GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page. Bob continues recalling (and sketching) his first days in New York in 1961, including meeting this wonderful, young aspiring actress and singer named Barbra (only two "a's").
Our friend and colleague Jesse Kornbluth, who loves books and loves to read them as well as write them, gave this one a report that will intrigue quite a few people to read it sooner than later: "Lillian on Life" by Alison Jean Lester.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Bob Dylan Loves ... Nancy Sinatra! (And Frank, and Irving Berlin and Roman History!) ... Broadway's "Great Parade" ... A New Era, New Stars for NYC's Patsy's Restaurant.
SOCIAL DIARY Even when it's quiet in New York there are all kinds of amazing things going on including the DIFFA by Design dinner, a dinner for the Hunter College Writing Center, the Dancing Classrooms Gala, and Beth DeWoody's reception to raise funds for the a-building AIDS Memorial in the Village.
The Madoo Conservancy's second annual "Madoo in Manhattan"; The Perlman Music Program's Annual Concert and Dinner in Palm Beach; Terry Allen Kramer hosted a book party for Nicky Haslam; A dinner celebrating Lynmar Estates winery's 30th anniversary at the James Beard House.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Hollywood Height Chart — Does it Still Matter? ... Angelina Jolie ... Cher ... A Better Version of the Keystone Pipeline?
HOUSE John Foreman has changed his mind about the most beautiful house on Long Island; it's Westbury House, the former Jay Phipps estate in Old Westbury.
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Miami Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew reports on the 7th Annual Preservation Luncheon, known as the Hat Luncheon, for Vizcaya, James Deering's now legendary palace overlooking Biscayne Bay.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Celebrating the Big Six-Oh! With Bruce Willis ... Candice Bergen Comes to 92nd Street ... Seth Sikes is still singing those Judy Garland songs ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — It wasn't Scientology, it was, well — hate!
SOCIAL DIARY Spring is in the air. Yesterday's matinee of "Paint Your Wagon" at Encores!; Friday's lunch at Le Veau d'Or with Michael Thomas and Linda Yellen; Pisces birthday parties for Paige Peterson; and another at the new Baccarat Hotel for John Demsey, Alina Cho and Marilyn Gauthier.
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Washington Social Diaries. Carol Joynt takes in the candy store in the Pentagon (Edward Marc); the Chinese menu at Peter Chang's new place in Arlington; plus a happy reunion with her old boss, Larry King.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Elizabeth Taylor — A New Book Will Reveal the Heart (And the Beauty, of Course!) Of The Star of Stars ... Still Raising Funds for Dennis Hopper's Last Movie ... The Delightful, Insightful Candor of Barney Frank.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Edward Mapplethorpe in his Audubon Heights pre-war apartment. "I've waited a long time for this," he said. "For a long time, it's been all about me and my career, and dreams … that's not everything in life."
Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education's gala event; New York School of Interior Design's annual benefit dinner at the Rainbow Room; Fountain House Associates hosted the fifth annual Associates Spring Breakfast; 25th Anniversary celebration of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Abraham Lincoln ... Johnny Cash ... and Vinyl! Three American Classics re-examined and revitalized. Barbara Goldsmith and The Writing Center feted.
SOCIAL DIARY A very busy day at Michael's with some notable guests whose presence evokes some memories of other times, in LA and other people in that world.
Schulenberg's Page. Introducing a new weekly column by our friend, the artist Bob Schulenberg which features his sketchbook diaries in which he's been recording his life and world since the early 1960s. This first installment is about his arrival as a young man from Southern California to live and work in New York.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: New Jersey's Theater Jewel, The Paper Mill Playhouse, Glitters with "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" ... Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger's Georgia May marches into the spotlight ... Patricia Arquette Rises Above "CSI: Cyber."
SOCIAL DIARY St. Patrick's Day in New York, sometimes, sunny, bright and breezy for the wearin' o' the green. Lunch at the Regency; a look at the new towers going up and up and up; plus some back story on Ardrossan, on this week's Big Old House; And Asia Art Week opens.
Sunday Supper at Restaurant Daniel To Benefit Citymeals-On-Wheels; Mount Sinai Hospital's Third Annual Circle of Life Gala; The UN Women for Peace Association's annual awards; The 58th International Red Cross Ball.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Malice In The Palace: "The Royals" is a Scandal.
SOCIAL DIARY Four days till Spring. Lunch with our co-workers at Michael's, a book discussion with author Erik Larson at the Roosevelt House; plus some details about the upcoming City Harvest gala where this reporter gets an "honor."
PARTY PICTURES The Randall's Island Park Alliance'a annual Fielding Dreams Gala Dinner; Jewish Home Lifecare's Second Annual "8 Over 80" Gala Benefit; Trees New York's 39th Annual Fundraiser; A book signing for Elisabeth Thieriot.
John Foreman parts the curtains on Ardrossan, the last intact great estate on the Main LIne.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Bettyville" — a Philosophically Graceful Glimpse at Alzheimer's ... "Fashion Police" Comes Apart At The Seams ... Can "American Horror Story Survive" without Jessica Lange? ... Is Lily James Now Too Big for "Downton Abbey?"
SOCIAL DIARY A rainy weekend with Spring about to arrive. The talk about Mrs. C's emails; and ours; plus a great treat Sunday afternoon at the Barrow Street Theater in the Village for "Every Brilliant Thing."
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Patricia Altschul dishes with Carol Joynt about the new season of Bravo TV's "Southern Charm," plus a festive blind item.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Doctor Zhivago" — Endless Love and Russia's Great Purge in Musical Form ... Lucie Arnaz wants to put on a show — "Hazel."