The word from London has it that a TV drama on the life and loves of fly-lady Amy Johnson has already hit turbulence, even before takeoff. A busybody relative of the late lady aviator is threatening to file a formal complaint that the...

The publication of Barbaralee Diamonstein's 18th book, "Inside the Art World," has brought on what could be called a plethora of activity. The author has moderated a panel discussion at the New York Historical Society sponsored by the Alliance for the Arts; has been the guest of honor at a gallery opening hosted by Leo Castelli, displaying the photos she herself took for her new book; was feted by David Levy of Washington's Corcoran Gallery at a reception at his home; was the first woman honored with the Pratt Institute's Founder's Day Award, and, on Sunday, will be welcomed by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles where she will moderate a panel discussion and -- oh yes, sign books. She takes vitamins. Or, as the old saying goes, maybe vitamins take her.

(Next week read all about Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and her Nov. 3 Rita Hayworth Gala at Tavern on the Green, and how her friend, Diandra Douglas, will help her transform a big tent into a wild Spanish scene based on Rita Hayworth's classic movie, "The Loves of Carmen." Caramba!
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