November 11, 1988 |
Disney's Michael and Jane Eisner kicked it off. A dozen important Hollywood types have signed on. So have dozens of well-known artists. A cabal of major collectors is vowing to help raise well over $1 million through art sold. And it will wind up early next year with a lavish black-tie dinner--and that will hopefully raise another $1 million. The project is National Art Against AIDS Los Angeles.
November 11, 1987 |
"It's a delicate balance," Roz Wyman said. "In fact, it's a double delicate balance." Whatever she wanted to call it, Wyman, along with her co-chairman Fred Hayman, pulled it off Sunday night when they kicked off next spring's first big fund-raiser for the Partnership for the Homeless. The "delicate" part comes in, Wyman explained, when raising money for the homeless--any event has to be pleasant enough to please the attendees, while not spending money that could go toward helping people.
July 18, 1988 |
That extraordinary crowd of fund-raisers who made the heavily financed Michael Dukakis campaign happen linked up with more traditional Democratic rainmakers at two weekend parties here--perfect, except for the reported "calligraphy crisis." At the Jimmy Carter Center on Sunday afternoon, the trustees and vice chairs of the Presidential and Democratic Victory Fund had smoked trout, a speech about his center from the former President and a lot of talk of unity.
December 23, 1987 |
DEAR SANTA: Here's our annual Christmas greeting To the folks whom we've been meeting At parties, fetes both dull and glitzy. Some serious people. Some quite ditzy. Some names have not been named before. For others, this time is an earned encore. But first a warning, gentle reader: If your name is not a repeater, Blame the moderate skills of this amateur rhymer That keep you from being a second-timer. Cheers MOCA's Koshalek and LACMA's Powell Pictures of success.
September 19, 1986 |
The American Jewish Committee honored corporate exec Howard Allen on Wednesday night. The black-tie evening ended on a provocative note, however, after Episcopal Suffragan Bishop Oliver Garver Jr. walked out after questioning a speaker's implied criticism of Nobel Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu. Up to that point, the benefit at the Beverly Wilshire--where Allen, the chairman and CEO of Southern California Edison, received the AJC's Human Relations Award--followed the too-well-known pattern.
August 25, 1989 |
They were a couple to be envied. Elizabeth Glaser was the exhibit director of the Los Angeles Children's Museum. Paul Michael Glaser was an international star from TV's "Starsky and Hutch" who had found a second career as a movie director. In 1981, they were expecting their first child. Then their world started crumbling. Elizabeth Glaser was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hemorrhaging heavily in her ninth month. Doctors safely delivered her daughter.