Doll House of Fashions at Angel’s Attic

Times Staff Writer

That first birthday party is always special. Angel’s Attic is 1 year old and celebrates its birthday today with a luncheon in the Attic garden, 516 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. Guests will have aperitifs and browse through the doll house, miniature collections, gift gallery and plant boutique before lunch and a fashion show of Janis and John Kelley’s collection for the very young. Some well-known grandchildren will model.

Jackie Mahan and Eleanor LaVove, just returned from a doll house and miniatures tour of England, Wales and Ireland, have asked Brooke Tucker to be guest of honor.

Angels Attic is a nonprofit project for the benefit of the Brentwood Center for Educational Therapy--Autistic Children and Young Adults.

Toni Frank tells us that the 37th annual Brotherhood Ball (headed by Lester B. Korn) of the National Conference of Christians and Jews was the largest fund-raiser in the NCCJ western region’s history.


Though President Reagan didn’t make it, he sent a video message: “We must always remember the human weaknesses and utter insensitivity that led to the Holocaust, because through our remembrance of past evils, we guard against their recurrence.”

Musical chairs for the Philharmonic Affiliates. At the annual spring conference, Mary Anne Chappelear of Palos Verdes Peninsula was installed new chairman for two years. She succeeds the vivacious Barbara Hart, also of Palos Verdes. Does PV have an edge on the presidency?

Picasso’s 1970 drawing of Ella Fitzgerald, her head turned upward, her mouth open, emitting Picasso zigzags for song, adorns the bright red invitations for the Center for the Partially Sighted “Night for Sight” Friday at the Beverly Hilton.

Ella’s to be honored in the International Ballroom, and will receive the center’s 1985 Vision Award in recognition of her creativity and lifetime achievements.


Her special friends will present special entertainment. Singer Al Jarreau is the headliner. Honorary chairman is Norman Granz, Ella’s personal manager for more than 30 years.

Dinner tickets are $150 for the black-tie affair, with dancing to Clark Keen’s Orchestra.

The center provides comprehensive rehabilitation for more than 900 partially sighted individuals. The goal is to maintain independence by enhancing and maximizing remaining vision, and thus avoid institutionalization.

The honorary committee: Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Carl Reiner, Sarah Vaughan, Ben Vereen, Joe Williams and more.


The board of directors of the Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills will be bringing back flora and fauna and having a whee of a time as well. Mrs. Robert Sides will be leading the board on a cruise to Hawaii and nearby islands. Mmes. John Mock, Everts Moulton, Ted Off, Milbank McFie, Peter Adams, William Clayton, Marion Rohrer, Frederick Keller, Roy Garrett, Janet Biggs, Barbara Carnahan and “A.K.” Cooke McCarthy are going along.

They’ll lunch at Mrs. Thurmond Clarke’s home in Kauai and visit the ranch of Mrs. William Thomas Davis at Kona.

There’s no cure for the nation’s No. 1 genetic killer of youth--cystic fibrosis. That’s impetus enough for the Guild for Cystic Fibrosis’ annual membership luncheon and fashion show today at Le Bel Age Hotel.

International fashion consultant Margo Klein is producing and narrating the show featuring Los Angeles’ own Diane Freis. Show-stopping furs by Giba Noblia are promised, courtesy of Pat O’Brien, California Fashion Mart.


Guild members and CF friends assisting chairman Annette Lund are Terri Sigal, Andrea Worrall, Barbara Schuster, Rochelle Raderman, Marcella Cardinale, Carol Gillis, Nancy Wasserman and Diane Morris, a Hidden Hills resident who’s the new guild president.

High Goals. And high achievers--all of the following:

The Men’s Guild for the Maple Center of Beverly Hills. The guild has set July 6 for a fund-raising Hollywood party at Picfair Mansion with dancing and auction. Guild president Robert Perlberg is heavily involved. . . .

Santa Monica Historical Society. Its many projects to preserve history benefit from the charity breakfast at Santa Monica Place in the Marketfaire Court today at 8:30 a.m. . . .


Good Beginnings. The group swings into action Saturday at the Industry Hills Resort in the City of Industry with the second annual Baby Golf Classic to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Jerry Mink and his wife Barbara, Charles Boags, Mrs. Alfred J. Firestein, the Aaron Spellings, Milton Tyre and Dorothy Williams, Good Beginnings president, are involved in the tournament, cocktail party and banquet. Vocalist Hedva Danoff will entertain. . . .

Loren L. Zachary Society. Soprano Kathryn Carpenter sings a farewell Friday at the Beverly Wilshire’s Champagne Room before she departs to spend two years at the opera in Bremmen, West Germany. . . .

Ida Mayer Cummings Auxiliary. “The Best of I. Magnin,” with 18 models and orchestra, is bundled for the “Tree of Life” luncheon Thursday in the Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire. It benefits the Jewish Homes for the Aging. Charles “Buddy” Rogers, the auxiliary’s honorary vice president, will be master of ceremonies. . . . also Evelyn Gold will become the first person in the auxiliary’s 56-year-old history to be honored as Volunteer of the Year for a second time. Her first honor came in 1974. Evelyn Sugarman will be cited as 1985 Humanitarian for her years of service as chairman of the annual summer party for residents.

Maciej Bielski leads the polonaise at the Polonaise Ball on Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton. Count and Countess Adam Tyszkiewicz are chairman of this second annual event benefiting the Long Beach Opera. Honorary chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Milenski (he’s the opera’s general director) and Mmes. Blanka A. Rosentiel and Wanda Tomczykowska.


The polonaise dates to 1574 when Henry of Anjou was elected to the Polish throne and the procession of wives of nobility became the stately dance as it’s known today. Of course, it was also a favorite form of musical composition used by Frederic Chopin too.

Polonaise balls have become increasingly popular social events with Polish communities in New York, Miami, San Francisco and Detroit.

Cannell & Chaffin celebrates the success of Lucile Fickett’s “Treasures From Around the World” collection at its “new look” Newport Beach Design Studio on Thursday evening in Newport.