What a classless performance by Philadelphia TV news anchor Larry Kane. In a new book, Kane trashes the late Roger Grimsby of New York's WABC-TV with whom Larry worked briefly 22 years ago, calling Roger "cruel" and "troubled" and describes him as a falling-down drunk. Grimsby, a tough, acerbic guy who took a drink, was a superb broadcaster, fiercely loyal and couldn't stand phonies. He poked fun at Kane's pretensions and especially his limo-ing back and forth from Bucks County to the nightly news gig in Manhattan.
In the cosmic plan, I have no idea what this means. But the September issue of In Style will carry "the first American reverse-bound mag within a mag." It's a 36-page "going-out guide" sponsored by apparel company Jones New York.
Promoted by Parade to VP-marketing & biz development is Deborah Armstrong.
Chris Meigher's slick Manhattan-based Quest has its first Aspen issue out. It's focused previously on Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, the Hamptons. Coming? London and the Newport-Nantucket-Vineyard triangle. Does it work? Ad pages through September are up 17% over '99.
Sunset Publishing picked Kevin Lynch senior VP responsible for editorial circulation, advertising and admin.
In New York with the July sweeps in, WNYW beat out competitors WPIX and WWOR in the crucial 10 p.m. newscast ratings. WNYW News Director Susan Sullivan is one of the few major market woman news chiefs in TV.
Tennis hosts a tennis morning Aug. 18 at the old West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y., followed by a lunch for the Arthur Ashe collegiate awards. Rolex sponsors.
And this year's American Magazine Conference will be Oct. 22-25 in Bermuda. Headliners: Bob Pittman, Kevin Roberts of Saatchi & Saatchi and futurist Carol Farmer.
Got a bare wall crying out for some art work? New York Post Editor-Publisher Ken Chandler tells me about the unique new Fountain Gallery at 48th Street and Ninth Avenue. Fountain House rehabs the mentally ill, and all the artwork is the work of rehabbing artists. Ken says there's some terrific art on display at modest ($200 and up) prices. Good cause and all tax-deductible.
Travel & Leisure named Hal Lipper senior features editor. Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio is new senior account manager.
Huzzah for Peggy Kennedy, new editor of Hearst Magazines' Victoria. But to lose the terrific Nancy Lindemeyer? Ave atque vale, Nancy!