2004-09-24 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne


From the Library of American Broadcasting “Giants” luncheon Sept. 15. left to right: Edie Hand, Marlo Thomas, Dorothy Dunne, Mike Wallace, Dr. Judy Kuriansky.
From the Library of American Broadcasting “Giants” luncheon Sept. 15. left to right: Edie Hand, Marlo Thomas, Dorothy Dunne, Mike Wallace, Dr. Judy Kuriansky. News Events/Travel Editor/Host WNYX - TV Morning News

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Delighted some of you caught my television interview with Mickey Rooney and his wife of 30 years, beautiful and talented, Jan Chamberlain Rooney. They just completed their limited engagement at the Irish Repertory Theatre of “Let’s put on a Show” which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was such an entertaining evening. I just loved it and I know you will, too, when they return to New York. In the meantime they will be touring the country and are performing in Branson where the show will sure to be a big hit.

The” Giants of Broadcasting “gathered together at the Grand Hyatt this week for their annual awards luncheon: Marlo Thomas who received an award for her dad, Danny Thomas, as well as for herself; Mike Wallace for his “Giant Broadcasting” including “60 Minutes” (see photo with yours truly); also Ralph Baruch; Don Hewitt; Ed McLaughlin; and Pierre Sutton were award winners. A special tribute was made to President Ronald Reagan and via video Merve Griffin was seen. The daughter of Shari Lewis accepted the award for her mother. None other than the incomparable George Osgood was the Master of Ceremonies - a beautiful way to pay tribute to the members of the Library of American Broadcasting.

The American Historical Society on CPW and 77 Street opened it’s Alexander Hamilton exhibition with a gala reception with his ancestors. Mayor Bloomberg welcomed the elegant crowd. This exhibition will be open to the public till Sept. 28, 2004 and do take advantage of it. It is great place for you and your children to hop back in time and learn about one of our great founding fathers. Alexander Hamilton died in a duel with Aaron Burr and this duel is reenacted with live performers. Go see this interesting and historical exhibit. It is so informative.

Ran into Donna Sullivan from Belle Harbor at the Victoria Secret exhibit at the Beauty Show at the Javits Center along with Charlie Green. Can’t help finding Rockawayites throughout the city.

Had my fourth Invisilift non-surgical face rejuvenation treatment and people already have had an astonished reaction to my new look. Most old friends know my age, but now they find it unbelievable. (That’s what they say. Anyway, if you want to look younger and fresher without a surgical procedure and at an affordable price you may wish to call Dr. Kelly O’Malley-Mattone, MD. Dr. Mattone will be featured in the Dec. issue of MORE Magazine. She was one of 30 out of 15,000 contestants to be chosen semi-finalist in the Wilhelmina Model Agency and More Magazine beauty contest. By the way, she is also a boxer and has four children - a very accomplished lady.

At the B.P.S.C. Shirley Oakes won women’s singles for the umptheeenth time; Ed Stackpole tool men’s singles title. Jimmy Doyle grabbed 2nd place in men’s singles. Pat and Jimmy Doyle in wedded bliss for top winners in Honeymooners; Jimmy Doyle also took men’s doubles with Barry Childress; And Jimmy say, Waiting for next year!” Kudos for him for this year. The winners of Ladies Doubles were Ann Davitt and Betty Morgan Rawley.

There was Jean Long at the BPSC bar with her son Craig who used to surf with my son Kevin, and is still surfing as he is. Craig has been living in Barcelona, Spain for 13 years and is engaged to marry in Prague to a gal from there. Congratulations and Good Luck! Craig is working in currency and does very well.

At Kennnedy’s heard Kerry Madden became engaged Sept. 5... Congratulations!

TRAVEL: Three nts.from $449.99 midwk dep. JFK or LGA on Delta, Sept., Oxt. Wyndhal Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino 5* 3nts. EP. Aruba from JFK or LGA 5nts. $892 nidwk dep in Jan. All include. Square Deal to Punta Cana 4nts. $429,99 7nts. $549.99, Air/Land. Mar 12 13 day cruise tour Brazil to Barbados incls. Tour of Manaus and Opera House daytime nvagtion of Amazon River. On Orient Lines Marco Polo from $1990. In April, May and Oct. 16 day cruise from Venice to Barcelona from $2.000. Queen Mary2 transatlantic voyages fom $1499 Free sir return; 7,8 and 11 day cruises from New York and Ft. Lauderdale from $1,149 Jan to Dec. 2005. QE2 Classic Transatlantic crossing from $999Dec. 5 to 21 , 5 days. Group space on QE2’s 2004 Christmas and New Years Caribbean cruises.

More travel specials on WNYX-TV. E-mail dorothydunne@yahoo. com

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