Private equity fund honcho Steve Schwarzman turns 59 today – so yesterday, his wife, Christine, organized a glittering lunch in the Four Seasons Pool Room featuring a breathy Marilyn Monroe impersonator. “Happy Birthday, Mr. Chairman,” the fake Marilyn cooed as the real chairman – of the Blackstone Group here and the Kennedy Center in Washington – basked under pink balloons. Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Leonard Lauder, Daily News Chairman Mort Zuckerman, Richard Holbrooke, Edgar Bronfman Jr. and wife Clarissa, and Woody Johnson and his very pregnant girlfriend, Suzanne Richa, were among the 120-odd guests who feasted on a sushi and potpie buffet. Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack conferred with BlackRock honcho Larry Fink – amid intense speculation yesterday that after Morgan Stanley’s abortive bid for a stake in Fink’s money management firm, Merrill Lynch is vying for one instead. The birthday cake was in the shape of the Abington Township, Pa., High School sports stadium named after Schwarzman – to which he recently donated $400,000. Alas, plans for the Abington Township cheerleaders to perform for their alum were foiled by the blizzard. Schwarzman’s immediate predecessor, former Blackstone Group chairman Pete Peterson, was also absent. The lunch was supposed to be… Read full this story
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