Wednesday, August 03, 2005 | It all started years ago, in 1955, when Irma Macpherson started the Globe Guilders at the behest of the Old Globe’s legendary award-winning actor/director Craig Noel. The result today is a 300-strong member group who lead the way for raising funds for the Old Globe’s community outreach and educational programs. The Globe Guilders also make the cast and crew of Old Globe productions feel welcome and at home during their stays.
This year, Craig Noel, who just turned a young 90, can smile proudly as yet another Globe Guilder’s fundraiser turned fashion into fundraising. Saks Fifth Avenue, in conjunction with Boaz Mazor, the handsome right-hand man of Oscar de la Renta, staged quite the fashion show at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Co-coordinating the show with the luncheon for a sellout crowd of 800-plus was the incredible chairperson Mary Johnson, co-chairperson Phyliss Parrish and Guilder president Jane Cowgill.
They were happily joined by many, including Ophelia Alksne in a chic black suit and hat, Susie Barbey-Booth in demure beige suit, Pat Whalen, Judy White, Mary Walker in a fabulous broad-brimmed black straw hat, Isabelle Wasserman, Birquitta White, Emma Zuckerman, Carol Yorston, Jeanne Beach-Eigner and almost Elisabeth Bergan. Elisabeth was way laid by emergency dental surgery.
More there supporting the award-winning Old Globe were Arila Saint Laurent, Afife De Baloyan, Gita Theodossi, Linda Swortwood in summery white suit and hat, Dawn Triemstra, Sally Thornton making a late but “well-suited” entrance, Elene and Sandy Solomon, Susie Spanos of the Charger’s family, Hermeen Scharaga, Celia Sepulveda, Leila Raya, Annette and Laura Ruttemiller, Ina and Rusty Bartell, Toni Bloomberg, Susan Blanchard, Gail Bostwick, Judi Freeman, Lee Goldberg, Pauline Foster, Martha Gafford, Joan Bowes Gilmore, Betty Brayshay, Ellen Bryson, Karin Camp, Linda Canada, Susan Clifton, Valerie Cooper lovely in a sleeveless and crystal accented pale green Oscar de la Renta dress and Derelys Delano – her husband was a co-founder of Jack in the Box.