Clear the decks for Paige Rense's monumental April issue of Architectural Digest, summing up 100 years of design. Michael Wollaeger sent along an early copy and I quit counting the pages at 470. Everyone's in there but Evelyn Nesbit.
Rodale merging ad sales and marketing for Mountain Bike and Bicycling, "the best-selling cycling pubs in the world." In a footnote that should amuse Manhattan readers, one of the merged deal's two publishers, Nicholas Freedman, used to be a city bike messenger. And may indeed have knocked some of us down.
Meredith Group's ad sales heavy hitter Jerry Kaplan lending a hand to Ladies' Home Journal?
Stop-the-press news? U.S. News & World Report to date running more '99 ad pages than Newsweek, 339 to 318 through March 8?
Michael Clinton of Hearst Group promoted Kim Jamison-Henry to group ad director.
They're all healthy and fit at Glamour, now that Stacy Whitman's become the mag's health and fitness editor. She was at Shape in L.A.
A constant reader writes, "If you really think Worth is making money, I have a beautiful old bridge in Brooklyn which . . ."
React, the teen spinoff from Parade, honors five youngsters for their contributions to society, over lunch March 25 at classy Le Cirque 2000 in Manhattan. Presenters include Ed Bradley, Anna Paquin, Ben Savage and Revlon's spokeswoman Emme.
Child's April issue is running a "mom and pop culture quiz." One question, which of four celebs wouldn't you trust to babysit? Madonna scored worst, "The Nanny" next, Hills third, and Kathie Lee least objectionable.
In Columbus, Ohio, Robert Bender, of agency Lord, Sullivan & Bender was named to the exec committee of the trustees of Columbus College of Art & Design.
Space Cadets: WCBS-TV led its evening news with anchors Lisa Cooley and Jim Rosenfield reporting Hillary Clinton's ambitions were being backed by one of the country's most powerful "senators," Charles Rangel. Of course, Mr. Rangel is a congressmen but has never been a senator. An on-air correction followed. The station's motto: "Get it here/ get it first." Does anyone check the copy including the dolts who read it?
Lullaby of Broadway: "Titanic" ran more than 800 performances, won five Tonys and closes a week from Saturday not having made a dime in profit.
Redesign for Redbook effective with the May issue. Its new ad campaign "Mothers & Shakers" broke last month, the title's first major campaign since '82.
It's the "A" list: Big names confirmed at Variety's annual media gabfest March 24 at the Plaza in N.Y.: Bill Gates, Mel Karmazin, Bob Wright, Gerald Levin, FCC chief Bill Kennard, Peter Schneider of Disney, etc.
Critics raving over Robert De Niro's "funny" turn in "Analyze This," obviously never saw his hilarious "Midnight Run" with Chuck Grodin. Bob's a comedic