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Ambassador Nominee Gets Packing

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

The Rockwell Anthony Schnabels are bundling and packaging at their Malibu home (when he's not in Washington) since President Reagan revealed his intention to nominate Schnabel as Ambassador to the Republic of Finland. He will succeed Keith Foote Nyborg.

Pending approval of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rock (as he's known) and Marna are targeting February to move to Helsinki, where they'll live in the embassy.

Their son Evan studies at Aiglon College in Switzerland. Daughter Christy will remain at New York University, where she's a freshman, and daughter Darrin, now at Orange Coast College, plans to be at USC.

Schnabel began his career in the international investment banking field in 1959 with Quincy Cass Associates in Los Angeles. In 1965 he joined Bateman, Eichler, Hill Richards, and since 1983 he has been deputy chairman of Morgan, Olmstead, Kennedy & Gardner Inc. (investment bankers). During 1983-84 Schnabel was the Los Angeles Olympic Committee's envoy to the Netherlands. Working with the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, he had a lot to do with welcoming Dutch athletes and dignitaries to the Olympics. This year he received the Medal of Honor of the Netherlands Olympic Committee.

The nominee is a native of Amsterdam, attended Trinity College in the Netherlands, served in the U. S. National Guard between 1959-65, and has been active in Citizens for America, Americans for Responsible Government and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

Entertainment, dancing and an elegant dinner are punctuating the "Rocky IV" (the fourth Rocky Balboa adventure) party Thursday evening in Westwood. It's a special fund-raising gala for the Stallone Fund for Autism Research and follows the premiere of "Rocky IV" at Mann's Village Theater.

Premiere chairman Sasha Stallone is hoping to raise more than $200,000 for the fund she founded in 1983. She and Sylvester Stallone are parents of an autistic child.

So far, the Stallone Fund, affiliated with the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Society for Children and Adults with Autism, has provided 15 financial grants for research from proceeds of past Stallone projects including "Rhinestone" and "Staying Alive."

The film opens in U. S. and Canadian theaters next Wednesday.

Tickets for the extravaganza are $250 and $150, and may be obtained through Judy Levy at (213) 478-0027.

Christmas fun galore:

The Braille Institute Auxiliary hosts its annual Christmas luncheon Dec. 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to Mrs. James Bellah, chairman, and Mrs. John Morris, president.

More on the committee are Mmes. Ernest Ach, W. D. Milliken, Samuel Bowlby, Howard Edgerton, Stuart Knox, William Poindexter, Richard Johns and C. Patterson Thee.

The same week, on Saturday, the home of Doug and Clare Barr is being transformed for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" for 65 teen-age girls from Maryvale, the Los Angeles orphanage.

According to Joyce K. Lathrop, the party is being lovingly arranged by Orphanage Guild Juniors. Doug Barr ("Fall Guy"), David Selby ("Falcon Crest")--both have wives who are guild members--Mindy Cohen ("Facts of Life") and Heather Thomas ("Fall Guy") will drop in to brighten up the day.

Mrs. Thomas Midgley is Christmas party chairman. Maryvale girls and their big sisters (guild members) will be paired, and Mrs. John Hamlin is arranging for Santa to be on a throne.

Also in on the fun are Mrs. William MacLaughlin, Juniors president, and Mmes. Anthony Cassara, Gail Gibson, Bruce Bilson, Patti McGovern, James Couple, Peter Clinco, Cassie Murphy, John Jones, Charles Adams, Richard McCrary, Martin von Dehn McCall, Cathy Wildberger, Floyd Wood, John Kenneth, Vincent Holian, Lewis McLean.

The Mannequins Auxiliary of the Assistance League of Southern California hosts brunch today at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Mason to fete patrons and patronesses and past winners of their annual "Afternoon with Eve" fashion festivity. . . .

Bib and Tuckers Auxiliary of the Assistance League sips champagne at its Grand Prix Luncheon and Jumping Classic Sunday morning at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Proceeds go the the league. Starring will be Rob Gage, the American Grand Prix Assn.'s "Rider of the Year." He grew up in Rolling Hills. Committee members including Ara Marston Haft, auxiliary chairman, and Susan Scott, Helen Mekjian, Ann Webster, Jean Broska and Gwen Majerus, Pat Lynds, Sue Kelly and Jean Young are dressing their tables in hunter green and white. . . .

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