Regarding "The Party Pace Picks Up During September" (by Jeannine Stein, Aug. 31): The social season in Los Angeles starts the first Friday of October when the Autumn Cotillion is held. This event, started over 50 years, ago brings together the socially prominent folks of Los Angeles who wouldn't be seen in Michael's and haven't yet decided if the opera is here to stay.
By the time Cotillion comes around families are back from vacation, dove hunting season is just over and deer hunting season hasn't begun so the gentlemen of the city find no excuse not to attend.
Following that comes the annual Assembly Ball and the Chevaliers du Tastevin dinner followed by the Las Madrinas Debutante Ball. If you are invited to these events, you are in socially. No nouveau riche or publicity seekers nor social climbers need apply.
GEORGE P. BURWELLL