PARTY PICTURES Royal Oak Foundation's Second Annual FOLLIES Cocktail Fundraiser; 28th annual Light Up A Life Halloween carnival; Laurie Anderson and Jay McInerney honored with the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
ACROSS THE WORLD San Francisco Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence travels south to the desert and Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley (a mere two hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego).
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: Re-Thinking a Controversial First Lady — Mary Todd Lincoln. Also, "The Deuce" Soars, "Ray Donovan" Sinks, and Ivana should NOT be boasting.
SOCIAL DIARY Grey clouds, blue clouds, an especially interesting and enhancing 22nd annual Mother of the Year Award luncheon at the St. Regis Roof, honoring Hoda Kotb and Dr. Susan Boolbol.
GUEST DIARY A Job Made In Heaven: Playboy Enterprises, Part II. Paxton Quigley's account of working a Hugh Hefner's public relations director.
SOCIAL DIARY Indian Summer weather over the weekend; more Weinstein tales; a great art opening for Schulenberg at the Patrick Parrish Gallery.
GUEST DIARY A Job Made In Heaven: Playboy Enterprises, Part I. Paxton Quigley's account of working for Hugh Hefner in his heyday.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: A New Book Celebrates the "Fascinating and Contradictory" Elizabeth Taylor ... The Harvey Weinstein Aftermath: It's Scummy and — it's Us!
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit architectural designer Brian Sawyer in his Greenwich Village apartment, where it is " full of stuff." But "stuff" seems like an unworthy word for all his beautiful possessions.
PARTY PICTURES United Hospital Fund's Annual Gala; Jonas Center For Nursing And Veterans Healthcare 6th Annual Golf Classic; CITTA's fundraiser at Tribecca Skyline Studios.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: "Joan Rivers Confidential" ... Amy Adams and American Cinematheque ... Ella! A Tribute to The First Lady of Song" ... Esther Williams in "Easy to Love" and Judy and Gene Kelly in "The Pirate" ... Lena Lena sing!
SOCIAL DIARY Waves of business chatter, laughter and activity yesterday at Michael’s. Lunch with Jamee Gregory, who is the new president of the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering; Reception for Schulenberg’s “Secret Cinema” sketchbooks tonight at the Patrick Parrish Gallery; and Pamela Talese’s Open Studio this Saturday at the Brooklyn Navy Yards.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg’s Page; New York, Part CXXXI. Bob's in town for this one — 49 years ago — and again today, with his sketchbook under arm.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: The Best From The New Vanity Fair ... Rick Skye ... Rainbow Flags ... and The End Credits Roll For Harvey Weinstein.
SOCIAL DIARY Considerations of the trials and tribulations of Harvey Weinstein; plus Paris Opera Ballet's season opening at the Palais Garnier; accompanied by an album of JH's of the Tuilleries Garden.
GUEST DIARY What to Wear Where's Karen Klopp & Hilary Dick get dressed for one of the most glamorous indoor celebrations of the fall season in the city, The Rita Hayworth Gala for the Alzheimer's Association.
SOCIAL DIARY Quiet holiday weekend in New York. Trip to the bookstore caught me, came home with "Sargent's Women;" then another really hilarious book came via the post: "Joan Rivers Confidential," a scrapbook with everything including lots of laughs.
PARTY PICTURES Mark Gilbertson's annual cocktail; The Pink Agenda's 10th Annual Gala; Solar One's annual Oktoberfest fundraiser.
SOCIAL DIARY Columbus Day Special. Sunny, warm weekend then rain, but beautiful; more news on 10 Gracie and the Obamas; and Adrian Coming ... a relaunching of the great designer from the Golden Age of Hollywood, at Verdura tomorrow evening.
GUEST DIARY Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: Will & Grace" — Yesterday, Today and ... Tomorrow?
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Loreen Arbus in her joyous, dizzying whirl of an apartment on Central Park West.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part CXXX. Bob's a working illustrator but also finds himself involved in film making and even making an appearance in a Brian de Palma film where the star was some kid named Bobby.
Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara: Bette and Marilyn — Bet You Never Thought Any Kind of Comparison Could Ever Be Found! ... Will & Graceless ... Who Dare Diss Lena?