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LOS ANGELES: Esquire tossed a party at Asia de Cuba to celebrate its "Women We Love" issue. Raising a glass were (l. to r.): actor Tom Cruise; Pam McNeely, senior VP-group media director, Dailey & Associates; Kevin Martinez, associate publisher-advertising, Esquire; and Lisa Marie Costa, Southwest manager, Esquire.

NEW YORK: The Advertising Club of New York presented the 1999 Good Egg Awards at Lincoln Center in late June. The awards for outstanding public service are given to advertisers, agencies and the media. Winners-joined by broadcast journalist Donna Hanover (2nd l.), who presented the awards-included (l. to r.): Dennis Swanson, president and general manager, WNBC; Kenichiro Tanaka, president-CEO, Fuji Bank & Trust Co.; Janet Avery, president, Vehicles Inc.; and Wilder Baker, chairman-CEO, Warwick Baker O'Neill. Sponsoring organizations included the adclub, Advertising Women of New York and the American Advertising Federation.

NEW YORK: Internet portal company Planet Direct entertained advertisers and agency folk with a cruise around Manhattan aboard the sailboat the Petrel. Enjoying the spray are (l. to r.): Jeff Cunningham, president-CEO, Planet Direct; Catherine Canaga, interactive media manager, Grey Interactive; David Forgione, VP-advertising and e-commerce, Planet Direct; and Lahra Steere, interactive research manager, Grey Interactive.

NEW YORK: Time hosted a party for advertisers and media people, sponsored by American Century Investments, at Nuseum recently to unveil its traveling photographic exhibition "Time & the Presidency." Guests included (l. to r.): William Lyons, president-chief operating officer, American Century; Tom Kirk, senior VP-group account director, Rubin Postaer & Associates; Bruce Hallett, president, Time; Henry Kissinger; Hugh Sidey, Washington contributing editor, Time; Michael Barr, VP-director of brand management, American Century; and Walter Isaacson, managing editor, Time.

NEW YORK: New York Magazine hosted a cocktail reception at Michael's Restaurant late last month and invited advertisers and agency folk. Among those attending (l. to r.): Joe D'Alto, advertising director, Trombone Associates; Nina Leone, sales rep, New York Magazine; Amy Churgin, newly named group publisher at New York Magazine publisher Primedia; Michelle Gabriel, director of public relations, Time Hotel; Jim Bates, VP-marketing and strategic planning, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts; and Paul Kastner, director of marketing for the Grand Central

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