Winning a tete-a-tete with Bette
BETTE MIDLER’S “Hulaween” gala at the Marriott Marquis had us all laden down with fresh flower leis, as we watched the auction of big ticket items that helped the evening rake in $1.3million for the star’s New York Restoration Project.
The infamous Harpies lunch group, of which I am a minor member, was auctioned off by Jamie Niven and Billy Crystal to two ladies who bid $11,000 apiece for the future pleasure of eating together with Bette and the likes of Barbara Walters, Cynthia McFadden and Peggy Siegal at the 21 Club. I guess the Harpies are good for something other than gossip fun and games after all.
Next year, I’m told Bette will have Elton John helping her to make New York’s public places more beautiful.