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A Birthday That Takes the Cake

Those 500th anniversaries are rare. Try to outdo Christopher Columbus. His quincentenary will be the topic at a reception Thursday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center. Talk will focus on the international tall ship Parade of Sail that will escort the three Columbus replica caravels--the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria--into the Port of Long Beach on Sept. 27, 1992.

Los Angeles County Supervisors Peter F. Schabarum, Kenneth Hahn, Edmund D. Edelman, Deane Dana and Michael D. Antonovich host the kickoff here with AT&T.; Guest of honor will be John N. Goudie, chairman of the U. S. Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission. County chief of protocol Sandra Ausman has the happy job of coordinating.

PAST PERFECT: Kathleen and Tom McCarthy’s black-tie celebration at Los Angeles Country Club with Wayne Foster’s orchestra attracting guests to the dance floor in droves. . . .

Mary Jensen and Joni and Clark Smith’s “Latin Casual Brazilian Beat” for the affianced Ashley Brittingham and Jeff McDermott at the Beach Club with lessons for all in the nuances of the lambada. . . .

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Norma and David McIntyre’s 25th wedding anniversary black-tie party for 200 at the Bistro Garden at Coldwater. . . .

The engagement party--a biking soiree from the Beach Club to Venice’s 72 Market Street--honoring Kevin McKenzie and Erin Evans. It was hosted by Sally and Joe Keon, Donna and Michael Mellentin, Dennis and Linda Vaughn and George and Jane Barrett. . . .

Dorothy Shea’s divine luncheon at the California Club feting bride-to-be Hilary Weber. . . . Carol Inman’s tea feting her future daughter-in-law Lori Bjorseth.

STARS: Veteran volunteer Julia Dockweiler, whose name is synonymous with Los Angeles history, got the Spirit of Voluntarism Award at the Junior League of Los Angeles meeting at the Los Angeles Athletic Club this week. Jan Kern takes over the presidency from Robin Patterson Nenninger.

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Sandy Duncan and Henry Winkler, in the angels’ spot for Center Theatre Group Volunteers “Angels’ Night” memorabilia auction. It benefits the Mark Taper Forum’s Improvisational Theatre Project. Shirley Colby and Gail Newman co-chaired. . . .

Leslie Uggams headlining the “Hearts Around the World” black-tie gala chaired by Catherine Waymost and grossing $130,000 for St. Vincent Medical Center Auxiliary and the Los Angeles Heart Institute. . . .

The Hoby Associates and Hugh O’Brian surprising Jimmy Stewart with a birthday cake at Jimmy’s this week. . . .

Jane and Robert Kramer collaborating with Ralph Edward and Charles Buddy Rogers on a Russian dinner for American Parkinson Disease Assn.

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KUDOS: To David R. Carpenter, chair and CEO of TransamericaLife Companies, feted at the Insurance Council of Southern California for City of Hope dinner headed by Louis J. Caron. . . .

To Phillip L. Williams, receiving the Aesculapians Service Award from UCLA School of Medicine. . . .

CORKERS: The last three bottles of wine from the cellar of Alfred Hitchcock were bought by collector Joel Framson. Dan Duckhorn, owner of Duckhorn Vineyards, paid $8,500 for the wine fantasy trip to Australia at “An Evening With the California Winemasters” chaired by Pat Hitchcock O’Connell, Allen Balik and Marty Petersil at Bel Age Hotel. Proceeds total $75,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. . . .

Edie and Christian Frere, Margaret and Tom Larkin, Cheryl and Peter Ziegler, Carolyn and Bruce Ludwig, and Melinda and Win Wells invited families for a zoorific buffet at the Los Angeles Zoo, a way to benefit Childrens Chain of Childrens Hospital.

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CAN’T MISS: The Society of Junior Fellows of the Huntington Library Arabella Ball on June 9--a date chosen by E. Joseph Reagan II, Victoria Howe, Timothy Alders, Christy Bakaly and Katie Darnell to feature a full moon. . . .

Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie Clarke’s The Oaks Classic and Grand Prix Luncheon next Sunday in San Juan Capistrano. . . .

“Shining Stars*Classic Cars,” the benefit for Kidspace Museum Susan Chandler and Jan Handtmann are shepherding at the home of Don and Esther Ricardo in Pasadena on Saturday.

THE SCENE: The Ritz Carlton took over the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey for social partying to highlight the hotel’s presence in Southern California. . . .

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Colgate Holmes, chairman of the newly formed Biltmore Hotel Co. brought in Alan King and Wayne Newton for black-tie entertaining and a dinner in the Crystal Ballroom at its premier property, the Los Angeles Biltmore. . . .

Word is out that U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Glen Holden and his wife, Gloria, will be guests at the Golden Mallet Invitational Polo Tournament on July 14 in Santa Barbara. It’s hosted by the Day Nursery Auxiliary of the Assistance League of Southern California. . . .

Joyce and Ray Watt were saluted by Operation: Children at their David Hayes fashion show at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. . . .

Designer Robin Piccone was chosen Woman of the Year by the Medical Center Aides for the City of Hope. A pediatric AIDS research fellowship has been named for her. . . .

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Elaine Ridder, president of Phoenix, the Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation Affiliate, brought 200 by bus, including her husband, Bernard, with Peter and Cathy Ridder, and Dan and Frani Ridder, for an evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Dinner followed at the California Club. . . .

John Train was a co-chair with Sonia Cole of the Ambassadors Ball for the International Medical Corps whose president/CEO is Nancy Aossey.


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