Boxleitner Up Close
Actor Bruce Boxleitner, who got roughed up occasionally by bad guys when he was a regular on TV’s “Scarecrow and Mrs. King,” says his latest assignment, representing Estee Lauder men’s products, can get physical too. In a Ft. Worth store where he made a personal appearance recently, he says, his adoring fans got a bit too eager. “They roughed me up, I got grabbed,” he told Listen. The scene was tamer at Robinson’s in Santa Monica, where Boxleitner shook hands with a dozen males and smooched the more than 115 women who turned out for the event. His sister, Nancy, and manager, Jay Bernstein, surprised him by standing on line like everyone else to get an autographed photo. As for fragrances, Boxleitner told Listen that women and men like the same thing--”Something that makes you want to get closer.”
Same Guy, Same Dress
Nancy Stafford, a regular on NBC’s “Matlock,” got married twice, Listen hears. Both times to the same man--a minister, the Rev. Larry Myers. But more to the point, both times in the same dress. It was a Victorian style that she wore at home in Florida for wedding No. 1, then in Palos Verdes, closer to Hollywood where her friends live, for the second time around. Salena Garberg, a friend of the actress, tells us that she designed the veil, with its extravagant headpiece, hand-sewn beads, pearls and roses, and it inspired her to change careers. (She currently operates her own catering company called Premis.) Salena now wants to make custom veils and wedding dresses full time. “Nancy and I have this joke,” she says. “She’s the star, I’m the designer to the stars.”
Guests at Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad’s wedding last weekend had been informed the event would be black-tie optional. But this is anything-goes L.A., and the ceremonies were at the anything-goes Playboy Mansion. So Listen was not at all surprised to hear that some celebrity guests strayed a bit from the prescribed dress code. While most men came in suits or tuxedos and most women wore summery silk dresses, one of the guests told Listen, Robert Blake turned up in black jeans with a black jacket, Angie Dickinson wore a purple silk pantsuit, Altovise Davis chose a pewter silk pantsuit accessorized with pewter sandals, and Alexander Gudonov tucked a sports shirt inside an off-white suit and pulled up the collar to give the shirt a dressier, wing-tip effect.
From Trash to Class
Speaking of weddings, Chloe Webb plans to get married in her new movie, “Heart Condition.” But her dress isn’t the kind you could take home to mother. It’s shiny, yellow satin decorated with yellow flowers, and it’s being specially made at Trashy Lingerie, the shop on La Cienega Boulevard. Listen hears this from Louise Frogley, the movie’s costume designer, who explains that Webb’s character plans to clean up her act, so to speak, starting with this wedding. But she’s not used to shopping for classy clothes. What she comes up with, Frogley tells us, is “demure but, well, trashy.”
Lanky Jimmy Stewart, who 32 years ago spent much of the film “The Spirit of St. Louis” cramped up in a tiny cockpit, charmed the staff at the Cockpit in Beverly Hills in a brief visit recently. But the store, which sells authentic bomber jackets and other aviator clothing, didn’t have quite what the one-time Charles Lindbergh was after: a camouflage fishing cap. Attired in casual khaki clothes, Stewart spent only a couple of minutes in the shop before taking off again. “He was a very sweet gentleman, very nice,” an enthralled Cockpit employee told Listen. The same day, a low-key Sylvester Stallone landed in the shop with an “entourage” and spent 20 minutes slyly choosing about $650 worth of sweat shirts and T-shirts. Rocky/Rambo “didn’t talk much,” but he carried a big wallet.
Banking on Rothschild
Revlon has announced plans to collaborate on a new fragrance with Baroness Marie-Helene de Rothschild, one of the doyennes of international society. (She entertained the Reagans during their recent trip to Paris.) Revlon says the scent will debut in the fall of 1990 in Paris. All royalties will be paid to a foundation that bears the baroness’ name, which funds medical research around the world.
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