Good People & End-of-Summer Soirees

Photo by Margie Barron

Charming tenor Maximo Marcuso and Grace Patz.

The Summer Card Party was a great gathering with the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild ladies at Lakeside Golf Club. Of course PSJMC Guild president Patricia Scully was there to thank special projects chairwomen Judy McDowell and Karen Barragan for coordinating the fun afternoon. And she reminded everyone that the Fall Card Party (chaired by Connie Lawless and Grace Patz) will be here before we know it, Oct. 2. You know time flies nowadays.

It seems like yesterday when the first party of the summer was the Black and White Soiree held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It took on the atmosphere of a Great Gatsby affair, with everyone asked to wear all white. It was an exquisite sight at the star-studded poolside party thanks to the creativity of p.r. maven Nadine Jolson. All the beautiful people gathered to celebrate the book launch of Michael Hogg’s The Age-Nostic Man: The Secrets of Anti-Ageing for Men, and to find out “the Gen:A’s secrets for the fountain of youth,” which Hogg revealed.

“Women have so many options to look and feel younger. Why can’t men have that too?” Hogg asked. “I have found a way to fill that void for men with The Age-Nostic Man and Gen:A, for a new generation of men.” The book chronicles Michael’s journey of rejuvenation.

The event was hosted by the handsome Tony Denison (The Closer, Major Crimes), who seems to have already discovered the secret. I first met him back in the mid-‘80s when he starred in the NBC series Crime Story, and he hasn’t changed, still with his boyish smile. I guess time doesn’t fly for some.

Now get ready to saddle up and go back in time. The sixteenth annual Silver Spur Awards presented by Reel Cowboys is coming to the historic Sportsmen’s Lodge, Friday, Sept. 27. This year they have a stellar group of honorees for the western awards gala, emceed by Tommy Cook. Connie Stevens, Robert Wagner, Jon Voight, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Prine, Chuck Hicks, and our good friend Ewing “Lucky” Brown will be feted. Lucky appeared with Alan Ladd in the classic Shane, and now has his own indie studio in the Valley, and a million great stories to tell. It’s always a good time when cowboys gather, “God willing, and if the creek don’t rise.”

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