From the child of 1976’s Lipstick to the doe-eyed ingenue in 1979’s Manhattan to the naive but sexually awakening pentathlete in Personal Best, Mariel Hemingway’s screen image has always been clean-cut. Not any more. As slain Playmate and starlet Dorothy Stratten in Bob Fosse’s upcoming Star 80, Mariel, 20, looks every inch a woman. Sexy she may be, but Hemingway still hasn’t lost the moves she picked up in Personal Best. After wrapping a day of shooting in New York with Roger (Nicholas Nickleby) Rees, the speedy actress signed a few autographs before sprinting away from camera hounds and into a nearby hotel elevator.
It’s not that author Budd What Makes Sammy Run? Schulberg didn’t enjoy bumping into Kurt Vonnegut (center) and William (Sophie’s Choice) Styron (right) at food maven Craig Claiborne’s party on eastern Long Island, he just had other things on his mind. Joked Budd: “I really came for the food.” And no wonder. The host, marking the publication of his 15th book, A Feast Made for Laughter, had moved in dozens of culinary cronies to produce a feast made for 400.
…Or is it a family?
Amid the partygoers at Luchow’s restaurant following the Broadway opening of Ghosts was a table for three generations. Joining leading lady Liv Ullmann, 42, were daughter Linn, 16 (child of director Ingmar Bergman), and mother Janna. The festive mood was tempered by the death of Ingrid Bergman, to whom Ullmann paid tribute after the performance. “Ingrid Bergman, we think of you. God bless you,” Liv said, and requested a moment of silence.