhile, be a truffle sponsor for $150, an eclair for $100 or a bonbon for $50.

The chocolate attack site will be the spacious home on Bellefontaine built in 1912 by architect G. Lawrence Stimpson.

Using 90% volunteers, according to president Lylette Hofkin, the center maintains a crisis-call telephone service and provides individual, group and family-service programs.

Brain teasers, problem bids and some anecdotes are the agenda Monday morning at Wilshire Country Club. Bridge expert Alfred Sheinwold will speak at the annual luncheon and bridge benefit of the Irving Walker Auxiliary of the Travelers Aid.

President Mrs. Glenn Dumke says the ladies have been busy for months arranging foursomes. Mmes. Donald Collins and Rutledge Holley are co-chairmen. Giving a hand are Mmes. Douglas Bothwell, Alan G. Campbell, David Fyfe, Charles T. Morgan, Romus Soucek, Homer Toberman, William Zander and Miss Julia Dockweiler.

The benefit, originally at Perino's, aids bewildered and needy passengers of trains, buses and planes, including runaway children.

Celebrity models--Joan Collins, Jane Seymour, Phyllis Diller, Jill Ireland Bronson, Tina Louise, Drew Barrymore, Florence Henderson, Michele Lee, Marion Ross, Jill Whelan, Steve Lundquist, Connie Stevens--abound for the Young Musicians Foundation Women's Council fourth annual Mother-Daughter Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom.

President Pamela Korman and chairmen Ferne Cohen and Roni Sue Malin are promising "The Best of Bullock's" to mark the foundation's 30th anniversary.

YMF musicians will highlight the event.

Circle in Red:

Operation: Children (a new group of former Los Angeles WAIF Inc. members) announces its first benefit, "The Day Following" (a post-Academy Awards luncheon), Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton. President Mrs. Sam B. Dunford and luncheon chairman Mrs. Michael Maschio, working with Mmes. Edward F. Warde and Bruce Boxleitner, are planning for the International Children's Choir and a Michael Novarese fashion show. . . .

Mrs. Frank L. Burke is chairman of The Sisters, Servants of Mary Guild annual fund-raiser March 28 at Blum's. . . .

Juniors of Ebell plan an extensive Oriental experience Friday. They'll learn tai chi, the ancient Chinese art of self-discipline and defense; watch a demonstration preparing Japanese table garnishes, then, over a traditional lunch, see Asian dance performances. Mrs. Arthur B. Cecil is chairman. . . .

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