CELEBRITY picks

WHO: Loretta Swit

WHERE: The Playhouse at Park Cities star ring in Shirley Valentine, and the SPG Fur Ball

PICKS: Shopping at Neiman Marcus an Stanley Korshak with artist Conni Connally, whose acrylic painting c Loretta and her marmalade cat, Bucket; was auctioned for more than $2,000 at the Fur Ball. Buckets enjoyed a gift basket witl homemade cat treats, catnip, and a cat col lar from Happytails sent by Fur Ball chair man Dana Nickerson. Loretta and Buckets stayed at The Stoneleigh Hotel.

WHO: Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley

WHERE: March of Dimes Auxiliary meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Fenwick

PICKS: Gary says his former Miss America wife Mary Ann “turns into a cowgirl” when she’s down here in Dallas. They agree that Dallas is a “unique blend between country and cosmopolitan.” Their cosmopolitan choices include the late night music of pianist W.T. Greer at the Library Bar in The Melrose Hotel, says their Dallas friend Delilah Boyd.

WHO: Jimmy Carter

WHERE: Southern Methodist University for the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series

PICKS: The former president and peanut farmer still has a thing for the popular pod. He complimented D photographer Andy Hanson on the peanut tie he wore to the photo session. And Carter gave SMU official Patti LaSalle a hear hug and kiss on the cheek when he saw her gold peanut necklace, a memento she’d saved from his 1976 campaign.

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