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January 31, 1994 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I miss my suspenders," said Larry King, explaining that his fiance, Rama Fox, had made him wear a cummerbund to keep his formal trousers in place. However, King's signature red suspenders were still much in evidence Saturday night, adorning the cover of the program for the 24th Scopus Award gala and mentioned in various speeches, as the television talk show host was honored by the American Friends of Hebrew University.
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January 31, 1994 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I miss my suspenders," said Larry King, explaining that his fiance, Rama Fox, had made him wear a cummerbund to keep his formal trousers in place. However, King's signature red suspenders were still much in evidence Saturday night, adorning the cover of the program for the 24th Scopus Award gala and mentioned in various speeches, as the television talk show host was honored by the American Friends of Hebrew University.
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January 16, 1991 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was no ignoring the gulf crisis, even amid the fur coats, jeweled necklines and dinner tables sprouting yellow orchids at the annual scholarship fund-raiser for Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Security on Sunday night was noticeably beefed up at the Century Plaza because of concerns about terrorist activity in U.S. hotels, and there was a certain pall to the gaiety. Noted Gregory Peck: "What can I say?
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January 16, 1991 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was no ignoring the gulf crisis, even amid the fur coats, jeweled necklines and dinner tables sprouting yellow orchids at the annual scholarship fund-raiser for Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Security on Sunday night was noticeably beefed up at the Century Plaza because of concerns about terrorist activity in U.S. hotels, and there was a certain pall to the gaiety. Noted Gregory Peck: "What can I say?
NEWS
January 16, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Timing is everything, especially on the social circuit. Just look at mega-millionaire developer Donald Trump. Saturday he announces plans for razing the old Ambassador Hotel and possibly building a 125-story skyscraper, then Sunday he's presiding chairman at the sold-out Scopus Awards at the Beverly Hilton as his rival-cum-buddy Merv Griffin receives an award.
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December 9, 1985 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth picked up the Scopus Award from the American Friends of Hebrew University on Thursday night--and managed to coyly keep alive rumors about a possible political move while proving he's a guy who can always take control. The glamorous crowd, estimated at 1,100, paid $1,200 a couple to listen to a lengthy introduction by Howard Cosell on a tri-tiered dais, a few speeches and a Grammy-worthy performance by Johnny Mathis.
NEWS
January 19, 1988 | Marylouise Oates
Rarely do black-tie events get to be a ball--at least a beach ball. But Sunday night's mega-event honoring Jerry and Jane Weintraub was just that--proving that life's a beach, even when it has to be a black-tie beach. The blast was the 18th annual Scopus Awards, providing scholarships for the 70-year-old Hebrew University on Jerusalem's Mt. Scopus.
NEWS
December 16, 1986 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
No Oscar sits on Steven Spielberg's mantle. But while he waits for the Big O, other awards continue to come his way. Sunday night the director of such mega hits as "E.T.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Paths of Glory: As Kirk Douglas recovered from injuries suffered in an air collision, the American Friends of the Hebrew University honored the 74-year-old actor and his wife for their lifelong commitment to the arts. The group bestowed its Scopus Award to the couple Saturday in Palm Springs for their contributions to the arts and their humanitarian work. The actor's wife, Anne, and son Eric attended the black-tie gala to accept the award.
NEWS
January 16, 1990 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Timing is everything, especially on the social circuit. Just look at mega-millionaire developer Donald Trump. Saturday he announces plans for razing the old Ambassador Hotel and possibly building a 125-story skyscraper, then Sunday he's presiding chairman at the sold-out Scopus Awards at the Beverly Hilton as his rival-cum-buddy Merv Griffin receives an award.
NEWS
January 19, 1988 | Marylouise Oates
Rarely do black-tie events get to be a ball--at least a beach ball. But Sunday night's mega-event honoring Jerry and Jane Weintraub was just that--proving that life's a beach, even when it has to be a black-tie beach. The blast was the 18th annual Scopus Awards, providing scholarships for the 70-year-old Hebrew University on Jerusalem's Mt. Scopus.
NEWS
December 16, 1986 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
No Oscar sits on Steven Spielberg's mantle. But while he waits for the Big O, other awards continue to come his way. Sunday night the director of such mega hits as "E.T.
NEWS
December 9, 1985 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth picked up the Scopus Award from the American Friends of Hebrew University on Thursday night--and managed to coyly keep alive rumors about a possible political move while proving he's a guy who can always take control. The glamorous crowd, estimated at 1,100, paid $1,200 a couple to listen to a lengthy introduction by Howard Cosell on a tri-tiered dais, a few speeches and a Grammy-worthy performance by Johnny Mathis.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1999 | SHAUNA SNOW
TV & MOVIES 'GMA' Boost: ABC News got at least a first-day boost when pinch-hitters Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson took over the "Good Morning America" anchor chairs on Monday. "GMA" increased its viewership by 34% over fourth-quarter 1998 numbers, according to Nielsen Media Research, putting it in a solid second place behind NBC's "Today" and well ahead of CBS' "This Morning."
NEWS
February 5, 1999 | IRENE LACHER
Sure, the recent American Friends of the Hebrew University dinner honoring Billy Crystal was haimish. And why not? Everyone in the Beverly Hilton ballroom got to nosh on challah blessed by Billy's mom, Helen Greenfield. Billy's meshuga friends caroused onstage, people like Comic Relief co-pitchers Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg, as well as Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander and Garry Shandling.
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