What are the stars doing this fall? When Pope John Paul II and 27 ecumenical leaders meet in Columbia, S.C., next Friday, some well-known entertainment personalities will be participating as readers at the service. Among the names being mentioned around town are Helen Hayes, Bonita Granville Wrather, Michael Keaton and Richard Thomas. . . . Here's an argument for quality TV expected this season--look for a two-hour TV movie based on "Inherit the Wind" and starring Kirk Douglas. Just as the "new Scopes trials" are making headlines. . . . And, heard about town, Mary Tyler Moore is supposedly set for the four-hour miniseries based on "The Magnificent Ambersons."
ALOHA MONEY--Count it, $1 million, now counted as raised by Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi, whose 4,000-person event set a record for Republican money-raising in Hawaii. Looking into the crowd, Californians could be noted, like former California chief deputy treasurer Grover McKean; Vice President George Bush's political operative, Eileen Padberg, and her partner, Susan DeSantis; Fasi friend Joe Cerrell. . . .
NOTE WELL--Gregory Peck, Karl Malden, producer Norman Felton, Peter Shaw and Meredith Willson's widow, Rosemary, were among the special guests at the dedication of the Investors Commemorative Research Endowment Fund for the City of Hope Medical Center. Special recognition went to the late Julius Lefkowitz, who spark-plugged the special project, with those involved including his widow, Norma, and former partner, Irving Klein.