By JAMES BARRON with Monique P. Yazigi and Stewart Kampel
Published: Wednesday, July 22, 1998
A roomful of Rothschilds is as rare as a bottle of their 1945 Chateau Mouton (the first year a painting appeared on the label). But there they were, at the Plaza Hotel: SIR EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD and LIONEL DE ROTHSCHILD from London, BARON DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD and BARON ERIC DE ROTHSCHILD from Paris, and ROBERT DE ROTHSCHILD of New York.
They had gathered to toast A. STANLEY GLUCK, who has handled personal investments for several generations of the English and French branches of the legendary banking dynasty over the last 50 years.
''I've seen them all,'' said Mr. Gluck, who has done everything from manage their money to transport their paintings in armored trucks, ''but to be in one room at the same time is a little bit unusual. They sometimes go to weddings.''
And sometimes they wonder just how old Mr. Gluck is. ''Baron David used to ask me when I'd turn 65,'' he said. ''I always told him I'd let him know. Now he has figured out I was only 10 years younger than his father.'' That makes Mr. Gluck 79.
Walk, Don't Run
The fastest woman on earth went 0 miles an hour for a long time yesterday. MARION JONES, who ran 200 meters in 21.80 seconds on Monday at the Goodwill Games, was trapped in traffic.
''We were trying to get 15 blocks down the street,'' said Ms. Jones, a North Carolinian who was not sure just where the jam had been. ''It took an hour and a half. It was a chauffeured car.''
Wouldn't it have been quicker to get out and run? ''No,'' she said, ''it was hot out there, and I run short and fast, not long and far.''
A Rod and a Drum
The financier RONALD O. PERELMAN was definitely not drumming up business. Called to the stage by ROD STEWART during a concert at Southampton College, Mr. Perelman sat in as the drummer for the finale, ''We're Havin' a Party.'' This was after Mr. Stewart sweated through his repertory, including ''Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?''
Mr. Stewart had been introduced by ROBERT F. X. SILLERMAN, the college's $1-a-year chancellor, whose deep-pocketed SFX Entertainment has become a sprawling music-promotion conglomerate. Among the 5,000 people sprawled on a campus lawn were Mr. Stewart's wife, RACHEL HUNTER, and KELSEY GRAMMER, the star of the sitcom ''Frasier.''
A New Leaf
''My dad put together the whole deal,'' CRISTINA GREEVEN said of Manhattan File, the magazine RAINER GREEVEN bought with help from some investors and which she resurrected with a party at Lot 61, a restaurant on West 21st Street.
Mr. Greeven -- who Ms. Greeven said had spent $2 million to $3 million buying the magazine -- was summering in Portugal. She was left to celebrate the occasion with her very social crowd, including ALEXANDRA and ALEXANDER VON FURSTENBERG and the film maker WHIT STILLMAN.
Ms. Greeven -- the editor of Manhattan File since 1994 -- said she had not had control over what was published until her father made her an owner. She said the seller was News Communications, a company controlled by WILBUR L. ROSS JR., the husband of LIEUT. GOV. BETSY MCCAUGHEY ROSS.
''We were doing all this society stuff,'' Ms. Greeven, 28, said of the old Manhattan File. ''It wasn't me.'' She wants to make Manhattan File ''a younger Vanity Fair,'' with more coverage of celebrities and fashion.
JAMES BARRON with Monique P. Yazigi and Stewart Kampel