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20 I BEVERLY HILLS NEWS Beverly Hills People and interesting places AWal T CONCERN: We really looked for- ard to celebrating at Concem's annu- Rodeo Drive block party. This year the event was moved from May to July and billed at "The World Comes to Rodeo Drive" as a gesture to improve sales and tie in to the soccer events. Concem is one of our favorite chariUes. It is well-run, well-adristered and spends only a minimum on fundraising to give the maximum to the cause. However, the world may have come to Rodeo Drive but the locals came in fewer numbers. For the first time we noticed tables that were paid for but unoccupied. Perhaps it was the later hour, perhaps it was the expansion to three blocks, but things were not the same. International photographers seeking celebrities were hard pressed to find the promised glamour person- alities. We saw Hal Unden, Tommy Luor- de, and Michelle Phillips as the celebrity bartenders. There were no announcements of the silent auction so we don1 know the money raised. The usual entertainment planned by Pierre Coflette was replaced by a VIP champagne and espresso bar at Two Rodeo. The big winners were the hot dogs from the Hollywood Hot Dog Company and The Grill's roast beef sandwiches. There was a light show and some street dancing for the young crowd but the only other entertainment we saw was a stilt walker and a marching band. We did see some wonderful people like Jaclde and Stan Gottlleb, Betty and Chuck Wilson, Mayor Vicld Reynolds and Murray Pepper, Janet and Max Salter, kulle and Ralph Winters, Unda and Ed Brown, Bey and Chet Rrutaln (whose son Michael is Concem's next president), Councilman Tom Levyn, Karan and the kids, Sybil Brand, Nancy Epstein, Edle Waxenberg and the most wonderful police in the USA -- the Bev- erly Hills Police Department. As to numbers, 2,800 advance tickets were sold to the tune of $840,000 and 200 tickets were sold at the door, making another $60,000 for this wodhy cause. AT MANN'S WESTWOOD THEATER: The premiere of B/own Away attracted so many guests that some were shuttled to another theater -- and in the ayes of some that move separated the cream from the milk. This noisy film and the party afterward attract- ed an appredative and uniquely-attired audi- ence. The range from stTetch pants to shorts to kimonos was unusual. Ambrosia did a great party in a parking lot. Enjoying the funky industrial look and the Irish food were stars Jeff and Uoyd Bridges, Suzy Ami=, Ellen Barldn, Jadde Goidberg, Frank Marmuso, and Mid( Flentwood. This bomb squad movie is sure to be box office dynamite. AT TROCADERO: Ruth and Hal Borden, Donna and Dr. Jesse Garber, Joan and Arnold Seidel, Barbara and Mel Spitz, Blen Byrens, Joan and Fred Nicholas, Lee and Harold Kapelovttz, Eds and Larry Field, Dlanna and Victor Welner, Bemardo Pucclo and Ofln Kennedy, all enjoying the revised and enlarged menu. AT THE PLAYERS: Isabel Bronte, Sue and Sam Koran, Betty and Bill White and Jan and Scott Sterling. Owner Kathy Weiss has some wonderful anUque dishes that are brought out for special occasions. In the back room, David Roberti and a group were dining and conversing. We ed to eavesdrop, to no avail. AT THE WORLD CUP EVENTS: it seems to us something was missing at the events planned for soccer fans in Beverly Hills. The occasion planned as a benefit for wildlife, spearheaded by All McGraw, drew fewer buy- ers than antidpated. Towards the end, they tired to give the tickets away. There weren many animals pie. BUT the food got an At the Bastille on the lawn at C, ity Hail, speeches in French, good food! BUT tables and chairs, and and balance glasses, so home. At the numerous Canon and Two RodeO, ment from various great and the performers the audience was hordes There was expert Bureau and wonderful city officials but themselves were not find Beverly Hills or tinations. ed female ( to solicit a waiter to seWe party during his regular hope no one returns business. SUPER LEASE SPECIALS on 199 $ 9 PER MON + tax on 36 month dosed end lease. $5000 taxes, license, fees, 1st month $21,564 total of payments + taxes. Based on year. All base 1994 740i's in stock. Offer All scheduled factory maintenence included. 1-800-585-426 Beverly Hills BMW, L 8825 Wilshire Blvd., 1 Blk. West of Robe 21-27, 1994