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POSTINGS / 6 Gardner BlDke's lowdown on Jeanne Dixon, high priestess of prognostication ANNABELL'S DOSSIER FILE/ 9 Annabel/ tells what's at Maison Blanche and other important Washington houses. WASHINGTON PEOPLE/ 10 The Baroness Stackelberg on how partygoing Washington survived the "Ice Age. " ALL THAT GLITTERS / 14 Dorothv Marks reports on how and why the lifestyle of Saudi Arabian Ambassador and Mrs. Alireza outshines traditional concepts of opulence ART AS INVESTMENT / 23 Viola Drath asks: Will Washington bankers PDNHloans for works of art? WASHINGTON'S RUSSIAN NOBlLITV/ 26 Some titled Russians share memories of the Motherland with Raisa Scriablne. INTERMEZZ0/ 31 Candace Johnson profiles Washingtonians' part-time passion for music making. POTOMAC CHIC/ 35 Melody Gi/sey. Sonia "Jinx" Cutts and Claudia Rayford model fashions and show just how beautiful"civic commitment" can be THE NEW VOU/ 45 Emily Wilkens trumpets natural foods as the au nature/ way to diet. DON'T BEBLUE/ 49 Well-known Washington neighbors share their secrets for banishing the blues ALONG PARTY LINES/ 51 A "Hollywood" weekend. on "Affair of the Heart " and a visitor from Mexico kept Washington warm during the deep freeze. EDUCATED PALATE/ 58 Bette Ackerman discovers dining opportunities a stone's throw away Ln Alexandria HAL'S HUNCHES / 61 Hal Gould ventures that Charles Kirbo 's nome will soon be a household word REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ' 65 BOOKS / 68 "How To Open A Swiss Bank Account" by Charles Kelder and "Laughing Lost, Alger Hiss" by Tony Hlss

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Q .Rumor has It that t>uer since Elsa Maxwell made a pro fcss1on out of gluing part1es most other famous hostesses have followed suit. that they don't spend 1he1r own money on { rhe b1g ones h Al/1son LaLond one o/ these? Isn't she gomg to be out SOCially nou thor the Carte~ are In the White House? • E._ L C A . McLean Va Allison LaLand

to his Cabinet. I belreue Barbaro Watson held the hrghesr government post eoer accorded a black woman Whatever happened lo her'~ L Wilson, Washington , DC A. Miss Watson . a Democrat, was

appoint11d Assistant Secretary of Stahl, In charge of security and consular affairs. by Lyndon Johnson Nixon left her In that post for several years. until Passport Office chief Frances Knight objected Some say it was because Miss Watson Is too capable. others insist 11 was because she is black Carter has given her back her old job. and political savants antldpate that she will ultimately move Into h1s Cabinet

A . MISs LaL21nd has always pa1d for her own pames (she cons1ders them an art form), even the ones she tossed personally at the Washington Hilton Hotel during her last years as public relations dlrector there. When you CM produce 30 ambassadorr. as guests at a private aHatr, you are "in" socially tn Washington regardler.s of who occupieS the White Hous11 Mis~ LaLand gre\.\ up m Atlanta Ga h<~s a couple of Certer • connecuons " ilnd recently joined the Women's National Democratic Club

Greg Schneiders accumulated a lot of bad debts. has publicly called Catholicism a force. lived out of wedlock wfth Marie Hartneu for fiue years ·• and then married her In All Souls Unitarian Church, where all of those leftist coalition movements hold their meetings Why would Carter want such an immoral, finane~al/y IrresponSible agnostic 1n his odminlstratJon? .. Undo Dawson Washington. D C


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A . As the Prestdent's personal aide and constant companion throughout the campaign. Schneiders faithfully kept Caner mformed on the maneuvers of ~The Boys" who were worlung for him Schneiders has passed the perceptive scrutiny of Carter's most trusted advis(>r. Charles Kirbo and whatever el~ may be said for or against Schneiders he Is an honest man The President apparently pl21ce!. a high prionty on that quality

may not please evangelicals because of ItS scriptural distortions. but 11 is the biggest ba~ office success ever produced at 20t Century·Fo>t Studios, according to Robert l Munger who originated lt . He claimS th~: he, too, has been "born again," and ~ adh1U11 closl!ly to thl! story of ColsOn 5 conversion to Chrtstlanlty.

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Q . Many religiOus people are unhappy with ~The Omen ·• So why 1s Watergate consp~rator Charles Colson going to let the same producers make a mou1e of hu book, Born Again? Does he figure he will ger nch on 1t? L F Steele. Alexandria Va A. Since his conviction, Colson's only source of income has been hls lectures, with most of the proceeds turned over to the Prison Fellowship Foundation to help rehabthtate prisoners He Intends to do the same wtth whatever money he earns from the new film whlch should be ample 'The Omen"

errs so regularly with her prophecies. In 1973, Dixon resee1rcher Daniel St. Albin Greene published findJngs that: she Is 14 years older than her passport states; she wa~ married to a man named Zuercher for 1 years before she married realtor James L. Dixon (a contradiction to her widely publicized vows of chestity if she couldn't have him for a husband) : her name originally was lydia Pinckert. When Adele Reicher successfully sue~ her for royalties to the book My L1fe on Prophecies which she had ghost-written for the seeress Mlss Reicher's lawyer, Hubert M Schlosberg, charged that Mrs D1xon obviously "cannot know the difference between right and wrong .. in person~~! affatrs " "She has tried to use God as she has tried to use people .. for her own financial gains That Is the only thing that means anything to Jeanne Dixon." he told the cou rt

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BELlS FLE Hill biggtes still squealing over lack of expertise of Carter's Hill men bunch of amateurs Is the most heard retort Big SIT\Iggle ao; pundits see It Is Carter's ~lancing act between morality and reality. ~ e the Hussein CIA caper After all, a •nend i~ a friend Is a friend Tongsun Park bought townhouse In London .Joan ~ennedy spending most of time out of 1._ ashington decorating new apartment in ueantown New SecDef Harold Brown hkes Chinese dumplings. has been scounng town for them BOOKS Senator Muskie drew Amy Carter as dinner companion at recent White House dinnet for Trudeaus. He made her eat her 5Pinach but had to set a good example. He hates spmach. Kids who read at the table get ~~.<hacked in the fanny in most houses Bob Schieffer got an Andy Hardy book for his 40th from his producer at a )Urpr~e party Was made to read it at dinner .. probably start a whole new trend ..big spate of Washington fiction rolling off presses from ITla)or publlshero;. The Sa fire book got over a million No Washington fiction has hit best seller hsts Agnew made tt on the bottom of the last with his monstrosity Gloria Stelnem wnting book on movement and hving 1n Potomac 5·days a week . Enough already' REAL ESTATE Netghbor~ worried about what may happen t~ Rockefeller's Foxhall Road pad after It s ~old rumor is that tl might be a de\IPiopment of sorts which Is not what neighbors want...Gerrnans bought more Property on Foxhall to expand Property was part of underground railway dunng War Between The States .still flack over Purchase of Firenze House by Italians PEOPLING· Chevy Chase and Jack Nicholson to 11\!lke movie In D.C Elliot Richardson t.enously considering runmng for Governor of Massachusel1s Bill Simon signed up With Ron Reagan's agent for lectures and radio :.tuff Kissinger . who ~omellmes wcss unavailable to certain diplomats, sent them all personal stgned notes with his Pnvate number he'll now be accessible f"erybody'~ got to make a hvtng Rosa· Ynn Ca n er's called thl! Iron Magnoha'

around town these days. tough on inside. soft on outslde new Post gossip columnist Nancy Collins sniffmg around for the past month Post staffers call her "Tight Hips" But Sally likes her and if Sally hke:. her Ben does. too . Star staffers nervous over Union negotiations. the Guild may take tough line. which could mean fireworks .. Murdoch sniffing around Clay Felker toying with Washington Idea new hot society portrait artist is Doyle Chappell .. Or . Linn's diet standing room only in Washington The Walter Hodges putting up four tennis courts In their new Jamaica place . Senator Barry Goldwater looks terrific. seems to have recovered well from hip <;urgery OPINIONS Most new movies sttnk Rocky and Network excluded Carter's State Dinners are boring Home cooktng at Donna Shor and Weaver ·Meanes' big bash was delicious . Pat Mitch e ll . new Panorama host. pretty New Washington subway great. Amtrak broke down again recently in Baltimore passengers were confused What's wrong wrth that ratlroad? William Raspbe rry amcle on Washingtonian a cheap shot.. Jack Limpert, now on leave a great editor Billy Carter drinks too much . Twihght's Last Gleaming two day marathon preview left everyone wondenng why ldl Amln a dangerous tdlot Local hoStesses all asking Mrs. Abe Fortas for her recipe for stuffed "wanton" v..htch was featured on the menu at Lord and 1 aylor's recent T H I S beneflt Would you care for a shce of Freudtan shp. dear., U:r. Taylor said to be accepting the Chairman<1h1p of the Wolftrap gala .. should help husband John m his pollllcal quest. which is her milin motivation these day~ will do wonder~ for ,John With his fundralsing chores !>dme with Lynda Bird Robb and husband Chuck when the pohttcal diSease stnkes. It bttes deep oddball fact Is that the Robbs ltved next door 10 Alger Htc;c;ln Georgetown whPn Chuck was bom according to Tony Hlsc.' tome small world new book by Rudy M<~xa and Marion Clark Public Trust Private Lust or viCe·versa t) more garbage for the tittllallon gang hung up on sex din tn 0 C or'' 11 A C 1 000

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By BARONESS GARNEIT STACKELBERG HAGERSTOWN ALMANAC WARNED US IT WOULD B·E A COLD WINTER· Like Eliza In Unde Tom's Cabin, guests were tripping over !iheets of ice to get to the Leo Daly resldelr'ICe at a recent party for out·of·towners. Tall Smith Bagley , w1 th his gractous Southern manners, helped pilot several of the women guests across the glassy surface . Hazel E11ans , National Democratic Commltteewo•man from Florld11, the Lorne Greenes , the Frank lkards ond Richard Swig , president of the Fairmont Hotels were in the group 11dmlrlng the Daly's unusu1al eight-foot-tall ceremonial drum. which stands in their sitting room They found it m New Hebrides SOUTHERN COMFORT. GRITS. HAM. AND RED EYE GRAVY Turkish Amfbassador and Mrs . Mellh Eseobel had their first sample of Southern cooking and Dixie music The occasion was the Marlon Smoaks' black tie dinner for the Lucien 1NhlttJes , their houseguests from Sea Island, Georgia , and Cabin Bluff Lodge The latter ts the favonte hunting and fishing place of President Carter and there's a wild turkey trophy on the wall which the Pre:;ldent shot to prove it

RESPITE FROM DEEP FREEZE: Just over two air hours away from our de"P freeze . the temperature was 73 degrees at Henr y K . Bagley's jewel of a house ill Palm Beach. Mr. Bagley is the gentle-spoken father of Smith Bagley The ~un wao; streammg down and hU91? Jclldlnier~s of flowers bloomed in th•· sw1mmmg pool area wi1h its bath house of Wedgewood blue The dignified Mr BagleV and h1s talomtt>d Russian-born wlfe, Anya gav... a ~;up"rb luncheon for a group of Amba~sadors who had flown down for tht' Rt?d Cro!JS Ball 1!stabl1shed 19 years ago bV the laiP grande dame Mal'}Orie Merfl Wl'ath~r Post The cha1rmanshlp has noW lx>1.m taken over by Mrs . Harold Whitmore . thl? Listenne hetress frorn Greenw1ch and Palm Beach She spend~ a round $2~ 000 l!ach year to make the Bail a <.ucce!>Sful fund ra iser. Among th< diplomatic couples who Oew down for tht' festivities were tht:> James Shens of NallonAhst Chma the Horacio Vicloso· Sotos of the Domm1can Republic, th<' Abd e lhadl Boutalebs of Morocco and lhl' Joa o Hall Themidos of Portugal Al'>o allendmg were the Ali He ddas of Tum~itJ Ambassador and Mrs . Lloyd White of New Zealand. and O .A .S · Secretary General Alejandro Orflla

YOU NEEDED SKATES IN FRONT OF McCRACKEN'S EMBASSY-LIKE RESIDENCE But since W ashingtonlans will do almost anything for a fine buffet on a snowy night. a good crowd of dlplomats and friends of Ne II McCracken and her mother. Chick. trekked up icy Benton Place to meet Ann Udal, their houseguest hom Bath and London. England . The guests Included Pakistani Ambas· sador Sahabzada and Begum Yaqub Khan . who were talkmg wtth Dominican Ambassador and Mrs . Horac lo Vlcloso-Sot o aboutthe•r upcoming tnp to Palm Beach for the Red Cross Ball Former TV personality Lisa Sergio was there telhng prominent lawyer and former 1mm1grarion rnan Marlo Noto about the Th~ lucie-n Whlttl~es of Se-a fslond. Georg•o frigid night she spent at the Lmcoln u.~re Fronde ond Morlan Smook's gueru of Memonal g<?tlmg the prayer service ho11or at a rcc~nt pony Amo11g thou 011 hone/ to orqamzed for the morning of the Inaugural malt~ a Georg1on connection were Loul&lano frlgtd night she spent at the Lincoln Represe ntatloe Lindy Boggs , Turkl•h Ambo.uador Mellh E&enbel and the Memorie~l getting the pre~yer service Smoak's daughter Mary Frances In her GWTW orqanized for the morning of the Inaugural. dre~s

THE POUSH CONNECTION: Turkish Ambassador and Mrs . Mellh Esenbel gave the first of what promises to be a long series of dinners for the new head of the House International Relations Committee, the Honorable Clement J. Zablocki, who is of Polish extraction . In his after dinner speech, the Congressman said, "The Polish Ambassador wanted to give us the first party, but I told him our long·time friends , the Esenbels, had beat him to it." MADAMA BUTTERFLY A TRIUMPH: The radiantly lovely Japanese soprano. Yasuko Hayashi, performed magni· flcently against the stunning Oriental setting created by Ming Cho Lee at the KennedY Center And Ermanno Mauro was a sensitive and good looking Plnkerlon. all in all an inspiring evening embellished with many Oriental refinements. The mood continued at the reception that followed at the Japan Inn, with guests consuming tempura and Japanese plum wine. Amon9 the opera buffs enjoying it all that evening were G e rman Ambassador and Mrs. Berndt von Staden , Greek Ambas· sador and Mrs . Menelas AleX· a ndrakls . Mauritanian Ambassador and Mrs . Mohamed Nasslm Koch· man and Sen ator Hubert HumphreY who was in his usual ebullient mood . Other fans in attendance Included Renee Kraft. Lillian Glberga and Gerson Nord · linger who said the Washington Opera Society was hoping to get more corporate support in order to be able to put on four operas next year.

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history of sorts at the round of parties commemorating his leavetaking from Washington . Recently appointed the U.A.E.'s Minister of Planning. Saeed is now third from the top In the pecking order of that government. Included among those individuals and countries to fete him were Andrea a nd Leo DaJy and the embassies of Egypt and Tunisia. In farewell words that betrayed his soft spot for Washington. Ghobash said, "In the past I go to parties to say goodbye to my friends returning to their countries. Now I must say goodbye " Among those to enjoy Saeed's last Washington go-round as a host were Steve Martindale. Ke n Crosby . AI and Regina Grasselli , Iranian Ambas· Sador Ardes hir Zah e di and Pakistani Ambassa dor Sahabzada Yaqub l<han . Nor did the dashing Ghobash overlook Washington's most glamorous resources whose numbers included P a ge lee Hufty , Tandy Dic kinson and Susan Go ldwater

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CHILE MOVES TO CHILUER CLIMES: If all goes as planned. the home of Chile's new ambassador to Switzerland will always brirn with Washington visttors Those were lhe sentiments expressed at Jack and Cand y Sommerville's farewell party for Ambassad o r and Mrs . Manuel Trucco whose new post city is Geneva. l'he Sommerville home looked like a Veritable garden that evening and Candy explained that. "surrounding myself with flowers Is the most effective way I know to reverse a downward trend of the blahs." Among those who relished the good food of Luck's Caterers. the good conversation. and remembered good limes with the Ambassador and his wife were Mr. and Mrs . Taz Shephard . the C .D . Wards. the William Malllards , the Ford Kalils . Bob Waldron and Judy Lewis . who looked particularly fetching with a little flower tied around her neck

MARK EVANS AUSTAD SAYS ITS TLME TO BUY ICE BREAKERS· Pttr. and Mrs . Ca rl Shipley gave a dinner In their antique-filled Watergate apartment ln honor of Ma rk Austad our Ambassador to Finland (Mrs. Austad had taken ofi for Arizona to get warm.) Among the guests were Charles Steadman . Mrs. Robert E. Lee IV, the Pttarlon Smoaks . Teamsters Union head Frank Fitzsimmons . the Gale Sui· hvans , and the Mike Murrays . Mr. Murray is a Carter man and just back from Japan. where he had arranged VIce· Pres ident Walte r Mondale's visit. Ambassador Austad told lhe assemblage that since America has not yet been able to build a workable ice breaker, we should import some from Anland to have on hand for emergencies ''It would be better than having our economy come to a near standstill wllh the resulting unemployment."

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By DOROTHY MARKS 0 Ambassador All Abdullah Alireza of Saudi Arabia, a soft-spoken man of Infinite dignity. thinks of Washington as a "'frantic Plt~ce."

Huguette, his Lebanese-born wife, easily one of the town's best-dressed women, finds It "very exhausting." And Monica Edwards, her chic 27-year-old daughter, who has spent most of her life abroad. calls our town "mce but not wildly exciting.'' This Is the Ambassador's first Embassy His older bro ther, Mohammed. has served <~s Ambassador to France and Is now back in Jidda running the family business. The Ambassador only smiles at the suggestion h~ too might like to return to hls old job as Managing Director of the House of Alireza. "lnshallah'' -- as the Arabs say •· "If God Wills it." More to the point, of course, Is whether Saudi Arabia's King KhaUd wishes it. Serving his King has been a hablt with Ambassador Alireza ever since the late King Ibn Saud plucked him out of the University of California a t Berkeley in 1945 to assist the

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French-American decorator Barmache of New York, Mrs. Alireza has finally completed her extensive redecorating which included adding an elegant new dining room to seat 24, on the back of the house overlooking the swimming pool. Each week Angelo Bonita , her florist. comes to arrange the half dozen or more massive arrangements of exotic flowers which greet the visitor In the downstairs slttinQ rooms. A visitor Is Immediately offered cups of Turkish coffee, aromatic tea in tiny glasses. orange JUice and an array of hors d'oeuvres Including tahmia . a Saudi delicacy of ground beans and sesame se~ds. Luncheon is a mouth-watering melange of French and Saudi dishes prepared by the Allreza's Egyptian cook -- not unlike the menu and Impressive service which they enjoy at home In the Jamaly compound at Jidda. There. however the similarities stop. fhe A:.1bassador explains carefully what he means about there being too manY pressures here . "I think you have too much entertaining by diplomats lor other diplomats. Too many mass affairs We should have more time to meet Americans." " At home I work hard and go out a great His stepdaughter deal at night too.'' Interrupts teasingly, ''Does he ever. Once we counted 49 consecutive nights when we had not been home for dinner In J idda." ''The difference being,'' the Ambassador says. "at home I have the option of not golng if I choose." Mrs. Alireza has simply given up trying to adjust to the early-to-rise. early-to-bed schedule of social Washington. "In Jidda, we may be just sitting down to dinner about the time you are saying 'Goodbye' at diplomatic parties here. We play cards. have music, sometimes privat.e film showings and stay up very. very late I get up at noon or 1 o'clock. So I do the same thing here. I come home and go to bed with a book until I can fall asleep at 2 or 3 a.m.'' In Jidda, the Alirezas live in one of sevetl houses In the family compound near scores of family members. A cook and assistant cook prepare all meals from a separate kitchen and food storage building and deliver them to each house. Monica could not remember how many rooms there are in her stepfather's house. "But it is very large We have five huge sitting rooms downstairs ... T here are five servants to care for the three of them. Alabama-born Monica, who could certainly have a career In fashion here If she chose. loves compound living. "One never gets lonely and there is never a dull moment ," she claims. Monica spent ten years at sd1ool in Switzerland. has a degree in "Lettres'' from the Sorbonne and speaks EngUsh. French. Spanish. "pretty good Arabic" and "bits and pieces" of Turkish Would she opt for a career if tt were open to her In Saudi? "Knowing myself I would probably prefer to settle down and have children " In Saudi? "Yes, it's alright. lllke it ..

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Mother and daughter described a typical day at home in Jidda. After a late night. both sleep late. Monica starts the day by tending her rose trees In the garden and checking on her pet gazelles .. down from 15 to three right now -- which are caged In the compound. She may drop in to see one of her cousins, a stepsister or other familY members Sometimes she reads. practices the piano or does needlepoint. If she has gotten up early before II has gotten too hot. she may seek out a cousin for a game of tennis, swim in the pool within the high walls of the compound or take her Yorkshire terrier "Cosino" for a run. Her mother. who always rises late. says her first order of business is to go through the house with the servants to see what is needed and If things are In order. Fortunately, there ls no menu planning to do. Lunch may be at 2:30 or even as late as 4 p.m.. depending on her husband's schedule . Ali Allreza always rests briefiY after lunch in the heat of the afternoon. She rests but does not take a siesta. The womenfolk have frequent tea-and· talk parties In the afternoons with 6 p rn. the accepted time for tea. The men get horne late from the office -- around 8 p .m. or so·· and the evening meal may be at 9 or 9 :30 or later. depending on how many people are involved The women always wear lon9 gowns for the evening meal and are unveiled al home. For formal affairs, the men wear black thobes. mstead of the usual white trdditional Arab thobe. Meals are always served buffet-style and a good thing, too. since Mrs. Alireza says no one ever knows how many people to expect at a party. Arab hospitality being what It Is. And how do two such seemingly liberated, well-travelled women feel about wearing the abaya -- the long black veil covering the face -- when they are home in Saudi? Mrs. Alireza smiles and shrugs. "01 course, I wear It when I go downtown with All or a driver But I can't remember going downtown more than four or five times In my life. I can always send a servant to do errands" Monica, who wears her favorite St. Laurent or Valentino ensembles under her veil. claims she doesn't mind wearing the veil outside. "All the entertaining Is done in homes of families and close friends and we don't normally veU there," she says. The Ambassador, who has been amused by the conversation, notes mildly "The word 'harem' Is derived from an Arabic word meaning sacred. We cherish our women. you know." Apparently. changes are coming to Saudi Arabia too. One sees more unveiled women downtown these days. The wearing of long sleeves seems to satl5fy the religious Mullahs who patrol the souks. A woman can now divorce her husband If he is cruel or mistreats her. However. she may not divorce him simply because he has followl'd the Islamic custom of taking another wtfe, up

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to the allowable four permitted by Mohammed in the Koran. Saudi even has some women doctors. Perhaps one reason that life does not get claustrophobic for a pretty and gregario~s Amerlcan·bom girl like Monica is that she IS very close to her mother and her stepfather and the three of them are always on the move. "Just for fun," she hos appUed for an internship at Sothebys In London •. like the one Caroline Kennedy completed recently starting next September. She does a lot of visiting with old school chums in London, Paris and elsewhere, and skis at St. Moritz during the season. The family has a summer home In Evlan. outside Geneva, which they use as a base for a month each summer. From there they can Oy off to the Sporting Oub at Monaco or to the Casino at Cannes whenever the spirit moves them. The Alireza family also has a vacation house at Tail In the mountains not far from Jidda where they can escape the 115 to 120 degree temperatures of summer in town. Every Thursday at noon. without fall. the family leaves Jidda for Its weekend house on the Creek, a coral-filled Inlet of the Red Sea where they spend Fridays, the Moslem Holy Day Families not only pray together. they stay together ,on that day. Both Mrs. Allreza and her daughter are Rornan Catholics, but apparently the fact that there are no churches In Saudi Arabia (other than mosques) has not been a problem for thel'l1· It would seem from talking to her that Mrs. Alireza's cup runneth over A few days after our interview, she was scheduled to fly back to Jidda with her family with an overnight stopover In Parts. Both she and Monica had a jam-packed schedule of appointments at St Laurent, Lanvin and Valentino to order their spring and sumrner wardrobes Both were looking forward to haircuts and beauty treatments at Alexandres on the Faubourg. " I expect our rooms will be filled with flowers. Ali always arranges that." said his wife. Is there anything she wants she doesn't yet have'? "Oh. I'd like Ali to have a private jet and · oh yes, a Rolls He says the streets are still too torn up 4!md the trcffic too undisciplined at home for him to buy me the car." Before he rushed off to the office after luncheon, the Ambassador assured us of his country's continued prosperity in the future. "We have recently discovered more oil reserves. you know. Even so, the King Is building two large petro-chem1cal plants. one on the Arabian Gulf and one on the Red Sea. We are developing our mineral resources. Iron ore. nickel, and Un. And. of course, right after World War II we started to work the gold In King Solomon's Mine 70 miles north of Jidda. And we are spending millions on solar energy research After all. we who suffer so much from the rays of the sun should be able to get some good frorn them"


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$96,000 in 1970 a price which, In effect, represents less money! At $475.000 the companion piece to Marie Antoinette's secretaire. crafted by the famed Rlesener, Is considered to be a bargain by the experts, Inasmuch as that price Is barely equivalent to the sum paJd in 1882 . Obviously. all Is relative In the pricing of obJects d'art. Whlle Gray Boone's "Letter" deals with the rising popularity and prices of African art (a mask from Gabon that sold for $2,000 a few years ago recently Jumped to $40,000) and the decline of the Haitian boom. Milton Esterow's ARTnewsletter focuses on the favorable market for American Western art, paintings, drawings, and bronzes, and the new Interest in Russian icons. New York, the undisputed capital of the art world. is about to dethrone london as the center of the world market for old masters and l!lntiques, already an annual three button dollar business in America! Bankers may not be knowledgeable about art, but they do understand figures. Watching the expanding art market, some of them have taken a new look at art financing for collectors and potential buyers of works of art. To be sure. art financing Is not off to a

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running start. Nevertheless, a handful of bankers around the country are wUiing to talk and engage In loans in this "great unbanked area," as George LeMa Istre. director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, put it. Despite the fresh crop of museums. galleries. collectors. and young art fanciers in our town, Washington's bankers are not among the pioneers In art loans. Chi!lri!lctertstically, John Bacon, who lnrtlated a program of art lending in conjunction with an exhibitions program several years 1190 at the Commonwealth National Bank In Dallas, Texas, Is a collector Meanwhile over 400 loans. mostly to collectors. have been made without a penny's loss. The loans range up to $100,000, and average about $5.000 each Approximately 90 percent were Installment loans at a rate of 11 to 12 percent interest. The criteria Commonwealth developed In evaluating Its art loan applications were to a large degree adopted by other banking Institutions. Good credit standing, appraisal of the coll11teral by auction houses and major galleries. authentication and. most lm· portantly, marketabihty of the work of art ·· (blinkers are wary of non-Income producrn9 assets) - are conditions that have to be met before one banker's precious dime changes hands' Another bank that fearlessly plunged into art frnandng using art as security on a s~tematic basts Is the Amalgamated Trust and Saving~ Bank of Chicago. Its chairman. Martin Gecht. is also a devoted art collector who serves on the board of trustees of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the pnnts and drawings committee of the Chicago Art Institute. Gecht has made It a policy to extend credit not only to collectors and dealers, but In a few instances to artists In need of working capital as well. Amalgamated, currently In the process of proposing a program on loans for museum acquisitions, has on occasion purchased and held the work of art Instead of extending credit. In these cases, the collectors were given repurchase options and charged a fee At Amalgamated. polldng of the collateral ·· a painting or sculpture can be removed . swrtched or copied with comparative ease Is regarded as one of the major obstacles In the extension of credit So before you dash down to your friendly banker to ask credit for that diylne painting at your favorite gallery, be prepared to reassure the reluctant money lender on a number of Items Next to the problem of precise valuation In times of a Wildly fluctuating market a contnbuhng factor in the relative tUiquidity of marketing collectibles, and the questton of the Vi!lhdlly of the borrower's title. nothing is scarier to the banker than the prospect of a forgery He will never fo rget William Bode's remark "Rembrandt painted about 700 pictures of these 3,000 are In existence "


Sir John Pope-Hennessey's curt dismissal of Certificates of authenticity as letters that rnake pictures more saleable Is of no help to the purchaser either. The eminent Sir John, distinguished scholar and past director of The British Museum as well as The Victoria and Albert. and present chairman of the Metropolitan's Department for European Paintings, made some chtlhng points in hls treatise on "The Forging of ltaUan Renaissance Sculpture " Much to the dismay of everybody In the art world. he Indicated that even the most prominent collections. all of them vouched for by great expert5 (among them the Samuel H . Kress Collection at The National Gallery) , are not entirely free of skillful forgeries and updated attributions The Keating case. st!ll under Investigation, brought forth the admission frorn forger Keating that 28 works owned by London's prestigious Redfern Gallery were P,illnted by him, a "Renoir" and various German expressionists" among them, will send any banker running for cover. Notable efforts In art financing for collectors have been Introduced by New York's Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co In addition. Finance America Corporation . a subsidiary of Bank America. and the International Art Registry Limited have started on a program of making credit ava1lable to collectors through their dpproved dealers Finance America requires a down-payment of 50 percent on a Work of art The term for loans varies between six months to five years It intends lo charge interest rates from 13.62 to 16.41 Percent Computerized " flngerprlnUng" of lhe work of art for purposes of identiflcatton Is regarded as standard procedure at this Institution. Although Washington banks are not Participating in systematic art financing , t.ielvin L. Chrisman, senior vice president of Riggs National Bank, points oul that the e>ctension of credit In the form of personal loans, based on the borrower's credit Worthiness rather than the art object as collateral. is not unheard of in our ilrt路rninded capital Fortunately, many of Washington' s most reputable an dealers will work out financial arrangements with their customers on an Individual basis. Instead of Impressing the reluctant banker With social arguments about the civillzlng Influence of art. prospective borrowers should encourage him with monetary fact. Amalgamated and Commonwealth, who started their profitable art lending programs as public relations ideas, have reportedly attracted a special clientele and substantial new business. IN By filling this gap In the credit market, ashington's bankers would not just Perform a public service They finally would Ciltch up with Chicago, New York City. and





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There's Sparkle In Those Crown Jewels Yet By RAISA SCRIABINE There are few surv1vors among the many who shared the He of Nicholas and Alexandra One that • remains is Princess Lillie Gagarin. whose late husband taught the techniques of the lmperlal Cavalry In Rock Creek Park Then, you'll find Prince and Pnncess Nicolai Galitzlne off Foxhall Road and Princess JuUa Cantacuzene. granddaughter of Ulysses S . Grant Princess Julia was probably the only Russian pnncess born In the White House •

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Princess Lillie Gagarln shares an elegant Georgetown home with Mary Woevodsky , surrounded by Faberge frames , a portrait of the Emperor among the Icons and porcej.,ln Easter eggs with Imperial lnltials Mary Woevodsky remembers the key figures of the royal court She has a particular love for the mother of the Czar, found Alexandra a bit "cold" and Rasputin to have had truly a spedal hypnollc power that "peasants In Russia were known to possess " she savs At the Galitzme s there are French • ogarettes Dom Pengnon chocolates and pate on spectal dehvery • from Georgetown's French Market Prln· cess Olga Galltzlne Is wtth the French Embassy Under the watchful eyes of hts 2 6 DOSSIER

From Russia with laue ... Many who came to A merica fro m Mother Russia made Washington their home Titled nobility ... Imperial G uard officers .. . Inm ates of the Gulag .. . Be aring with them their culture and their tradition as their gift to W ashington.

Galitzme attributes the loss to the Reds to indeoslve leadership There were also "Interesting" times tor Galitline. as a Paris taxi driver and as .iJ poultry farmer in Normandy. Now. 1t 5 retirement from teaching and a new interest In ornithology. Prince Nicolai doesn't u~~ his ti tle observing. "We're American now. But he'll let you read (in French or Russia"\ a hand-written history of ancestora GalitzJne-ry There's an English verslon for the plebeian few who don't speok the tongues of the Motherland. •

poruaJted ancestors. Prince Nico lai recalls the good-old-days and the not-so-good-old-days He remembers the October Revolution "It was October 26th, 1917 The Bolsheviks were on rooftops firing on the passers-by I could hear the shots Volunteers were gathenng at the Aleksandrovsky M1htary academy on Arhat Street in Moscow to ftght them I was gtven only 15 cartridges. We had so httle ammumtion The Reds had It all we lost " Of the Civil War. Galitzine remembers. " A hand grenade exploded right next to me I was stand.Jng behmd a horse This protected me But both my legs were wounded "

Washington wouldn't be the sarne Without its own Baltic Baron Constcmtine de Stackelberg who IS • known to hts friends as 'Steno' arrived on our shores In 1940, at which hme renewed a friendship with Mrs Sarllh Delano Roosevelt who he had met '" london The handsome. blue-eyed man whose estates WI!Te In Estonia. is very proud to b<' an Amencan and likes his job at thi? Department of Commerce where he Is with


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Like the Russian Church (Washington has the Russian cultural and socilll orgllnlllltions In the e~~pital are the community's sustaining centers. And Selene Obolensky. from an eighth generation Alabama army farnUy , runs most of them ul may not have Russian blood. but I do have a Russian soul," says the Prine~: whom friends call 'Your Selene Highness. There's a defin1te Obolensky hand in the area's annual Russian Charity Ball .. proceeds from which support 20 Russian veterans and widows of World War I. and second and third generation Russian children abroad. two).

Among the younger set of nobill Russians Is Prince Oleg Vol· konsky who. at 37. Is the bachelor prince about town Oleg is an artist and an Oxford Scholar who is at home in French. German and Russian . Volkonsky wants to ' ~ Involved In hl!>tory. And he is, Prince Volkonsky tells it like it is weekly In Russian on Voice of Amerlca Of love and ladies? Prince Oleg pauses. Intense black eyes smiling. "As La Rochefoucauld said. 'There is only one type of love, but there are a thousand copies of it I have been agonizingly close to the ong1nal ' " Oleg will be happy to tell you about his days w1th the BBC or Radio Uberty In Munich But you'U have to find him at F Scott's. his favorite Georgetown haunt where he takes in the atmosphere -mcogmto

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By CANDACE JOHNSON 0 Justice Abe Fortas assembles his string QUartet every Sunday night . Senator Robert Byrd woos constituents In a musical mode. Ann Richardson sings The "Docs of Dtxieland" blast. Luxembourg Ambassador Adrien Meisch makes love to those eighty eights. And Congress serenades St Patrick on his day. Washington amateur musicians all. they reflect a joyful spirit ·- the real kick to be derived from "music for 11 while." Washington's musical underground rail· roads the executive, judldal and legislative branches and the business, science and ITledicaJ professions as well From Saturday night to Sunday morning, Washington's ITlusical lawyers, pollllclans and doctors Contemplate thelr one shared problem. "How the devil are we going to get together and rehearse?" For the last 20 yc<~rs, Justice Abe Fortas has solved that problem by regularly 5elting aside Sunday evenings to rehearse With his string quartet For the man who Isaac Stern says plays "Judiciously well." the Justice defines music as "Ide and living" It Provides him the quintessential challenge, the energies to fuel the National Symphony Board and the Ma rlboro Music Festival ('You know, Rudl Serkln's summer gig "). and the drive to pursue a high-powered law career "I started Wrestling with the violin when I was eight-years-old. Thus far. II h11s completely defeated me." Wall-to-wall photos cover 88th Congres slonal R e presentative Bob Leggett's 2263 Rayburn Office Bob Leggett as Chairman of the Fisheries Comml11ee with

Northern California fishermen Leggett as Chaarman of the Defense Task Force .,urrounded by 9'?nerals. Leggett blowmg hh horn HIS trumpet accompamed him through Berkeley. Naval ROTC traanang. and numerous campaigns Two year~ 1190. during his defense tnp to Vienna. he brought it as an mtemahonal goodwill gesture "MUSIC helps you relate to people You ~rap with Republicans and Conservatives and then unify in a musical tune • it's kand of fun" Other 88th members with whom Leggett enjoys playing are pianist Senato r Frank Churc h . reed player Richardso n Pryo r . Hawaiian singer Sparky Matsunaga and harmonica playing Congreesmen Jake Pickle and Claude Pepper From behind a desk pUed high with documents and reports, Leggett's h ead barely


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applies Robert Frost's "Free verse is like playing tennis with the net down'' to America's most Indigenous music form . Florida Congressman Claude Pepper displays the same zest as Pryor when he talks about music. Representative Pepper underscores his love for symphonic music in a soft Southern accent. "Great music Inspires people. it lifts them up to the appreciation of beautiful sentiments." Armed with his harmonica and dad in green tie, coat and top hat. Pepper joyfully joins his congressional colleagues every March 17th when they conjure up St. Pat with a lively Irish Jig. Not to be outdone, however, the Senate wiU surely send over pianist Senator Charle s P e rcy and West VIrginia fiddler Sena tor Robe rt Byrd to woo classical plano and country music fan Rosa lynn Carte r . Much of the JOyful music emanating from our capital merry-go-round can be attributed to Washington's "Docs of Dixieland." Directed by Dr. Joseph Be lla ntt, Chief of Pediatrics and Director of Immunology at Georgetown University Hospital, the "Docs and DDs" formed their musical aggregation In 1965 upon the premise that "ambulances accelerate ten times faster to their favorite tune up call." Racing on rounds by day, the "Docs" play circles around each other by night and are in regular demand for parties and balls year 'round. They donate the entirety of their professional feed to the National Kldney Foundation and Georgetown Unlvenlty, to name a few. Resourceful, well-known psychiatrist VIncent Ke lly has to admit he causes more than a few raised eyebrows when. because of his busy schedule . he does his vocal exerdses behind the doors of his car. Alto Ann Ric hardson would empathize with Dr Kelly's desire to sing. She started singing three years ago when husband Elliott accepted the ambassadorship to England. A resurgence of the choral tradition in America has made her count her Monday evening Oratorio Society rehearsals a must. For accomplished amateur musldans Blll Cook and attorneys AI Felge n and Ed Mag uire , the satisfaction and peace of music remain first and foremost in their Bill Cook's Merrill Lynch minds. Connecticut Avenue office twitters With the kinetic energy of the world's stock market. The hum of the business machines, the clack of the typewriters and the beep of the electric switchboard might very welt be a new composition by American avant·garde composer John Cage. A gifted pianist, Cook is up at 6 a .m. practising the romantic composers he Ukes best -- Rachmaninoff and Chopin. This discipUne of many years pays off in the joy of music-making for friends at the White House and playing double piano concertos With Van C Uburn and dear friend. Artur Rubins te in . AI Feigen played with those professionals for years when he was a young aspiring musician In Chicago Felgen Is so good , he

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is on call nightly at friend David Lloyd Kreeger's house, Justice Fortas' musicales and the Woodmont Club, of which he is currently president. Feigen's planistic complement in the legal profession is Harvard educated. Cole Corette and Bradneld attorney Ed Maguire Maguire is never far from the piano at night, when he devotes any spare ume to the high-browed study of Mozart, Bach and Beethoven and to the delights of playing chamber music with his friend , Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and trumpeter Everett Keech . Washington claims a pianists' monopoi,Y with the residence of Luxembourg 5 Ambassador Adrlen Meisch Com· mitted to establishing music as the o!flclll language of the diplomatic corps. Ambassador Meisch has previously taken the chill off Russian winters by regularly playing chamber music with Rostro· povlch and performing with the Chamber Orchestra of Moscow In a benefit concert When he embarked upon his Bicentennial piano concert tour of Chicago, New York and Philadelphia last spring, the Ambas· sador endeared himself not only to the Washington diplomatic community but to the entire United States as well Here in Washington . he has been featured soloiSt at the Philips and the elite concert series at Dumbarton Oaks. Pianist Meisch, who has played with the Julllard String Quartet Zlnd the Tokyo String Quartet, owns a StelnwaY and a professional pianist's dream .. a Bosendorfer. A devoted chamber music player, he enjoys reading through Bach sonatas with another member of the diplomatic corps, German Minister Niels Hanse n Minister Hansen practices his flute nightly. on weekends, and "anytime I can." he says. 'Papa' Hansen, who has a concert cominS up soon, hopes to set a good example for hiS music students by impressing them with the discipline of a regualr practice session (and by getting his pieces learned as well!) . Children are of prime concern to jaZZ clarinetist Halg Kafaflan . His goal as president of the Cybernetics Research Institute is to help ph~oslcally handicapped children communicate with their environ ment In this endeavor, Kafafian uses Zlll kinds of music to stimulate the work patterns of his patients and to relate to them In anY way possible. A prime proponent himself. Kafafian will often close his office doors, t~rn on a tape recording of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and with a blissful look of secret indulgence, wail In the best jazz style of Benny Goodman The surfZice of Washington's muslclll underground has barely been scratched The capit11l music connection assembles leaders from every field and every country. Be they former professionals or dedicated amateurs, classically trained or jazz Inspired these "musicians at heart" are Inspiring O[l( indlvidualsall.

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Melody Gilsey 0 Long after this year's Washington Performing Arts Society Ball is symbolized by a souvenir program and some great candid shots stuffed Into a manila envelope, memories of its chairman will endure In \'iv1d color Terrific dance mus1c notwithstMding, the most harmonious aspect of this year's ball was Chairman Melody Gilsey. whose w1t and carbonation made the challenge of putting all those puzzle pieces together look like child's play The best laid plans of m1ce and men oft time~ go a~tray That's why Melody ~tarted hatch10g her plans for this year's W P A S ball last ,June-· a full e1ght months beforl the first dance was danced "I remember we were at the beach and u was the middle of the night "'hen I hnally hu upon ·camaval" a:. the theme for the ball Peter wasn' t a!; enthusiastic about the theme as I hoped he'd be at three In the morning .. Though Morpheus might have tempered Peter's initial sleepy response to his wife's bright Idea. he was one of her staunchest allies In helping to make the W P A S ~II a singing success. With a note of rehef and appreciation In her voice, Melody observed that a lot of husbands would have b\!en angry if their wives had entered mto a marriage contract With a ball hoiA.ever

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0 Can a lady who bps the scales at seven stones •. one who has to stand on eternal tiptoe to watch parades ·· take the command position and get one of Washington's most presllgious annual balls off the drawing boards and onto the dance Hoor? Indeed she can Indeed she will When the doors of the Corcoran Gallery of Art open and reveal a tastefully decorated dancer's paradise on April 15th. its ball chairman will have earned an especially glittery diadem in her crown And the crown will be especially becoming to Sonia Cutts One can only hazard a guess as to why a woman with the historically resonant name of Mrs James Madison Cutts was dubbed

With the moniker 'Jinx: She certainly embodies more qualities of the lady well-born than the tiny vixens of mayhem that the name impUes Perhaps it's the lrTepressible sense of mischief that hide:. behind the pert face -· a sense of impendmg adventure that goes hand in white glove w1th even titanic tasks like orgaruzing the Corcoran Ball Ball Chatrrnan Cutts readily volunteers that the gauntlet would have been almo5t Impossible to pick up were it not fo r the t?nthusiastlc o,ervices of her Corcoran Co Cha1rman Mrs. John Tabor and the crt>at1ve energies of Marcia Sandground . (Contrnued on page 421

Claudia Rayford 0 The notations In the black appointment book are sufficiently numerous to keep any three women well occupied . Yet th e owner of the book and the keeper of all those appointments Is not three persons but one. Her name Is Claudia Rayford and she's a woman whom family and friends have learned never ever to underestimate. Ever known for her aptitudes as a trailblazer . Claudia earned her Ph.d. in Physiology at a time when most young women were defining their horizons in terms of 'appropriate' professions like nursing and teaching H aving overcome generic obstacles to success, Claudia Rayford then stepped in where angels had feared to tread •• she became the first black woman ever to join the Medical Society Auxiliary of the District of Columbia. Because excellence will always seek its own level, the woman who began her affiliation with the D C. Medical Society Auxiliary a conspicuous minority, Is now its (Continued on page 44] (or right) Watch Claudio Royford sparkle when she tokes you on o tour of the new Children's Hospital facility. Designed by Gamut. Claudio's beige row silk double· breasted jacket with front pleated skirt and m01chmg shirtwaist strike a colorful balance In her fauorlte room which is, mats noturellement. the playroom Claudio Is confident that the worke~ in the background will meet rheir deodlrnes and thoJ the room wiD soon be /lllw wtth fun and games ond children. A brown KOr/ by Brll Bloss wraps up her stunmng daytime look Outfit ouollable ot Lord and Taylor Solon . Moke up by the Make Up Center (at left] With a lrttle help from Moe Toe of Paris, Claudio bnghtened up the recent DIStrict MediCal Soctery Art Auction which benefitted the Society's medrcol scholo~hrp fund Art enthusiasts agreed that aoudla's holrer·neck block floral pnnt gown wos o uerltoble show stopper Showing o clear Inclination for o/1 things beautiful, Dr Linwood Rayford turned o few heads hrmsel/ in his tropical weight pinstripe suit and silk printed lie. Dress /rom Lord and Toy/or Solon Dr Rayford's outfit ouotloble ot Georgetown Uniue~iry Shop.

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worthy. "Not Peter. He was the Inspiration." With past and present board affiliation with the W.P A.S, National Symphony. YMCA, Christ Church and the Audubon Society, neither Peter Ladd nor Melody are strangers to the arena of civic involvement. And because the Gilseys have always tried to involve their 17-year-old daughter Renee In their community projects. their fruit will not fall far from the tree. When queried about those civic Instincts which often make for missed dinners and weekend-less weeks, Melody responded, "We're all one big family of friends and acquaintances who live, work and raise our families In this Capital community. If we who live here really expect to improve the character around us, we must. as Eleanot Roosevelt said, 'Light a candle rather than curse the darkness.' That's exactly what we are all about." As any veteran will tell you, chairing one of Washington's major balls can be a twelve-hour-a-day job, especially in those last weeks when the hour hand advances at supersonic speed. So how does Melody Gilsey maintain that eternal look of having been freshly dipped in peaches and milk? "I always try to take naps before we go out, but the most important thing Is the hot bath followed by the cold shower." Yoga and modem dance with Renee keep Melody enviably svelte enough to do stunning justice to the couture of Halston and Anne Klein. her favorite designers. A savvy lady with a heightened sense of what's fashionably right for her. Melody votes for moderation rather than volume in her clothing purchases and cleverly rejuvenates an oft-worn outfit with 000 lots of dramatic accessories.

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Nor are her roses reserved solely for the aforementioned . As a Corcoran docent for several years, Jinx feels particularly well qualified to render certain opinions about the kind or women who do volunteer work at Washington's oldest gallery. "I think that the women in the Corcoran volunteer force are pretty special In that there is no elitism, no dile ttantism . These aren't women who are trying to pass hours between shopping trips and bridge games. And many of them couldn't give a hoot about social standing. They are simply dedicated to doing what they can to help the Corcoran continue its long-standing commitment to the genius of American art." Because she's the type of lady who had a terrific time at her own wedding. Jinx will probably succeed In having the time of her life at her own big party In April . She attributes at least some of her equanimity to an arachnid named 'Scorpio ~ ' "When things 42 / 00SSJER




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Maud Adams . So phia Loren , Clorls Leachman , Lana Cantrell, Pttargaux H emingway and Marlsa Berenson are super careful about what

they eat. Like so many others who are in the nutrltutlon know, they follow the "alive fOOd" diet. "Alive food" Is for real food What It lacks is what makes it healthful 路- no additives, no Preservatives, no chemical coloring "Alive fOOd" Is not sterilized or pasteurized It's not frozen , canned, or processed in any way It is fabulously fresh It Is in the most natural state possible 路- chockful of enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Perfect Produce : The fruit of the season

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from tree or vine. Depending on where or when, help yourself to pineapple, peach, pear, plum, apple, orange, apricot, fig, grapefruit, banana, grapes, melon, papaya, strawberries and cherries. Try the sun-dried too: raisins, currants, apricots. prunes. dates and figs. As for vegetables, zero In on those tha t can be eaten raw: all members of the lettuce family. escarole. spinach. endive. tomato, cucumber, onion. celery, carrot, and radishes. If cook vegetables you must, steam briefly In as little water as posSible. That's what Australian songbird Lana Cantrell does Her main meal of the day is a dinner that features five steamed vegetables. She travels with a steamer. plugging it into an outlet in her hotel room Vegetables can also be stir-fried tn safflower or sesame oil Use a large fry pan if you don't have a Chinese wok And don't overcook. They're done when the color is still vivid and they're crisp-tender. which Is a notch after raw


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hen house. When rooster and hen mate. what's in it for you? A healthier and more delicious egg, replete with Vitamin E. Cheese·lt: The world's most wonderful cheeses are a "natural" and they include Switzerland's Swiss (Emmentaler) and Gruyere. Danish blue, Roquefort. Camem· bert. Brie, Gorgonzola, Parmesan and Cheddar. Processed cheeses? Put them on your "no-no" list. Be tter Butter: Why Is sweet butter best? Because "salted" butter is not dreamy. creamy or as fresh Even better for you than sweet butter is unsalted and unsaturated safflower or soy margarine. Seeds of Satisfaction: Among the super snacks and great garnishes you can enjoy on this diet are sunflower. sesame and pumpkin seeds. Nuts To You: Eat nuts raw or fresh from the shell, but shun them salted. dry-roasted or processed in any way.

Breakfast Brew: Hooray for the high cost of coffee, because It's forced people to consider tea . Tea is deliciously comforting and makes the inner man or woman feel pampered . It's also lower in caffeine. My own herbal favorites are peppermint, camomile. lemon verbena and rose hips. Hot Stuff: When it's Icy cold, or even damp, enjoy a bouillon break, Sip what savvy Swiss skiers sip ·• piping hot vegetable bouillon topped with a sprinkling of grated Switzerland Swiss. Anyone for Juice: An electric juicer Is a healthful Investment that will pay vitalizing dividends. Use It to turn vegetables and fruit into delicious drinks. Experiment with combinations and seasonings. What WiU You Have To Drink: Whether you want to quench thirst or order a cocktail, tell the waiter: "Perrter or Evlan with a wedge of lemon or lime, please.'' Both are favorite drinks of the world's "most beautiful woman," Marisa Berenson .

Full Grained Goodness: White bread Is a habit, and a bad one. Break it. Enjoy the healthful goodness of dark whole-grained bread plus unprocessed bran, fresh wheat germ. buckwheat, millet. bulgur. barley and brown rice. (Brown rice contains the nutrients which are removed from white tice during the milling and polishing processes.)

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MORNlNG MENU Begin the day with freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice. Make a meal of natural yogurt sweetened with two teaspoons of raw honey. Add to it your choice of fresh fruit ln season. raw nuts, You might also seeds or dried fruit. breakfast on coddled, poached or soft-boiled eggs, two slices of whole grain bread with sweet butter and your favorite herbal tea. One of the most famous models of all time, Maud Adams, breakfasts on natural yogurt, organic honey and fresh fruit. This appetizing dish is sprinkled with sunflower and toasted sesame seeds. It's a sweet treat that's good enough to double for dessert and an energy-giving combination that gives Maud get·up·and·go for a day before the cameras.

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MiD-AFTERNOON MINI MEAL At many of the famous spas I have visited, the favorite mld-aftemoon snack is a hot cup of Potassium Broth . Other allowables for mid-afternoon include freshly made fruit and vegetable juice, raw vegetables, seeds and dried or fresh fruit.



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mysteries, whUe I enjoy historical novels and biographies. We also both love horseback riding -- and even though she just recovered from a fall. Liz is ready to get back in the saddle again . Bardyl Tirana , Attorney and CoChairman of the Inaugural Committee- I am not ashamed to say that when I am blue. I must be my Albanian-Russian background. I also find that exercise keeps me feeling physically and mentally fit so I usually jog four miles along the C & 0 Canal. and play squash as well. Nina H yde, Washington Post Fashion Editor - The way I cheer myself up Is by spending extra time with my children, Andrea, aged 12. and Jennifer, aged 15. But I make sure that I fit into their schedules

ot optimists) . And lo and behold, we encounter the very exotic malady known In esoteric circles as the WINTER BLAHS. Call it what you may ... it is something to be reckoned with. We consulted some Washingtonians who seem to have a handle on coping with the blahs, and here is what they counselled:

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PCJiitlcal reaction to the movie from film buffs Senator Ge:orge McGovern and his wife, Eleanor (lower left] Germain e Ahou~r . wife of the Ivory Coast Ambassador, actor Paul Winfield and Ina Glnsrburg Were among the several hundred people who crowded into the International Club prior to the p revrew of "Twilight." Hostess lVIcky Bagley [standing) appears to be scouring the terrain fo r dinner seats which that night were scarcer than hen's tuth. [lower right) For Representative J ohn Brademas, G.W.U. student Mary 1拢1/en Briggs was euery bit as fascinating as the movie they'd just seen In the Eisenhower Theatre.


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An Affair of the Heart •w ith Two Regrets IJ Woodward and Lothrop shelled out $150 l!ach for 34 models, expended $4,000 on new runway carpeting, $3,000 for a felt chandelier and rewarded New York choreographer David Carter with " handsome $1 ,500 stipend to make Washington's most heartfelt fashion show really move Designers John Anthony . Gil Aimbez, Donald Brooks , Kasper. IHchard Assatly and Bill Tice all came down from New York so they could be c:ounted among those present at the annual E!Vent Mrs . Tom Paro and Mrs. Edwin Hoffman were the chairman and the \ rice-chairman of this affaire de coeur and E!ve ryone's cup would truly have runneth over were It not for the conspicuous absence c>f both Mrs. Jimmy Carter and Mrs . Walter Mondale . More than gr-umbling. t'here seemed to be a pervasive feeling of regret thai both the first and second ladles had chosen to break with a Heart Luncheon nradition begun as far back as Mamie Eisenhower . The new administration was sll'aciously represented by Mrs . Bert l.ance . wife of the Budget Oireclor and Mrs . Brock Adams , wife of the Transportation Secretary, but an imprimatur ~rom number one and tor number two would really have made it a blue ribbon day ()ne woman observed, "Mrs. Carter should r'econsider the slant against backing charities here In Washington. This is now her community." The Kings of Seventh Avenue presented

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Stat1dclrLi of Pisces of th•! Year: Charles Kirbo 0 Breezing through the twelve signs of the lOdlac, here in The Dossier during the past months, I have illustrated the quirks and :diosyncracies of each by listing a lot of the ively people who epltomize them. Inadvertently, I have overiQoked some of the liveliest .. such as cu'te Sagittarian l<aren Kramer. the Barry 4~eVans , both of whom are Leos (she is a do1.1ble one, he is a triple, please!), Moon Child Ann Howard. and Tinker's restaurant proprie· tors Carlos "Gemini" Cortinas and Gino "Capricorn" Uguccioni. Add NBC's Washington chief Frank Scott, <1 Libra, and his wife Jlean . a Leo ·· iust like Jimmy and Rosahrnn Carter ·· Capricorn world traveler Nell Mac· Cracken ; TV (twin -sign) food oracle Marian Burros : and the nility piano team we've loved for years (dating: back to their days at the Silver Fox) Aquarian Helen Myers and Gemini Burris Williams. who now alternate at the C:arlton Hotel's Stein way for Sunday Brunch. Also on the missed list are Cancerian Tab Hunter oul m Virginia twrse country, Mervin Garretson . the "~;winging Leo" President of the National Ass1ociatlon of the Deaf, my Scorpio neighbor Genevieve Basttde , and some of my f;worite Virgos. such as the Virginias Pag1e and (Mrs.

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John) Daly, society photographer Albert, Becky (Mrs . Paul) Rogers . Dominican Republic Ambassador Horaclo Vlcloso-Soto and well. I'm sure you get the message. This year, I had hoped to drift away from astrology in this column , and dwell on something a little more -- er -- creditable. Not a chancel Dossier readers have given me to understand In no uncertain terms that they want more astrological trivia. So be it. You must know by know that I am a huncher. not an astrologer. I have no idea how to compose a chart. I don't have much faith in the planets, and Heaven knows I think horoscope columns are almost as unreliable as lhe predictions of our professional "psychics," poor dears .. although I do read Carroll Righter In The Washington Post and Sydney Oman in The Washington Star. Faithfully. Getting acquainted with the ingredients of the twelve recipes that The Almighty uses to create us can be an entertaining way to penetrate the silly facades that people tend to fashion for themselves. And I suppose having our fortunes told or our destinies charted by an astrologer are harmless diversions, as long as we bear In mind that those who perform these dazzling feats are erring humans such as we. In plotting my own future, I prefer to tum to trusted loved ones and the Lord for enhghtenment. The way Jimmy Carter does lt. He has one friend in particular, back home In Georgia. whose brain he has been picking for at least ten vears. He is Charles Klrbo . a perceptive Pisces who was born on the fifth of March. the same as leonard Marks , Rep . Helen Meyner . Rex Harrison , Sam· antha Eggar . the late Jack Cassidy. Rep . Delbert latta and DoS$Ier editor Sonia Adler Klrbo told journalist Henry MItch ell that he Is "a plain man of reasonable good sense, with no political ambition whatever, wishing merely to practice law in Atlanta" and take care of his farm. He has been described as Carter's alter-ego; a man with a flair lor sifting facts from fantasy; "the grey eminence of the President's world view." U.S. News & World Report recently referred to him as a man with "a southern drawl that masks a bright and cunning mind."

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Hiss, Alger's journalist son. at last rescues !he family name from the slime of distorted history. Alger. you will remember. was that seemingly somber fellow whose brillianl career was smashed by a perjury trial and conviction when Whittaker Chambers accused him of being part of a communist cell in Washington, which Alger denied. 1\ made Richard Nixon. one of his prlndpa ~ccusers famous, and put the words ''Pumpkin Papers" in the lexicon of weird Washington folklore. A lot has happened to Alger since those unfortunate times. He went to the cooler. He got a job as a printing salesman . He divorced his wife He was reinstated as a lawyer. II turns out, according to son TonY路 that Alger is a happy man today, happy as hell. He IJves with a lady friend tn Manhattan. likes good wine and Italian food路 loves hls son. laughs a lot and practices a little law. While a sweaty palmed Nixon frets 111 exile. and Whittaker Chambers pushes uP daisies and the memory of Joe McCarthY seems a bad Joke. Alger has survived it all. laughing last. Son Tony. in a witty breezy style draws 3 graphic family tree, from the days the first Hiss arrived from Germany, through Alger's salad days, growing up ln a matriarchal household in Baltimore, through a brilliant college career at Johns Hopkins. then Harvard. clerking for Chief Justice HolmeSf then the State Department. the triumph o running the San Francisco convention that wrote the United Nations charter, days at the Carnegie Peace Foundation, then the fall from grace. jail. heartbreak and triumph. It's all a kind of white man's Roots and TonY describes it with dash and not one drop of self路pily_ It's like that turkey of a pulp plot where the hero gets dumped on until things get unbearable. Then the worm turns and the hero emerges triumphant. No matter. It makes you feel good when you ftnish it. Seeing Alger and Tony's smiling faces on the cover. one cannot help thinking that Alger was also the victim of lousy publiC relations He never smi.led for the cameras. which always caught him uptight and gloomy His wife. as well. Of course, they had good reason to be mad. but if they could have JUSt shown more teeth in those days. they might have looked Innocent. Lots of public figures do thai nowadays. But. then, Alger never went for contrivances We think that everyone involved in the Washington hustle should read thls book. It's a lot more honest than the corn rolling off the pens of the good guys and bad guys of the Watergate debacle. Too bad Alger couldn't have made a pile out of his misfortune But then, in those days. they weren't paying as much for paperback rights. Besides. Alger had more class. So has his son Tony



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