Super-publicist Caroline Graham’s holiday party in Santa Monica last night was akin to the 405 freeway bumper-to-bumper. Navigating the human traffic-jam conjured Blake Edwards’s party scene in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It took a full forty minutes to cross Caroline’s cozy living room to greet a friend. It took just as long in the other direction to reach the bar. Charles Windisch-Graetz, Caroline’s partner at C4 Global Communications, watched in wonder.
L.A. creatives in attendance bustled with year-end news. They included:
- Jacqueline Bisset, actress, fresh off a London flight, having just finished work on writer/director Stephen Poliakoff’s latest drama for the BBC, “Dancing on the Edge.”
- Norman Pfeiffer, architect, a purveyor of award-winning theaters, chatting about his new performing arts center he’s designed for Chapman University in Orange County.
- Rona Sebastian, executive director of the Herb Alpert Foundation, describing how the arts-loving Alperts have increased their contribution, by $1.13 million, for a total of $2.37 million in scholarship aid at California State Summer School for the Arts.
- Hunter-Drohojowska-Philp, author, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Arts Scene and the 1960s rushing her hubby, the musician, David Philp, lead singer for the Automatics, off to a Burbank band gig.
- Also clustered and carousing in Caroline’s cottage-like home were Martin Summers, art dealer, his wife, Ann Summers and daughter, the television star Tara Summers of “Boston Legal” and “Ringer”; Jean Moore, widow of Irish author Brian Moore; John Walsh, ex-director of the Getty Museum and his wife, Jill Walsh; Lindsey Kozberg communications director of the RAND Corporation, and RAND Africa expert, Ed O’Connell.
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