Brady's Bunch

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There I was power-lunching at Michael's on West 55th in Manhattan the day my column ran with a lead about talented Bonnie Fuller having ticked off the world, when there was the attractive Ms. Fuller one table away. Tactfully, she rose above pettiness and totally ignored me. Enjoying my discomfiture, Helen Gurley Brown, Alan Waxenberg, the publisher of Harper's Bazaar, Carlo Vittorini, and others.

Thursday evening aboard a yacht cruising off Manhattan, United Jewish Appeal-Federation will honor Hachette Filipacchi Magazines' Tony Catalano, VP-group publisher of the consumer electronics group.

In the Book Review of The New York Times, reviewer Ian Fisher writes of one author's "palate" being broader than another's. Surely the wretched Mr. Fisher meant "palette."

The Epson color printer radio commercial, "Row, row, row your boat," may be the season's most irritating. Then again, got to love the Chrysler Sebring ragtop "windblown" commercials.

Recently redesigned Parenting turns 15 next year. These days it's being overseen by new Parenting Group president Andy Sareyan, promoted from publisher of Time Inc.'s Real Simple.

The long knives are out between Maxim and FHM. Sample line in a letter from FHM, "The overall performance of the first seven issues of Maxim's pales in comparison to FHM's first seven ..."

Recent lunch sighting at the Four Seasons, Charlie Rose and Henry Kravis.

Shape, the Weider Publications book, shook up its sales dept. Under Publishing Director Carolyn Bekkedahl there will be three ad directors, Renee Tulenko heading Eastern, Trudy Robinson Foley, Midwest, and a player to be named heading West, headquartered in L.A.

Longtime magazine exec Anne Sutherland Fuchs bailed out on the biz to become global CEO of Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, the New York and London-based auction house. Going once, going twice, gone! Most recently Annie was group publishing director for Hearst Magazines women's group.

An irate reaction from Hearst re my rap regarding published reports Kate Betts was escorted from the building when they sacked her as editor of Harper's Bazaar. Not so, says Debra Shriver who demanded, why "reprint this garbage?" And a visit from Cathleen Black herself to my lunch table asking, "why didn't you call?" On that, I say, "Mea culpa."

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