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Hard Rocks Will Be Rolling in Memorabilia FromLive Aid

September 25, 1985|MARYLOUISE OATES | Times Staff Writer

MUCH MORE MEMORABILIA-- Restaurateur Peter Morton flies to London next month with a $150,000 contribution for Live Aid, the rock 'n' roll anti-hunger group. When Morton presents his check to Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, he'll get some things in return--about 50 pieces of memorabilia used by the rock stars in the July 13 benefit concerts. Among the items are Elton John's shoes and glasses, a Sting guitar, a Phil Collins snare drum complete with a self-portrait, a David Bowie saxophone and a Boy George cloak. The goodies will go on display after Christmas in Morton's Hard Rock Cafe here and those in San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Honolulu. Even the New York Hard Rock Cafe will exhibit some items, although Morton doesn't own it anymore.

SHOPPING AROUND--In other cities, big names show up for the opening of the opera. Los Angeles manages to turn out star crowds just for the opening of a department store counter. When the world's only La Costa beauty boutique opened at Robinson's Beverly Hills on Monday night, there was Larry Hagman. What should we look for on "Dallas" this year? "Look for me," the hip Hagman advised. Also the very pretty "The Days of Our Lives" Gloria Loring was necking and cuddling with Don Diamont from "The Young and the Restless." Of course they had to resort to kissing, Loring said, because, "We're not very good at parties." Why so many stars? Well, Merv Adelson, chairman of Lorimar Productions, is an owner of La Costa, the posh Carlsbad resort. And, as William Randall, the head of La Costa products, said, Louis B. Mayer's claim that MGM had more stars than were in the heavens wouldn't have stood up to a Robinson's La Costa opening. "But then he didn't have Merv Adelson as a partner," Randall said. Among the dozens of stars--Victoria Principal, Eva Gabor, Suzanne Pleshette, Linda Gray and a tanned Frankie Avalon (doesn't he ever get older?) who said that the success of his 50-city tour with Fabian and Bobby Rydell this summer means they'll probably do it again next year.

SPARKLERS--Yes, indeed, as evidenced by a close-up inspection of Mayor Tom Bradley's smile at the AIDS Project dinner Thursday night, the gap between his front teeth had disappeared after he had his teeth bonded recently. Such first-hand inspection was necessary, since calls to his press office couldn't confirm if the smile had been altered. As one spokeswoman said, "I don't know. He doesn't smile very much" . . . And who was that courteous waiter at the benefit who arranged to bring dinner to a late-arriving Betty Ford and her aide who were delayed at a news conference? No one other than Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy, who served with quite a bipartisan flourish.

CELEBS GALORE--Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, BIB the Michelin Man, Woody Woodpecker, Spiderman, Yosemite Sam, Gumby, Yogi Bear and the Dutch Boy will finally come into their own and into the spotlight tonight as they arrive in person in antique cars for the opening of the First Los Angeles International Animation Celebration at the Wadsworth Theater in Brentwood. They'll catch the premiere of "Star Chaser: The Legend of Orin," the first full-length animated feature shot in 3-D (which means separate drawings for the right and the left eyes).

WOMEN POLITICS--The Los Angeles Women's Campaign Fund, under new elected leadership of Ann Nickoll and Carol Schatz, holds the season's first "inside politics" dinner at Francie Whittenberg Klein's home on Oct. 7. Ready to chat are former New York Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, Sen. William Campbell, Assemblywoman Gwen Moore and Board of Equalization member Conway Collis . . . On Friday, Joyce Jacobs and Alice Konigsberg host a reception for Nancy Pelosi, chairwoman of the Democratic Senate Finance Committee, and Lisa Specht. It's a fund-raiser for the Women's Political Committee.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS--Those SHARE (Share Happily and Reap Endlessly) women hold their annual book-packing party Oct. 28, at the home of Verna Harrah. There are tens of thousands of the fund-raising date books sold annually . . . Jackson Browne and Darryl Hannah get together with Tony and Antoinette Bill for a fund-raiser at Tony's restaurant, 72 Market St., on Nov. 3 for Medical Aid to El Salvador. Friends say Browne is finishing "a very political album." . . . On Oct. 8, the Women Lawyers Assn. installs Marjorie Steinberg at their dinner at the Sheraton Grande. The dinner honors Patricia Phillips, the past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn.

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