By Emily Walsh Parry
Black TIe Editor
Betsy Palmer of film, television and Broadway fame was in town on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Bird Key Yacht Club, thanks to her friend, Eva Slane. Slane brought Palmer in for a benefit for The Backlot and Maximillia?s Academy of Dramatic Arts, which was founded in memory of Roy and Cynthia Scheider?s late daughter, Maximillia. Palmer was extremely friendly with guests during the tea and made everybody laugh with her opening joke. Here?s her joke: ?The mother superior at a convent gathered all the nuns together for a meeting. She said, ?I hear there is a case of gonorrhea at the convent.? Then one of the nuns exclaimed, ?Oh thank God. I?m so tired of chardonnay.??