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Group Gets Ready for 'April in Paris'

April 03, 1986|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

The good news is that the tables are all but sold out for the Golden Key Foundation "April in Paris Ball" on Friday at the Beverly Wilshire. Betty Deutsch, past president; Robert Wagner and Eva Gabor, honorary co-chairmen; and Stella Stambler and Insook Bretzfield, dinner dance co-chairmen, are delighted because it means a good profit for emotionally troubled children. Eddie Albert and his son, Edward, are set for entertainment. Rudy Varon will play for dancing, according to Golden Key Foundation president Carole Kaye.

It's a sort of trio con brio-- the Progressive Art Dinner on Saturday to support the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park. Friends of the Muni, the auxiliary support group of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates, will host the cocktail segment while viewing Security Pacific Bank's private art collection. Then they'll go by double-decker London bus to Cirrus Gallery for a California cuisine dinner (pizzas and chicken in peanut sauce). The third, and final, phase will be dessert at the studio of artist Jim de France. It's the group's membership event, and new friends Marcia Weisman, Joan Palevsky, Hedva and Dudly Danoff, and Albert and Marilyn Gersten will join Marvin and Sandy Smalley, Allan and Kelli Questrom, Elisabeth Pollon and president Deborah Leeb. Proceeds will go to Para los Ninos for Skid Row children.

The inaugural celebration banquet Saturday at the Sheraton Premiere for the newly established Olive View Medical Center Foundation will honor the late Nelle Reagan, President Reagan's mother, a frequent and devoted volunteer at Olive View in the 1920s. We hear the Reagan family has been cooperating with the foundation in an effort to locate photographs and records of Mrs. Reagan. Many of her personal effects and photo albums were lost in the Bel-Air fire when another son's (Neil) home burned. Jan Murray will perform with the Horace Heidt Jr. Orchestra. Dr. Irwin Ziment heads the foundation. Other board members include Maureen Williams, Richard Cordova, Sam Cordova, Paul Nickel, Richard Fleck, Robert Rasmussen, Richard Schwartz and Ken E. Woodgrift. Monies raised will help establish a community health education facility.

Rightfully, there's a lot of well-deserved pride at the McCarthy household. Kathleen McCarthy (Mrs. J. Thomas) has been elected to the USC board of trustees. Wallis Annenberg, Virginia Ramo and Jane Popovich are current members. Phyllis Cooper and Lorna Reed have completed terms and are now associate trustees. Anna Bing Arnold and Mrs. Frank Seaver are life trustees. Kathleen McCarthy will join community and national leaders such as John F. King and Peter Ueberroth.

Leadership is nothing new to the new appointee. A graduate of the USC School of Education with a BA in English, she was 1954 Homecoming Queen, serves as a trustee for both Marlborough School and Loyola Marymount University, and is past president of Las Madrinas (the support group for Childrens Hospital) and the Social Service Auxiliary.

Past Tense:

Mrs. Donley Brady, who worked so tirelessly on the white-tie Presentation Ball Easter on Monday with Mrs. Michael Wayne, ball chairman, says benefactor gifts were up this year, and, thus, the ball has netted more than $100,000 for Stella Maris House and Camp Maria Stella. Knight of Malta J. Thomas McCarthy introduced the 25 young women presented to Bishop John J. Ward, Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at the Beverly Hilton. Stanley Kersten's white and violet lilacs, lilies and orchids created the sophisticated atmosphere. . . .

The officers and directors of Sotheby's honored new associate Eleanore Phillips Colt as well as Christine Eisenberg and Dodie Rosekrans at their reception and private viewing on Rodeo Drive of the April sale "Magnificent Jewelry" to be auctioned in New York on April 15-16. In the crowd were Armand and Harriet Deutsch, Martha Kilroe, Virginia Milner, Martha Chandler, Mrs. James E. Bentley and Mrs. Roland Vance Lee, Gerald and Virginia Oppenheimer, Kitty Bartholomew, Alyce Williamson, Steven Brezzo, Doug Cramer, Joan Hotchkis, Bea Gersh, Gail Feingarten, Lisa Hubbard, Barbara Pallenberg (vice president Sotheby's Beverly Hills), Bill Stahl, Lenore Greenberg, Merry Norris, Helen Neufeld, David and Sue Parry, Flora Thornton, Jacqueline Sesnon, Jeffie Pike Durham, and Vivian and Bob Rowan. . . .

Huntington Memorial Hospital's board and medical staff entertained at a reception to show off the new Pediatric Center. . . .

The Millie and Mike Hersch Family Surgical Center at the City of Hope (he's four-time City of Hope president) was dedicated with lots of Hersches on hand. . . .

Governors and trustees of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County hosted the reception for the exhibition "Expressions of Cameroon Art: The Franklin Collection" and the opening of the Seventh Triennial Symposium on Traditional African Art sponsored by the Arts Council of the African Studies Assn. . . .

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