It’s All About Eva at 93

By Richard Mineards   |   March 8, 2018
In their Oscar chic attire are Richard and Amanda Payatt, Martha Sadler, Dean Axelrod, Lynn Maurice, Maria Lane Rosee, Jill Horton, Tracy Wright, Connie Axelrod, Rachel Behrens, and (seated) Bob Meyers, hostess Marsha Karplees, and Entera (photo by Priscilla)

How nice to see veteran Montecito actress Eva Marie Saint at the age of 93 back at the Oscars.

Eva, who picked up an Academy Award as best supporting actress in Elia Kazan’s gritty 1954 movie On The Waterfront, presented the coveted trophy for best costume design to the beautiful Daniel Day-Lewis film Phantom Thread.

Unfortunately, longtime resident Gary Fettis, 68, who was nominated for his fourth Oscar for best production design for Christopher Nolan‘s epic World War II film Dunkirk lost out to The Shape of Water, which he also lost to last month at the BAFTAs, the British Academy Awards, when he was up for a third trophy at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

For the 18th year, tony twosome David, 82, and Marsha Karpeles threw an Oscars bash at their Hot Springs estate, despite suffering heavy damage to the lower level of their three-story home from the January mudslides.

“We certainly need something to cheer us up,” said David, a former computer analyst who founded the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, the world’s largest private collection of manuscripts and documents, which has 11 branches, including one in Santa Barbara.

Among the friends celebrating the 90th annual Tinseltown celebrity wingding at the Dolby Theatre were Maria Lane Ross, Martha Sadler, Dean and Connie Axelrod, Rachel Behrens, and Richard and Amanda Payatt, who quaffed the champagne and noshed on an eclectic display of comestibles.


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