Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but he left some original art in Beverly Hills. During a recent visit to friend Rosemary Clooney's home, Bennett, who is both a singer and an accomplished painter, fell into conversation with Clooney's daughter, Maria Ferrer. She designs hand-painted Italian silk ties and scarfs for such stores as Giorgio and Neiman-Marcus, and the chitchat took a decidedly artistic turn. Ferrer tells Listen that she gave Bennett a quick lesson in painting on fabric, then he picked up brushes and paints and fashioned her likeness on a large crepe de Chine scarf. The singer, who normally leaves his mark on canvas or paper (Cary Grant owns Bennett's first original lithograph), felt at home on silk. "I have a natural affinity for this fabric," he told Ferrer. "It's Italian and so am I."
'Nobody comes in here looking glamorous; they come in so nondescript that you'd never know who they are," assistant manager Judy Scanlon says about the show-biz celebs who frequent Aida Thibiant's facial salon in Beverly Hills. But in one week (this past one), here are some of the "nondescripts" whom Scanlon says have passed through those posh portals: Carrie Fisher had a facial, as did Rod Stewart and his model-friend Kelly Emberg. Amy Irving and her baby's attractive young nanny both came in for body treatments. And Anjelica Huston stopped by to get some tender loving care, although she didn't bring best buddy Jack Nicholson because, she told Scanlon, Nicholson simply doesn't believe that men should have facials. "We're dying to see him here," Scanlon told Listen, "because we love everything about him, including his purple sneakers with green laces. We always look for him when we watch the Lakers games on TV."
There is a tall, blond jogger who bounces through Westwood late at night. If you've seen him, you may have spotted actor Dean Paul Martin on his nightly rounds. The star of NBC's "Misfits of Science" can't seem to fit in anything but a nocturnal exercise schedule, he told Listen. And he can't seem to find an exercise that he likes. "I don't really like jogging," he confided. "It's one of my least favorite things. But I get really lethargic if I don't work out in some way." The roving "Misfit," whose shooting schedule keeps him from daytime workouts, says he logs 10 miles a week in his favorite Brooks tennies and jogging suit.
Should you want to get really close to Jane Fonda, there may be a way. According to Simon & Schuster, the workout queen's publisher, you can just feel (their italics) her energy and enthusiasm come through on her new audiocassette. The latest Fonda offering, called "Women Coming of Age," is adapted from her book of the same name. In easy-to-understand language, we are told, Fonda not only explores how women are affected by aging but deals in detail with menopause, skin care, diet and exercise. The cassette, available in bookstores, department stores and audio outlets, carries a suggested retail price of $7.95 and comes with a bonus--a 14-page guide filled with nutrition charts and exercise tips.
If you see singer Sheila E on stage sometime soon and she's wearing a sheer blue shirt with gold lame and you think you've got to get one just like it, have we got a tip for you. Edward Alvarez of the L'Aspect boutique in the Beverly Center tells Listen that Ms. E was in the store and bought the shirt in blue as well as in turquoise "to wear on the stage," he says. She also picked up a gray tweed coat that all but covers her ankles, he reports.