For nostalgia buffs in the ad biz, this ought to be irresistible. Santa Barbara press agent Milton Kahn signed to rep for endorsements Blanchard and Davis! That's right, Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside, Felix (Doc) Blanchard and Glenn (Junior) Davis, two of the greatest running backs in football history. In the wartime years Blanchard and Davis and their West Point team, "The Black Knights of the Hudson," dominated college football. In that 60-minute era Doc played fullback and linebacker and Davis tailback and safety. Two years running they defeated a ranking Notre Dame team at Yankee Stadium 59-0 and 48-0. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Martina Hilgis, et al? Meet Blanchard and Davis.
I'm told K-III Media is telling prospective buyers (Steve Brill, Chris Meigher?) they've set a $100 million price tag on New York magazine (it earned six million last year).
At Metropolitan Home, Donna Warner hired Sara Ruffin as editor-design & architecture and promoted Lisa Higgins from managing editor to executive editor.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree for the Weitz boys. Paul and Chris Weitz are all over Variety these days for their creative work with DreamWorks. The lads have an animated film called "Ants" coming out (starring the voice of Woody Allen), which is all about, well, ants. DreamWorks likes it so much they've now signed the Weitzes to a two pic deal. Dad is fashion designer and author John Weitz; mom is lovely actress Susan Kohner, grandpa was the legendary H'wood agent Paul Kohner and uncle is producer Pancho Kohner.
John Harrington joined the Home News & Tribune of New Brunswick, N.J., as their business news editor. He'd been with Crain's New York Business.
Onward and upward at Mademoiselle where Publisher Victoria Lasdon Rose just named as ad director Louise Coolick. She'd been a senior VP-ad director for a division of America Online but had Conde Nast roots, having been for 13 years with Glamour.
Lynette Latiolais is new national ad manager for Art & Auction magazine in N.Y.
Jay MacDonald, new (relatively so) owner of Ms., Working Woman and Working Mother magazines sends along the current issues. Says they're working on editorial focus, graphics and so on, and have begun to attract "the right advertisers." Go to it, Jay!
April cover of Gourmet (with a coconut caramel) looks good enough to eat.
Judy Duncan joined Seventeen as Midwest manager, working out of the Chicago office.
Mary Berner of Glamour, due to get back to work earlier this month after baby number three, says there's been so much "good luck on the business side, I might as well have five or six more."
Self promoted Stacy Primis to fashion & beauty director. Previously she'd been