NEW YORK: The Waldorf-Astoria was the site of the 1999 Henry Johnson Fisher Awards gala, sponsored by Magazine Publishers of America. Celebrated for lifetime achievement in magazine publishing were Michael R. Levy (second l.), founder and publisher of Texas Monthly, and Myrna Blyth (third l.), senior VP-publishing director, Meredith Corp., and editor in chief of Ladies' Home Journal and More. Joining the award winners were Nina B. Link (l.), president of the MPA, and Cathleen P. Black, president, Hearst Magazines, and chairman of the board, MPA.
NEW YORK: The Advertising Club of New York celebrated over $700,000 in donations made at the annual Media Action fundraiser, held at the Rainbow Room. The proceeds benefit New York students interested in advertising careers. Celebrating the event were (from l.) Jay Burzon, VP-sales, The Sporting News; singer/actress Patti LuPone, who entertained during the event; event chairman Page Thompson, president, Optimum Media and worldwide media director, DDB Worldwide; Madhu Malhan, executive director, and Gina Grillo, associate director, both of ACNY; Sharon Dunn, deputy for the arts of the New York Board of Education; and Tom Britton, VP-New York account representative, Time magazine.
LOS ANGELES: InStyle magazine and Warner Bros. sponsored a party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel following the Golden Globes awards. On hand were (from l.) Lou Cona, publisher, InStyle; actress Jenny McCarthy; and Denise Pepp, marketing services manager, and Carrie Freeman, associate marketing manager, both of Eve.com.
NEW YORK: Biography magazine's National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards gala honored filmmakers and actors at Tavern on the Green. Award-winners actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (second l.) and actress Julianne Moore (c.) were joined by (from l.) Debra McCabe, national advertising manager, Estee Lauder; actor and awards presenter John C. Reilly; Joan Kass, executive director-national print and broadcast advertising, Estee Lauder; and Paulette McLeod, editor in chief, and Amy Wilkins, publisher, both of Biography.
NEW YORK: United Stations Radio Networks execs gathered at the Rihga Royal Hotel to unveil their 2000 programming schedule to advertisers and clients. Among those at hand were (from l.) True North Communications Chairman David Bell and Dick Clark, chairman, and Nick Verbitsky, president, both of United Stations.