There is life after the holidays. Save Jan. 15 for a chance to star in a 90-minute TV production to be broadcast coast-to-coast on Public Televison.
When KCET Women's Council presents "Getting Sentimental" at the Palladium, it will mark the night about 47 years earlier when Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra opened that ballroom. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will be back--with performers like Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Maureen McGovern and Buddy Rich. Wrapped around the slick red invites to the $200-per-dancer benefit are reprints of The Times page carrying the ad for the Palladium opening.
Here's the dance drill--cocktails, a lavish dinner from Rococo, and, late in the evening, "touch dancing."
Among those involved in the planning--chairwoman Joan Thompson, Sally Stewart, Ruth Koch, Shirley Familian, Carol Henry, Jill Smith, Lucille Lewine, Sandra Ausman, Nancy Peterson, Renne Hanson, Vera O'Leary and Majorie Fasmann. Dance on.
HONORED--Brandon Tartikoff, the president of NBC Entertainment, gets the Jewish National Fund "Tree of Life" award Dec. 11. Expected at the $300-per-person black-tie tribute dinner at the Sheraton Premiere are Johnny Carson, Ted Danson, Charlotte Rae, Estelle Getty, Betty White, Daniel J. Travanti and Veronica Hamel. Chairing the evening--Donald Grant, Buddy Salzberg, Lawrence A. Lyttle and Jerry Katzman.