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INTRODUCING THE PLAZA SHOPS COUECTION. A Ralph Lauren jacket from Ramona's. A French angora sweater from Cachet. Diamonds and gold from Creative Goldsmiths. Rare 19th century European prints from Guarisco Galleries.~ All part of a unique collection of high fashi0"p and art in Georgetown, at the Four Seasons. .--.<'9 So you can park, lunch and shop all in one TI.VF place. Beginning this month. c!ltClJu./~O/lt.SeasOIlS






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l4 Man With a Maelstrom of Talent:

J,. William Middendorf By Dorothy Marks FInancier, Composer, Civil Servant and Athlete




13 The Alvin Robinsons: Rooted in Early McLean


MClean: Washington's Charming Country Cousin Stories on McLean by James C. Webster and Susan Ellis Their Family Tree Goes Back To the Civil War

29 The Eric Wards: Californians Reborn

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MCLean Is Even Better the Second Time Around They Call Mclean Home Well-Known People Who Live There The Shopping Scene Stores & Services, Where Ph.D' Kids Go To School

~ :: Megafmns Move In MCLean As Corporate Headquarters, The Auto Dealers ~ I Realtors Speak Out: Where the Powers Buy and Why New Growth In the Old Dominion ~ DEPAR-ifM-E-N-TS---~-------------~ 109 Annabell's File "'I


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Reagan's First Days In the White House Images By Don Oldenburg A Sampler Of Recent Films 800 ks by Neighbors By Burke Wilkinson A Critic Picks Some Spring Winners The Educated Palate By Bette Taylor A "Cooks" Tour Of McLean

travel Time By Patty Cavin ~rmuda-the Clo eby ~mote" Vacation

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Fashion Calendar


Real Estate Transactions


Social Calendar By Maggie Wim att


Curtain Going Up By Anne Blair


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'----=-------------------J. William Middendorf is right at home in ommodore lephen Decatur's IOwnhouse facing Lafayelle Square where he is hown al the piano with hi own composition, Thumbs Up, America, the theme ong for the Reagan Inauguration. Middendorf, who was Secretary of the Navy, has Navy tie that go back to the time of Decatur, and is a direct descendant of Captain William Stone, credited with commanding the first ship of the Continental Navy, the Horner, which put to ea in February, 1776, to protect the Colonies from the British. His numerous memberships in historical societies include The Society of the Cincinnati, which requires one 10 be a direct descendant of an officer in the Revolutionary War; The Sons of the American Revolution; the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and the Company of Military Hislorians. (photographed at the Stein way by John Whitman in the south drawing room of Decalur House; Mr. Middendorrs three-piece suit and accessoric are from Woodward & LOIhrop.)

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Hitching: White House Press Sec. Sheila Patton and William J. Tate, insurance exec . Maxine Cheshire and Jack Warren . Jordanian Shushu DeJani and French Baron Olivier de Chillaz ... Jon Adler of Dossier clan and Lissa Said man ... ex-White Housers Harolyn Landow to Mike Cardoza . . . Real estater Gary Kirstein to Leslie Marks, Rep. Marks' daughter ... Marcello Via to Lucia de Figueredo . . . Frederic Smoak to Louise Hull ... Nicholas Grasselli to Margaret Morgan. Good news for the averages. Splitsville was quiet last month, but certain Senatorial action looming. Politico-notes: Backstage scrambling getting fierce on House Speaker job in next session with heavy rumors that Tip O'Neill might not run again . . . John Block, new Agricab, will be the first Cabinet officer in history to run in the Boston Marathon ... Ray Donovan outclasses all other cabministers with purchase of over $800,000 McLean pad, all cash ... CIA's Casey still looking ... Looks like

the Caspar Weinbergers plan to stay ~ D.C. for a long. while. They bought t Frank Pearl's luxe home on Califo ro Street and are also renovating t\~ houses on the Hill for future use ... Colleagues in Senate complimentl Joy Baker on how well she looks. I.Sri her husband's success or a new faceh Look for a change in focus at the US! when Charlie Wick takes over ~O, John Reinhardt, Carter's man. e turn it into more of a public inforfll tion agency with more emphasis on. n~t~1 and information, Wick's specla i Nancy Thurmond, now most SOUgn: after luncheon and dinner guest, cO plaining she can't lecture anymore. B theme-kids and Senate wifing. 'rl Frank Church joined Whitman Ra som law firm specializing in interl1 tional affairs. Asidems: r Frankie Welch's inaugural fa~ C designs already fetching higher prt as collectibles . . . New powerh?~ firm set up by ex-Reps. Bob (Cah~r nia) Wilson, a Repub, and (Missouri) Ichord, a Demo, along W;r Ed Terrar, Jr., called Washington fll! dustrial Team (Witco), already b~O ~ ville ... Yul Brynner, perennial Klng f Siam, shleps along two beds, one I sleeping, one for sunning durin~ 10 stopover ... That Nancy SandWIch I the Hamburger Hamlet menu was narJ1 for restaurant Manager ancy ~f1101 I ; not our Nancy of the big house as \ opined last missive ... Former hOS~~' Bill Royer received a yellow Cadi 01'1 from Houston Mayor ... Thos~ sef sold sold signs on The Clolst Townhomes at 35th Street should ~11! l you something about what's happen in luxury real estate. Better h.urry Enriquillo (Ricky) del Rosano of. n' . Ie·' New York to serve as the Dom tO Republic's Ambassador to the U.N·



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T'heworld, unfortunately, will never receive another painting from Monsieur Renoir. All that will ever be now exi t. . This District, in the ame kind of way, will have no more chances to live at Georgetown n green, wooded acres, imply uITounded yspace. There won't be any more forty-two acre . Sites discovered at Georgetown.


liillandale at Georgetown has begun accepting contracts on the thirty-four new residences in our Chancery section. . These grand new homes offer spat:/? to WashIngtonians who require a great deal of pace. t In ide, homes in the Chancery have over OUr thou and square feet and offer three, four, and five bedrooms.

Dramatic design features in the Inverness House model include a living room which soars three stories high ...set off by a glass wall two stories high... and, above it all, a kylight lets in sunlight and tarlight. An elevator, at your option, will \ hi k you smoothly and quickly from your underground garage to your third-story library...where you may enjoy the magnificent view. Outside, homes in the Chancery ri e three and four tories out of the hill ide, fr nt on the District's most delightful park and court, and like all of the Hillandale community... are but a bri k ten minutes' walk from the delights of Georgetown.

Spacious, graceful homes in a ecure location at Georgetown do not come along everyday. But they ha c, today. That makes today the best pa;sible time to et an aproi nt ment to see these ncw h mcs in the hancery. Be au e today the ele tion i as large as thc homes them elves. And fixed-ratc financing is available. Brokers, too, are weI omc t all 33-6600 to view, preview, an I di cuss any of the thirtyfour grand new homes whi h appear on the market when V u need an investment that won't let yOLi down. reat art won't. And ncither ill yOLi r t \ nhome in [8~:b",~~1\~C Hillandale at Georgetown.

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ncase you are wondering why art prices are rising, and auction houses like Sotheby's and Christie's report season increases of 43 and 45 percent-up from $90.7 to $130.1 million and $34.7 to $50.3 million-the answer is not just inflation or a heightened interest in the arts. The great demand for art works, which prices the regular art lover right out of the market, is at least partially due to the phenomenon of corporate art. Gone are the times when banks and chairmen of big boards carefully selected one or two paintings for their offices. Now they buy by the dozens. Some of us remember the awe and the joy we experienced in the fifties when the Container Company of America, one of the pioneers in corporate art,


I. Phenomena: Su Ping Mantel by Paul Jenkins, acrylic on canvas, hangs in the reception area of Coopers and Lybrand. 2. John Silton, managing partner in Coopers & Lybrand. at the conference table with Horsem en bronze by Dean Meeker, Gabor Peterdi's oil on canvas Celebration III graces the wall at hiS bac and in the far background Red Sound, Julian Stanczak's acrylic on canvas. 3. Kinetic sculpture, Mirage, by Robert Amory at Patton. Boggs & Blow. In the background, an original poster, The Royal Mail Line Cruise Ship, 1930, by Odin Rosenvinge. 4. Elliot Cole and Tim May, partners at Patton, Boggs & Blow, stand beside Long Line, steel l' painted construction by Joe Brown. At right, View from Kalorama, oil on linen by Joe White; Ie ' Kenneth Noland's Sun Bouquet, and in the background, Memorial Bridge by Joe White. 5. Helen Frankenthaler's acrylic on canvas Pernod, hangs outside the library at Arnold & porter. 6. Picture with Blue Stripe, a magna acrylic on canvas by Morris Louis, also hangs there.


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displayed its formidable collection in highbrow ad relating to the "Great Ideas of Man." Since then, corporate art has become a status symbol for the new Medicis, an investment and, ala , an integral part of corporate decor. The corporate collection can ab orb anything from a mountain landscape by Bierstadt to a trendy "Lavender Disaster" by Warhol. It is a boon for art consultants, gallery owners, auctioneer and-incidentally artists. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts inspected some 300 corporate collections in order to mount an exhibition "American Paintings from Corporate Collections," in 1979. Choosing 88 paintings from 30 collections, it sang the praises of the "sensitive and adventurous nature of corporate art collecting." To be sure, it was a super-show. Blount, Inc. proudly presented its Hopper, its Stuart Davis and its Reginald Marsh. The International Business Machines Corporation surprised with 19th century luminists like Cropsey and Kensett Weil Brothers-Cotton, Inc. with its Homer, Thomas Hart Benton and Andrew Wyeth. American impressionists found a home at United States Steel and abstract expressionists from Philip

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Guston to Stamos at CIBA-GEIGY. Rather than being adventuresome, most of them had settled for big names and glossy catalogues prepared by professionals to record their treasures. Needless to say, Washington has its corporate Medicis. One of the least pretentious and most stimulating collections of this kind-some 300 fine examples of mostly contemporary American graphic art-is housed in the elegant offices of the international accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand. When the firm moved into its cheerful quarters in 1975, designed in a spirited con,temporary manner with gently curving spaces, much glass and brightly colored filing cabinets by Larry Sealy of SLS Environetics, it was decided to enhance them with artworks. John Silton, a partn~r and collector of contemporary

Paintings by wives, relatives and friends were ruled out. But a Thomas Hart Benton owned by Governor Shafer, who works there, easily found a place of honor. Haslem relates with pride that the National Museum of American Art borrowed some graphics for one of its shows, among them Michael Ponce de Leon's "Succubus," a relief etching sculpted of handmade paper. Among the jewels of this collection, where graphics by the stars of abstract expressionism Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Tobey, Frank Stella, Adolph Gottlieb and Joseph Albers hang side by side with the works of Washington's Sam Gilliam, Jacob Kainen, Charlotte Robinson and Dennis O'Neil, is Richard Ziemann's large triptych of exquisite etchings "Backwoods I, II, III," reflecting the subtle interplay of



An outdoor sculpture, Crazy Drunk Chicken Blew. a steel construction by Peter Reginato, is one of the selections made by Arnold & Porter's art committee, comprising, from left: lawyers Scott Lang. William D. Rogers, James R. MeA lee, Murray H. Bring and James A. Dobkin.

American art, who was supervising the office construction, took charge of the project. Mindful of the firm's extensive art collection of 600 items in their New York offices, Silton considered the budget and called art dealer Jane Haslem, an expert on graphics. "We did not intend to buy for investment purposes," Silton stresses. Haslem backs him up. "This is one of the few corporate clients who has not asked for an updated appraisal," she comments. "They were interested in quality and learning. They wanted the best from Washington and elsewhere." Sonia Delaunay's exuberant "Rhythm in Color" lithograph testifies to the fact that Europeans were not excluded. Working with gallerists Bader, Fendrick and Michelson, as well as Sidney Janis and Martha Jackson in New York and others, Haslem returned with more than 300 paintings, drawings, lithos, etchings and prints, abstract and representational. /l/March 198//Dossier

density and space, growth and decay. Ziemann,. who teaches at Lehman College, was Gabor Peterdi's student. His work, a favorite at Haslem's, is amply represented, but never better than with the vibrant "Celebration III" which fills one of the conference rooms with its joie de vivre and virtually silences Julian Stanczak's "Red Sound," an acrylic of measured intensity. The masterful touch of Peter Milton, another Peterdi student-held in great esteem at Bader's-can be admired in several of his enigmatic etchings. In such distinguished company the pleasing acrylics by Paul Jenkins strike the viewer as merely decorative. Plunges into corporate art are also taken by leading law firms, among them Arnold & Porter and Patton, Boggs & Blow. In both cases the development of their considerable collections were prompted by moves into new promises of stunning contemporary design. The

deliberately intricate spaces ~t pat:~~; Boggs & Blow, designed to flg h.t ? b) fatigue and to lift the SPirit 0 Philadelphia's Kenneth Parker. & ASSn; ciates, constitutes a perfect envlr.on~~a. for the 76 lawyers occupied with mte d tional, legislative, administrative ::n. other kinds of corporate law reprMar ting clients from Playboy and In' Candy Bars to Chrysler and ISIS, the ~ stitute of Scrap Iron & Steel. A1thO~he some of the art was bought bY of original partners in the sixties, noneur' the art seen in the public spaces was Pol' chased before 1978. At that tirne a~aYI ficial art committee-TimothY sen, Elliot Cole and Garret Ras~uMid' brother-in-law of art dealer Chns lie)' dendorf-came into being. Its po was to focus on Washington's art~t~ee "We needed something to en awef the contemporary design. The ans t " was affordable contemporary arli~h chairman May, a collector of Eng e~足 and American antiques and art'vent plains. May accepted the task t? p~ewith the public space from being fllle "atrocities costing a fortune." J II "We buy everything on approva~ie5 our people-and that includes secret 'e;ee as well as senior partners-like a.t~e and nobody throws eggs, we buY washwould like to add more works by ingtonians, for example." artMay is reluctant to spend thed~a}eT ners' money. When New york neth Andre Emmerich offered Ken th er Noland's "Sun Bouquet," a. r: at d bland acrylic from 1972 pri c the i $26,000, he balked. Consequent Ytt OO painting was bought by partners pa and Boggs. . r artAs Mary Patton, wife of a sen lO ~jnt ner, textile designer and weaver, ~Y the out, the mixture of art owned f the partners and by the firm is ~ne 属IWe unique aspects of this collect!on~thetie too, the partners express the~r e 'TheY preferences in their private offIce~eri足 range from George Blow's early blY 01 can prints to Elliot Cole's asse~ patPhillip Ratner's sculptures and NOll a ton's combination of a ROU~uw'ell足 Willem de Looper and a Duke 0 ington desk, circa 1710. hapPY Artworks in public spaces, a tiOnal blend of abstract and representa'ttee' pieces, are subject to the cornrn;es of approval. Here, first-rate exarnP J(ai' b works by Leon Berkowitz, Jac~ Sum' nen, Willem de Looper, CarO corn' mers, Sam Gilliam and others are landplemented by equally well-choseWhite, scapes and street scenes by ]oeNfichaei Richard Estes and the brothers

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an avi and Mark Clark, Mary Patton. . t ac' collector, recalls that one of the firs the quisitions by the law firm was blel elegant sculpture of laminated ~ar nd by Lee Aks, suggestive of Brancusli ~he Joe White's riveting canva~ 0 150 "Memorial Bridge." The flfm aiky owns, among others, a small sp nel sculpture by George Rickey, a large 0y Tro . movable parts by Ro bert Am°r, WIth W cuf Jr., the talented nephew w:~rtj· kn Cleveland Amory, and a maSSive Joel . cal piece of steel painted black by n' whl Perlman. It commissioned the huge c~i' flo r structivist sculpture of brushed aJu the doc num by Linda Howard. However. bY prir translucent triangular sculpture g bl o Rockne Krebs belongs to Tom BO~nk and Mark de Suvero's handsome m' hor study for his misbegotten steel m~ to we: moth at the Hirshhorn was present~ Mary Patton for her supporting :0 ~on nO\ Thanks to the fascinating co~blOaceP' De~ of private and collective esthetiC pe~ors, Sp< tions, the excellent oils, waterco de' Wo sculptures and photo images conveY. de' spite their stylistic diversities, a h Chi cidedly intimate non-corporate tO~f~c~S' At Arnold & Porter's law 0 Jaw where 150 lawyers toil at corpor~te dor in the pale beige designer:s sp e~PF dreamed up by San FrancISCO s ch). (Environmental Planning & Re~ea~ bY everything is grand in scale. AIde with huge stretches of glass highlightedR haS brass and truckloads of plants, EP don not just created light and airy recep fof and dining areas, terraces and a barn to its international clientele but ~as se~ated it that every coat hanger was IOteg into the imposing overall design. c' "The impetus to form an ~t CO '[he tion came with the new offIces, ears nucleus was created about twO Yom' ago," says Jim Dobkin of the art ~ing'l mittee that is headed by Murray.B hiS Dobkin's desk is of sparkling IUCI~~sh' view a breathtaking panorama of s of! ington. The bold hard-edge can~asetUfe his walls carrying his own sl~n: the reflect his deep involvement WI~ art arts. Like his colleagues from t ~cott committee, Bring, Jim Mc~ee, ers, Lang, Jim Fitzpatrick and Bill RO~arY Dobkin is a collector of contempo , f high American art. In order to obtain a collectIOn 0 the qua~ity and support for loc~ artiS~sdeaJ' committee worked closely wlt.h ~idden­ ers Andre Emmerich and Chns aJ1ds dorf. In the selection process. thOU~tJess u of slides were scrutinized and co sult jS galleries and studios visited. The r~th big a remarkable collection, replete WI 52)



Setting by The Fairfax. Food by The Jockey Club. (Anything less isn't really a banquet.) When you're planning a mclll me ling, dinner or party 0 irnporlanllhat nothing shorl or splendid will do, lel us help. We'll se lo it lhat th s rvice is immaculale, the rood and drink up rb, and tile surroundings quietly b autirul. Anytllinu less \\Iouldn'l do. And you couldn't asl, ror anylhing more. For inrOnmllioll, call Jacl<.ie Godman Irvin al (202) 293-2100.

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IN WASHINGTON, THERE IS A TRADmON OF PROUD NAMES. For over 50 years, Martin's of Georgetown has been a symbol of fine tableware and gifts for the Washington community. The famous craftsmanship of the best names in China, Sterling, and Crystal are on display; Bemardaud, Herend, Buccellati, Baccarat and Tiffany to name a few. Today's gift, tomorrow's treasure at Martin's, located next to the Georgetown Inn.



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The first days of the Reagan reign plunged the Californian deeply into Washington's diplomatic community as ambassadors and representatives of 134 nations were guests at the President's first major White House reception. This year, many third-world representatives wore colorful national dress instead of the prescribed white tie. Other Ambassadors sported chests draped with medals and bright ribbons of various orders, outshining their wives' gowns as a male peacock puts his mate in the . shade. On a day when Americans were still celebrating the hostages' release, Reagan did not talk about the sensitive matter of diplomatic immunity to which Soviet Ambassador Anatoliy Dobrynin, as dean of the Washington diplomatic corps, would have had to respond. He was the genial host, making small talk and smilingly receiving congratulations in a hundred different accents.

OAS Secretary-General Alejandro and Mrs. Orfila in a Murray Arbeid.

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Sweden's Ambassador and Mr . Wilhelm Wachtmeister in a family heirloom tiara. n

Great Britain's Sir Nicholas and Lady Henderson in gold and lace by Bill Gibb.

Malaysia's Ambassador and Mr . Azraai Zain in checak musang, the national dres .

Nigeria's Amba sador in agbada and Mrs. Olujimi Jolaoso wearing iro and buba.

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A MEMORAfli BIRTHDAY ------------------. 70

For President Ronald Reagan, turnl~g '( didn't seem to faze him a bit. Celebratmg d in the White House with 100 famous an adoring friends probably made turning .Ih~ pages on a seventh decade easier than II for most. In any case, the sprightly sepllJ~' genarian survived his second birthday par.; ofthe day with his usual high spirits and WI' ty quips. 0 Whether the festivities were as mu~h 0 ~ surprise as wife Nancy intended rem d secret, although Nancy Reynolds inslste "He looks astounded by it all. " on~ SIJ~ thing is that he bore away enough gifts he completely cover his desk top. But II' knows what to give a President? bY Perhaps the best gift of al/ was offered hi Bill Buckley who said he would "repeal I j. 22nd Amendment. " That limits the PreS dent to two terms in office. I

l"'iiIi_.~;" A birthday cake for each table-President Reagan cuts into one as Nancy and White House maitre d'hotel John Ficklin look on.

Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Buckley, Jr.

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ow that the glut of HOllywood's so-so Christmas 'W . fare is mercifully behind us, I t~hmgton moviegoers in search of in~e ltgent and sensitive filmmaking eedn't look beyond the current off.' ason. This is normally time for moIOn . PIcture moguls to dump defective ~O?UC~s on the boondocks (the nation's ~Pltall~cluded). It's their last chance to at Spnng to the box office. bBut don't despair. Several pictures 4~ previously opened to critical acclaim n ew York and Los Angeles are finally tOWn. The best of them are free of ;olllmercial formula and Hollywood's :01eavy b ~ h an d edness, yet aren't so artsy as e maccessible. A. case in point: the enchanting earthi~ss of the long awaited Bye Bye Brazil. ~ ~duced by the same company that ~ Ivered Donna Flor and Her Two ~ Usbands, this little exotic comedy ~ ade an unexpected hit at the 1980 Canyes festiVal before its U.S. debut in New ork last Fall. 'the film is a vibrant landscape of the

Brazilian countryside that just dances with the rhythm and motion of a good rhumba from beginning to end. It is the portrait of a sideshow entertainment troupe as well-five in all, including a lovestruck accordianist and his pregnant wife-who truck around Brazil in search of bigger audiences to hustle. Instead, they find their fortunes stuck in the middle of Brazil's ongoing identity crisis. Their two-bit tent act fails to lure anyone away from the almighty television in the thoroughly modern cities, so the troupe ventures further into the tropical backcountry, from one archaic village to the next, where base poverty has already mesmerized the peasants. Writer-director Carlos Diegues spins an engaging tale of old Brazil and new, buoyed throughout by authentic location music and rich performances-especially by Brazil's popular actor, Jose Wilker, who makes the rakish indulgences of Lord Gypsy come alive. To speak of acting tours de force of last year, Washington filmbuffs shouldn't overlook the top-drawer per-

formance in Australian director Bruce Beresford's period drama Breaker

Morant. The story line follows the fall and rise of a valiant if morally confused Aussie officer, Lieutenant Harry "Breaker" Morant (played superbly by Edward Woodward) whose brutal atrocities during the last year of the Boer War in South Africa land him in a military court. The rigged trial, which provides the framework of the film, parallels in feel if not in fact the celebrated Vietnam case against Lieutenant Calley. The biting courtroom battle gradually twists viewer sympathies to Morant, who becomes an obvious fall-guy for a far more brutal and obsessive British imperialism. Jack Thompson's Cannes award-winning portrayal as the earnest defense attorney is a brilliant piece of acting in a film that provocatively balances cinemagraphic simplicity with moral complexity. A bright note from an American film company: Melvin and Howard, Universal's highly original folktale about a

~~ector Roman Polanski, below left, brings Thomas Hardy's masterpiece to life with Nastassia Kinski,

center top, playing the title role of ess." William Hurt plays in "Altered States. " At right, Zaira Zambelli and Fabio Junior from "Bye Bye, Brazil." ,



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Ewald's valiant efforts can explain or justify. Yet, in the main, the author falls mercifully short of hero-worship. Under Ike's easy friendliness and behind the famous grin was a thin-skinned sensitivity to criticism that only his "fire and self-discipline" were able to conceal. Among the book's many virtues are fresh material and insights about the parts Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller played. An Ambassador's Wife in Iran. By Cynthia Helms. (Dodd, Mead, $12.95). Former CIA Director Richard Helms' appointment as Ambassador to Iran (1973) opened up a whole world to his observant wife, and Cynthia Helms took full advantage. Publishers Weekly rightly calls her "a fine writer and a shrewd observer." She was also an avid student

of the language and history of the troubled land, and she explored it from the northern frontier to the wastelands along the Persian Gulf. She has a good ear except when she indulges in such tautologies as "an invited group of guests," and a brisk sense of the ridiculous. So the strangeness and excitement of a shared four-year adventure come through intact. There is an amusing bonus in the account of a nearroyal visitation by Henry Kissinger. A President in Love. By Edwin Tribble. (Houghton Mifflin, $12.95). For years the second Mrs. Woodrow Wilson hesitated about publishing the 250 or so letters which she and the President wrote each other during their 1915 courtship. Just before her death in 1961, she finally agreed to their release, specifying a further delay of 15 years. Now the former Sunday editor of the Washington Star has pulled together and annotated the correspondence. Wilson, whose letters sometimes ran to 20 pages in longhand, comes out warm and impulsive as well as brilliant. Edith Bolling Galt-whose intellectual credentials hardly matched the President's-surprisingly enough more than holds her own. The Library Journal calls the letters "as captivating as any novel ... remarkable for their candor and passion." The fact that the President's all-consuming love affair was played out against an anxious America edging toward WorId War 1 adds a haunting dimension.

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Richard and Cynthia Helms

One of Scott Fitzgerald's short stories tells of a young American artist who went abroad "to paint something new into the Bay of Naples." My first reaction on hearing that Professor Matthew Bruccoli was writing a full-dress biography of Fitzgerald was that perhaps he was attempting a similar feat. What could he add to Mizener, Turnbull and the rest? The answer is that Bruccoli, who is the chief curator of Fitzgerald lore and legend, has almost 20 new years of accumulated material to (Continued on Page 73) • Dossier/March /981/13


BILL MIDDENDORF: A Tower of Talent By Dorothy Marks

e is a composer, a painter, a designer of stained-glass windows, an art collector and patron, a champion oarsman and a marathon runner who stays on the course. He is also an ex-Ambassador to the Netherlands, a forlier Secretary of the Navy and currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial General Bankshares, Inc., the city~s largest are~-wide bankholding company with 13 banks whose earnings have more than doubled and whose assets are now approaching $3 billion. As if this weren't enough, at presstime the White House was ready to name him Chairman of the ExportImport Bank which does business all over the world for Uncle Sam. But lest you are tempted, please don't call J. William Middendorf II, "a Renaissance man." It makes him really


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uncomfortable. "I'm tired of hearing people described that way," he says. "Don't forget a lot of those Renaissance men, including those big in the arts, were poisoners-or just as bad-poisonees. I collect Renaissance bronzes but that's as near to being a Renaissance man as I care to get." He also collects Robert Frost manuscripts (they were neighbors once in Vermont), a variety of old masters, including a notable collection of Rembrandt etchings, American prints from 1670 to 1820, paintings of early Christian scenes and old musical scores. Five years ago he sold Rembrandt's "J uno" to his longtime friend and business associate Armand Hammer for what was then a record price of $3.25 million. When he was posted to the Hague, he studied stained glass tech-

. h hiS nique and a window he designed Wit 'caII teacher hangs in the English ~meMjd足 Church there. An EpiscopalIan, 0/1 dendorf has another of his windoW~ i/1 view at the Presbyterian Chu rc McLean not far from his horne. he At the embassy in the Netherland~, he took up painting on china, bu AIdoesn't do that much anymore. [of though he had been collectin.g art usiC years, he only started compOSlTIg rn when he became Ambassador. lain: On that score, he is careful to eXP tpe "Really, I am just an amateur. 1 pla~ear piano just well enough so that 1can what I am composing." d eight Since that time he has produce t cow symphonies and appeared as gU;~he St. ductor with the Boston Pops an k preLouis Symphony when his wor sut all miered there. He has even turned a


.• rlOrk ' Wise from right: Winner of "/IilA1arine Corps Marathon that ~ dendorf organized as Navy C/elary he wins the Middendorf Q~ He ran the 26-mile 385 1j78 course in 4!12 hours in ~~ , In front of a J. F. Her!r~.palnting from his art col1es~on, Middendorf sits on the I. In the executive office of "'0 'e ncial General Bankshares. 10"Ispaper headlines tell the '\:~Of his attempt to make '11/ ·S. Navy the world's " eSt by initiating a 3000-ton I~Oce effect ship travelling ~Odrnph. He piloted the Q~ el, but President Carter elied the project; Official •.,c "lJ II . ~('I all Of Middendorf as etary of the Navy.


about King Richard and the °Ots. 'h"dlhittedly, Bill Middendorf is a man 0 ll\t gets misty-eyed at events featuring ~: flag or national heroes, and patriotic 'y tChes are his thing. He has composed Ile~ 100 of them and even now late at 11\t in his studio at his home in ~c ean, he's probably working on Other I . , 11 A.ugust, 1975, when he was Secre~ of the Navy, he climbed into a bear ~~tUlhe to hand out lollipops to thou\)~ds of children gathered at the Jefferbl Memorial when the Navy Band a ~U Yed his "Lollipop March" at its anthoal Picnic. Some of the admirals ~a Ught it an undignified thing for the ~i~Y Secretary to do, but the kids-and Iiso dendorf-loved it. Of course, he has Produced marches for the Navy

Band and the U.S. Naval Academy Band, too. However, his most publicized musical effort to date is the "Thumbs up, America!" march he wrote with lyricist Sammy Cahn which was the theme music for the Reagan inauguration. With a fanfare of Marine Band trumpets, Middendorf stepped smartly up to conduct it for the first time in public at the Governors' Reception at the Sheraton-Washington. It was played again before an audience· of thousands at the Sunset Sky Salute on the Mall January 20 and 100,000 copies of the sheet music were handed out to inaugural visitors in their hospitality kits. So who are his favorite composers? Along with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Mahler? Mention John Philip Sousa, the march king, and his eyes light up.

"He's my hero! I wouldn't be surprised if history rates him as one of the greatest American composers." For this interview, Middendorf its behind an over-sized desk in his large corner office at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue with its picture window looking across at the Old Executive Office Building and the White House. In the window is an abstract acrylic sculpture by his friend and one-time business colleague, John Safer. "It is just about the only modern piece I have." Behind him, a huge oil, "Horse Fair on Southborough Common," by the 19th century English painter J. F. Herring, is more representative of his taste. Other pictures reflect other strong interests, like the primitive of a sea captain, and an early Christian scene. A direct

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efore World War I, escaping from Washington meant crossing the river to catch the Great Falls & Old Dominion Railway for a Sunday outing to McLean and Great Falls Park. Today, escaping from the Capital means moving to McLean, enjoying the trees and the open spaces, the active community life, and the relaxed atmosphere, all the time just 15 minutes from Connecticut and K. The life style is wide-ranging. There is a small black enclave that dates from the 19th century. There is a very wealthy "Green Book" set with its horses and homes in the Caribbean or Martha's Vineyard. There is the government worker, and the member of Congress, upper middle class, international in its outlook; and there is the new wealthy singles set made up mostly of highincome computer wizards and investors, with a few top drawer government officials and professional people mixed in. McLean's business district-bounded by Chain Bridge Road which runs roughly parallel to Dolley Madison Boulevard part of the way and intersects with Old Dominion Drive-about as close as you can come to the center of town, reflects the changes brought by high incomes and lots of discretionary buying power: a McDonald's can be sandwiched between a luxury gift shop and a posh clothier; an exquisite French restaurant may be next to a barber shop or a filling station. Never mind that the corners of the town's center house three service stations, a carpet store and a real estate office, McLean is still one of the most affluent places in Fairfax County, one of the two or three richest counties in the world. You can hardly call "tacky" a community that has $200,000 homes classed as low to moderate-priced housing, and plenty of homes selling for between $500,000 and $1 million, even in a period of tight money and 15 percent interest rates.


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Not a town, not a city, not a county, not really a definable place by governmental standards, McLean is a community, a nice place to be, separated from Washington by a river and a lifestyle, but at the same time a place that could not exist without Washington. Power is here. So is money. Derived from Washington, without question, but it's here. Present and past members of cabinets, ambassadors, admirals, generals, present and past senators and representatives, the governor of Virginia before the one we have now, and one who wants to be the next governor. Presidents and near-Presidents have lived in McLean-John, Robert and Ted Kennedy. It's not Georgetown, not Old Town and not Cleveland Park. Nor is it The Plains or Middleburg. In a sense, McLean is all of these, because it has elements of each. The luster of Camelot, which the Kennedys brought to McLean in the 1960s may have become tarnished. But there is a new vibrance, a new cosmopolitan spirit that sets McLean apart and gives it a character of its own that brings that "fascinating mix" of people, businesses, industry and institutions who call McLean home. -JAMES C. WEBSTER


Ballantrae, one of McLean's stately old homes, belongs to Joseph Rosenbaum and wife Jill Gore, center, playing chess in the library with friends Suz.y Barnes, an antique dealer, and Tony Teixeira, a writer. "Ballantrae was originally a dairy farm. We still have the largest intact acreage around, 27 acres, with the old barn and silo. I also keep two riding horses and a stable, .. Jill Gore says.

"The realtor had three houses we liked, two were in McLean and only 25 minutes from the White House. I had nothing to do with the choice. My wife chose it and 10 and behold, it turned out to be in the same area as Brzezinski. " Edwin Meese III Dossier/March 1981/27

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The history of McLean is, in large part, the history of the Alvin Robinson family and its forebears. The family and its various branches have lived in McLean for longer than any resident there can remember, their property on Crest Lane dating back to the Civil War. As Jacqueline ("Jackie") Robinson remembers: "Payne-probably a great-grandfather of my husband-was freed either immediately after the Civil War or during it, and he purchased a large parcel of property a halfmile up the road. One of his offspring, Gunnell, was my husband's grandfather. He was a minister and built a little boxlike church, Gunnell Chapel, which is still standing, up there on Route 193that's old Georgetown Road-right opposite the entrance to Ethel Kennedy's road. Even when I first married 40 years ago they were still using the church. At one point, I don't know where the Robinson line came in, but my husband's grandfather Robinson purchased this land, ten acres at the time. It was a truck farm and he raised vegetables and supplied his neighbors with milk from his cows." She recalls with some bitterness that the government appropriated three acres of their land to make a cloverleaf for the George Washington Parkway after condemning their property and failing to inform the Robinsons. Their parents had died and they were then living in Washington, using the McLean property as a summer vacation spot. "There was originally a log cabin on the land, then my husband's father built our present home that we've surrounded (with room additions). His grandmother, who lived to be 100, stayed in the log cabin. The family later built her a nicer house on the front of the property but when the government took the land, they destroyed the house which was newly remodeled. That was a blow." The oldest remaining monument to those days is the 100-year-old pear tree standing beside the house which still bears fruit. "Grandpa's tree" seemed to be ailing a while back, la/March 1981/Dossier

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"People ask Why do you live in McLean?" Ann Ward mimics the disdainful tone used by frequent questioners. With two well-chosen rejoinders, the transplanted Californian answers.

• "When Eric was here before with the White House, he said, 'Go buy a hou e, but not further than 15 minutes away from work. I just can't stand long commuting.' " McLean fills the bill. Do sier/March /981/29

• "You're not caught up in the whirl of Washington all the time. You can get your breath and then go back to it." The Wards find McLean's small town ambiance irresistible. It's a folksy business community with the conveniences of a metropolis, where the parking is easy and "the gas station delivers your car when it's finished." It has "marvelous shopping from the dress shops to the International Safeway, where you food-shop alongside embassy people from around the world." As native southern Californians who are here their second time around by choice, the Wards' insights are significant. Eric Ward served in the White House during the Nixon administration as assistant to Dr. Lee Dubridge in the Office of Science and Technology. He is an electronic engineer in the high technology field by training and now owns Fox Jones office products company. Ann Ward owned a ladies' sportswear manufacturing business which she sold to her employees when they left California. Before marrying, she was a buyer for the large Los Angeles department store chain, Bullock's, a habit she "never got over," says husband Eric, referring to her inveterate shopping. They left Washington to return to San Marino five weeks after Watergate to devote time to their family of three then-small children-Lisa, Julie and Eric, Jr. But with Julie's 1980 graduation from high school, they "pulled up all stakes" leaving their house in San Marino to return to Washington. "Our friends who have never lived here think 'Well, they've really slipped. What's wrong with them?' And all I can think to say is 'You've never lived in Washington. It's just great fun.' People here put themselves out. They're very open to finding out what you're like." The Wards own two McLean homes. The living room of their current Ranleigh Road residence overlooks a drop-off below where Eric plans to put a tennis court. From their windows they can see the homes of former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton and Texas Representative Jack Brooks, and "the Strom Thurmonds are just around the cui de sac." Ann Ward enthused, "The very second day we were here, the Holtons invited us to a cocktail party-Jinx is just a darling lady-and they told all the neighbors, 'Here are the people who bought that house.' In California, you could live there all your life and not get a welcome like that-and Californians are supposed to be so friendly! " -SUSAN ELLIS 30/March /98/ /Dossier


McLEAN HOME Thomas L. Ahern, Jr., Foreign Service Officer held hostage by Iranian militants. Senator William Armstrong of Colorado. A. Smith Bowman, distiller of Virginia Gentleman. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor. Pat Buchanan, syndicated columnist, talk-show commentator. Representative Clair W. Burgener of California. Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, Senate Minority Leader and sometimes fiddler. Frank Carlucci, ubiquitous government official. Henry Cauo, former Chief of Protocol. Senator Lawton Chiles of Florida. Senator William Cohen of Maine. William T. Coleman, former HUD Secretary. Representative Philip Crane of Illinois.

Samuel Bookatz, artist. Senator Dennis DeConcini of Arizona. Representative E. (Kika) de la Garza of Texas. Representative Glenn English of Oklahoma. Representative Bill Frenzel of Minnesota. William Gorog, President of Arbor. Gilbert Grosvenor, President of National Geographic. Albert Grasselli, Vice President of Rockwell International Overseas Corp¡ Representative Kent Hance of Texas. Representative W. G. (Bill) Hefner of North Carolina. Linwood Holton, lawyer, former Governor of Virginia. Carol Jackson, fashion consultant, author of Color Me Beautiful. Senator J. Bennet Johnston of Louisiana. Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Ethel Kennedy. Representative Dale Kildee of Michigan. Herb Klotz, President of Quest Research Corp. John A. Knebel, lawyer, former Secretary of Agriculture. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana.


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Former Virginia Governor Linwood Bolton likes McLean because it's a lown where the people work together, cooperating on civic activities. His wife, Virginia, adds, "There are many cultural and educational happenings, like the upcoming antique quilt exhibition at Potomac School and the benefit concert for The McLean Chamber Orchestra."


Frank Terpil, one-time arm supplier to Idi Amin, presently ab ent. Victor L. Tomselh, Political Counselor held hostage by Iranian militants. Eugene Smith, President, National Bank of Fairfax. Admiral Stansfield Turner, former CIA Director. Representative Morris Udall of Arizona. Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior. Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming. Representative Howard Wolpe of Michigan. Edward P. Morgan, former ABC radio and television commentator and syndicated newspaper columnist. Raymond Donovan, Secretary of Labor. Maryon Allen, widow of former Senator James B. Allen, public relations consultant. Wyatt and Nancy Dickerson, financier; Executive Producer, T.V. Corp. of America. William Lawton and AUki Bryant, realtor; volunteer, fund raiser. Richard Viguerie, publisher, direct mail consultant. Walter Ridder, Ridder Newspapers Syndicate Giuseppi Cecchi, developer of Watergate. Roscoe Drummond, author and syndicated newspaper columnist. Marcus Bles, farmer, long-time McLean resident who used to grow corn on the site of Tysons Corner.

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------------------------------s Two of the top-rated public high s~hoOls in the country and two exclue private schools set a high standard Or education in McLean. !ll Langley High School, the newest and NOst Sought-after by homebuyers in wOrthern Virginia, rates highest in the s ell-regarded Fairfax County school /ste m in national standardized test bcoh~es. McLean High School isn't far e Ind.


h They also excel athletically. McLean 1ad an undefeated varsity football c~arn ~nd its soccer team was state am Plan last spring; Langley had the

state champion women's tennis team last year and they boa t a perennially strong women's soccer team. Despite the two pre tigiou private schools in McLean, many of the top people in government and business send their children to the public schools because of their excellence. The two private schools are Madeira, an exclusive women's preparatory school with boarding and day students and Potomac School, a day school, kindergarten through high school, that draws mostly from the surrounding area. Both have outstanding reputations. 0



Linda Ningard, owner of Habitat Unlimited, decorates the home of the wealthy and the nearly wealthy. She says decor in McLean homes i decidedly traditional, much like the re idents and the architecture. When McLean re idents shop, they look for quality items in good taste, at a fair price. Here are the place they patronize: The Orchard, Ltd.-356-1345 1345 Chain Bridge Road Contact: Kessa Sakai Made-to-order resort clothes for men and women featuring a large selection of ultra suede. Lilly Parker's Antique & Restoration, Inc. 1315 Chain Bridge Road-893-5298 Contact: Lilly Parker Fine quality oriental antiques, restoration on porcelain, glass, ivory, jade and lacquerware. Habitat Unlimited-356-4005 1388 Chain Bridge Road Contact: Linda Ningard A complete interior design studio with four trained decorators working in contemporary, period, and eclectic. Custom-colored furniture is another specialty. Gray Matter Flower Shoppe Ltd. 1427 Center Street-356-21 10 Contact: Fred Gray Flowers for all occasions, specializing in the new European design. Gourmet baskets include cheese, caviar and chocolates. Bailey Banks & Biddle-893-4030 Tysons Corner Center Contact: John Damsgard [n addition to fine jewelery and watches, they have made many of the U.S. Military medals including the Purple Heart and the Congresional Medal of Honor. Heritage Photographers-356- 1052 1390 Chain Bridge Road Contact: Jerry Rodbell Four expert photographers on hand to cover weddings and other ocial events. Everhart Jewelers-82 1-3344 6649 Old Dominion Drive Everhart recently donated a 342-carat opal to the Smithsonian. All jewelry is American made, and custom designing is offered. Mesmeralda's-356-4494 1339 Ch.ain Bridge Road Contact: Charlotte Neil Offers a large selection of Cuisinart and Calphalon cookware, gourmet acce sorie , herbs, spices and cookbooks. Hendry Galleries-356-589O 1349 Chain Bridge Road Contact: Elizabeth Hendry Robinson Oriental art, antiques and a wide selection of Japane e lacquerware, netsuke and obidome, ornaments worn at the sash. Porcelain and ivory are also featured. Dossier/March /98//3/

Roland's Custom Tailors-356-2100 6723 Whittier Avenue Contact: Mr. Roland Hand tailoring for men and women. Fittings at your home or in the shop. Top Drawer Ltd.-790-1361 6637 Old Dominion Drive Contact: Peggy Jones Artists from around the nation do appliques and other custom designs for the creations sold. Chase & Collier Ltd. Menswear 1349 Chain Bridge Road-356-4006 Contact: Michael Faul Men's furnishings in a large comfortable showroom. The Designing Needle-356-2217 6625 Old Dominion Drive Contact: Peggy Ewing Art needlework accessories and day & night classroom instruction in all types of needlework. Anita Perlut Fumiture-893-7551 6629 Old Dominion Drive Contact: Anita Perlut Here in McLean, like her popular store in Springfield, a sophisticated array of fine furnishings is offered. Bath & Boudoir-356-3110 6655 Old Dominion Drive Contact: Wendy Herstein A complete line of bathroom accessories is offered as well as decorative items such as china glasses from Italy and porcelain flowers. McLean Woodstove-821-9166 6706 Old Dominion Drive Contact: Albert Ward The only store in the area that deals in high quality American and European stoves and offers a fireplace conversion service. McLean Antiques & Crafts-821-9191 6728 Lowell Avenue Contact: George and Helen Hartzog Indian jewelry, American primitive antiques, quilts, woven items and toys. La Camille-790-8530 6655-B Old Dominion Drive Contact: Diana Mowry and Helen Oechsli Home of the Old World Christmas Showcase, La Camille is a full-service florist. Carpet Yard-893-7555 1311 Old Chain Bridge Road Contact: Mitchell Ames Carpeting for commercial and private establishments. They sell ever.ything for the floor-Chinese and oriental rugs, vinyl, etc. Whale's Tail Ltd.-442-8666 1309 Old Chain Bridge Road Contact: Bettina Tierney Primarily preppy, they offer designs of De Lanthe, David Brooks and a wide selection of kilts, wrap skirts, jumpers and Sero shirts. Wicker World-734-Q153 1363 Chain Bridge Road Contact: Jeff Howard Wicker imported from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Portugal and India. Etageres, tea carts, hanging swings and a "big lady's chair" are some of the unusual items offered. 32/March 19811Dossier

Bobette Winkel selects a bathing suit for a trip to Hawaii from the rack at one of her favorite McLean shopping haunts, Top Drawer, Ltd. She, and her busy Hughes Aircraft exec husband Jack, did a switch and moved to McLean after their children left for college.

Regal Accessories & Antiques-442-8388 1449 Laughlin Avenue Contact: Joan Polk Clocks, collectibles, antiques and gifts that run the gamut of all periods and price ranges. Mae's Boutique-356-6334 6707 Old Dominion Drive Contact: Mae Shipe Elegant fashions and evening wear in a moderate price range. Juvenile Fashions-356-19l9 1376 Chain Bridge Road Contact: Claire Honig Fashions and accessories for the younger set. -Compiled by Helaine Michaels

Going Moblle Good news for prospective car-buyers, there's an excellent selection of automobile dealerships in the area, among them: Moore Cadillac-790-0950. This architecturally interesting, awardwinning dealership sells fine luxury automobiles. Cherner Lincoln Mercury Here they offer a wide range of luxury and economy cars and are introducing the new stainless steel, gull-winged De Lorean sports car.-893-0800. HBL Mercedes and Volvo Fine German and Swedish engineering, factory authorized service and a concern for quality characterize this firm and their products.-591-9600. Peacock Buick-790-0000 Immediate delivery is promised on the popular, fuel-efficient, front-wheeldrive Buick Skylark. Brown Rolls-Royce-893-2670 Sales and service for the epitome of world class luxury automobiles. Penn-Avanti-356-48 I2 Roger Penn offers custom-made Avantis. You may test drive by appointment.



. . k-tankS, The giant megaflrms-thlO government consulting contractor~: computer and other industries.-:ntracted to McLean add a further dIm sion to the community. a Dynalectron Corporation direct~ worldwide force of more than 9, 'r 1 employees-servicing missiles or a : On craft, designing complex electrical c nd struction, developing synthetic fuels aall solving environmental problem~ing from an unassuming four-story bUild in McLean. . (r m The diversified, $350 + milho n .I _ gh was one of the first of several hI ate technology firms to establish c?rporved headquarters in McLean when It ~ hfrom upper Wisconsin Avenue in ~s re ington in December 1975. NoW t ~e足 are several, and the McLean-~estgrast Tyson's complex is groWI?g and enough to rival Boston/Cambndg~ the San Francisco/San Jose as o~e 0 trY "silicon valley" high-tech IndUS centers of the nation. nd Charles G. Gulledge, President a ge Chief Executive Officer, and JO~,s Carnicero, Chairman of Dynalectr~ers board, direct a corporate headqua~ of staff of 220 that oversee the. wor rafour divisions and the financial openy . tions of the publicly-held comp.a faThe company had outgrown th el : of cilities in Washington and the cO

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relo . . catmg to the suburbs presented a Sig . m'fIcant savings from another locaho,~ in the District. It gave us better access to the airP~rts, especially Dulles, because much o Our operation is international" he SayS . "I t gave us room to expand and ' it w ' l';s centrally located. The quality of 1 e here suits our employees, and we W~re concerned about the growing enme ra t e m . Washington." D GUlledge, in addition to running CYnalectron, is chairman of the Fairfax thOU~tY Economic Development Auonty, which has been extremely suc~hessful in attracting high-tech firms to e area.

Source Telecomputing-a homegrown computer industry, now owned by Readers Digest, offers programs for the fast-growing home computer market. Planning Research Corporation-a diversified high technology firm that services government and industry. Mitre Corporation-a non-profit

corporation that spun off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the second largest private employer in Fairfax County, mostly in government contracts. Flow General, Incorporated-research and computer services, especially in cell and tissue culture and biomedical instrumentation. -JAMES C. WEBSTER


b d e did not want to be simply the he room community for Washington," e tr lsa ys . "Our objectives were to cone 0 the quality of growth, to attract Orporate headquarters and high technOlogy 0 . . ind rgamzatlOns rather than heavy Ustry and also to attract all the supPorting' f . Sho . m rastructure-small busmess, g /pm centers and the like." Ust a few of the other McLeanbased . M giant firms include: h ars Incorporated-the corporate h:~dquarters of the giant, privately and largely secretive candy manufaeturer h . bet as a net worth estimated at dOlwleen $350 million and one billion ars.

Dynalectron's far-flung operations service aircraft at U. S. commercial airports and foreign military bases; build and operate the largest fuel-from-coal plant in the world using the company's "H-Coal" system; and build wastewater treatment plant. Dos ier/March 198//33


SPEAKour Do you want a custom-built, fouryear-old home with more than 10,000 square feet of living area-for $1.25 million? Then McLean's the place. But if that's a little too steep, there's a new home in River Oaks, hard by the river and just outside the beltway, for just $850,000. Those are just two you can see by appointment if you call Diane von Meister, owner of von Meister Properties, a McLean and Potomac firm that specializes in fine homes. You could also talk to Grace Kempton. She's sold a 50-acre estate as well as homes to former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall and to Angier Biddle Duke. It's likely, if you can afford the monthly payments on homes like these, that you're getting one of the best investments in town. Real estate people agree without exception that McLean real estate appreciates faster than comparable areas-even beating the recent 16 to 17 percent annual appreciation rate for Northern Virginia. That may be one of the reasons that Counsellor to the President, Edwin Meese III, and Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan bought homes in McLean. "I believe people in the Reagan administration are well-heeled. As we are a prestigious area, some of them are bound to come here to live," says Pietro Di Benedetto, president of Magruder & Di Benedetto in McLean. Joan Powers, McLean manager for Hugh T. Peck Properties, says McLean reminds her of the Rocky Mountains as compared to the Appalachians which are "mellow, like Alexandria and Arlington, while McLean is raw beauty, like the Rockies. It's here to stay." Even despite high interest rates, homes in the higher price ranges are still selling briskly in McLean. Although realtors disagree about the reason, Marge Kremidas, a Long & Foster agent in their record-setting McLean office and a McLean resident, feels one reason may be the tax deductibility of interest rates on top of the premium appreciation rate. John Jeffries, an agent for the McLean office of Harper & Co., says 34/March I98J/Dossier

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Country townhome developments ar~ booming in McLean. Here's wha they're offering. Madison of McLean-Laughlin Realty路 Luxury brick and block, which offer a two-story botanical atriUm and two-car garages. $279,000-$315,000.893-7903. McLean Mews-Lewis & Silverman .. h Three bedroom brick townhouses Wit his and her bathrooms off the master bedroom. $211,500-$219,500. 442-0024. Merrywood on the Potomac -Long & Foster. 765-2809. -Property Associates Ltd. 734-3990.. h Interestingly elegant, large designs ~Ylt 12-foot ceilings; some with a rivervieW. $330,000-$395,000.

gain gets even more attractive. fof Margo Sider, McLean agent wO Mount Vernon Realty, who sold t a homes in the $150,000 bracket o~he single February weekend, fig~r~S the appreciation rate in McLean IS In 20% range. Why? (Continued on Page 56) on-

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ining in McLean can be as w?rldly or traditional as you h . wish. This cushy suburb has applly benefited from the cosmopolian populace around Washington, and Ow boasts a Turkish restaurant as well a Mexican hacienda, a Szechuan and antonese eatery and a fine French restaurant. Join us on our "cook's lOUr" f . . Wh' or some culinary gems about Ich you should be aware. R. Evan~ Farm Inn, 1696 Chain Bridge oad, IS a handsome rustic inn with Waitresses in Colonial garb of long skirts ~d ~prons, serving cuisine George ashmgton would have loved. An early American feeling is enhanced by the dark wood tables and chairs and the antique ~tte~ on ~he ~alls. Entrees like roast ~.ck1ing, pnme nbs and hickory smoked c, Icken are joined by specials that can in~ ude q~ail and seafood. A copious salad ar wIth homemade pickles and Preserves, breads and marinated salads is :ctmeal in .itse~f. But the spoon bread servtableslde IS a stand-out. Families are ~e1come, and at holiday time Evans arm Inn is chock-a-block full. They ~~ow. many of their vegetables on the emlses, and there is even a barnyard

zoo to keep the youngsters entertained. The Dynasty Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, is a recent Chinese addition to McLean. The festive red, blue and yellow painted building beckons one into a panelled wood ambiance and friendly service. Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan style dishes are featured in this unprepossessing restaurant, like Moo Shi Pork (shredded pork, egg and vegetables served in a thin pancake) and Shredded Chicken Szechuan Style. The 00 Soup-Cantonese-is a special treat with assorted meats and vegetables simmered together. They also offer family dinners and take-out service. The Joshua Tree, 6930 Old Dominion Road, has a dark atmosphere of brick and stained-glass windows inside-and prime rib and steak are the name of the game. But hefty salads as well as seafood specialties like fried scallops or Coquilles St. Jacques are also interesting. People keep coming back; the meat and potato types find it very comfortable. Kazan, 6813 Redmond Drive, is a surprising place. On the outside, it looks like part of a shopping center. But once inside a casbah-like atmosphere of white arches with blue harem fabric draped

seductively across the ceiling is totally disarming. The food is middle Easternprimarily Turkish-with offerings like Shish Kabob and braised Lamb Shanks as well as Mousaka (eggplant and ground lamb melange sheathed in cheese bechamel sauce.) Don't miss the shredded chicken in walnut sauce as an appetizer-a very subtle and fragrant starter. Orange Baklava is a sweet ending to the meal. Rocco's looks like a roadside diner at 1357-A Chain Bridge Road. It may be a roadside diner, but the kitchen sings in Italian. The tables are all covered with red-checkered tablecloths and come complete with straw-covered winebottIes. The pizza, especially the Sicilian Pizza, is very popular, as is the Chicken Cacciatore, heady with tomatoes and garlic. It's a very casual and cheerful way to spend a supper for many neighbors in McLean. La Mirabelle is a fine French restaurant nestled away in McLean Square Center at 6645 Old Dominion Drive. It's small and romantic, but once one goes through a dark decorated foyer, the wood panelljng in the dining room is true to McLean. The Chef has taken

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great pains with the menu, offering d~~ specials like Filet de Boston Sole a price-Boston sole with glazed bana~s. and toasted almonds, or the superb P an ciutto ham and watercress mousse for ja ~R~ appetizer. The mango and maca~a.rnus nut sundae for dessert is a de!lClO original. .'Ie Zachary's, 6238 Old Dominion D\~ is a warm and friend~y place, off~%a. Beef Styfado, Lamb Kebabs, Do of dakia and a celebrated Veal Helen Troy. we Moving on to Tyson's corner''fhe IS the find a new addition to fitnes s-;; rO for a Sporting Club at 8260 Greens 0 of vacat Drive. In a handsome gray maze. es Th hallways with purple and green PIPrg ISlan< reminiscent of Paris's Bea~~o~ed \\lith Museum, all manner of sophlStJ~1 as turqu equipment for toning up as we ball, hour facilities for tennis, squash, racket ack ilIore aerobic dancing, swimming and tram POrt. are offered here. A computer prog~l as of co individual health regimens as we ant New] progress. The accompanying restau~ith by A -lounge lies at the entrance, in graY 'ng Be yellow modern pipe bannisters, offer~ye OtheJ sandwiches and quiches. The\os form brought the California touch of nacenu of p and healthful salads to complete a rn ore fishil found on a little wooden racket. A rn en formal dining area is scheduled to O~sjS This I in early summer with a definite ern?~oos Pink, on seafood. Management en VIS. a tanks for live trout and lobster l;ese modern decor of casual elegance: T and restaurants are open to the pubhchletiC will give you a chance to see at , facilities that are tomorrow's-todaY~os Clyde's has also arrived at TYs io e Corner at 8332 Leesburg Pike. The ~e's red building is handsome and elY' de In. slg a' . a f 0 II owmg路 . has attracte d qUite one finds dark panelling overse~lOver' long mural of nudes gamboling ~n Bill dant greenery by Washington artist ded Woodward. The restaurant has e~p~n ted its culinary repertoire with sophl stlca aW pasta and fish entrees as well as a rnd bar. But the famous hamburgers a chili can be found just the same. oos Casa Maria is in the middle of TYstter Corner Center. What could be a be rrn way to finish off shopping on .a w~nd day than a pitcher of margarttas 'ca o quacamole? The Tostada-a MeJ{l es h salad of meat, refried beans and [rhell salad piled on an enormous !ostada ~hilj is a popular entree, as IS the Rellenos. It's cheerful and fun. nd Diversity in dining, good value /th e careful preparation are just some 0 tOUr nice things you'll find in your taste LOll of McLean. -BErrETA)'

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Scotland and better (more deserted) beaches than Hawaii complete with a colossal climate. What the Carter Administration chose to overlook has long been the haven of honeymooners and select old-

guard Washingtonians who sneak off regularly to Bermuda for atisfying but hushed-up fun in the sun. Too much talk about this oldest British colony (founded in 1612) might spoil it in the long run. Tourism is clearly Bermuda's main game, and it's played with leisurely, uncrowded success from March through November. Last year some 650,000 vacationers spent over $550 million (umecessional) dollars in this two-mile-wide area, a 70 percent contribution to the colony's economy, and further proof that there's "something special" about the fishhook shaped islands which lie just 600 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. For instance, Bermuda men have long been especially stylish in a hairy-legged way. Where else can one find the male of

chos lenu no re Jpen las is ;~is map charts the best fishing waters in thefishhook-shaped Bermuda islands, above. Below, Windsor's Beach in Tucker's Town is typical Bermuda-sun.

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the species clad almost exdusivelY ir Bermuda shorts and knee sock,s, COI1l plete with white shirt, tie an d blazer-the uniform of th islands-bustling about his busin es( through the cobblestoned streets 0 Hamilton, the capital? (Male knees are nifty if tan!) In a season where Americans a~ struggljng to file their 1040s by Intern" Revenue's deadline of midnight, APril 15th, it's enviously special to find tha the 60,000 Bermuda residents pay nO personal income tax. In the absence of most forms of dir~ taxation, the islands standard of living I high, with virtually no unempl,~yrn~nt~ This continued economic stabIlity IS contributing factor to the little kno~n fact that Bermuda is the third largest tn; surance center in the world, ranked neX to London and New York. Part of Bermuda's charm, of co~rs:~ is the climate which, on a yearly basl~d 1 really better than that found in Fiori :; Sunshine is the main commodity (next e the Easter lily). The annual a vera1y temperature is 70 degrees, with ~ year er average of 7.9 hours of tanning tlrne P So day. Into each Bermudian's life, only inches of rain falls each year. tel No-one can deny the special p~s k romance of an island dotted with pIn t' cO blue, green and yellow limestone fs tages topped by white lime-washed rO~or which help collect the rainwater an future showers (and flowers). It's, s island rimmed with morning glor~~k hibiscus, oleander and miles of ~I hI sand beaches-an island wi~h br ~IS blue harbors filled with red-saIled ~Othe which move gently in and out 0 I a bays-an island where you can't ren car for love nor money. 0Only residents may drive autO~IY' u biles, and the ration is one to a fa n: nS The Bermuda code of the road sanctl째ile driving on the British left, a 20~~IY speed limit and licenses are qUI~'ng revoked at the faintest hint of spee ~Of or drunkenness. Since cars are outhere f:r visitors, one's best bet to get anYw, (of Sa on the islands is to call a native taxI ted fie live dangerously and go by ren ............ motorbike.) f the Clubs, incidentally, are one ,0 Be rbest ways to stay happily housed In est, ............ muda, unless, of course, you houSeg~ re- lias Bermuda's two private clubs bot CU3 quire an introduction by a member. jn bra' The Mid Ocean in Tucker's T?W~nd just St. George's Parish is both exclUSive ped frie elegant, built on a beautiful lands~eJ11' dan estate surrounded by homes of 54)

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There was dancing to the music of Devron, an elegant midnight supper in the mirror-ceilinged dining room, and ubiquitous bars on both floors to dispense champagne for toasting the host. Youngest guest, Guy Martin IV, came with his mother and father, Ellen and Guy ill, and his maternal grandparents the John Palmer Fishwicks. of Roan-

oke, Virginia. The other three Martin children-Theodosia, Jay and Christopher, were on hand for the celebration-as were Edie's brother and sister, the Kingdon Goulds. It turned out to be a triple-birthday that included Scooter Miller and summertime neighbors Didi Weir, down (Continued on Page 45)

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~EDIA ACCOLADE The Washington Press Club's annual Ute to Congress played no favoritesdtable speakers included three senars and three congressmen with politiaffiliation equally divided, until Vice ident George Bush was introduced, eaking the tie. Old Ronald Reagan movies provided tertainment during the cocktail recepon, and cornucopias of freshly popped 째Pcorn replaced the peanuts which Ire so popular the last time a President ended a Salute to Congress. President Reagan came without his llney, explaining he had urged her to I~Y home and nurse a cold, but Barbara '\ISh, ebullient as ever, accompanied the ICe President, who led off the list of .Qngressional speakers. The three-minute speech was amusing, Jl' IJ It, and the rest of the evening, were I up to the hilarious hijinks of previYears. There was never any doubt ~at ,the "pro" of the evening was the eSldent himself-a past master of the i e-liner on which the Press Club dotes. ~e ad-libbed quips to refute those who I ~ceded him and produced the biggest __ last laugh when he confessed he ~n't concerned about his age anyrr e. "You know," Reagan confided, ~ ho mas Jefferson said that a man 40Uldn't be as concerned about his age \n about his ability to perform well. I' d, well, ever since he told me that, Ve ' la' Just stopped worrying!" At that li Int, just two days short of his 70th p/t hd ay , the 1400 guests sang a ~ernature and lusty Happy Birthday, r. President.



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hlisband Michael and son Matthew. sang an enchanting ~lId day song, with words by husband, to ~m, to the tune of Meet Me in St. C041S , paraphrased as "Meet me at the serncert, Edie," since Mrs. Martin has \Iv ved on National Symphony and ~hington Opera boards. the ~7 Luke Battles, the Frank Sauls and 00 lek Coolidges hardly left the dance \)t or. Pretty Gloria Grimditch was with lin' RObert Hughes, the Pat Hayes' Iltogered Over supper with Jack Lear\)11 ~t and Doda, Colt DeWolf, the ~li\'id Smiths, Gerson Nordlinger, the \lvU'~ Warrens and Gordon and Carrie 0lit lams, were all on hand to help blow the candles. -AN E BLAIR

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Nelly and Jaime Ingram, the latter Ambassador to Spain, duo pianists from pan~~ were honored at Emma and Efrain Paesky's home after performing an OAS spon\oS6 concert at the Kennedy Center. Paesky is Chief for Performing Arts at the <?AS 'II 05 1programs have brought world attention to Latin American artists. EnjoYing, aJve s, concert recital are Ambassadors from Panama Amado and Castulovich and their 46/March 1981/Dassier




Ambassador and Mrs. Karl Schons dinner honoring their friends, Indiana I ~tor Richard Lugar and wife Charlene, en ad out the fact that embassy parties c~raqUentlY the occasion for purposeful e anges of information and Ideas. The t~lng's select assemblage was Interested a ><lW oung lawmaker's key position on two on ar ul Senate Committees, Foreign RelaGs and Banking. a Uasts included Ambassador Robert Neua~~' .who headed the State Department as s tlon team, and his wife, Saudi Amo:ador Faisal Alhegelan, Carl and Vivien Igars al 'u an, ~artin and Sharon Agronsky, the II toast, YMartins, Sr., and Sandra McElwalne.






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- - - - - - - - - - - - to rem At Lord & Taylor's newest area s ed Fair Oaks Mall, Washington's finest tur; of out to dine on seafood quenelles, Ie and lamb with sausage and pine nuts eof Grand Marnier souffle, all for the IOv protecting our green open spaces. En vlr. The fund raiser Jor the Piedmont slul, on mental Council was highly succe~hee, reports Co-chairman Cecilia Mc rg e whose husband, the Honorable GeoproMcGhee is a prime mover in the grouP'rnall ceeds will enable volunteers and a ~onal professional staff to continue educat ople and study projects aimed at giving P~and. a real voice in the future use of their the Mrs. Marie Ridder, a Co-chair for rv a' event, is a member of a land-use consernor tion board, appointed by Virginia GOv~n a Dalton. She and husband Walter 0 350·acre farm in Hume. din' Among those who attended the galaMrs. ner dance were the Honorable and the Joseph Fisher, the Arthur Arundel~, and James Symingtons and the Honorab e Mrs. Henry Catto.


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names, of about 80 canvases, lit~O~ sculptures, photos, an Attic vase, Clf a 510 B.C., and a ritual painting on tap'l bark cloth from New Guinea. ~o~rte Louis is represented with a gigantiC b ~_ stripe painting and Robert Raus che e berg with a mixed media assernblag d ___ "Public Station V." LithoS ~n IMv silkscreens by Willem de Koonlng, "'\'\ Jackson Pollock, Ellsworth KeIleY --d Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella ":" I hio n Ve . f'Ig~ratl d -''larch 10, 1 others are balanced with works by Philip Pearlstein, Rlch a: lllch: z Diebenkorn, Richard Estes, Alex, Ka l..Stani nd the pop images of James Rosenquist a t lldalei Roy Lichtenstein and classics by Gran ~~t Wood and George Bellows. ,the lli,·S J Local talent is not shortchanged, In- II Pia monumental stripe painting I'Star of _ "hlon dia" by Gene Davis was specially ~ ~~bl/ missioned for one of the glass- W rng corridors. Michael Clark's cornpel~OO "t.l "Classic Grisaille " a weighty ( fOr rna , suous ~1~9Q pounds) acrylic and collage in sen. tine ~ bl~cks by Sam Gilliam, a not so Pfi S , ~rrna: uitt paInted wood sculpture by An~e Tr tef' ~ c a vintage Berkowitz, a dynanu ~~Art fOnlg~ color and charcoal on paper, OIOf ~n ( Park," by Robert Stackhouse, c rk s ~l"i4 photos by Bill Christenberry and wOand lognin by Kainen and Kevin McDonald st Jl 1 out in this professional survey. {v l'oorni es For its handcolored Currier & 856, Jlli,i, lithograph, "The Last WhooP," '!New Ioorn • Pollock's "Silkscreen V" and the op' Illi..s Republic Suite" with etchings by 11 011 ~lll per, Sloane, Haskell, Marin, B~~llg ~~~ (Peggy) and Miller, the en~erpflrhe IQr;~ committee went to the auctions., n is . l possibility of upgrading the colJectl~ell' ~r!inl always kept in mind. Helen Fran ern' thaler's unfocussed "Pernod" i;,a~966) lli,~ barassment and Noland's ':Ca,IJ, ,( 1 aP' by now has lost much of Its lIutl a t fOf peal. Considering the obvious qu es th ef the highest of standards, there are ~iOIl' flaws, though minor, in this collecbrut' The latest addition is a somewhat aced ish sculpture by Beverly Pepper g~ rrn, neither by expressive form nor cIa fresh out of Mr. Emmerich's stab ~~ be Few of the new Medicis profess thOse interested in art as investment. For d of who are, Jane Haslem has a wo r rn o' caution: "We live in a period of'pr~bIe' tion. Art has become very fashion nt js It's scary. The only safe inves trne dead Europeans!" p to €~a, We might add: Dead Americans':A'fH JOSE the turn of the century. _VIOLA D totl r in





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This tastefully done center-hall colonial with spacious rooms offers an excellent location, on a wooded culde-sac, close to the C&O Canal. The home features 4 bedrooms, 2 Y2 baths, slate foyer and 2 fireplaces. The elegant living, dining and family rooms make it absolutely ideal for entertaining. COME SEE THIS REMARKABLE FAMILY HOME! CALL 983-0200 $234,500

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A Magnificent home in this prestigious area with spectacular features such as a sunken jacuzzi double sized tub in Master Suite Front and Rear stairs, larg~ gourmet kitchen, natural wood paneling and loads of built-ins. $399,000.

A Gentleman's Country Estate in Town This delightful home is ideal for gracious entertaining. 7 Bedroo I11S , 7 full baths. Beautifully landscaped 1 1/3 acres give plenty of rooITI for a swimming pool and tennis courts.

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EIegance abounds throughout t h'~ IS V'i custom-built brick residence with hea e cedar shake roof, circular drive, spa~ for swimming pool and tennis cou;7', ~~e two-story marble-floored foyer, ail! t bvmg room and 17' dining room sus. s the formal dignity of this graCl~0 home. Particulars: 5 bedrooms, IsO baths, full walk-out basement. (A other homes by the same builder.) cj) 75 Evenings call Beverly Dillaway, 893or Sharon Singh 790-5119.






Located on 5 heavily wooded acres, this dramatic 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,000 sq.ft. Contemporary offers the ultimate in modern country living. The spectacular glass-walled living room, leading out to a cedar wrap-around deck, makes entertaining possible in a private woodland setting any season of the year. Ample acreage for pool/tennis court and, of course, horses who need room to roam.

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orgi311 This stately 18th century stone Ge 6 manor house, near Middleburg, offers ter bedro.o~s and 4. full baths, gracious. c~ll/ hall, livmg room, library, dining rOOm, kltC pantry, and numerous fireplaces. .


The 128 acre horse farm includes an o. size size indoor arena (80' x 216), an olympiC ler . . s cell out d oor nng, polo field, dressage nng, ureS aisle barns with many box stalls. The past are completely fenced with ample water.



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Elegant residence designed for formal entertaining and family privacy. Huge indoor pool opening onto oversized deck. This home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 4 fireplaces, and second floor library. The location is ideal - only ten minutes from the White House in the beautiful Virginia countryside. $450,000. Asumable $250,000 80 % loan. Jhl' Annil' .Il.llull'f <nOfpoflltion. £ .. 11 ... • For Professional Real Estate Service in Northern Virginia 1421 Oolley Mad'son Boulevard

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Middleburg Country Properties Inc. 10 W. WASHINGTON ST. • P.O. BOX 1140 MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA 22117 • (703)687-6337

Just 8 minutes from downtown Washington this 5 bedroom Custom Colonial Home is designed for both formal entertaining and casual living. Features include 5 full and 2 half baths, 5 fireplaces, elevator, swimming pool with fountain and cabana, security system, whirlpool and sauna. This quality built home has a spacious dining room, a walnut paneled library. and full finished basement. $475,000. Liberal owner financing. Brokers invited.

836-0132 Dossier/March /98//67

Bradley Farms



Imagination ,sophistication and flair are attracting discerning Washingtonians to Falcon Ridge and McLean Station: The Carr organization's modern day manor houses on the Potomac


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One of the most desirable properties in the Washington area. Has been featured in the "Washingtonian" and on the Potomac House Tour. The 3.57 acre property includes a fourstall barn with tack room and is fenced for horses. $637,500. Shown by appointment with Sherry Davis, 986-9292 or 929-1037



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LEESBURG $485,000 Magnificent Williamsburg Colonial finely detailed and perfectly sited on 7 of Mt. Gilead's choicest acres - within one hour of Washington - 30 minutes from Dulles Airport. Sweeping, panoramic views of the Virginia countryside from the 70' brick terrace. Unsurpassed construction and amenities including indoor olympic pool and 3 bedroom guest house. Truly, a one-of-a-kind property for those who can afford the very best.

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(703) 356-0100 • McLean, Virginia 68/March /98J/Dossier

Super Rambler With Pool This adorable 3 yr. old rambler, on a comer lot, is most attractive. Built with antiqued brick and lovely landscaping and graced with a georgeous swimming pool, this home is one of the nicest in Evermay. Some of the many extra features included in this S B.R., 3 Y2 bath home are security and lawn sprinkler systems. Call 790-1990

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Quality and Location l'his stately Georgian is situated on two beautiful wooded acres providing Privacy and location in desirable Woodside Estates. The home features CUstom interior decorating, exquisite crown moulding, and marble foyer. A farnily room with stone fireplace and laundry room are both on the main level. The excellent floor plan provides easy entertaining for all seasons. Included are 4 large bedrooms, 3 Y2 baths, library, and a large recreation room. (Space for tennis court and pool). Shown by appointment only.

Harper & Company,


Nestled in woods a stunning contemporary for family liVing and formal entertaining. A 3-story foyer, 4-5 bedrms, 4% baths, Family room with stone fireplace overlooking unique Solarium, breathtaking master suite bath. For appointment or information call Elsa Roethel 827-0851.



(703) 821-1777

1359 Chain Bridge Road McLean, Virginia

Evenings: Contact Spence Rivett at (703) 256-7240

356·7000 Dossier/March 1981/69

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ON THE POTOMAC Truly "America The Beautiful" Cliffhurst is a spectacular 5 acre estate with a panoramic view of the Potomac River from every room and a shorel ine frontage of over 300 feet. The contemporary McLean home offers spacious elegance for entertaining as well as many family areas for comfort and privacy. The park-like setting secludes the residence and separate pool facilities at the end of a private road. Located approximately 20 minutes from the White House or Dulles International, Cliffhurst is unquestionably one of America's prize properties. For appointment call Gay Reich 536-4287 or 356-7000.




As President of Rourke Corporation, builders of custom-crafted homes, Dennis demands the finest quality available-both in materials and workmanship. He is uncompromising in his standards of design and detail, and hard to please because he recognizes that only through such consistent quality control can the Rourke Corporation assure today's discriminating buyer a home of enduring elegance and value.





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356·7000 CALIFORNIA COMES TO POTOMAC Dramatic! Stunning! Exciting ne~ completely custom contempor ar c

within walking distance of poto rna d Village. Quality throughout ~o countless luxuries for those VI chose to live in great style. For an appointment or further details: 4 Call Marsha Schuman, 299-858





Located in sought-after "Balmacara", this stately 4 bedroom, 2 Yz bath Colonial home has a lovely cul-de-sac location on over one half acre. Quality built with spacious rooms for entertaining and family living. For the tennis buff, plans are availble for a backyard court.


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"BRIARWOOD" Enter this majestic estate through iron gates that lead to sweeping circular driveway - Perfectly sited on very private grounds with outstanding Potomac River views, this magnificent Georgian colonial offers Italian rnarble foyer, formal reception room, elegant drawing room with 12 foot ceilings, Paladian window, sparkling crystal chandelier, ornamental 19th Century Southern plantation mantel, priceless 12 foot pier mirrors originally owned by George Washington's nephew. For informality, an expansive ~Irst floor family room with massive stone fireplace and rosewood panelled lIbrary. Price $750,000


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"ELM SPRINGS" ;ov ely farm-estate with 280 eery fertile acres, mostly rroPland, with extensive road nrontage in area of rapid growth ar commuter trains. Includes ll\~tored fieldstone house, circa 1800, stone bank barn with 6 box stalls, chara/ng log guest house, 2 ponds. An exceptional country home and investment $965,000.







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Metro Area 471-5400 (no toll)


Sweeping Potomac River View from this modern home in e tate area, about mile to D.C. via Chain Bridge. Fireplace in living room and family room. Wood stove in large country style kitchen. Modern equipment.. Charming study off ma ter bedroom. 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Privacy on large wooded lot. Asking $425,000. Charming Small 100 Year Old House on :v. acre lot. Big trees. Living room, den, & fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Perfect background for antique. On Metro bu line. $170,000. Like French Provincial? Don't miss this glamorous home with marble entrance hall, carpeting & draperies included. Black marble tub in bath of deluxe I t noor master suite. Beautiful cry tal chandeliers. Library, playroom, laundry & garage al 0 on main level. 4 bedrooms upstairs. Privacy. Tree & landscaping. $400,000. Another French Hou e for $365,000.

8112 Old Dominion Drive McLean, Virginia 22102 703-356-8633 Evenings: 703-356-3268

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Sue Okun, Antique Consultant. Consultations in buying, selling antiques, auction buying. Personal shopping service. Specializing in 18th & 19th century American and English furniture, accessories and glass. 202·363-7845. Antiques restored in your home. Complete refinishing services; stains, chips, scratches, burns, water & heat spots, etc. Let us find those beveled mirrors, handles, keyholes, etc. Pebblebrook Antique Restora· tion of Chevy Chase. 593·1165. Christ Child Opportunity Shop Fine China, silver, jewelry, paintings, prints. 1427 Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown, D.C. 333-6635 Consignments Welcome

Magnificent, rare, hand·painted murals, fine detail & color. Ideal for walls, screens or framing. Signed. 762·4638.

Beautiful fabrics at sensible prices. Basics, notions for dressmaking. Threadneedle Street, Potomac Promenade. (inside mall) 9812 Falls Rd. Potomac. 299-3370



DOMESTIC HELP WANTED Active couple desires live-in housekeeper who can cook and serve well; experienced in home care and assist in entertaining. A private room in large Chevy Chase home is provided. Must have excellent references and be interested in a long-term situation. 986-8692.


HOT MUSTARD JAZZ BAND "Society Swing" & "Dixie Dance," 2 handsome LP's. Mail $6 each;$11-both. Combos for parties & dances. 467-4425, 332-8212.

ESCAPES Hilton Head Island-Sea Pines Plantation. Brand new - 4 bedroom, 4 bath home. Luxuriously decorated, nestled in Palm Trees, 350 feet from the Island's most beautiful beach. Short walk to beach, golf, tennis. Now taking reservations for 1981 season. Call (301) 424-0770.

HEAlTH FOOD You are what you eat! Let me show you the way to a sound mind & body thru health food. Simple preparation in your own home. Call for appointment, Mon.-Fri.-Nataniel 522·2692 (evenings), 468-3870 (days).

INTERIORS BOOKS Discover THE BOOK CELLAR for out-of-print books to read & collect. All subjects & languages. 8227 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md. 654-1898. Open 7 days, 11-5.

CAKES Creative Cakes-"the professional's choice." Cake designs for any occasion. Your only limitation is your imagination. Paula Wolfson, designer. 301·657-1677.

CALLIGRAPHY Exquisitely hand-lettered announcements, invitations, dinner party menus. Fortune 500 & State Dept. Clientele. Prof., reas. 370-8173.

CHINESE LION DANCING Spice up your next party with an Oriental theme. Invite Grandmaster Tai Yim to perform the ancient Chinese art of Lion Dane· ing. Call Jason Associates. 565-0191

72/March /98/ /Dossier

INTERIOR BY AUGUST Residential Mr. August-544-2999

ORIENTAl RUGS Will pay cash for your old rugs. Appraisals, cleaning & repairing. Hadeed Oriental Rug Emporium. 1504 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va. 549-0991.

REAl ESTATE ST. THOMAS· Winter vacation home with spectacular view above harbour. Estate Mafolie, 3 bdr., 2 baths, 40-ft. gallery, swimming pool, garden, beaut. fum., avail. on weekly rental basis. DeC.-Mar. $1000-1200 per wk. For pictures & info. call Randi, 9am-12 noon. 333-4846.

SERVICES Professional person seeks house to sit. 4 yrs. experience. Excellent references. Please call Mrs. Walsh. 393·2116.

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1979 book called The Fourth ~an, English biographer Andrew Boyle !POsed Sir Anthony Blunt as a new _______ ~rnber of the sad little lexicon of ~on~ (Burgess, Maclean, Philby) who sPied for the Soviets. In the same ok, Boyle, employing his grubby tac: of indirection and innuendo, fine~~n English atomic scientist called . o· vvllfrid Mann. Boyle did not men'/15 n' I t either Blunt or Mann by name. He ::::---"'Ia~red ~o be right about Sir Anthony, ~\a ng SInce become plain Anthony. But :n~iI8 vnYOf Mann's co-wor~ers in the l!'S, ,. 0 ernrnent came to his defense III a .-/. rnSt Spi,rited way. Now Dr. Mann tj s~lf, In a book ironically if unsureSlngly called The Fifth Man • lktgarnon Press, no date announced) ~s up cudgels of his own. , a here are many other likely Spring (~tters. Margaret Truman moves on to p~der on Capitol Hill (Arbor House, S~ll) for her second venture in detecp: In Crossfire (Simon & Schuster, ~rll) seasoned operator Joseph Cali~o, Jr. relives his years under LBJ and )01 ftJlllY Carter. Retired Foreign Service te~ John Bovey has just published a ~ie~t~on of bittersweet short stories be IS, in a word, exemplary. The title te eSirable Aliens (University of Illinois o~S), And one of our better critics, Ie s ~rumbach, proves once again in 10 MISsing Person (Dutton) that she is l cap,able of writing fine fiction. lQ oOkIng a little further ahead, it is , ~knews that Merle Miller, in this year 0t e, is interviewing people for IJe ~~r of his mosaic-type biographies a IS very successful one on LBJ last t, On a St. Patrick's day note, ltelle McCarthy, one-time Senator l a touch of the leprechaun, is work,~n The Four Hundred Days of Jim'Ii ~rter, based in part on the column t5 ~etltes. It will cover the 200 weeks that p' a~d the 200 that weren't and will I.1 bhshed in the fall.



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,1,6326 P . Coble - $239.568. sto~ le~andCrosswOOds Circle, Falls Church· J.E. jrtO <109 Fer to Robert J. Hardy - $261,000. Laka Ray Wor~st Hill Road, Alexandria· T.E. Jackson nT.jl0220· ollari - $213,500. uCh to ~ohest Lake Drive, Great Falls . W.A. aries L. Sercu - $273,250. ) No 1119 L 'a .Vvagn:ngley Court, McLean· T.L. Barry to Jack 110. 1430 r - $205,000. a hang HLa~y Bird Drive, McLean· H. Feicht to ) Ed\\' 9415 p' Ie - $222,000. nJ DanielaWmlico Lane, Great Falls· L.E. Sample III osep 6048 . Stuart - $285,000. uri ane to ~dgeWOOd Terrace, Alexandria . W.E. n ,Art 2100 W. o.nald A. Goode - $240,000. "Ille RObertl:klDnson Place, Alexandria· J.S. Huckaby I. "'941 137 Ri . aVIS - $215,000. ,2t2,,,,, nil purud~e Drive, McLean· Machicote Land to o POY' 8424 WS ottam - $207,325. I G Vvilliamelcler AVGnue, McLean· E.J. DeFontaine pa U 8416 . Moore - $210,000. rge\Oll1 as ~ooo~ Road, McLean· F.V. Lilly II to Get' 1005 . Hara - $290,750. RayevelO Northwoods Trail, McLean - Norvail I C. 1245,&~ent Corporation to John M. Romary d 10> 6658 V· ,na' J'l'ier to OW· I Winkle Drive, Falls Church . D.L. peler; 1707 B I ma L. Vaught - $225,000. ,n ~Velop urlwood Court, Vienna - Rosenberg rt ~.1<25 oo~ent Corporation to Louis Mazawey Iua 3732 . rdy'i··~dtea ~~\h Place, N. Arlington· A.D. Robbins to ha ~ 248 W oS-Labini - $250,000. IhY e· ~Obert 1°~Glade Drive, Great FAils· D.A. Ahlert a 623 St . IIffln - $255,000. y to Ro~nlord Circle, Falls Church - D.A. McCar· 6507 A ert E. - $285,000. / l~d Co mnna Mana Court, McLean· Machicote 1508 A pany to .L1oyd C. Atkinson· $226,000. ~d Co mnna Mana Court, McLean . Machicote --------: 115 Fa pant, to Rong Chung - $218,340. poport ~bert II ~~a.1 Road, McLean· G.H. Wyman Jr. to , e123 Lor aid - $215 000. ' It0n to rneth S ~rt Lane, McLean. S. Decatur, Inc. to 401 Mc'L e ers, Sr. - $202,000. IsOn to l' to Rona~~~ MSews Court, McLean· S. Decatur, e 403 McL . habosky - $207,347. Go'j, ~ to Joh e n Mews Court, McLean· S. Decatur, ,n, . 320 Hon .' Burke, Jr. - $200,500. dl l~t courf~ln~ Road, McLean· Ridge Developjslal e323 Ho C! onald E. Easley - $280,000. ,0 l~t to Cao king Road, McLean· Ridge Develop,IOn 442 Cr esar T. Caligtan - $290,000. to :~n K D~well Road, Vienna . D.E. Bywater to ard I '98 VIS - $203,000. , to ;\;oall tol~~~msburg Boulevard, Arlington· W.B. orn II .01 0 er Kehoe - $245,000. S !llarn BU~ Street, Alexandria - P.M. Mollica to ;putY ,20 ROYal offltt & JOhn F. Mark· $295,000. ~ ,RObert A BStreet, N. Alexandria· D.V. Vermilye ·.n!· h' erlacher - $325000 IV 'h<08 ". "as i t ' . 10 61 to Geral~~on Street, N. Alexandria· M. Parley 1 09 River .. Fauth, Jr. - $320,000. ~ter _$22?~ve, Lorton· G.M. Gibbs to John A. \.<3000 ,00. ......... 'n W. c~levan Drive, Herndon· E.L. Catterton to ....... 'oll) ang . $200,000.




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f you're planning an event, please call Margaret Wimsall at 652-7574 at least six weeks in advance. We regret that not every item can be published for reasons of space. However, private parries will be placed on a special list that will not appear in this column.

MARCH March 7: Twenty-fourth Annual Dinner Dance - Women's Board, Northern Virginia Chapter, American Heart Association - Washington Hilton Hotel - reception, 7:00 p.m. - dinner, 8:00 p.m. - black tie - by invitation - Chairman, Mrs. John F. Hannon. March 7: "The Gatsby Ball" - Twenty-fourth annual Ball sponsored by the Junior Guild Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries - dinner parties followed by dance at Mazza Gallerie at 10 p.m. - black tie or vintage attire - by invitation - Chairman, Mrs. Kenneth R. Woodcock. March 7: "La Belle Soiree" - dinner dance sponsored by the Auxiliary of Suburban Hospital -Bethesda Marriott Hotel - black tie - by invitation - $100 each - reception 7:30 p.m. - dinner 8:30 p.m. - Chairman, Mrs. Edward E. Ahnell, Jr. March 8: Joint Benefit for D.C. Society for Crippled Children and Consumer Health Services of America - Itzak Perlman concert - Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, 3 p.m. - followed by Embassy receptions - by invitation - sponsors, $250 each - patrons, $100 each - General Chairman, Edward von K10berg - Co-chairmen, Executive Committee, Joy Scott Waters, Anna Maria Via. March 12: "Going Places" - Seventeenth Annual luncheon benefit of National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Washington Hilton Hotel - II a.m. - by invitation - $25 each - Co-chairmen, Mrs. Gary London, Mrs. Mark Freedman. March 14: Performance of Hexagon's "Civil Circus" benefit of Kiwanis Children's Orthopedic Clinic - Holy Trinity Theater, 7:30 p.m. - followed by supper dance at New South Hall, Georgetown University - $50 each - Co-chairmen, Mrs. Wayne E. Dorman, Mr. C. Jackson Ritchie. March 14: Annual Dinner and Auction - National Cathedral School Auditorium - proceeds to NCS Scholarship Fund - 6:00 p.m. - Chairman, Mrs. Williamson S. Stuckey, Jr. March 14: Antique Quilt Exhibition at Potomac School, McLean, to benefit Wolf Trap Associates - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March IS: Music by a string quintet composed of members of the McLean Chamber Orchestra - 3:00 p.m. - by invitation - at the home of Mrs. John Kauffmann - benefit for the chamber orchestra. March 17: "Faith and Hope" Gala Ball - dinner dance honoring Mrs. Anwar Sadat - Shoreham Hotel - reception, 6:30 p.m. - dinner, 7:30 p.m. - black tie - by invitation - Sponsors, Ambassador of Egypt and Mrs. Ghorbal. March 17: Pre-Preview of "Little Foxes" starring

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Elizabeth Taylor - benefit of Corcoran School of Art - Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center, 7:30 p.m. - followed by reception (cast invited) in the Atrium - $100 a couple - by reservation - Co-chairmen, Nancy Dutton, Ann Winsor. March 19: Wolf Trap and the Arts - luncheon with speaker Gian Carlo Menotti - Four Seasons Hotel - II :30 a.m. - by invitation - $35 each - Chairman, Mrs. Russell B. Long. March 20: "Mozart Ball" benefit for The Beethoven Society - Capital Hilton Hotel - 9:30 p.m. - period costume or black tie - by invitation - $40 each - Chairman, Mrs. Clarence Milton Fisher. March 20: "The Eye Ball" - Annual Dinner Dance benefit of the International Eye Foundation - Four Seasons Hotel - black tie - by invitation - Chairman, Mrs. Harold F. Baker. March 24: Wolf Trap and the Arts - luncheon with guest speakers, producer Zev Bufman and ELizabeth Taylor Warner - Four Seasons Hotel - II :30 a.m. - by invitation - $35 each - Chairman, Mrs. Russell B. Long. March 29: Tenth Anniversary "Crystal Tea Dance" - Women's Committee of the Washington Performing Arts Society - The Mayflower Hotel - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - by invitation - $100 each - Chairman, Mrs. MacKenzie Gordon.

APRIL April 1: April Fools Day. April 4: End World Hunger Benefit Dinner - 7:30 p.m. - black tie - by invitation - $75 each - Cochairmen, Claire Stuart Rosenberg, Patricia Nathanson Kogod. April 4: ARCS Foundation Inc. Annual Charity Gala - dinner dance - proceeds to scholarship fund The Mayflower Hotel - silent and live auction black tie - by invitation - $100 each - 7:00 p.m. Chairman, Mrs. George L. Hesse. April 10: Twentieth Annual' 'Fountain of Flowers Ball- dinner dance benefit of The Florence Critlenton Home - The Mayflower Hotel - sponsored by

the Winifred McKee Somerville Circles - blac~ ~ by invitation - Chairman, Mrs. Ralph B. veil' . April 19: Easter Day. April 19: Passover. .~ April 21: Benefit for Episcopal Center for Chil .i ue - "Children of a Lesser God" - National Th~rJII~ p.m. - by reservation - $30 each - Co-ehll1lfJ1 Mrs. Thomas M. Davis, Mr. James De Mann, Mrs. John T. Sapienza.

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Suddenly it's spring . . . and here are nc(ll cultural highlights for March. In the COs Iii Hall, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos condU~14l,6 NSO in an all Wagner program, Marc.h "Ibl (matinee). Maestro Rostropovich wlel~~lojSl baton March 10,11,12,13 (matinee) wlthdper!l' Maurizio Pollini at the piano and Leo~ar (!'lOf' stein guests with the Choral Arts soclet~ 19,20 man Scribner, Director) March 1.',1 ;tzl1B~ (matinee). WPAS presents violinist. al 1路)0 . Perlman March 8, 3 p.m. and SegoVIa d tJll p.m. The Handel Festival, March 14 anopttl Detroit Symphony on March 28. In the Itelll!: House, Washington Opera's Madame DU e d~ March 7,11,13,15 (matinee) and L' i\1II0~nee)' Tre Re on March 14,18,20,22 (1II\4ard' Baryshnikov's American Ballet T~e~ter l11eT iJ1 24-April 12. In the Eisenhower, LIlli pal Lillian Sarah in America until March 14. 'Taylor Hellman's Little Foxes with Elizabeth Arepl and Tom Aldridge, March 17-ApriI26. At paol Stage, the American premier of Jean nd ~ Sartre's Kean, March 20-April 26, ~rnaleS Carousel of New Plays (repertory) a\roOgb Disability. The Child and Cold Storage ,t'rD Get路 May in the Kreeger. At Ford's Theatre, Jlosd ting My Act Together and Taking It On t~eand al with Louisa Flaningham, through Marc award' Catholic University's Hartke Theater, r-Wcb winner Paddy Chayevsky's Gideon, APril 10-22. Reminder: Metropolitan Opera, Bl)Il~ 20-May 10. Reserve tickets now! A NE


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