Dreyfuss on road memorializing Rabin

GOOD MORNING: Richard Dreyfuss spends the rest of this week delivering in memoriam speeches about Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Dreyfuss has the week off from filming Sidney Lumet’s “Night Falls in Manhattan” in N.Y.; he winged to Baltimore Monday night to speak before the Assn. of Jewish Federations, continues on to Cleveland to a United Jewish Appeal gathering. Dreyfuss had hoped to go to Monday’s funeral services for Rabin, but there wasn’t enough time for him to make those arrangements. Dreyfuss had known Rabin through the thesp’s involvements with Peace Now and had met with Rabin in both Israel and the U.S. Meanwhile, the Dreyfuss/James (Judith Rutherford James) banner is prepping a January start of “Trigger Happy.” Gabriel Byrne joins Dreyfuss and Jeff Goldblum , with Larry Bishop first-time-directing his script. Bishop’s script of “Boss of Bosses” is also in development for Sylvester Stallone. Skylight Films raised the money with D/J for part equity and part foreign sales on “Trigger”… Carson’s, the BevHills eatery on the site of the former Carroll O’Connor boite, has shuttered. Ron Meyer and Jay Sandrich were two of the (minor) showbiz investors. Talented restaurateur Joe Stellini is available … Lyle Lovett, joined by his cellist and conga player, will headline the Fire & Ice Ball, which takes over Barney’s on Wilshire Monday. The store will be closed to the public all day as crews move in after closing Sunday night to make room for the 1,200-strong, SRO guest list. Suzan (Mrs. Don) Mischer, who is producing the night for the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, said the conversion of the store will be a logistical miracle: everything is removed from the store so a cocktail party can be held on the second floor, then a (Wolfgang Puck-catered) dinner on the third and fourth floors, then the second floor again converted to a nightclub for the Lovett show. Helen Hunt will host the cocktail hour, during which Olivia Newton-John will talk about the importance of the UCLA Cancer Center — she recently underwent breast cancer surgery. Last year, Isabella Rossellini delivered the moving address at the ball, talking about her mother Ingrid Bergman’s valiant battle with cancer. Lilly Tartikoff is here from New Orleans working around the clock with her co-chairs.

DEMI MOORE AND BRUCE WILLIS are skedded to take separate turns with David Letterman: Moore on Wednesday, Willis on Thursday. It would be more fun if they duo’d on Dave … Barry Levinson will direct “A Face in the Crowd” at WB with Gene Kirkwood exec producing. Latter’s currently at Universal Studios Florida with his Rosebud banner filming “The Vampire Wars,” Hugh Parks directing … A brand-new, pristine (black-and-white) print of the Beatles’ 31-year-old “A Hard Day’s Night” bows Nov. 17 at the Acad. Martin Lewis hosts the evening, which will include “Night’s” producer Walter Shenson in a Q&A following the screening. That’s two days before ABC airs its three-part docu on the Fab Four, and three days before Capitol releases the new Beatles album, with the “reunion” of the three surviving Beatles blended into the early recording by John Lennon of his tune “Free as a Bird.” Shenson and Lewis are members of both the U.S. and British film academies. Lewis also is co-producing the Richard Pryor tribute by the American Cinematheque at the DGA Friday through Sunday, plus a party Thursday at the Comedy Store. And a Peter Cook party Nov. 15 at the Improv, followed by a tribute Nov. 16 at the DGA … Milton Berle, 87 years young (he was on “The Nanny” Monday night and is talking guestints on “Wings”), has signed with new personal manager Cheri Ingram and the Media Artists Group agency. Miltie’s wife, Lorna, will be a grandmother a second time as daughter Susan and husband Richard Moll are again expecting … Rob Lowe and wife Sheryl welcomed their second son, John Owen L., Monday at Cedars-Sinai … Life is a B-script: Maxene Andrews, who completed a smash four-week run Oct. 8 in “Swingtime Canteen ,” and who died Oct. 21 of a sudden heart attack, had paid a farewell visit to terminally ill ex-husband, former Andrews Sisters manager Lou Levy — who died two days after Andrews. In addition to N.Y. services for Maxene, one was held last Friday at Lakeside Country Club. Patti Andrews did not attend this or the N.Y. services.

SHARON STONE SAID FAYE DUNAWAY is her “soul sister,” at the Sunday party for Dunaway tossed by pal Bobby Zarem at Elaine’s. Dunaway had encouraged Stone during her early fears. Zarem’s bash for Faye was, of course, to toast her book “Looking for Gatsby” (Simon & Schuster), and it brought out a crowd including Walter Cronkite, authors A.E. Hotchner, Noel Behn, Frederic Morton and Jean Doumanian, producer of Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” and “Mighty Aphrodite,” plus his currently filming pic. Woody and his jazz band will tour Europe in February, and documaker (“Crumb”) Jerry Zwigoff will follow Allen to chronicle it on film.

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