While other stars and celebrities were locked into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to attend the Academy Awards Monday night, another 200 or so big-name folk had their own festivity at Spago.
They enjoyed pizza appetizers with an assortment of duck, salmon, sausage and other fancy toppings. Plus the drinks of their choice. (The mainstay of the evening, veal, was being served as the Oscar show was ending.)
There were people like (to name just a few) Andy Warhol, Walter Cronkite, Linda Evans, Jacqueline Bisset and good friend Alexander Godunov, Johnny Carson, Barry Diller, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Hopper, George Segal, Michaels Caine and York, Marvin Davis, plus son John Davis with Cathy Lee Crosby. Candy Clark and Raquel Welch were there in short and strapless sarong gowns.
It was super agent Irving (Swifty) Lazar's annual Oscar bash, newly moved this year from the Bistro Garden to Spago, above the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Lazar, who's been doing this about 25 years now, said that he made the move because he figures that Spago's is now the new "in" place to be.