"While Nancy Reagan has been quite concerned about her friend Rock Hudson's condition, she did not call President Mitterrand about him," the first lady's press secretary, Jennefer Hirshberg, said yesterday. She was responding to a report in the current People magazine that the first lady had telephoned French President Franc,ois Mitterrand, while Hudson was in a Paris hospital, to ensure that the actor received the best possible care . . .
It was a Washington milestone Friday, when Christian Science Monitor newsman Godfrey Sperling hosted his 1,800th newsmakers breakfast. Sperling started the "on the record" breakfasts between print journalists and newsmakers in 1966 . . .
The recording industry has established a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame to honor artists and others who have made significant contributions to rock. A location for the museum and archives will be established in January when the first inductees are named . . .
Singer Eydie Gorme has special memories of Washington. She said recently that "I always have tears in my eyes when I have Chinese food, and it isn't because Sichuan is my favorite," she explained. "Steve Lawrence and I performed together for the first time at the Lotus Club restaurant , a great little Chinese restaurant on 14th Street in Washington, D.C. The owner knew we were both singers and that we missed each other terribly when we were on the road trying to keep separate careers going. It was his idea for us to work together. You know what? He was right!" . . .