Arnie wasn't skiing. He's still recuperating from that motorcycle accident in Los Angeles and six broken ribs. "Even though I can ski," he says, "I could fall and break the rib cage all over again." A beautiful mind.
He and Maria were at the Sun Valley premiere of "The Shipping News," which they both enjoyed. So did Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest, Carol and Scott Glenn (he's in the movie), Lili and Richard Zanuck, former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan and his wife, Nancy, Donna Karan, Lois and Buzz Aldrin, the Rob Reiners, Steve Wynn of the Las Vegas Wynns, that sort of thing. The premiere of a top Miramax flick is hosted every year by Warren and Barbara Cowan. That's Warren's business, public relations and marketing. It brings in all the tippy-toppers in town.
As ever, the Riordans gave their annual ice skating party at the Sun Valley Lodge. And it would have warmed you all over to see Riordan and Bill Simon chatting away in the middle of the rink -- these two Republican opponents for this year's California gubernatorial nomination!!! Wow. Someone said maybe they'll even vote for each other. It's easy to get carried away in that altitude.
Earlier that day, the Riordans went to the Aldrins' elegant luncheon in the beautiful dining room of the Sun Valley Lodge. Producer Dick Zanuck skied in right from the slopes. So did the painter Jane Wooster Scott, Angela Hemingway and about 50 male and female snow bunnies. They were covered head-to-toe in woollies to ward off frost -- or any other kind of -- bite.That's the way some of them look best.