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October 29, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
"This is wonderful. I feel like I'm getting married!" said Barbara Davis as she surveyed the glittery scene before her. "Oh, come on, Barbara," said her husband, Marvin. "Our wedding wasn't this great." Welcome to the Carousel of Hope Ball, a blow-out gala held Friday night, chaired by the Davises and attended by major celebrities, industry execs, business leaders, socialites and two former Presidents--more than 1,000 people in all.
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October 31, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
From onstage at the 32nd Carousel of Hope, emcee Jay Leno surveyed the crowd before him, describing the gala as one where "the audience is more famous than you. " The Oct. 23 affair at the Beverly Hilton had no shortage of star-power onstage or off. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Randy Jackson came to present awards to Maria Shriver and Quincy Jones; Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gladys Knight and the rapper Akon performed; and the audience included Raquel...
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October 29, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
The pretty people went all out dressing up for Barbara Davis' Carousel Ball for diabetes charities on Friday night. Vaults were cleared out for the evening--make that jewelry vaults, not fur. And, for a change, Los Angeles women abandoned their beloved rhinestones, sequins and beads for gowns of satin, chiffon and velvet. The big exceptions were the tiny rhinestone-encrusted handbags with four-figure price tags designed by Judith Leiber and clutched by nearly all.
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October 29, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
The pretty people went all out dressing up for Barbara Davis' Carousel Ball for diabetes charities on Friday night. Vaults were cleared out for the evening--make that jewelry vaults, not fur. And, for a change, Los Angeles women abandoned their beloved rhinestones, sequins and beads for gowns of satin, chiffon and velvet. The big exceptions were the tiny rhinestone-encrusted handbags with four-figure price tags designed by Judith Leiber and clutched by nearly all.
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October 31, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
From onstage at the 32nd Carousel of Hope, emcee Jay Leno surveyed the crowd before him, describing the gala as one where "the audience is more famous than you. " The Oct. 23 affair at the Beverly Hilton had no shortage of star-power onstage or off. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Randy Jackson came to present awards to Maria Shriver and Quincy Jones; Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gladys Knight and the rapper Akon performed; and the audience included Raquel...
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September 13, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Let's face it: George Clooney is a pro at accepting awards. While he didn't take home the lead actor Oscar this year for his turn in "The Descendants," there's plenty of charitable things that keep the actor busy when he's not at work, and the Carousel of Hope gala is taking note. By giving him an award. Clooney will receive the Brass Ring honor at the 26th Carousel of Hope charity gala, presented by philanthropist Barbara Davis and Mercedes-Benz, on Oct. 20. Celebrating Clooney for "outstanding artistic achievements and unprecedented humanitarian undertakings," most notably his advocacy for a resolution in Darfur, the affair will take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
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October 22, 2012 | By Susan Denley
George Clooney was the night's honoree at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles on Saturday night. And he was in such a good mood that Neil Diamond persuaded him to sing along on parts of "Sweet Caroline," despite Clooney's protests that he can't carry a note even though he's Rosemary Clooney's nephew. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, looked stunning in a Monique Lhuillier gown. The event - one of the biggest on the city's fall social calendar - reportedly raised $2.5 million for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes . [Society News L.A.]
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September 22, 1996 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is the year of the Carousel of Hope. But, don't bob for tickets. Chairmen Barbara and Marvin Davis are sold out at 1,200 for Oct. 25 at the Beverly Hilton. In 1994, Barbara Davis raised $6 million at the affair. For this 12th event, "I'd be thrilled with five," she says. That makes what's often called the "Carousel Ball" (though there's no room for a dance floor) the biggest single fund-raising event in our social city.
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October 18, 2002 | Gina Piccalo and Ann Conway, Times Staff Writers
There was Jay Leno in the Beverly Hilton Hotel lobby, testing his stage material on the arriving crowds. ("From the senior section, ladies and gentleman: Mr. Don Rickles and Mr. Bob Newhart!") In the dining room, Elton John huddled with fellow Brits Sting and Elizabeth Hurley. Down the hall, Sidney Poitier smiled graciously as a guest told the actor that his role in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" changed his life.
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October 29, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
"This is wonderful. I feel like I'm getting married!" said Barbara Davis as she surveyed the glittery scene before her. "Oh, come on, Barbara," said her husband, Marvin. "Our wedding wasn't this great." Welcome to the Carousel of Hope Ball, a blow-out gala held Friday night, chaired by the Davises and attended by major celebrities, industry execs, business leaders, socialites and two former Presidents--more than 1,000 people in all.
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October 5, 1992 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
If Bob Hope and Gerald Ford are discussing their golf games, Kevin Costner is upset because he can't find his wife, Bette Midler is performing without her skirt and Luke Perry is on the auction block, this must be the Carousel of Hope Ball. The ball's second time around in L.A. was every bit the mega-event the first one was two years ago. But it was to be expected; hosts Barbara and Marvin Davis never disappoint.
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March 20, 1994 | the Social Climes Staff
In honor of Spago going dark Monday night as a memorial to the late Swifty Lazar and his legendary Oscar parties there, we advise that it would be Very Hollywood to pop a Wolfgang Puck frozen pizza in the microwave before zoning out with the Academy Awards show on your TV. But your Social Climes staff has to wonder what we'll be eating at all those Oscar parties.
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