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Clint Eastwood's daughter and Frances Fisher go shopping for a good cause

January 18, 2011 |  3:30 pm

Frances Fisher and her daughter, Francesca Eastwood Last week, Nancy Moonves, whose resume includes entries for actress and producer, opened her Brentwood home for an evening of cocktails and guilt-free “ethical shopping.” Handmade glass-beaded bracelets and necklaces were on sale, with all proceeds going to Same Sky, a trade initiative to benefit the jewelry-makers: women in Rwanda living with AIDs.

Company founder Francine LeFrak explained that as a movie producer, she spent more than eight years working on a film -- which never materialized -- about the Rwandan genocide. “I had to put all that energy somewhere,” she said, and so she took the path of social entrepreneurship.

“I believe in the trade model, not the aid model,” she said. “In order to give people dignity, you have to give them a real job. The changes I’ve seen in the women have been remarkable -- a wow, a complete wow.”

Nearly 100 people showed up to shop, including Buzz Aldrin and his wife Lois; Motown composer Lamont Dozier and his wife Barbara; Frances Fisher and her daughter Francesca Eastwood; and Geraldine James, Linda Hart and Margie Mercer.

-- Ellen Olivier

 Photo: Frances Fisher, left, and Francesca Eastwood. Credit: Rick Friedberg