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NEW YORK: Civilization and Miramax Films co-hosted a reception for advertisers and media at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater in honor of director Martin Scorsese (l.), guest editor at the every-other-monthly. Joining Mr. Scorsese at the reception were Helen Morris, special editor, and Nelson Aldrich, editorial director, Civilization.

ANAHEIM CALIF.: The Disneyland Hotel was home base for the American Association of Advertising Agencies' 1998 Media Conference. Panelists included (l. to r.): Ken Solomon, president, Universal Television; Karen Corbin, senior VP-programming and development, Tribune Entertainment; Allison Bodenmann, senior VP-broadcast director, Jordan McGrath Case & Taylor; Jay Isabella, senior VP-director of programming, Telerep; David Tenzer, TV agent, Creative Artists Agency; and panel moderator Ed Erhardt, VP-publisher, Advertising Age.

LOS ANGELES: The Women's Advertising Golf League's recent benefit tournament drew competitors from all facets of the advertising industry to Mountaingate Country Club. Enjoying a break following the event were (l. to r.): Deborah Howard, West Coast manager, Golf for Women; and Terriann Link, VP-associate director of planning, Western International Media.

LOS ANGELES: In Style magazine hosted a cocktail party at 360 Restaurant & Lounge for advertisers and the fashion industry (l. to r.): Colin Cowie, contributing editor, In Style; actress Lisa Rinna; Laurie A. Hudson, president, Platinum Guild International; and Penn Jones, national sales manager, and Charla Lawhon, deputy editor, both of In Style.

NEW YORK: The Chumley Society, a loosely organized group whose purpose is to put the fun back in advertising, met recently at Chumley's Restaurant for some fun. Letting the good times roll were (l. to r.): Paul Atkinson, VP-advertising, The Wall Street Journal; Anniken McKeon, creative director, Studio McKeon; Steve Norcia, global account director, DDB Needham Worldwide; Chuck Peebler, president, True North Commu- nications; Caroline Jones, president, Caroline Jones Inc.; and Peter Kann, chairman-CEO, Dow Jones & Co.

NEW YORK: Griffin Bacal and Hasbro kicked off the recent Toy Fair '98 with a Hollywood-theme party at the agency's offices for Toy Fair attendees. Enjoying a little West Coast ambience were (l. to r.): Tom Griffin, co-chairman, Griffin Bacal; Tom McGrath, general manager-boys' toys, Hasbro; and Joe Bacal, co-chairman, Griffin Bacal.

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