Fire & Ice Ball at the Beverly Hilton -- The annual charity event brought out celebrities like David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, and more

By Anne Thompson
Updated December 17, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

The Scene: The annual Fire & Ice Ball at the Beverly Hilton. This year’s gala raised $2.4 million for women’s cancer research.
Best Overheard Comment: ”Did you ever get my letter?” Barbra Streisand asked speaker Maya Angelou as the evening began. ”I was so moved by your [Inaugural] poem. I think you’re so wonderful.”
Hot Topic: President Bill Clinton’s speech at another L.A. fund-raiser, the Creative Artists Agency Democratic Party bash, where he asked the industry to reduce violence in entertainment. ”What the President has done,” said still-glowing CAA chief Michael Ovitz, ”is make a lot of people do a lot of serious thinking in reaction to his challenge.”
Most Inappropriate Decolletage: Men in the VIP room, including Sylvester Stallone, scrambled to meet stacked actress Sandi Korn, who’s just filmed her first feature, Garry Marshall’s Exit to Eden. a little leather and some chains,” she said. ”I’m from Greenwich, Connecticut. Should I go back?”