November 09, 1981 12:00 PM

Brooke’s campaign

Brooke Shields has been on the stump lately, first endorsing the nonsmoking platform of the American Lung Association and most recently aiding the cause of New York Mayor Ed Koch, who is seeking reelection. The 16-year-old showed up at Gracie Mansion and presented Hizzoner with a key—not to the city (he’s seen enough of those) but to a pair of skates, as an invitation to join a pack of celebrities at the Roxy roller rink to raise funds for his campaign. Also enlisted to roll for Koch—who is running on both the Republican and Democratic tickets—were Susan Saint James, Ben Vereen and Nancy Friday. At a suggestion that the novices might scare away more savvy skaters, Koch made a lightning calculation and replied, “I guess I’ll have to manage without the serious skates.”

Man with a Horne

Fans old and new crowded around Lena Horne, the No. 1 attraction at the opening of Aqueduct racetrack’s posh new four-tiered restaurant, Equestris. The one who went back farthest was Cab Calloway, 73, who played with Horne at the Cotton Club in the ’30s. “Boy, we’ve certainly been through a lot,” Cab told the star of Broadway’s hottest musical, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. “Yes,” replied Horne, 64, recollecting shared days of fair and stormy weather. “But I care more about now.”

Kate in transit

Her Charlie’s Angels wings clipped, Kate Jackson, 33, has taken up with a less jiggly trio at L.A.’s Westwood Playhouse. In Kevin Wade’s Key Exchange, David Dukes and Peter (Animal House) Riegert (right) play Sunday bikers whose jaunts through Central Park provide a mise-en-scène for discussions of their tangled love lives. Jackson, whose feature film for Twentieth Century-Fox, Making Love, comes out in February, figured it was time to return to the stage. “I was trained in theater,” Kate says, “but this is the first time I’ve been able to return to what I’ve always wanted to do.”

Marcy’s gam bit

It is her face, not her legs, for which Paris-based model Marcy Schlobohm, 18, is known in Europe. But in the limo bound for Manhattan’s Xenon, with steady date Philippe Junot as a happily captive audience, it was the other way around. Junot, who plans to move to Manhattan in January, was in town apartment hunting, having earlier picked up Marcy at JFK on her return from a visit to her California family. Apparently Marcy’s “typical Marin County” upbringing suits Junot’s taste for things American. As for Marcy, she says that in Philippe, 41, she sees (oops!) “a father image.”

Belles lettres

The former First and current Second Ladies proved it was a bipartisan affair. But when guest speaker Barbara Bush took the lectern at the New York Public Library for a $10,000-a-table library fund raiser (it netted $1.2 million), she confessed to some 200 literati that she had her doubts. Husband George, shown the guest list, had said, “Barbara, this is your kind of crowd.” But, she added, “When I came tonight and saw the wonderful Mrs. Onassis, Douglas Dillon, Mrs. [Lady Bird] Johnson, Norman Mailer and Arthur Schlesinger, I said, ‘My kind of crowd? Don’t Republicans read?!’ ”

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