That keep you from being a second-timer.
Cheers MOCA's Koshalek and LACMA's Powell
Pictures of success. And now please tell
Our best to Marcia Weisman and Doug Cramer.
The fund-raising Jane Nathanson (let's duplicate and frame her).
In fact, let's gild each Hollywood Lili.
Tomlin, Zanuck, Tartikoff. Also Brown, as in Willie.
Hoteliers Helen Chaplin, Larry Lawrence, Jacques Camus.
As restaurateur Nicky Blair would say--here's to youse.
Cheers "cutters"--Yuki, Julius, "Joe-Say,"
Hail Kathryn Klinger, the Aidas--Thibiant and Gray.
Placido Domingo, Bunny Wrather, CTG's Bobby Fryer.
The A. G.'s Barbara Johnson and Marsha Kwalwasser.
Now hail to pols, cheers to every pundit
Who tries to determine how campaigns get funded.
Credit Don Bren, Bob Burkett, Margaret Brock,
Jack Valenti, Joyce Valdez, director Sidney Pollock.
Happy New Year TV's Dwight Hemion, Nick Vanoff
Also Jimmy and Anne Murphy, Spago's Barbara Lazaroff.
Good wishes to the Joffrey's Felisa Vanoff.
Get well David Wolper. Best to Alan Arkatoff.
Happy holidays Tommy and Patty Skouras
And Councilman Joel Wachs, the RTD's Nick Patsouras.
The Eds--Sanders and Carter--get to make a wish.
John Emerson got his--Donna Mills. Quite a dish.
Kudos activists Judy Miller, Rosemary Tomisch
Now try to get a table at Gladstone's for Fish.
Another great year Betty Clooney Foundation--
With your friend Roz Wyman they'll be no hesitation
To send our best wishes to Giorgio's Fred Hayman
A real giver--and greetings to every layman
Who wrote a check for the homeless sometime this year.
That's the way to make real the holiday cheer.
Santa please put toys in your bag
For Warren Beatty and Dick Rosenzweig.
For Dick's Judy Henning, for Dr. Arnie Klein
For Marilyn and Alan Bergman, gifts all sublime.
For Davises all, Sammy, Bette, Altovise,
And don't forget Marco and Joanie Weiss.
For Peggy Parker and Walter Grauman
For Mickey Kantor and Heidi Schulman,
Cheers Morton Phillips and his Abby Van B.
Merry Christmas Bob and Nancy Daly.
For Henry and Stacy Winkler pretty please
A very large box of chocolates from See's.
Caterers Rococo, Along Came Mary, Somerset
You've ruined our diets. But we sure can bet
Wine expert Steve Wallace and parker Chuck Pick
Will be in the midst of each holiday schtick.
Bouquets David Jones, Bev Hills Jef, Flower Fashions
Milo Bixby, Stanley Kirsten. And noting our favorite passions--
Cheers columnists Army Archerd, George Christy, Joe Scott
And while listing "institutions" we like a lot
Greetings, Dr. Straatsma at the Jules Stein Eye Clinic
Your great work would melt the Scroogiest cynic.
Moviemakers Mike Eisner, Ted Field, Barry Diller
Good box office. And to Sherry Lansing, a thriller
That will match the draw of her "Fatal Attraction."
For Lew Wasserman, we're just happy that he's back in action.
The Hollywood Women's Political Committee
Needs some fund-raising activity under their tree.
Cheers, Deputy Mayor Mike Gage, his spouse Lacey
And to La Cage Aux Folles and its shows, quite racy.
To fotogs Lee Salem and Alan Berliner
Thanks for making those socialites pretty and thinner.
Cheers to all who have entered the world of TV
Our best Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry.
Hail publicists and flaks Linda Hunt, Richard Grant
Rachel McAllister, Joan Luther. Now let's chant
A thank you to Arco's Lod and Carol, the Cooks
Our library thanks him for "Saving the Books."
Cheers to our pals at the Motion Picture Country Home.
Thanks Edie Wasserman--you know how to "take care of our own."
Take a bow, busy people, Ron Olsen and Jane
And Santa, amidst the happiness, please deign
To remember the fight that grows, never fades
We hail those who battle that killer called AIDS--
Especially kudos David Mixner, Larry Springer, Diane Abbitt.
You show us the way to make giving a habit.
Thanks Barry Krost, Duke Comegys, Peter Scott
And Dr. Joel Weisman, you've done quite a lot.
Cheers Norman Lear and his bride, pretty Lynn,
Baby will make three. Hail Joan and Jack Quinn.
Cheers Loring and Jenny Jones Rutt, what a pair.
To United Friends of the Children. We know you care.
Santa grant every wish for the L.A. Free Clinic--
The good work of Mimi West let everyone mimic.
Cheers all good pals of Ron and Nancy
We know your Christmas will be stylish and fancy.
And Santa, for those that we've forgotten
Please put something special in a Christmas stocking.
And special goodies must surely go
To Jill Halverson and Alice Callaghan on Skid Row.
Remember, Santa, this seasonal rhyme
Is really the one and only time
For me to mention my two main men
And so before I make my Amen
Love to Michael Oates Palmer, my wonderful son.
And to my love, Robert Shrum, Merry Christmas. I'm done.