‘Woodstein’ at bay
At a party in honor of their new book, Washington Post Watergate whiz kids Bob Woodward (right, with publisher Kay Graham) and Carl Bernstein (with executive editor Ben Bradlee) looked confident (they’ll split $1 million), but also surprised. After having been at the poking end of the news for so long, being the target of scrutiny themselves must have seemed an uncomfortable novelty.
Being queen isn’t easy. There is the ever present threat that the wind will catch the hem of the royal cloak and do something, well, common. Understandably, then, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made a grimly embarrassed face and tugged at her wind-tossed robe as she left St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, having attended, as luck would have it, a ceremony of the Order of the Garter.
Harris, trying out
Before her film with Richard Harris, model-turned-actress Ann Turkel naturally had to take a screen test. She passed it and was cast opposite him in the yet-to-be-released 99 and 44/100 per cent Dead. They found that so much fun they decided to try out living together on a “honeymoon” in the Bahamas. She apparently passed that test too. When Harris carried his co-star across the threshold of a Beverly Hills hotel bungalow recently, it was as his second wife—100 percent.
It seems like a match made, if not in heaven, at least in the highest mortal tax bracket: Venetian heiress Olympia Aldobrandini, 18 and gorgeous, and David de Rothschild, the 32-year-old scion of France’s best-known banking family. Strolling arm in arm at the Chantilly Jockey Club races outside Paris recently, the pair looked outrageously pleased with themselves. No wonder. Rothschild had long been considered Europe’s finest catch and was once a constant companion of jet-set actress Marisa Berenson. But after a two-month courtship, Olympia confidently worries only about her cooking. “I’ll try,” she says, “not to poison him.”
A decision for Julie
At a White House “Summer Parks” festival, Julie Nixon Eisenhower faced a familiar dilemma: Whether to take a hard line to the right with King Timahoe, which could be popular, or veer to the left with miniature poodle Vicki, which could be the easy course. Julie, her father’s daughter, appeared to have a third alternative in mind: follow the little fellow, a Yorkie named Pasha.