Isn’t it great when exes can be friends? Last night in Beverly Hills. superstars convened to help one of our faves, Oscar winning movie star Anjelica Huston, celebrate publication of her memoir. And who showed up but Jack Nicholson, Anjelica’s long time love before her great marriage to the late artist Robert Graham.
The party, hosted by producer Mike Medavoy and his wife Irena, was wall to wall A list: Jane Fonda and Richard Perry. Joni Mitchell. Helen Mirren. Suzanne de Passe. Tony Bill. The great artist Ed Moses. Wolfgang Puck himself and his wife Gelila. Jon Lovitz. Cheryl Tiegs. Lauren Hutton. Eric Idle. That’s just to name a few.
The party was hosted by Town and Country magazine’s Jay Fielden and publisher Jennifer Levene Bruno.
Anjelica’s wise, witty, and wonderful autobiography is called “A Story Lately Told, A Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York.” (Get it on amazon.) It’s the first volume of maybe two (or three) in which she recounts her take on life as the daughter of truly legendary and famed director John Huston, and granddaughter of Walter Huston. It follows her sister Allegra’s fascinating 2010 book, “Love Child,” which reads like a modern “Great Expectations.” Anjelica’s account of her childhood is just as riveting, if not more so.
I tell you all this because the Hustons in this generation turn out to be great characters themselves, smart, funny, and very talented. They’re all incredibly personable, the kind of people you’re happy to run into on the Hollywood circuit, so to speak. Anjelica and Allegra’s brother Danny is a lovely guy, a famous actor, an established leading man. Their nephew, Jack, a charmer, just received not one but two Golden Globe nominations and is starring in London’s West End production of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train.” He’s probably headed to Broadway. Not bad!
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