SOCIAL DIARY New York this past weekend lost a second great friend — bestselling author and philanthropist, Barbara Goldsmith.
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit John Foreman's trip to the Schinasi mansion on Riverside, a New York story of stupendous success.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: The New "Independence Day" Is Good Enough For Me! ... "Game of Thrones" Goes Off With a Bang (and an icky meat pie!) ... and WE take a Vacation! But don't relax — we'll be back!
SOCIAL DIARY Remembering Bill Cunningham, the man who followed and photographed the last 60 years of fashion of our times in the his village called New York.
PARTY PICTURES Amref Health Africa ArtBall; The New York Academy of Medicine's annual Gala, "Healthy Cities. Better Lives"; Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic'a annual Summer Benefit; Manhattan School of Music's Spring Gala.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Manic Monday! Brexit and the Brit Film Industry ... Frances de la Tour, so much more than "Vicious" ... Joseph Morgan, a real fangs-out "Original."
SOCIAL DIARY Remembering Jerry. The "Razzle Dazzle" review and the Vincent Sardi piece that we published this past Wednesday, reminded us of another closely related individual from that time and that world: Gerald Schoenfeld of the Shubert Theaters.
ACROSS THE WORLD Augustus Mayhew's visit to Santa Barbara, Part II, which he calls Santa Barbara Photoplay, a delicious and curious photo tour of that exotic and stunning community by the Pacific with the Santa Ynez mountains behind.
HOUSE Sian, Lesley and JH revisit the legendary artist Hunt Slonem in his fascinating (now former) residence, loft, studio and menagerie.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Anticipating Richard Cohen's Book, "She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron." She made me laugh, too and cry, and I still miss her so much.
GUEST DIARY Schulenberg's Page: New York/LA, Part LXV. The events of violence in our world may have provoked Bob's memory of a personal Hollywood tale of woe and sorrow.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Barbara Cook Remembers — And It Wasn't ALL Gay and Glittery! "Orange Is The New Black" Cast Will Liven Up GMHC's Rooftop Gay Pride Fundraiser.
SOCIAL DIARY Beautiful first summer day in New York, at home in the nabe, at my desk working as well as finishing reading "Razzle Dazzle" evoking memories of my own moment in that world.
SOCIAL HISTORY A look back to another Broadway legend, Vincent Sardi Jr. whose restaurant was the center of the Broadway world for a half century, and was briefly DPC's employer.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Zoe Saldana Still Fights The "Nina" Haters ... Oprah's "Greenleaf" Debuts ... Tom Hiddleston's Got a Gun — For Taylor Swift or 007? Or You?
HOUSE Big Old Houses. We re-visit the late John Foreman's history of Madison Square from the 19th century to today.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: Take a Trip to Christopher Bollen's "Orient" — if You Dare! ... The pulp fiction treasures of John D. MacDonald ... All the "Penny Dreadfuls" Feel JUST DREADFUL! (But I Have to Admit, If Vanessa Ives Had To Go, It Was a Fabulous, Fitting Exit.)
PARTY PICTURES Museum of the City of New York's annual Spring Symposium & Luncheon; WNET's annual Gala Salute; Hetrick-Martin Institute's annual "School's Out 2016" benefit; The American Institute for Stuttering's annual Benefit Gala.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH and Denis Ferrara: MONDAY'S MASH: Is Lady Gaga Ready to be "Born" With Bradley Cooper? ... Dance, Ryan Gosling, Dance! ... "Wicked" Finally Makes it to the Movies ... and How is "Rosaline" different from other fairytale heroines? (Hint: Prince Charming Has No Chance With Her.)
BEAUTY Beauty Spotlight with Clémence von Mueffling. The beauty industry veteran reveals her balanced approach to health and grooming.
GUEST DIARY Julie Baumgold's "Fairytales of Manhattan; A Goblet of Poison," the final story in this series, "fetch," a story about romance and New York dog-walking in the Park.