Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England on September 15, 1988 · 6
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Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England · 6

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Thursday, September 15, 1988
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EVENING STANDS 6 - THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 1&8 RV f 1 i $r place a bulky order THE SAATCHI brothers appear to have developed a joint marketing strategy to help sales of the new biography of themselves Sunday Times journal- toy 1st Ivan Fallon Though the book is in no way an official biography — and the brothers are said to disapprove thoroughly to some parts of it— the Charles: privileged Saatchis are still keen to get hold of a plentiful supply of copies They ordered a large batch from the publishers and have despatched one Lofty a friendly courier who is a far miliar figure at the Saatchi nerve centre around various bookshops to pick them up Saatchis admit they've bought the copies claiming that their thousands of employees around the world have been asking for them On the other hand the Tories’ former ad agency are less keen on the book ending up in the wrong hands A tablet of stone has just been brought down from the top of the organisastion warning employees not to make a gift of Fallon’s work to clients which might give them the idea that the book is officially backed The book has also caused mixed feelings in the offices of the magazine Campaign Throughout the book Fallon alleges that Charles Saatchi had a privileged relationship with its journalists citing Moving home or settling an estate? 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The death of the spiritual 1st superstar Doris Stokes last year left a black hole in the psychic firmament Doris has we’re told continues to operate from the Other Side but her chat show appearances and bock signing sessions have necessarily been curtailed I?ere are two main contenders for the Stokes gypsy shawl according to the latest edition of Psychic Netos First off the blocks is Danish-born Marion Dampier-Jeans who once communicated with a dead stripper and started to take her clothes off on stage “Luckily she realised what she was getting meaningful looks from our MI5 shadow!1 doing” says the magazine tactfully omitting to say whether the luck was on the side of Marion or the audience Then there is Carmen Rogers who hails from that centre of mystery and exoticism Milton Keynes Carmen has an impressive CV she once passed a message from the late Lord Mountbat-ten to Princess Michael of Kent containing a veiled warning of forthcoming revelations about the Princess’s father’s Nazi past Carmen can also call on references from Marilyn Monroe Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby so must be considered the ante-post favourite at present TI1E set of David Fount-ney’s production of La Travlata which opened at the Coliseum last night was ingenious the arrangements for the curtain calls less so Arthur Davies and Alan Ople managed to hoik themselves up onto the raised platform atthe back of the stage but the fragile and lovely Helen Field was nonplussed The men gallantly grabbed their Violetta and heaved her up to rousing cheers from the audience Shirty act THE CONSERVATIVE Party is thwarting free enterprise Ask the owner of a shirt shop in Richmond geyProctcr theformer MP for Billericay is keen to promote his shirtery and toought the Tory Conference handbook would be a good placetodoit 8 -An assistant duly telephoned Conservative Central Office and booked advertising space without specifying the name of the shop The salesmen at Smith Square were pleased to oblige Proctor then drafted and submitted his advertisement mentioning for the first time that he was the proprietor of the shop A flustered mem- ber of the NUF rang back to say that there had been a terrible miscalculation over the space available There was no room at all for Proctor Drawing away THE TROUBLE with being funny all the time is that it exhausts you after a while This appears to have been the experience of Gary Larson the American cartoonist whose ticklish creations and whacky humour adorn our letters page From October 30 he is taking a 14-month sabbatical with the aim he says of "recharging my creative batteries” Larson will be deserting the urbane cattle and ladies with butterfly spectacles who populate his universe to "travel and study the guitar” In the meantime he’s work-tog hard at his drawing board preparing a stock of cartoons for us to use while he’s refreshing his soul Leaving card THE LITERATI are clubbing together yet again to complain about human rights At question this time are the human rights of Lu-cretia Stewart former editor Nationwide Back-Up Service Lease from £550 per week Full guarantees Sharp FO-80 -£730 (rrp £1248) Telecom CF9 - £849 (rrp £995) Panafax UF 250- £1225 (rrp £1800) ‘Maw Nefax 2’ - £1050 (rrp £1295) Nefax 14 - £1250 (rrp £2445) Canon230 — ECail (rrp £2025) SHARP RICOH INFOTEC ITT All prices MURATA XEROX TOSHIBA exclude VAT OFFICIAL CANON DEALER Kudos ComrriunicatiorisLtd WWIM’ 101-200 6511— of Departures the American Express travel magazine Stewart was inexplicably dismissed last month after clashes with her bosses over her relentlessly educated editorial stance She described herself as "devastated” by the untimely end to her five year reign An impressive herd of Departures contributors has now produced unprompted a petition protesting against her dismissal The petitioners include Martin Amis Adam Zamoyski Piers Paul Read Colin Thrubron Redmond O’ Hanlon John Ryle Gavin Young and Hugo Wit liams The fact that the petition reads a little like a Nobel Prize shortlist does not seem to have overawed American Express They have not as yet reacted K INMOUNT House where Oscar Wilde’s young friend Lord Alfred Douglas (“Bosie”) gambolled while-still in short trousers is up for sale The Dumfriesshire mansion historic home oi the Marquesses or Queensberry was sold out °‘ the family two generations ago and Is now on the mark again at £450000 Literary ghost hunters should take note: Wilde apprehensive oi fierce glances from Borne dad over the breakfast tawe never stayed here 11 U U 1! K a K UN fe N he Wit Ad to Inr Un 2L Da i

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