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Spinsters and Bachelors Get Yule Spirit

December 03, 1987|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

Poufs and fluff, satin and velvet are being groomed for the Los Angeles Spinsters Christmas Dansant on Friday evening at the Valley Hunt Club. Davon Anderson is organizing the black-tie affair.

Spinsters president Pamela Kerns recently welcomed new members at a brunch at the Annandale Country Club, praising Teresa Hoffman and her assistants Angelica Kusar and Allison Ream for the arrangements.

New Spinsters from the Los Angeles area include Mary Allen, Kim Bringgold, Ashley Brittingham, Elizabeth Guerin, Mollie Shea; from the Pasadena area, Kathryn Barger, Katherine Farrand, Carolyn Terry, Kathryn Richer, Frances Harvey and Colleen Kettenhofen. More include Lorraine Bonneau of Huntington Beach and Mary Legallet of Manhattan Beach.

AND BACHELORS: Los Solteros ("the bachelors") and their dates dance to the Greg Elliott Orchestra at their 39th annual Christmas Ball on Dec. 12 in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Los Solteros is the Southern California organization of business and professional men who, in addition to their social interests, provide financial assistance to Boys Republic, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary of education and counseling.

Michael R. Fergoda is ball chairman. Assisting are John C. Burke, president, and Ivan Eskanezie, Michael Burchieri, Mathew Sullivan, Mathew Shannon, Robert Seifert, John Krummell Jr., Don Dalis, Spencer Smith, Alan Burks, Bill Scott and Mark Madden.

ANTIQUES ALIVE: Would you believe Ken Kercheval, star of "Dallas," collects early American pressed glass? It's earned him the lofty title of honorary chairman of the Junior League of Los Angeles eighth annual Los Angeles Antiques Show on Dec. 11-14 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Part of his extensive collection--more than 600 pieces--will be exhibited during the show's run. The show will feature 50 antiques dealers from around the country for all tastes and budgets.

Show chairman Carol Mancino and assistants Gwen Hatten Baker and Libby Conner have also booked Kercheval (who plays J. R. Ewing's chief antagonist, Cliff Barnes) as a panelist for the show's lecture series, "The Art of Collecting," at 11 a.m. Dec. 13. Other panelists will include Getty Museum docent Judith Mathey; William Ezelle Jones, former curator of decorative arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Tobi Rose, editor of Antiques West.

Kercheval says he began his collection as a teen-ager, in self-defense, after being "dragged through every antique shop in the State of Indiana," by his father, a country doctor. Over lunch at the Parkway Grill, Andi Anderson bubbled with enthusiasm over the premiere black-tie party she's chairing on Dec. 10 to launch the show.

STANFORD BELLS: Stanford University president Dr. Donald Kennedy and his new bride, attorney Robin Hamill, will be at home at the president's campus residence, Hoover House, today or Friday after their honeymoon. They were married last Friday in a small private ceremony at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills. A reception followed at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto.

According to the president's office, Hamill graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1968, has a master's in political science from UC Berkeley and received a Stanford law degree in 1978. She was an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles for two years, and in 1980 became director of Stanford's University Housing Programs. She also served as director of Stanford's office of real estate and land management before joining the office of general counsel in July.

Kennedy has been a member of the Stanford faculty since 1960 and was appointed university president in 1980. Each has two childen by a previous marriage.

THE SEASON: The setting was classical--white columns draped with a Grecian swag framing a gazebo, created by Richard Trimble of Valley Floral. The ballroom twinkled with tiny lights on the ficus trees. Through these portals at the Beverly Wilshire stepped the debutantes, wearing white moire muffs decorated with roses and pink dendrobium orchids, at the National Charity League of San Fernando Valley 22nd annual Debutante Ball.

The 14: Tracie Agens, Kimberly Belgum, Amy Cameron, Barbara Dodson, Jennifer Heathwood, Greta Joy Anna Hirschmann, Heidi Kitti Hopper, Lisa Laritson, Erin O'Neill, Kym Piekunka, Melinda Porter, Andrea Pressman, Jannica Ramsden and Diane Weldon.

The ball committee celebrated at the party hosted by ball director Juel Love and her husband Richard in their hotel suite. Diana Hawthorne, president, escorted by her husband Frederick, had the pleasure of announcing that proceeds will benefit National Charity League of San Fernando Valley Center of Rancho del Valle, Crippled Children's Society.

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