Daily News from New York, New York on January 3, 1980 · 453
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00 O SUZY Next! Russian women! It's about time Rampant rumors off 1900 Chap. One DF YOU ARE desperately Interested in why there are more divorces in Russia than America, why Russian high livers (ha ) pay Sl.OiK) for a facelift and why a Russian girl picks up the tab on a date, you can get all the answers on a TV special called "The Women of Russia" It will be released early this year Th hosts of the show. Knhryn Crosby, Shirley Jane. Carol Lawrence, Penny Flemln and Juliet Prowte. will discuss Russian women involved in sports, tntertainment family life. fash-Ion, beauty and worr.ens lib It will show these women as we have never seen them. The film represents three eiii of work and 20 hours of fJm ty Carter Crant Productions Ore wonJers if they will deal with the woman on the street When I saw them wa.k.ntf on the avenues of Leningrad or a!orb:ng culture at the Hermit-ae. they were either wrapped in shawls or shoved into t.nt sweaters for which they were too buxom, with their ded black or bleached blonde hair tortured Into enorrr.ous beehives and their lips painted in scarlet cup id bows. All the slender ballerinas of the Bolshoi and the K.rov and the tiny gmnasts must have been on tour or behind locked doors "Vvoman are Kjual to men in Russia." Kathryn Crosby say "They work in mines. dig up streets, drive tractors and cut down trees" Swell: But do they invade Afghanistan ANDREW FEN AD Y, the writer- producer who recently finished "The Man With Botfart Face." has turned his research team on the life of international plavboy Porfirio Rublrosa. who wooed and sometimes married some of the richest and most glamorous women in the world mclud.r.s Doris Duke and Barbara llulion. Fenaday says Rubirosa was the last of his km! 'lie may have lived off uoren, tut he was a rr.an's nan In every sense He had nerves of steel and wasn't afraid of any human being on earth " True. And he was wonderful fun and filled with the joy of life and knew exactly how to make a woman feel as though she was the most exciting, beau-t.fjl thir.g on earth, something most An;Io Saxon men have never quite been able to grasp When Fenuday gt started with the Rubirosa project, he also got involved with to other international lovers, the Marque de rortaio. the Spanish sports-man. and Aly Khan, who romanced a score cf bt.i..'.i'S mumy of whom he kept r-h;ca;. satisf.ei and MT.ilmi all at the Sjir.e tare) and nurr.ed Rita Hay- " cCn" 'ug'-w v :ijO r":.""- , , " ;. , w v - i Hi! hC Mi J. J''?' wi- I I V I -" LI I I I Peggy Fleming- he will tU Porfirio Rubirosa: the last of hl kind worth. "The three men all knew each other." says Fenaday. "And they all died in car crashes You could say fast women and fast automobiles were their downfall." Maybe But actually they themselves were their own downfall, and who's to say that really deep inside they didn t want it that way. THE BIG EXCITEMENT in East Hampton on New Year's Eve was Craig Claiborne's big feast at his splendid house with some of the masters of the, culinary world assembled to prepare Klonous victuals (or a group of 60. Aside from Craig, the contributing chefs included Pierre Franey. Paul Stelndler. the ow ner chef of the Czech Pavilion. and Roger Fessaget of La Caravelle. The black tie dinner was seated and the table groaned with suckling pig. boned duck stuffed with goose liver and chestnuts, tiny squabs with truffles, pheasant salad and five devastating desserts. It boggled the stomach. Tucking this all away were such as Betty Frledan (being liberated means never having to say you're sorry when they pass the pie1, AJa Zanova Stelndler In black and gold brocade, Warner Le-Roy, also in black and gold brocade. Cleveland Amory, Leon Liannlades of the Coach House and. get this. Lee Radilwill with Peter Tufo. Is t hat beginning all over again or are they Just ships that pass in the night and collide on New Year's Eve. WHEN EARL E. T. SMITH and his wife Lesley cive their big fund raising dinner for Ronald Reagan in Palm Beach on Jan. 18. Mrs. Reagan, super-chic Nancy, will be wearing that red bended top and red chiffon skirt by Adolfo, the one that creates a sensation every time she wears it. They're the best kind, whether your husband is a presidential candidate or not. Nancy Reagan is alwavs o beautifully turned out that more than one presidential hopeful's wife has had to look to her wardrobe and image Speaking of Palm Beach, the big new development just west of there, the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, is attracting a whole new young element to the area And not a moment too soon. Among those recently buying condominiums there are the young Jeremy Chbholms. the recently married Averell FUks and Anne and Howard Oxenberg of New York and Southampton. In fact, so wddly popular has this section become that builders have a S3 million backlog in orders for apartments. Nothing like spending the recession In a warm climate watching the polo. Isn't that what you always say? E CAVE HER A LOOK you could have poured on a waffle." wrote the late Riag Lard- ner. I figure as good a way as any to get Into the new year ts to give you the hottest rumor heard over the holidays, although there Is no way to confirm it. A big international source, who usually knows his onions. Insists that Warren Beatty has been seeing Jackie OnassU privately for the last few months, off and on. Warren, as you know, has also been mightily Involved In London with his movie "Reds" and recently vacationed with Diaae Keatoa in Barbados. But then Warren often moves In mysterious ways, getting around and sweeping those bedroom eyelashes up and down over the most probable and improbable women. More power to you. Warren. You too, Jackie O. WORLDS IN COLLISION: Mick Jag-ger with Jerri Hall on his arm ran into Bianca Jagger on the arm of Jon Samuels Jr. at the big Woody Allen party New Y'ear's Eve. (It was New York's hottest invitation. W'oody's secretaries were all but driven to suicide by jerques clamoring to be invited.) Well, there were Mick and Bianca meeting while their big nasty divorce suit for lots of bucks drags on. So. what happened? The mother and father of little Jade Jagger Just said hello and had one of those passing in-the-nlght European style Warren Beatty: time for everybody kisses on both-cheeks greetings w hile murmuring "Happy New Year!" Civilized? Of course no one would make a scene at a party given by Woody, the great one, who surfaces socially ever so rarely. TALK OF BEVHILLS: The appearance of Patricia Newcomb with Gareth Wigan at the New Year's party given by .Natalie Wood and R. J. Wagner seems to confirm this column long hunch that something serious is going on between the attractive blonde public relations exec and the big moviemaker. (She handles such luminaries as Robert Bedford. Candy Bergen and Lauren Hutton; he is the man who left 20th Century Fox in the much publicized exit with Alan Ladd Jr. and Jay Kanter. Together the three make up theLadd group and will soon be producing movies for Warner Bros.) There are those who think the soft-spoken Pat and the soft-spoken Gareth are headed for(the altar as soon as his divorce from' the talented English singer actress Georgia Brown is settled. But, no Pat had nothing to do with the end of the Wigan marriage. It had been sailing in tempestuous and rocky shoals for several years and barely lasted through the early 1979 flop of Georgia's B'way starring musical "Carme-.hne." r ? f : y . ... t Woody Allen: picture him In a tie REVELRYREVERIE? Either one or the other or both are being planned by the novelist Jill Robinson and writer Stuart Shaw for their June wedding in Connecticut The two scribes met in the Nutmeg state and found that his three children liked her two children almost as much-as Jill and Stuart like one another. So after they marry, they'll move to Manhattan. Jill wrote the novels "Bedtime Story" and "Perdido" and is the daughter of one-time MGM tycoon Do re Senary. WOODY TS.: The party was smashing, with lots of paparazzi on the outside no pictures allowed inside. Because Harkness House Is a ballet school, its all mirrored walls reflected only beautiful candlelight and beautiful people. White furniture had been moved in for the comfort of the elite, and upstairs there was a red discotheque with (ins on each table for the overheated. More handsome than the guests were the waiters, who resembled Christopher Reeve clones. All the champagne was Moet-Chandon. Woody's date was actress Jessica Harper, who looks about 12. The host received in a black shirt, beige knit tie and sports Jacket Among .the guests were such critics media heavies as Jack Kroll. Frank Rich. Howard Klssel.Chuck Champlln and Mel Gussow. Starring in the glitterati (well, one did observe a zircon here and there) were Lira Minnel-1L Norma Mailer, Al Paclno, Meryl Streep, Maureen Stapleton. Jill Clay-burgh. David Rabe, Tony and Berry Perkins, Gloria VanderbUt (escorted by her handsome sons), Bella Abzug, Gil da Rad-ner, Milos Forman, Bess Myerson, Lorraine Newman and Robert De.Nlro, who went unnoted with his extra pounds, overcoat and cigar. W'oody's writing partner Marshall Brickman and his wife, Nina, were there, expectantly. Their little Brickman is due in three weeks, and Marshall's written-and-directed movie "Simon" is due this spring. ... Jean Demanlan, the lovely brunette longtime friend of the host gets high marksrfor the party they say that she masterminded behind the scenes. ... Tuesday Weld came with Hollywood's bright young agent Michael Black, but left the party with Richard Gere. Robin Williams was there on the eve of his departure for Malta to begin "Popeye," His "Mork and Mindys" have been filmed in advance, and he has been training for two years to play the sailor man. Like Gere in "Bent" Robin has to shave his head for the role. To end on an optimistic note for the New Year, how tweet it is that Paramount keeps the faith, they're letting the old flop-master Rekert Altaaaa direct their $12 million "Popeye." Hope springs eternal.

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