l.a. times:
reed johnson
barbara king
laurie frank

New York Post. New York, N.Y.: Jan 7, 2005. pg. 014

Abstract (Document Summary)

IT could have been awkward whenBetsy Bloomingdale was introduced toRebecca De Mornay the other night,but it wasn't - because Betsy is a classy lady. The actress nervously told the Beverly Hills society matriarch that she played the character based on Vicky Morgan, the mistress of Betsy's husband Alfred, in the movie "An Inconvenient Woman." But Betsy didn't blink. Readers of Dominick Dunne's roman clef will remember that after Alfred's death in 1982, Betsy cut off Morgan without a dime. Betsy graciously defused things by saying, "I'm happy to meet you, Rebecca, my grandchildren will be so impressed." The two were seated on either side of the guest of honor, Amy Fine Collins, who was in a rainy and cold L.A. to plug her book, "The God of Driving." Also bonding over black truffle risotto, sauteed turbot and Mumm Brut Rose Champagne were Selma Blair (she's marketing a line of belts); Jacqui Getty (daughter-in- law ofGordon and Ann); Michelle Reiner, wife of Rob ("Meathead") Reiner; Angela Janklow (in the process of divorcing Gerald Harrington); fashion retailer Tracee Ross, and Krista Smith,Collins' colleague at Vanity Fair. At that night's book signing at Laurie Frank's Media Rare Gallery, the surprise guest was designer James Galanos accompanied by his long ago muse, Betsy Pickering Theodoracopulos Kaiser, and her husband [Michael Ault].

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