2006-03-10 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne


News Events/Travel Editor/Host + WNYX - TV Morning News

+ 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

Met actress Jane Seymour last night on the Cutting Room Floor ....no, no, that's not right. It was at the "Cutting Room," where they were auctioning off beautiful, colorful former celebrity masks of Bob Hope, Tina Louise, and Marilyn Monroe to raise money for Your Community Animal Care Center, helping animals at Animal Care and Control. To get back to Jane, she looked beautiful as usual in a pink lace embroidered gown. She told me she is launching a new show to be aired March 13 owned by Warner Brothers and it is called "Modern Man" with George Wenet. So be sure to watch. She was at the Javits Center for the Art Show this past weekend. Then she ran back to L.A. in time for her husband, James Keach, to receive an Oscar award for Producer of "Walk the Line," started 11 years ago. (Reese Witherspoon was a recipient of the Best Actress Oscar for her star performance in the picture) Jane told me Johnny Cash is the godfather of her 10-year-old twins, Johnny (as in Cash) and Kris. Movies, she said, to watch for: Great Love and Redemption and Blind Crazy Driving.

It was a great evening at the Oscar's for most of the winners, with live audience and TV viewers. If you happened to flip over to Channel 56 where my Fiji Show was programmed to air you saw "The Dorothy Dunne Show Travels in Style" flash on the bottom of the screen, but some other show was being aired. I apologize for the mistake. However, new dates for airing will be published in this column.

The NYC Lingerie Show displayed bits and pieces of straps and laces at the Altman Building, but the Montreal Collection at the evening cocktail and dinner party and fashion show at Duvet was sensational. The models were really built as you can imagine. They had to model these gorgeous pieces of nothing. One outfit was prettier and the other adorned with furs and chiffon caftans was a balance between creativity and practicality that conjured up an image of elegance and sensuality. It was sponsored by the Quebec Chamber of Commerce, with food products such as lamb and codfish from Quebec, ice wine, special chocolates, etc. It was a great evening.

I was invited to a press tasting lunch at Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Bldg on the third floor overlooking Columbus Circle. It just blew me away. I thought it was just a bakery. Instead I was led into a charming open caf (Bouchon meaning street caf) Though enclosed it gives the feeling of a street caf, taking in the view of New York City's Columbus Statue down east of 59th Street. Most of all I enjoyed Master Chef Thomas Keller's distinctive cuisine which was very, very delicious. They do have a take out bakery a few feet away. The pastries melt in your mouth. Soooooo yummy! Maurice Graham Henry is a connoisseur and he told me about his web site "Dinnin ginFrance. com." His job is to critique these restaurants all over the world. (What a job!) Bouchon Bakery is open for business starting March 13.

Another busy week, but I did find time to see a Broadway show. Though not "on" Broadway yet, but it should be soon. The show, "Family Secrets," was marvelous! I couldn't rave about it enough. It not only stars Sherry Glaser, but she wrote the play called Family Secrets. It is hilarious! I haven't had such a good time in the theater in years. It is a one-woman show and Glaser is brilliant. I went from tee hee, to snickers, to giggles to cackle to hearty guffaws. The first scene you see her onstage as a man, the father of the family, and then a smooth transition into mom, the matriarch, with the daughter following. (The home delivery really broke me up.) The baby grew up, now a teenager, and her last transition is into a grandma. Her performance was superb in each and every character. A MUST SEE SHOW!

If you like Jewish humor, you will enjoy.

In fear of the face falling apart, I finally got an INVISLIFT treatment, the first since my stroke at the end of May. But, it seems to have held up very well according to comments. It is a process called ULTRA SOUND that is given by Dr. Kelly O'Malley Mattone, MD and her office is in Great Neck.

You don't need a surgical facelift.

No pain and no discomfort.

In fact, it is so relaxing and it takes years off of your life. It tightens your skin and refines the lines. But, if you do have deep, deep lines she is now qualified to perform Botox to literally erase those lines. (I have not tried that, yet) She also does a process called entomology which smoothes out your tummy and buttocks and gives you back your waistline. Check out the website at www.aesthetic-associates. com. You will be glad you did.

St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in the Rockaways and dignitaries came all the way from Ireland to participate. It was, as usual, a festive parade and the cold weather did not deter the viewer's enthusiasm. I did not make the Rockaway parade but the real one is on March 17. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all.

In memoriam: Volunteer Fireman Chief Jack Crowley, my cousin, would have been 81 on March 11 had he not died from lung cancer way too long before his years. The "Big Jack" fire truck was dedicated to him. He was a wonderful husband to Gladys Crowley; father to sons, Johnny and Bobby and daughter, Caryn Fata; and a great contributing community member.

His heart was twice as big as he.

TRAVEL:

Jet Blue is offering $49 roundtrip to Bermuda.

Give me a call and AWAY WE GO!!!

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