The Barbra Streisand fund-raiser for Democratic senatorial candidates Saturday night continues to be a landmark in money-raising for both political and activist causes.
If--and it looks likely now--Streisand OKs the telecast on HBO and possible cassette and record deals of the hourlong concert taped at her Malibu ranch, an additional $1 million to $4 million will be raised. She's decided that money will get passed on directly to her favorite causes--including anti-nuclear projects, voter-registration programs, environmental efforts and peace groups.
Reviewing the other money figures--the sponsors, the Hollywood Women's Political Committee, raised $1.5 million for Democratic Senate candidates at the so-called "Voices for Change" $2,500-a-ticket event. From that amount, a $1-million net is expected after expenses incurred by the party and the live concert. Additional expenses relating to the cost of producing the concert for TV are being covered by HBO--even though the Barbra Streisand Foundation retains the final broadcast rights.
If this sounds complicated--like a movie deal--remember that the HWPC members are in the biz. Slicing up the costs and profits--to comply with federal election laws--is a heavy-hitter team. "Voices" treasurer, attorney Bonnie Reiss, tells us the advisers include Federal Election Commission experts at the law firm of Irell & Manella, FEC accountants at Kenneth Leventhal & Co., and Streisand's team of advisers, including business managers Jerry Breslauer and Page Jenkins, and attorneys Barry Hirsch and Barry Tyerman.
TRAVELING MAN--Philanthropist-industrialist Dr. Armand Hammer usually manages to cut through red tape, whether it be in L.A., Moscow or any other of 100 world capitals. Not, however, at the Century Plaza on Sunday night. Moving at his usual breakneck speed, his wife Frances in tow, Hammer zipped through the metal detectors guarding the entrance to the VIP reception for the Ed Zschau for Senate dinner. Even Dr. Hammer can't do that, the guards decided, and chased him down the hall for a personal check.
MORE TRAVELING--Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.) was in town last week--arriving just in time to get stopped as the motorcade with President Reagan made its way to the Century Plaza. Sitting beside Hart was attorney John Emerson, who quipped as the presidential limo drove by: "It's going to take a lot of work, Gary, to get you from the front seat of this car to the back seat of that limo." Emerson seems happy to do that work, however, and so leaves Manatt Phelps Rothenberg Tunney & Phillips next January to head to Colorado and Hart's expected presidential try.
UPCOMING--"That's Life," Blake Edwards' new film starting Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews, premieres Sept. 23 with a benefit for the Capital Campaign for the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital. The film gets followed by a party at Nicky Blair's. . . . The L.A. Women's Campaign Fund and the California Republican League host a $75-a-head fund-raiser for Norma Paulus--who could be the first female GOP governor in the United States if she wins in Oregon in November. The Sept. 22 reception is at the home of Ann and John Nickoll. . . . On Sept. 18, legislative consultant Phil Krakover gets roasted at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Proceeds from the dinner go to the American Cancer Society and the L.A. Free Clinic. . . Sunday the Interfaith Task Force for Central America honors Pat Reif, Deputy Mayor Grace Montanez Davis and Sanctuary Congregations of Southern California, all "for their commitment to peace with justice in Central America". . . . Today the Amanda Foundation holds its 2nd annual fashion show with 40 celebrity models. The event at the Beverly Hilton helps to fund the foundation, founded in 1976 by Gilliam Lange to place animals in good homes.