Are Jack Haley Jr. and Nancy Sinatra Jr. a new romance? Some in Hollywood seem to think so. When they think.
Since before last summer, storm clouds have been gathering in the Swarovski paradise, which comprises estates and establishments in Europe and South America and an oceanfront Palm Beach estate. The Austrian crystal king, Gernie Swarovski-Langes, and his attractive frau, Maya, have finally split. The reason? Another woman. That's always the reason, unless it's another man. The marriage of the enormously rich couple lasted for several decades before foundering. Gernie, it seems, has a new interest -- except she isn't so new. Whatever, he wants a divorce.
Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The lady holding the purse strings of the world's biggest crystal conglomerate, which operates in various European cities, is Gernie's mother, Frau Swarovski-Langes, and she's balking at Maya's monetary demands. One hears she is refusing her any alimony at all, in spite of almost 30 years of marriage. Maya's friends say the old frau never was crazy about Maya in the first place. Jah. For sure.
Lordy, lordy! In "Disclosure," the new Barry Levinson movie that starts shooting next week, Michael Douglas and Donald Sutherland, so the gossip goes, have a scene where they kiss in an elevator. Each other. Which way to the emergency button?
The Theatre Guild is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the announcement that it will produce a "new" Rodgers & Hammerstein musical in 1995 -- "State Fair." At the recent party at the Players Club where the news was announced, the lightning rod of the evening was the appearance of the Guild's most towering alumna, the theater's grandest living legend, Miss Katharine Hepburn. Wearing one of her signature ensembles, black pants and a gray tunic, the legend sat on the serpentine staircase that winds to the top of the wondrous Victorian edifice at 20 Gramercy Place South, smack under a superb portrait of herself, which she has loaned to the Players. You should have seen the theatrical luminaries lined up like ticket buyers to chat with La Hepburn.