Women’s Wear Daily
04.20.2014
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Whilst perusing your fashion notes from all over, please be advised that New York City's new First Lady, Donna Hanover Giuliani, was the only woman in red at Carroll Petrie's smart little dinner at home for...

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When Geena Davis got back from Helsinki, her director husband Renny Harlin's hometown, she couldn't wait to tell her peers (and her not-so-peers) how much she loves Renny's new pet name for her, "The Princess Grace of Finland." What a sweet guy.

Geena could just as well be called "The Princess Grace of Brooklyn." As the world knows, that's where she worked as a waitress at the River Cafe under the Brooklyn Bridge a few short years ago, toting trays to pay her way through acting school. Yes, and now in her latest, "Angie, I Says," she plays a gum-chewing, unwed mother right out of Bensonhurst, "dese, dem, dose" and all.

While big sister Vanessa Redgrave is currently in the news what with jaws delicately flapping over a rerun of her old romance with Franco Nero, etc., little sister Lynn Redgrave is getting set to shock. She'll show her bare bottom, whether you're ready for it or not, in a new TV series, "Calling the Shots," for the BBC. Lynn must be pretty proud of what she's managed to hang onto, so to speak, because she recently celebrated her half-century and is said to be keen on becoming a grandmama before she's much older. Just think what a treat's in store for the little ones when in future years they'll get to see their very own granny with her drawers down.

Stockard Channing, so great in "Six Degrees of Separation," says marriage is not what she's about, having been through that mill four times already. She's been living happily with her love of the last five years, film technician Daniel Gilham, and wants to keep it that way. Which still doesn't keep her pals from wondering if she'll take the fifth.

Dailey and Gordon Pattee will be giving a cocktail party at the Park Avenue apartment -- the stunning one with the aubergine drawing room that you read about in Architectural Digest -- on Feb. 9 for all their friends who will show up for the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Gala on April 28 at the Waldorf. The big surprise is the guest of honor, Donna Shalala, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, as if you didn't know. What they'll all be trying to do is raise money for the new $47 million Clinical Cancer Center at the hospital. On view at the Pattees will be such as Pat and Arthur Ryan (she's the chairman of the gala; he's the president of Chase Manhattan), Dr. Phoebe Speck, Jean and Howard Clark, Toni and Chuck Peebler, Jessie and Rand Araskog, Connie Milstein Lederman (the Milsteins donated the multi-million dollar Milstein Pavilion to the hospital), like that.
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