Summer Gatherings

Sharon Bush, Louise Kornfeld, Liliana Cavendish, Anne Hearst McInerney, Ashley Raynes, Patty Raynes, and Nina Griscom at the Alzheimer's Association's official Rita Hayworth Gala Hamptons Kick-Off Reception in Watermill, NY.
This past Friday, August  2nd, the Alzheimer's Association hosted its official Rita Hayworth Gala Hamptons Kick-Off Reception in Watermill, NY.  The reception was hosted by Anne and Jay McInerney at their Ashgrove Farm home, along with Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, to celebrate the upcoming Rita Hayworth Gala in New York on October 22nd.  

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Rita Hayworth Gala, which Princess Yasmin started in honor of her mother, Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer's.  To date, under Princess Yasmin Aga Khan's leadership, over $60 million has been raised through the Rita Hayworth Galas.
Guests were treated to summer cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and mingled and chatted en plain air on the expansive back lawn of Ashgrove Farm. Jay McInerney thanked the guests for joining them, and introduced Nicole Sexton, the current Gala Chair of the Rita Hayworth Gala, who gave a heartfelt speech on the importance of supporting Alzheimer's research and care, and reiterating the Alzheimer's Association's singular mission to eliminate the disease.

Guests in attendance included Harry Johns, CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, Tom Wallace of Eli Lilly, Gala Steering Committee members Cornelia Bregman, Sharon Bush, Margo Catsimatidis, Liliana Cavendish, Chele Chiavacci, Somers Farkas, Karyn Kornfeld, Louise Kornfeld, Robin Meltzer, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Daryl Simon, along with the Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Co-Chairs Lizzie Meltzer and Rachel Apfel Glass, and YLC members Andrea Catsimatidis Cox and Brittany Stump.  
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Anne Hearst McInerney, and Jay McInerney
Additional guests included John Catsimatidis, Christopher Nixon Cox, Blaise Labriola, Marlyne Sexton, David Lauren and Lauren Bush Lauren, Alexandra Lebenthal, Brendan Shanahan, Robert Wilson, Audrey Gruss, Bettina Zilkha, Nina Griscom and Leo Peraino, Lauren Day Roberts, Peggy Siegal, Francine LeFrak, Debbie Bancroft, Jennifer and Lonnie Wollin, Jonathan Farkas, Stephen Kornfeld, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jim Signorelli,  and Nicole Miller, Patty Raynes and scores more just like ‘em ...
Cornelia Sharpe Bregman and Anne Hearst McInerney
Margo Catsimatidis and Andrea Catsimatidis Cox
Joe Alexander and R. Couri Hay
Michel Piranesi and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan wearing a Sintessi Ring
Eleanor Howe, Peter Howe, Siena Rumbough, Cole Rumbough, Leah Rumbough, and Kiera Rumbough
Louise Kornfeld, Audrey Gruss, and Margo MacNabb Nederlander
Patty Raynes and Ashley Raynes
Gerald and Jerrilyn Kaplan
Robin Meltzer and Alexandra Lebenthal
Nicole Sexton, Rick Freidberg, and Francine LeFrak
Lonnie Wollin, Jennifer Wollin, Louise and Stephen Kornfeld
Nikki Simon, David Feuerstein, and Daryl Simon
Nicole Sexton and Liliana Cavendish
Brendan Shanahan, Lynn Carey, and Harry Johns
Jonathan Farkas, Somers Farkas, Andrea Catsimatidis Cox, and Christopher Nixon Cox
Owen Laub, Robert Wilson, and Julian Mommert
Jodi Sarsfield, Luke Sarsfield, and Chele Chiavacci
Blaise LaBriola and Rob Cox
Paul Fine, Roger Meltzer, and Jason Glass
Donald Smith, Mai Hallingby Harrison, and Peter diPaola
Anne Hearst McInerney, Harry and Laura Slatkin
Debbie Bancroft
Alison Mazzola
Lucia Hwong Gordon
Suzanne Hemming and Tom Murphy
Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale
Jimmy and Margo MacNabb Nederlandert
Margo Catsimatidis and Louise Kornfeld
Jay Snyder, Jay McInerney, and Robert Zimmerman
Nicole Sexton, Lauren Bush Lauren, and David Lauren
Kasia and Doug McCormick
Gary Fisketjon and Jim Signorelli
Debbie and Rob Cox
Lis Waterman and Lionel Geneste
Basil Zirinis, Sandra McConnell, Tatiana and Campion Platt
Mauro Bergonzoli and Franziska Countess Fugger von Babenhausen
Debbie Lesser and Dorianne Samuels
Women's Health and FEED hosted their annual beachside bash at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club this past Saturday night. The event celebrated RUN 10 FEED 10 (a 10k benefit race) with a bonfire, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres.
Lauren Bush Lauren, Sharon Bush, Ashley Bush, Michele Promaulayko, and Laura Frerer Schmidt
Tashiana Wasington and Eric West
Dominique Huette and Lauren Lombardi
Jeana Chung, Ilene Park, and Susan Kim
Pessa Howard and Claire Stephens
Andrew Bartsch and Emily Wendel
Lauren Bush Lauren and Sharon Bush
Adam Weiss, Nana Meriwether, and Mattew Sheldon
Ilene Bornstein and Allie Weinstein
Fred Devito and Kim Kiernan
Laura Frerer Schmidt
Laura Frerer Schmidt and Michele Promaulayko
Nana Meriwether and Andrew Fitzsimons
Hecahanova Cheryl and Jamie Millione
Last Tuesday, The Cinema Society & MCM with Grey Goose hosted a screening of Radius TWC's "Lovelace" at the Museum of Modern Art on 11 West 53rd Street.

For some of us, it was only yesterday. Because for some of us, eyes were opened like never before. It was “Deep Throat,” a porn film made in 1972 for about $25,000 that made an international film star – albeit limited casting-wise – of Linda Susan Boreman using the name Linda Lovelace.

It was possibly the only porn film that had a wide public distribution in theaters across the nation. I don’t think there was ever one before or since. The film grossed possibly $50 million. That’s a half billion in today’s dollars (no matter what they tell you).

It’s the only porn film that drew a huge mixed audience of all ages. Everyone (who had the curiosity) wanted to have a look. Kenny Lane tells the story of going to the movies with Diana Vreeland. One day he asked her if there were anything special she’d like to see. She said, “Yes, I’d like to see that picture about ... the lace ...” He picked up on it right away, “Oh, you mean ‘Deep Throat.’” YES!

Forty years later in a culture drenched in porn that propelled this phenomenon called the Internet, “Deep Throat” sounds like a joke. That was its secret – the title. I never saw it but for many people, again – of all ages and sexual inclinations, it was seminal.

It became the quintessential visual document of what was known worldwide at the time as the Sexual Revolution. Although within a decade that revolutioin was blighted by AIDS, its influence all these years later is now entirely cultural. And this girl, Linda Susan Boreman, child of an abusive marriage, child of hard luck and gritty disappointment, became, in a way, a messenger, looked upon with simple respect. It was all rather amazing.
Amanda Seyfriend, Jack Seyfried, and Ann Seyfried
The Cinema Society evening brought out Sharon Stone (who plays Linda’s mother in the film). Sharon Stone’s forever famous sexual moments on screen are a direct result of that film. Amanda Seyfried plays Linda. Peter Sarsgaard is Chuck Traynor, the husband, and Adam Brody is Harry Reems who plays opposite Linda in “Deep Throat.” Harry Reems was the only famous porn star of that era – when the word was rarely used in speaking but usually found only in print. (Look him up on Wikipedia).

There was a party afterwards at the new Refinery Rooftop on 63 West  38th Street. Most of the cast were there: Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody. As well as Debi Mazar, Chris Noth, Cory Hardrict, Brian Gattas, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, writer Andy Bellin, producers Heidi Jo Markel, Laura Rister, Jason Weinberg and Jim Young, RADiUS co-presidents Jason Janego and Tom Quinn.
Sharon Stone and Gloria Steinem
Adam Brody
Also: James Marsden, Zachary Quinto, Justin Long, Christine Lahti, Lou Reed, Zosia Mamet, Gloria Steinem, Ivanka Trump, Zac Posen, Joan Smalls, Hannah Davis, Carrie Preston (True Blood), Estelle, Nicole Trunfio, Gary Clark Jr, Cecily Strong (SNL), Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), B-52's Fred Schneider, Julie Taymor, Heather Matarazzo, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant, Terry George, Oren Moverman, Peter Vack, Catharine MacKinnon, Peter Cincotti, Samantha Mathis, Ebon Moss, Christian Campbell and America Olivo, Rosanna Scotto (Good Day New York), Greg Kelly (Good Day New York), Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire), Justin Bond, Carson Kressley, Tyson Ballou, Anouck Lepere, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Stu Zicherman, Nicole Miller, Nanette Lepore, Fern Mallis, Debbie Bancroft, Daniel Benedict, Genevieve Jones, and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir.
Brian Gattas
Andy Bellin and Peter Sarsgaard
Zac Posen and Zachary Quinto
Carson Kressley
Sophie Sumner
Nanette Lepore
Stephanie LaCava
Chris Noth and Tara Wilson
Jada Yuan and Jacob Bernstein
Genevieve Jones and Estelle
Andrew Saffir and Debbie Bancroft
Jessica Smith and Haleigh Breest
Natalie Joos and Lara Backmender
Carrie Preston and Mandy Siggfried
Gary Clark Jr. and Nicole Trunfio
Sophia Coullas and Serena Bancroft
Christine Lahti
Hannah Davis
Tyson Ballou
Bonnie Morrison
Marina Kanes and Dianne Vavra
Zosia Mamet, Shane Kidd, and Jen Allcott
Gregg Bello and Valerie Gillotis
Mara Siegler and James Richard

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