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On the Circuit

A Crush of Cultures as Art and Music Types Meet

October 30, 1985|MARYLOUISE OATES | Times Staff Writer

WHEN ARTS COLLIDE--What happens when the Music World meets the Art World? For one thing, it gets very crowded. As it did Monday night, when, in a benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Joni Mitchell showed her paintings and several hundred music-industry types crushed into the James Corcoran Gallery. Backgrounded by Mitchell's new album, "Dog Eat Dog," Wendy Stark, who organized the event with Marcia Medavoy, chatted with Wallis Annenberg and Dr. John Gervace, TV producer and art collector Doug Cramer, Barry Krost, Peter Asher, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Penny Marshall, San Francisco's Bill Graham, the oh-so-youthful-looking Barbi Benton and longtime MOCA supporter Marcia Weisman. Weisman was ecstatic, saying "We got all these new people and we made a few bucks too."

SHAREing--Manual labor this week from the hard-working gals from SHARE--Share Happily and Reap Endlessly--as they packed up 10,000 copies of this year's date books. Ruth Berle, Wendy Goldberg, Joni Horowitz, Anne Jeffreys Sterling, Sandra Moss, Marilyn Hudson, Bonnie Parker (who just sold her first script idea to hubby Jameson Parker's "Simon & Simon") and Marianne Rogers joined president Judy Feder, Pam Korman and Marilyn Katleman and dozens of others packing the books at the old Judy Garland house in Holmby Hills (now owned by Verna Harrah). The $100,000 raised by the "Day by Day" books helps make up the more than $1 million SHARE gives this year to charities such as the Exceptional Children's Foundation and the children's therapy room at the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center.

MORE TV--Marianne Rogers has signed up as a regular on "The Rock 'n' Roll Evening News"--debuting in June and to music what "Entertainment Tonight" is to, ah, entertainment. When she shot the "audition tape" for Andy Friendly for the "Our Country" segment of the show, she had a top star to help out--hubby Kenny Rogers.

HAIL, HAIL--The gang sure looks to be all there on the invites to the Nov. 9 $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Bistro for the Democratic National Committee. The dinner committee, with honorary chairs Alan Cranston and Mayor Tom Bradley, is reflective of a smorgasbord approach to Democratic politics--from Regent Sheldon Andelson through Reps. Howard Berman, Anthony Bielenson and Henry Waxman, political honcho Joe Cerrell, to both the senior and the junior former Gov. Browns, Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum, Lew Wasserman and Carmine and Hope Warshaw . . . Charles Nelson Reilly gives Joan Rivers the Humanitarian Award at the Friends of the Center (the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center) dinner Nov. 16. Municipal Judge Rand Schrader and Duke Comegys are co-chairing the dinner at the Beverly Hilton.

AU REVOIR--Angelenos Tom and Travis Kranz are now at home in McLean, Va., where Tom has become principal deputy general counsel, Department of the Army.

OUR FURRY FRIENDS--Supervisor Ed Edelman this week issued a press release that L.A.'s been waiting for--how to keep pets safe on Halloween. "Halloween can be a fun night for children, but it can be a nightmare for pets and neighborhood strays," he cautioned. "Helpless animals are often the victims of cruel pranks on Halloween and the increased traffic in ghouls and goblins can unnerve them." Edelman's message carried the injunctions to make sure your pet does not eat Halloween candy and have your veterinarian's phone number handy.

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