Double Your Pleasure at Fund-Raiser

Times Staff Writer

Here's another of those $5,000-for-two benefits. At "Tea at Trumps," Irma and Lou Colen let it be known that's the top tab for the double duo concerts benefiting the University of Judaism.

That buys two seats for the Sunday concert featuring cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich at UJ's Gindi Auditorium and two seats in the Founders Circle of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Feb. 12 when violin virtuoso Isaac Stern and the Los Angeles Philharmonic match.

Sadie and Norman Lee, honorary chairmen, are backing the fund-raiser, the university's major 1985 effort. Proceeds go to UJ expansion.

Major donors for the Rostropovich night, deemed Cultural Arts Associates, will have their names permanently inscribed on a plaque at Gindi and be feted at a dinner. Donors of $2,500 settle for special recognition in the souvenir program.

Marvin and Shirley Selter head the events. And Marjorie Platt and Millie Hersch are dinner chairmen, and Ruth Greenwold, chairman of hostesses.

Most of the crowd dismantled their Christmas trees, then hurried off to the California Club for Carol and Warner Henry's fabulous black-tie Twelfth Night celebration.

It's a tradition that his parents, the late Warner (Pop) and Frances Henry, began in 1956. The newlywed Mrs. Robert H. Carpenter, the former Janice Ogden Vest, was crowned Twelfth Night Queen, and Charlie Keely was the popular new King. They found the pea and the bean in their desserts.

Sharing in the amusement and laughter were John and Lucille Hadley, Terry and Joann Gloege, Mrs. Knox Farrand, Mary and Phil Hawley, the Delos McDonalds, the Preston Hotchkises, the Lou Whitneys, Lucy and Angus McBain, Margaret and Clif Capps, Suzy and Don Crowell, Byron and Patty Capps, Jean and Bud Samson, Geoff and Binny Beaumont, the Thomas Techentins, the Z. Wayne Griffins, the Olin Barretts, Bob and Nancy Twist, the Homer Tobermans, Betsy and Paul Livadary, Liz and Thad Up de Graff, Rick and Cathy Berkson, the John Sturgeons, the Bruce Coffeys and ever so many more.

Christmas Remembered: The warm and friendly cocktail party newlyweds Martha and Glen Mitchel hosted at the California Club. . . .

The lively Christmas open house Dan and Rusty Chandler gave at their festive Hancock Park home. . . .

The Christmas tea party Alice Avery hosted for friends on one rainy, traffic-snarled afternoon. . . .

The roaring fireplaces, the garlanded staircases for Pete and Carol Wilkins cheery festivity on Christmas Eve, with all generations present to enjoy. . . .

The "bit of the bubbly" when Eileen and Bill Zimmerman invited friends in for New Year's Eve and, midst the glitter, the chance to unwind over lobster bisque before resolutions. . . .

The Rev. Donald P. Merrifield SJ, chancellor of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, gives unselfishly, and that's why he'll receive the first "Life Spirit Award" Jan. 19 from the Santa Marta Hospital Foundation.

It happens at the Sheraton Grande benefit. Actor Ricardo Montalban will present Father Merrifield with a bronze sculpture created by Elena Irving. Inez Pedroza is mistress of ceremonies.

Dinner co-chairmen are Bernard J. Bannan, Robert R. Dockson and Albert Gersten. They expect a crowd including Mayor Tom Bradley, Sen. Alan Cranston, Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy and Assemblyman Gray Davis.

Founded in 1924 by a group of Catholic Spanish-speaking women and Dr. Francis Anton, the hospital started as a maternity hospital. It's now a full-service 110-bed acute care community hospital in East Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Friends of Shaare Zedek Medical Center continue their goal to support cardiac surgical facilities at the Jerusalem hospital Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton.

The stars will shine on them: Robert Wagner, who will emcee the tribute to James R. Spitz, president of Columbia Pictures Domestic Distribution and the Heart to Heart honoree.

And Sammy Davis Jr., who will entertain.

Spitz joins the ranks of Henry Plitt and Danny Arnold, past Heart to Heart recipients.

That lovable, adorable "Cats" at the Shubert Theatre has fund-raisers flocking to the felines. The meow's the thing.

For instance, Concern II for Cancer Research "proudly presented" "Cats" Wednesday night. This organization of young adults ages 18-35 raises funds for cancer immunology research, with a special focus on childhood cancers.

They did Top Cat tickets at $200, Tom Cats at $125, and Cool Cats at $75.

And because they favor cats, Ralston Purina Co., in recognition of their commitment to the cure of cancer, donated $20,000 for 225 tickets for the researchers and staff of Childrens Hospital and families whose children have benefited at the hospital.

Before the 8:30 p.m. curtain, a "cats" decor kept Jade West in Century City purring.

Then Wednesday night, Retinitis Pigmentosa International supported its degenerative blinding disease with more "Cats." Mrs. Ron Massman was chairman. The preceding dinner was also at Jade West.

And, most appropriately, the Pet Orphans Fund has subscribed to the entire orchestra section of the Shubert for its gala March 16. "The Broadway hit show comes to L.A., and we have it by the tail," they say. Tickets are $100 and $65. It's their way of aiding abandoned pets.

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