|Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacy - Queer as Folk)|
with Designer Marilyn Lewis
Then, although she also cannot thread a needle, in the 80's she created the Cardinali Fashion Collection, which was a huge success. Among her unique designs was a metallic jumpsuit that Dyan Cannon wore on her first date with Cary Grant, and the chiffon floral dress with matching frilly umbrella that Marlo Thomas twirls during the opening credits of the classic TV series "That Girl".
|Brock Peters (Star Trek) with|
Annette Bening at Library Awards
One of Marilyn's delighted fans, Sharon Gless best known for the TV series Cagney & Lacy, dropped by after the final wrap party for Queer As Folk at the Colley Estate in Hancock Park. She told us she is just completed a pilot for a new sitcom, entitled Thick And Thin – created by Paula Pell of Saturday Night Live. The story centers about a formerly fat woman coming to terms with her newly svelte life. No folks, Kristie Alley is not her co-star, but Jessica Capshaw is!
|Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)|
with Veronique Peck (widow of Gregory Peck)
at Library Awards
You learn so much at these fashion shows, don't you?
Speaking of stylish women, Annette Bening was a special guest at the L.A. Public Library Awards dinner, which raised $780,000 to benefit library enrichment programs and services. Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), made a rare appearance to accept an award for capturing hearts and imaginations for more than 40 years. Others honored included humanitarian Lodwick M. Cook and City National Bank for their support of the L.A. Library. Also in attendance was another well bred lady, Veronique Peck (Gregory Peck's widow). She is the quintessential French female – sophisticated, elegant and erudite – a woman of substance on the Hollywood Beat.