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April 4, 2002 |
Entertainer Liza Minnelli has been accused in a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit of neglecting her 94-year-old stepmother and selling her longtime Beverly Hills home "out from under her." As the entertainer was sitting down March 16 to a lavish New York wedding supper with groom David Gest and "850 of their closest friends," her stepmother faced losing her home of many years, according to lawyer Tamara L. Green.
April 27, 1993 |
The Scene: Hollywood book launch for Vanity Fair correspondent Dominick Dunne's latest tome, 'A Season in Purgatory." The novel from Crown revisits familiar Dunne territory--the wretched rich. Sunday night's cocktail party at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills was hosted by VF's L. A. editor, Wendy Stark. The Buzz: The gathering of the ancien regime of Hollywood society ("Richard Gully and Lee Minnelli in the same room--the old guard lives!"
May 13, 1987 |
The ladies who lunch were missing Monday from their usual banquettes at the Bistro Garden and at Jimmy's. Instead, they filled tables in Merv Griffin's backyard, glittering in the pastoral setting with more diamonds and designer clothes than a Rodeo Drive boutique. Dozens of famous names and faces turned out--many of them managing to look good even in direct sunlight, away from the softly lit environs they usually glide through. The large turnout was "because we all love Eva.
July 31, 1986 |
Motion picture director Vincente Minnelli was eulogized Wednesday by actors Gregory Peck and Kirk Douglas as an artist whose work will live as long as there are films. The 83-year-old Minnelli, winner of an Oscar for "Gigi" and director of other musical classics such as "Meet Me in St. Louis," died Friday after a long struggle against emphysema.