World Affairs Council: Balanced Talks

Times Staff Writer

Balance is what Edmonde A. Haddad, president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, strives for. Thus, President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Edward Kennedy will deliver major foreign-policy addresses within five days of each other.

It will be the fourth time the President has addressed the council when he speaks at the luncheon, to be telecast worldwide, at noon April 10 at the Century Plaza. Earlier, Earle and Marion Jorgensen will host a private reception limited primarily to the council's board of directors. The First Lady is not coming. She expects to be visiting her ill mother in Arizona, but will fly in later that day to join her husband.

Five days later, Sen. Kennedy will mark his second appearance before the council, speaking at noon at the Beverly Hilton. Lew and Edie Wasserman will stage the private preceding reception.

Council chairman Roy A. Anderson, chairman of the executive committee of Lockheed, will get the privilege of introducing both. Haddad will moderate the Q&A.;

BRIGHTS ON: The Joffrey Ballet's Los Angeles vice chairman of the board, Patti Skouras, is back from Chicago, where the Joffrey's spring season garnered rave reviews. She can't wait for the ballet's residency at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opening April 29. She and friend Felissa Vanoff are busily planning Patron Nights. . . .

And Los Angeles arts patron Jane Nathanson steps into the Dance Gallery's Concrete Circle next Thursday, holding hands with maverick modern dance giant Merce Cunningham. Patrons and supporters will revel at the private party hosted by Elsye and Stanley Grinstein at their Brentwood home. The Concrete Circle is a limited edition of 32 paving stones destined to encircle the forecourt of the Dance Gallery, scheduled to open in 1989. The patron gives $25,000; the dancer smiles. A founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jane Nathanson says, "Merce for me is to modern dance as Robert Rauschenberg is to modern art."

HOLY TREASURES: Iris Cantor, Los Angeles County Museum of Art trustee, and husband B. Gerald have just returned from New York to plan festivities surrounding the opening of the new exhibition, "Treasures of the Holy Land: Ancient Art From the Israel Museum," Wednesday at LACMA. The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles are sponsoring the exhibition, jointly organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Considered to be the largest exhibition of ancient Israeli art ever to travel abroad, it includes Dead Sea Scrolls, a bronze statue of the emperor Hadrian and ivories from the First Temple period, pottery from sites of the Canaanite period.

The Cantors and federation leaders including the Stanley Hirshes, the David Feingoods and the Lionel Bells will join trustees for the black-tie reception Wednesday. The next night Iris Cantor hosts an intimate dinner to honor Martin Wyle, director of the Israel Museum, and Maureen Cogan, president of the New York chapter of American Friends of the Israel Museum.

Then on April 11, United Jewish Fund Campaign supporters entertain at a preview to thank leading supporters. Attendance requires the minimum $5,000 campaign contribution. Linda Rosenberg chairs the event with Mel Gagerman, UJF special gifts chair. The exhibition opens to the public April 12, continuing through July 5.

CIRCLE: Armand Hammer adores his birthdays. He's 89 May 24, already planning to relive Birthday 88--"but even more so--" at the Beverly Wilshire. The new stellar attraction will be Placido Domingo. Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich, Ludmila Lopukhova, and Merv Griffin again have command performances. Dinah Shore and the "Coconut Ballroom Orchestra," plus Jane Morgan Weintraub and French chanteuse and stage actress Line Renaud will star.

GOOD FRIDAY: The 29th annual YMCA of Los Angeles Good Friday Breakfast is set for 8 a.m. April 17 at the Bonaventure. Robert F. Erburu, chairman and chief executive officer, Times Mirror Co., will keynote the event. Others on the program include James A. Collins, chairman and CEO, Collins Foods International; Stephen J. Cannell, producer; Richard J. Stegemeier, president, Unocal; Robert A. Day Jr., chairman, Trust Company of the West; Burton Richardson, KJOI, and soprano Isela Sotelo. Tickets are $13 and available at Y branches and the Metropolitan Y offices, 818 West 7th St.

DUQUETTE DAZZLE: For two years Tony and Elizabeth Duquette have been restoring a historic structure in San Francisco to house the celebrative environment, "Our Lady Queen of the Angels" as well as Duquette's new work evoking St. Francis of Assisi and the "Canticle of the Sun."

Liza Minnelli appears April 23 at the black-tie preview. Numerous Angelenos will be present for the benefit aiding the Anthony and Elizabeth Duquette Foundation for the Living Arts. Among them: the John Goods, Grover Asmus, Gustave Tassell, the H. Bradley Joneses, Mrs. Vincente Minnelli, the Marshall P. Wilkinsons, the Herb Alperts, the Ray Bradburys, Flora Thornton, Mary Anita Loos.

The John Rosecranses and the Albert Schlesingers will be welcoming out-of-town visitors, including the contingents from Italy, Palm Beach and La Jolla.

ANNIVERSARY: This year 25 Los Angeles city cultural architectural monuments in historic Angelino Heights are 100 years old. Fifteen of these are on Carroll Avenue. Sunday, a crowd will gather for the Docent Tea and the 100th Anniversary Proclamation from Mayor Bradley presented by Councilwoman Gloria Molina. The affair's a kickoff for the Carroll Avenue Restoration Foundation's annual House and Walking Tour (11 Victorian residences) May 16-17. Hosting in her garden at 1300 Carroll Ave. will be Priscilla Morales, foundation vice president and tour chairman.

Another prelude: Carroll Avenue residents plan their "first annual" Easter Parade on April 19. They're inviting people to don Easter bonnets and finery, contemporary or Victorian, and compete for prizes. Friendly neighborhood.

BEMEDALED: Twenty-five young ladies from the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas will wear pastel gowns and be recognized for volunteer community service April 10 at the Assistance League of Southern California 30th annual Medallion Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.

Robert L. Hemmings will preside over the recognition ceremony. League president Sally Hinckley will present the medallions of the National Assistance League. Ball chairman Claire Storm has booked Clark Keen's Orchestra. Los Angeles Junior Mannequin Assisteens to be presented are Paige Bradley, Kathryn Thomas, Kimberly Root, Julianne Foster, Ingrid Brau, Ashley LaShelle, Stefanie Smith. Valley debs will be Jennifer Dehn, Alison Eils, Donna McGinnis, Jessica Beiner, Christina Casagrande, Lauralyn McCarthy, Lauren Fligsten, Bonnie Keene, Nicole Monbarren, Heather Reu, Kimberly Hawkins, Kristen Pifko, Colleen Storey, Karen Nilsen, Katrina Posta, Karen Jensen, Julie Mills and Erin Casey.

DEB REVIEW: The spacious home of Mrs. John Borchard Maulhardt overlooking the Las Posas Country Club golf course was the setting for the 30th annual Las Patronas Auxiliary of the Ventura County Assistance League Presentation Tea to announce 12 debutantes to be presented in June. Involved in the affairs are Mrs. J. Carlisle Barringer of Santa Paula, Las Patronas chairman; Mrs. Ted Lee Bear of Fillmore, ball chairman, and Mrs. William M. Stowell and Mrs. Milton E. Daily Jr., both of Camarillo. . . .

Twenty-five debutantes bowed at the Mary Duque Guild of Children's Hospital Debutante Ball at the Beverly Wilshire: Susan Grisanti, Sara Cunningham, Michelle Millimet, Alison Eils, Holly Garcia, Kristin Borella, Erin Casey, Daniele Chase, Tammy Rubinfeld, Amy Dhanes, Laurice Dibie, Patricia Farrell, Kimberly Gitnick, April Hahn, Bonnie Keene, Deana LaBarbera, Marie Maxey, Lauralyn McCarthy, Nicole Monbarren, Tammy Payne, Ariana Rosati, Victoria Sardi, Sofia Sorvino, Heidi Straszewski and Christine Townsend. . . .

Delta Sigma Theta Pasadena Alumnae honored 11 young women for their scholarship and volunteer service at a cotillion at the Ambassador. Debutantes presented: Achim Airitam, Michelle Cox, Candace Shields, Carlene Turner and Samantha Warlick of Altadena; Deirdre Duff of Rancho Cucamonga; Felicia Harrison of Chino; Katrina Green and Breshaun-Birene Joyner of Los Angeles; Tara Nelson of Pasadena and Rachel Scott-Weiss of South Pasadena.

DESIGN HOUSE: More than 25 interior designers are decorating the Palos Verdes Estates residence of former Raider All-Pro defensive lineman Lyle Alzado for the Sandpipers Design House '87. Teresa Snyder, chairman, and assistant Emilie Spratt stage the event April 21-24 for group tours, and April 28-May 17 for the general public. Tickets are $10 at the door (1696 Via Coronel in the Montemalaga section), $8 in advance.

Sandpiper president Kayo Ryan explains that 55 years and $1 million later, proceeds from the fund-raiser will continue to provide aid to the needy in the South Bay area. Lunch will be available daily; complimentary wine and cheese will be served Friday evenings.

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