Premiere says Ralph Lauren's latest fragrance, Glamourous, is sponsoring their 8th annual Women in Hollywood lunch Sept. 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. They'll hand their "spotlight award for emerging talent" to actress Leelee Sobieski who, coincidentally, enters Brown this month.
New Publisher Gordon Lee Jones III of Inc. tells me its September issue with 140 ad pages is the mag's second largest ever. They just hired Michael Reagan as Southwest sales director.
Disney Magazine ups its rate base from half a mil to 600,000 effective with the winter issue and by another 100,000 next spring.
Paul Tsigrikes named exec director-creative services for Conde Nast Traveler.
Ad Age Adages columnist Richard Linnett`s gripping non-fiction "The Eagle Mutiny," about a U.S. ship seized by antiwar crewmen to prevent delivery of napalm to Vietnam, was published by Naval Institute Press. Linnett, who penned the effort with co-author Roberto Loiederman, says one H'wood producer was hot for the property if there was a stowaway "babe" and drugs instead of napalm.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams hosting a fund-raiser Sept. 13 at The Bathhouse, the 540 East 11th St. Manhattan landmark he's restored and turned into a studio and event venue. Prints donated by Gordon Parks, Joe Rosenthal, Eddie et al will be on sale and the dough goes to promote education in photography.
Savvy N.Y. Post TV columnist Michael Starr reports the Cartoon Net's new entry, "Samurai Jack," scored big debut ratings. He notes it "drew an impressive older audience with adults 18-34." Which leads me to inquire what Madison Avenue wants with 18 to 34 year olds who are home watching 'toons on Friday night?
Weather Channel has a new Southeast account manager, Alex Dombronovich. And Ed Perry is ditto for North Central region.
Parade promoted Christie Emden to PR director.
Shame on the usually reliable Discovery Channel. Promoting a feature about South African "great white sharks that fly," it showed footage of killer whales leaping.
Peter Bart of Variety is a terrific editor and, I believe, a good man.