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the quest 400

This year, our annual list of the prominent social

figures who have “made it,� is accompanied by a photo journal of the

New York writers who have chronicled them along the way.

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the right to white

Two books look back on the uproarious life and

legendary design aesthetic of Syrie Maugham.

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116 history in our own backyard The statues of Central Park.

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122 windows to the world A new book on photographer Alfred Stieglitz Rachel Corbett

explores his relationship with New York City.

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football fever

South Africa to watch the games and mingle with the locals in JoBurg

and Durban.

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76 Chronicles of the social scene.

Social Diary

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Social Calendar

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Fresh Finds

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Our guide to the month’s best benefits, balls, and more.

Remembering a day with Christian LaCroix in New York.

Musings on music and memory.

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Taki Theodoracopulos

Summer’s finest fashion. by Daniel Cappello and Elizabeth Meigher

Reflections on the great New York writer Louis Auchincloss. Birley’s new club in Mayfair lives up to its legacy. By Daisy Prince

canteens

Going inside The Lion’s den.

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138 Appearances Hilary ventures across the pond to London. by Hilary Geary 140

young & the guest list

Partying with the junior set. By E lizabeth Brown

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and the hearts of millions—Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Fannie Brice, Pearl Bailey Carol There are no statues of Channing, Barbra Streisand, Margo Channing women in Central Park, (whoops...sorry). Seriously. but there are many There are, it turns out, quite a few statues mythical female figures. of real men. There’s Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, Arthur Brisbane, and Giuseppe Mazzini, and John Purroy Michel— never heard of him? Ever heard of Michael Bloomberg? Michel preceded him (by nearly a century) as Mayor of New York. Then there’s Beethoven, who never even came here, and Victor Herbert, a prolific composer of the early twentieth century, and the Duke—Duke Ellington—a recent and long overdue memorial, thanks to the late Bobby Short and his merry band of supporters. The question begs, how did it happen that all the women statues in Central Park are myths and all the men New York, New York; it’s a wonderful town are not mice, but heroes? Could it be that that is how we still The Bronx is up and the Bowery’s down. see ourselves? Let’s go for Lena and blaze a new path to reality. I think Barbara’s a good idea too, no? And maybe Bah-bruh, The people ride in a hole in the ground. too! (If she’d permit us.) New York, New York...it’s a wonderful town. Meanwhile, this issue brings the seventeenth annual Quest 400 list. I won’t bore you with its history, which I’ve written —Betty Comden and Adolph Green here more than once before. I will say that it has, like a ship Someone told me recently that there are no statues of in the night, moved far from my editorial aegis and taken on women in Central Park. In this month’s Quest, Doug Dechert a life of its own. (Lists are like children, they grow up and and Alex Boyle tour the Park’s statues. Perusing the piece, become somebody else.) These names are, however, like those you’ll learn that what I was told is not true, technically speak- statues existing and yet-to-exist in Central Park. It is a list ing. There’s Lewis Carroll’s “Alice,” perhaps the most famous with good intentions, like those statues in the park—many of the park’s statues. There are also angels, nymphs, fairies, and you recognize and many you’ve never heard of, as well as dancing maidens. There’s a tigress and her cub. And Juliet of those who’ve been inadvertently overlooked. Nevertheless, Romeo and Juliet fame. And the Queen of Hearts. All female, around this list exists a cosmos of New Yorkers who, like some of those suggested statues in Central Park, as well as all legends. But, as far as a likeness of an actual female human being, scores, maybe hundreds of thousands of now and yore, who it would seem that none has been graced in memory with a make the city everything wonderful that it is. New York, New statue in Central Park. There is a campaign, however below York, it’s a wonderful town. u the radar it may be, to get a statue of Lena Horne. An excellent idea when you think of it. But I can think of many other New York-centric individuals who might also make very good David Patrick Columbia statues. There’s Emma Lazarus, for example, and Caroline Astor—two women of another age who had a profound, albeit opposing, effect on the city. Then how about Amelia Earheart? Or Marian Anderson? Or even Florence Nightingale? Or Evelyn on the cover: Lauder? Or Texas Guinan? Or Madame C. J. Walker? Talk C.Z. Guest (Mrs. F.C. Winston about influence. Or the recently departed Judy Peabody and her Guest) and Mme. Louis “sisters”—real life angels who’ve ministered to those stricken Jacques Balsan (Consuelo with AIDS. Or Gael Greene who, with James Beard, started Vanderbilt, the former Citymeals-on-Wheels. Or Liz Smith, who has raised millions Duchess of Marlborough), for the city, its citizens, and for its literacy? What about Martha right, talking at a party Stewart, or Barbara Walters? Or Oprah? Or, if you’ll pardon my in Palm Beach, circa 1955. temerity, Hillary Clinton? Photo by Slim Aarons, I know, I know—you think I’m starting to lose it, but I’m A Wonderful Time not kidding. I’ve mentioned only a handful of women who have (Aarons/Hulton Archive/ had an enormous influence on the city, its citizens and its attracGetty Images). tion. Why not a statue of those stars who lighted up Broadway 16 QUEST


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1035 FIFTH AVENUE: Elegantly proportioned 2 bedroom situated on a high floor in an esteemed JER Carpenter prewar cooperative. Flooded with sunlight throughout. $2,500,000. WEB: Q0017171.

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15 CENTRAL PARK WEST CONDO Central Park West • $8.5M • Stunning 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms, with 2,135+ sq ft, corner living/dining room, hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, moldings, windowed eat-in-kitchen, overlooking fountain. Web# 1268523. Monique Silberman, 212.891.7120.

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HISTORIC DISTRICT TOWNHOUSE Mt. Morris Park • $3.1M • A showcase with grand proportions! This exquisitely renovated 4-story is graced with a high level of craftsmanship. Park views, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 4 fireplaces. Web# 1225795. Tamara Haas Marotta, 646.226.4193

SUN FLOODED SERENITY East 70s • $2.45M • The trained eye will appreciate the balance, symmetry, and craftsmanship of this superb renovation. 11ft ceilings, W/B fireplace romantic master bedroom plus maids and 2.5 baths. Web# 1170804. Diane Johnson, 212.418.2075 Joan Ambrose, 212.350.2201

29 KING STREET SoHo • $1.68M • 14ft ceilings in the living room make this apt/loft very unique, in a wonderful condo, a schoolhouse conversion, 1 bedroom plus home office/guest room, and amazing corner light. Web# 1255646. Jan Hashey, EVP 212.206.2804 Steve Halprin, 212.206.2803

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Judy Peabody died on July 25th in New York. She was 80 and had been battling a stroke for two years. She was a contemporary and a peer in the world of women like Jackie Onassis, with comparable beginnings. When she was a child, her mother and father divorced, and her mother married a New York white-shoe lawyer named Walter Dunnington. Judy took his name and thereafter referred to him as Father. She attended Miss Hewitt’s Classes, graduated from Ethel Walker, went to Bryn Mawr, and “was presented to society” at in 1947. Four years later, she married Samuel Parkman Peabody, a scion of the old Massachusetts family, son of the Right Reverend Malcolm Endicott Peabody, and a grandson of Endicott Peabody, founder of the Groton School. Sam’s sister was Marietta Tree, and a brother, Endicott “Chub” Peabody, later became governor of Massachusetts. From the 1950s through the 1970s, Judy and Sam Peabody were very much part of the glittering “smart set” of New York, at a time when it was still dominated by grande dames and society hostesses like Kitty Miller, Elsie Woodward, Babe Paley, Betsey Whitney, and C.Z. Guest, to name only a few. They were the offspring of the Old Guard and its Café Society. As they came into their own, the fashion press referred to their generation as the Beautiful People and the Jet Set. Always on the Best Dressed List, Peabody and her husband were part of the last generation—the 62 QUEST

last hurrah, as it were—of old Society. They also had the liberal consciousness of their generation, growing up privileged during the Great Depression and throughout the FDR years. (FDR regarded Grandfather Peabody as his mentor in life.) The turbu-

or to the Renegades Housing Movement, a Hispanic youth gang that was rebuilding a run-down building in Manhattan. Her mother was particularly shocked to learn that her daughter was spending mornings in courtrooms and afternoons visiting convicts in prison.

Judith Peabody: May 6, 1930-July 25th, 2010

lence of Vietnam, however, along with the women’s and civil rights movements of the 1960s, brought about a radical change in attitudes and perceptions. In the late 1960s, Judy and her husband were involved in the formation of Reality House, a drug-rehab center in Harlem. Judy served as a group therapy leader. She also attended the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and was certified for psychological counseling. She became a counsel-

In the early 1980s, when her mother was very ill, Judy began to give up her work with Renegades. However, in the tewnty-five years since, Judy Peabody became an angel who assisted in the lives of many people with AIDS on a daily basis. During her work with the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, she made time for long and frequent bedside visits. She treated the cause very seriously and knew that these were people who needed to be cared for. Florence Nightingale, I often thought of.

It was when she told me how, years before, she’d upset her mother by going to visit convicts in prison, that I got a glimpse of the core of the woman. I could see then that there was the passion, the generosity. And the pain. It was curious to me that behind this very proper woman, always a lady, soft-spoken, almost diffident, with big bright eyes, there was a fierce heart and a will of steel. This was no dogooder; this was a volunteer in life. She was, to my eyes, a complex personality, impassioned, energetic, restrained by habit and upbringing, sensible, contemplative, possibly stubborn, and always a lady. Judy is survived by her husband and her daughter, Elizabeth, who also possesses her mother’s grace and compassion, as well as a host of friends from all walks of life. In the late 1980s, at the hey-day of the “Nouvelle Society,” Judy Peabody was interviewed in the New York Times about her work with the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. It was a turning point for her own consciousness. “Her tolerance for the misunderstanding and prejudice that surround AIDS has lessened,” wrote her interviewer, Nadine Brozan. She challenged anyone who would be surprised by Judy’s commitment to people with AIDS just because she was a woman of privilege. “But just because people live in nice apartments and go to good schools does not cancel out interest in the rest of the world,” Judy told Brozan. “If you lead this kind of life, it seems as if caring is something peculiar, and I see nothing peculiar about it at all.” u

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Join the United States Tennis Association on August 12 for a series of tennis championships. The event, featuring mother-daughter teams, will be held at 194 Bellevue Avenue in Newport. All games will be played on grass courts. For more information, call 401.846.0642.

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cocktail party, a silent auction, live music, and tasting tables. For more information, call 631.327.0573.

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The Possible Dreams Auction will be held at 4 p.m. benefiting Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. For more information, call 508.693.7900.

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cocktails at a castle

The Chinese Arts Revival will host a delightful evening of cocktails and food at 6 p.m. at Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown. The event will educate guests on upcoming presentations of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Performing Arts Center in Westchester. For more information, call 914.330.2258.

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Classic Regatta

The Edgartown Yacht Club will host a twelve-meter, four-race regatta in the surrounding waters of Martha’s Vineyard. For more information, call 508.627.4361. under the tents

The fifty-second annual summer party, “An Enchanted Evening,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. under the tents at Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road. The event will benefit the Southampton Hospital. For more information, call 631.726.8700.

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cinema ceremony

The week-long New York City International Film Festival will begin with the Red Carpet Opening Gala Ceremony at the Ziegfeld Theatre at 5 p.m. For more information, call 212.228.7910.

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top chefs

Several world-famous chefs will be converging at the sixthannual Great Chefs Dinner at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. There will be a 64 QUEST

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Support the Preservation Society of Newport County at Marble House with a black-tie dinner and dance. Guests will enjoy music from the Bob Hardwick Orchestra and take in the mansion’s extensive Renaissance and Medieval art collection.

The United States Tennis Association will host a series of tennis championships featuring mother-daughter teams.


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Long drive past two pristine ponds to six private acres. Circa 1930’s Brick Country House designed by Holland & White. Fabulous Living Room with barrel ceiling, herringbone oak floor and Fireplace. Formal Dining Room. Country Kitchen. Family “Keeping” Room with Fireplace. Breathtaking grounds with ancient trees, specimen shrubs and gently rolling lawns. Pool. Tennis. Guest Cottage. Writer’s Studio. $3,750,000

Nearly 10 Park-like Acres - A most spectacular setting! Impressive estate with rolling lawns, footbridges and picturesque stone-lined pond. Perfectly sited to enjoy serene pond views. Long driveway to stone and clapboard Country House. Perfect design for entertaining. Beautifully scaled rooms with great flow. First floor Master Bedroom. Separate Studio for artist or yoga with soaring ceilings and skylights. Cottage. $1,060,000

Centuries Old Barn - Converted by Livingston Elder into a charming country home with wide plank floors, exposed beams, rustic paneling and vaulted ceilings. Fabulous Great Room with massive stone Fireplace and stairs to a charming loft. Country Kitchen. Four Bedrooms. Four private estate acres. Beautiful setting with towering Evergreens, specimen Maple, level lawns and phenomenal plantings. Outdoor dining terrace. Private Pool. $799,000

Great Hill Farms - One of Great Hill Farms finest estates. Seven se-

rene acres bordering preserve. Gorgeous Shingle Colonial with wraparound porch. Elegant Two Story Entrance Hall. Living Room with Fireplace. Formal Dining Room. Butler’s Pantry. Fabulous Kitchen with Breakfast Area. Family Room with Fireplace. Private Master Suite. Four additional Bedrooms. Bonus Room with Wet Bar. Remarkable! $2,100,000

Wildflower Farm- Long drive through scenic woodlands to fabulous Sophisticated Country high site with breathtaking views of the Titicus Reservoir. Nearly 50 acres of pristine North Salem countryside. Sophisticated and refined Country House perfectly positioned to take in the water view. Over 7080 square feet of beautifully appointed living space. Five Bedrooms. Wine Cellar. Beautiful Pool with cascading waterfall and separate spa. Incredible flowering gardens, stone terraces and phenomenal landscaping. $4,750,000

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AUGUST The games will be held at 194 Bellevue Avenue in Newport. For more information, call 401.846.0642. antique action

Stella Shows’ Antiques & Design will be hosting fifty exhibitors on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society Corwith House Museum. For more information, call 973.808.5015.

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take me to the ballgame

The sixty-second annual Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game will be held at Herrick Park in East Hampton at 3 p.m. The game, played by a mix of local and celebrity writers and artists, will benefit three of the area’s charities. For more information, call 631.288.7080. oldies but goodies

The fourth annual Newport Antique Show will be held at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island. All proceeds will benefit the local Boys and Girls Club and historical society. For more information, call 401.846.2669. Dinner Dance

A black-tie dinner dance benifting the Preservation Society of Newport County will take place at the Marble House. For more information, call 401.847.1000. Hook, Line, And Sinker

The Hookers Ball will begin at

6 p.m. at 150 George Ryder Road. The event is a fund-raiser for the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fisherman’s Association in Chatham. For more information, call 508.945.2432.

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Walk in the country

The fifth annual Strides for Life three-mile run and walk around Lake Agawam will be held at the Cultural Center at 9 a.m. in Southampton. For more information, call 212.829.0002.

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saratoga sipping

Saratoga Springs City Center will host a three-day beer, bourbon, and scotch award show and tasting. Consumers, as well as brewers and distillers, are welcome. For more information, call 845.532.8000.

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party hopping

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will hold the “Be Our Guest” gala, in which attendees can choose between ten dinner parties at different Westhampton estates. A cocktail hour beforehand begins at 66 Seafield Lane at 6 p.m. For more information, call 631.288.2350.

nearby restaurants and watch live music starting at 8 p.m. For more information, call 508.693.0077.

picnic in the park

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The Oak Bluff’s Fireman’s Civic Association is putting on a fireworks display in Ocean Park. Guests are welcome to pick up dinner from

Dust off your old glove for the sixty-second annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game at 3 p.m. on August 14th at Herrick Park in East Hampton. For more information, call 631.288.7080.

Hamptons gala

The third annual Hamptons Gala will support Best Buddies at a private residence at 6

p.m. Tatiana and Campion Platt will join Alina and Anthony K. Shriver and Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney as chairs. For more information, call 305.374.2233.

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day at the races

The twenty-first annual Saratoga Bridges Travers Day at the Races will be held at the Carousal Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 888.516.6972.

SEPTEMBER 10 fashion honors

Karl Lagerfeld will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Couture Council at Avery Fisher Hall at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 212.541.2485. GARDEN VARIETY

Guests can choose between ten Westhampton mansions as the locale for a sumptuous dinner party featuring several celebrity chefs. Each dinner party will feature a special menu and theme. Prior to dinner, cocktails and hor d’oeuvres catered by Starr Boggs will be served at a historic Seafield estate. For more information, call 631.288.2350. 66 QUEST

The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be hosting its annual Rodin Garden Party in the Perelman building. For more information, call 215.684.7840. u


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EAST FISHKILL, Dutchess County, NY - Wiccopee House. Circa 1894, this beautiful estate on 17.6 acres, includes the 7000 square foot Georgian style main house featuring 6 bedrooms, gleaming wood floors, multiple fireplaces, period details and a gourmet kitchen. Additional features include a 100’ x 30’ barn with a 2 bedroom apartment, paddock, pool, and tennis court. Offered at $2,495,000

COLD SPRING, NY - Peace and Serenity. Exquisite contemporary home offers gourmet kitchen, 2 stone fireplaces, cherrywood library, sun room/conservatory and four bedrooms. This distinctive property consists of 5.8 very private acres surrounded by protected land, with an inground pool, koi pond with waterfall, mahogany decks, stone patio, and 2-story barn. Offered at $1,956,000

COLD SPRING, NY - Stunning 1763 country colonial on historic rural lane. Beautifully restored home features 5 fireplaces, wide board floors, country kitchen with fireplace, master suite with Juliet balcony & 3 additional bedrooms. Willowshade is situated on over 3 private acres with sprawling lawns and mature landscaping and a stocked swimming/skating pond and barn. Offered at $1,695,000

GARRISON, NY - 1800’s Greek Revival, originally a 1790s’ schoolhouse, captures the spirit of country living. Lovingly expanded, it boasts columned front porch, lovely oval dining room, 2 fireplaces, great room with cathedral ceiling and a bright country kitchen. All on tranquil 5 acres. Offered at $998,000

COLD SPRING, NY - Contemporary on historic dirt road. Stone fireplace in LR, kit with granite & stainless. Incredible master suite with fireplace & unique bath with Jacuzzi, 2 showers and antique coal stove. 2 additional BRs, hall bath. Gunite pool, beautifully landscaped & completely private 2+ acres. Offered at $850,000

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IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY 68 QUEST

when christian lacroix landed in New York in 1987, it’s safe to say he was the hottest designer in the world. After stints at Hermès and Patou, he was launching his own first signature couture collection. He had won the “most influ-


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ential foreign designer” award from the CFDA earlier that year, and there was a mega-flurry of excitement among in-theknow couture-wearing New Yorkers surrounding his venture into the Manhattan fashion world. The kudos that surrounded

LaCroix’s ground-breaking designs had been compared to the praise surrounding Dior’s revolutionary “New Look.” His arrival, to show his fall couture collection, happened to coincide with a plunge in the stock market that same

week. Yet, to say he caused a stir is an understatement. He came with luxurious satins and silks in tow for a huge charity fashion event downtown in the courtyard of the World Financial Center, and the ladies came out in droves to meet him. Bergdorf Goodman enlisted Blaine Trump to head the event, which would benefit the charity of her choice. She chose Memorial Sloan-Kettering and its AIDS research. The energy was high with anticipation at Blaine’s luncheon on the Upper East Side, in the back room at the trendy McMullan’s. I asked Blaine, Hilary Geary, and Kimberly Rockefeller to come outside for a minute with the designer for a quick photograph. They gave me a happy shot, which is what I like. People always look their best when they smile in photographs. That night, the designer was air-kissed and congratulated by more than six hundred fans, including Nan Kempner, Mikhail Barishnikov, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, Lee Radziwill, Malcolm Forbes, Diane von Furstenberg, and Faye Dunnaway. LaCroix, with his black hair slicked back and that huge smile on his face, greeted everyone as if they were his long-lost best friend. The New York launch was a success, and he is still going strong twenty-three years later. I think the same can be said of Blaine, Hilary, Kimberly, and myself. And that is something to smile about. u Christian LaCroix with Hilary Geary Ross, left, Blaine Trump and Kimberly Rockefeller in 1987. AUGUST 2010 69


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Music & Lyrics Which evokes a romantic memory

better, a fragrance or a melody? The latter, I am sure, despite the times I’ve felt a tug at my heart when some sweet young thing breezed by me followed by the aroma of Chanel No. 5, the favorite scent of my first great love back in the ’50s.

Music and lyrics are a hell of a combination for nostalgia nuts like myself. In fact, they are as lethal as a left-right combination from the great Ray Robinson, the original Sugar Ray, whose boxing during the ’40s, ’50s, and even ’60s turned a brutal sport into what’s known

as the sweet science. I recently purchased a book, a catalogue really, about the complete lyrics of Johnny Mercer, to go with my other books on the words of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Lorenz Hart, and Oscar Hammerstein 11. Mercer is less well known than Porter Hearing a nostalgic song evokes more powerful romantic memories than any other sensory experience.

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When Taki hears Johnny Mercer, left, he feels like a teenager in love; when he listens to Hoagy Carmichael, he always recalls Carmichael’s beautiful wife, Rita.

or Gershwin, but he was more prolific and he outlived most of his famous fellow lyricists. The reason I buy these books is because they remind me of my youth and the girls I went out with. It is as simple as that. Each tune reminds me of a girl and a certain time of my life, just as certain quartiers in Paris do. Take for example Mercer’s “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.” I was in school, frustrated as hell, if you know what I mean, and my parents took me out to a restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut, for dinner. A beautiful 17- or 18-year-old girl was dancing with her beau to that song. I was 15 and fell madly in love. She never gave me a glance, but her memory stayed. So every time I hear Johnny’s “Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” I’m back being 15, in a beautiful New England restaurant watching “Daisy Buchanan” fox-trot. “And the Angels Sing” saw Mercer at his most chameleonesque, but to me it meant one thing only: Juan Les Pins, 1952, and Mary, who was 18 to my 16, but it was my first time in the South of France and my first time lucky, as they say. Mercer was not as witty as Porter or Hart, but he knew how to incorporate the slang of the day into his songs. “Jeepers creepers! Where’d ya get those peepers?” caught the mood of a victorious

America and the emerging Negro jive. He was also the master of the economical line, with “Laura” and “Autumn Leaves” being prime examples. The latter used to bring instant depression. Autumn meant only one thing: summer was over and I had to go back to boarding school. But there were other songs that made one dizzy with happiness. “That Old Black Magic,” which Billy Daniels made his own, referred to Mercer’s romance with Judy Garland, including a concealed allusion to her sexual preference, but to me it meant one thing only: The first time I was free to drink in a nightclub in New York, and a free swinging blonde model that came with me once I had told her I was 30 and independently rich. Mercer collaborated successfully with my great hero, Hoagy Carmichael, a jazzman from Indiana, whose wife, Rita, I fell madly in love with when I was 20 and she was in Miami Beach waiting for her divorce from him. “Why do you want to divorce a man whose music you listen to non-stop?” I asked her one day. Rita told me I wouldn’t understand being just a kid. She was part Native American and so sexy I couldn’t play tennis when she watched me. I never saw her again after that great winter of ’56 in Miami, but every time I hear Hoagy at the piano I

think of her and suffer as no one has ever suffered before. So, all you romantics out there, stop listening to what I call “vuvuzela” sounds, that cacophony which young people today refer to as pop music. It has no melody, no romance, no tune, no quiver, no mood, no love, no nuthin’, as they used to say down south. More important, however, is the disconnect with love and that long-lost girl from one’s past. What kind of woman would she be if you remembered her from a Mick Jagger noise? Or that ghastly Alice Cooper or the even ghastlier John Lennon? Music stopped for me when The Beatles arrived in the early ’60s, as did my nostalgia for anything past those years. Stick to “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” “Blues in the Night,” “One for My Baby,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and other great favorites of the ’40s and ’50s and the girls you were in love with will come back to you, as fresh as they were back then. Trust me on this. Nostalgia is the neatest trick of all. No one gets old, it’s Shangri-La all over again but you can travel. And if any of you are younger than me, which most of you are, then use your imagination and follow Johnny Mercer’s song which said: “Ac-centchu-ate the Positive.” Good luck. u AUGUST 2010 71


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august is a month of in-betweens—between

beach and city, summer and fall. It’s a time to slip into swimwear (like a La Perla twopiece), but also a time to plan ahead for fall furnishings. From sleek trends that prove white can be carried off past Labor Day, to fashionable carriers for the latest technologies, this month covers her, him, and everything in between.

Carry your iPad in traditional style with this case in beige canvas or Europeanfarmed calfskin leather in moss green or mandarin. $290-390. Salvatore Ferragamo: 212.754.5200 or ferragamo.com.

Decorate your wrists with a thin Damask bangle (or two, or three...). $315 in gold or $250 in silver. Andrew Hamilton Crawford: 212.752.3142 or andrewhamiltoncrawford.com.

Appear to have diamonds on the soles of your shoes when wearing the Minstrel Metallic Shoe in gold with silver trim. $325. Belgian Shoes: 212.755.7372 or belgianshoes.com. You don’t need to be going back to school to rock the wool buckled skirt ($228) and cashmere sweater ($398) from Tommy Hilfiger. Tommy Hilfiger: 681 Fifth Avenue, 212.223.1824, or tommy.com. 72 QUEST


Get in stride with the downtown set when rocking these high-top leather sneakers in navy, white, or black. $185. Evisu: 34 West 22nd Street, 212.255.6054, or evisu.com.

The Star Signature Necklace in sterling silver

Don’t waste

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time: invest in this

neckline of any outfit, day or night. $930. Montblanc: 800.995.4810 or

classic 30-mm. watch with diamond bezel in stainless steel with white diamonds. $4,700. David Yurman: 212.752.4255 or davidyurman.com.

montblanc.com.

Can be worn after Labor Day: wooland-cashmere Biscuit Trench Coat ($2,350),

Indulge in a 90-minute treatment for the price of 60 minutes

fine cashmere top

(when you mention the Quest Lazy Days special). $150. The Spa at

($720), albino

The Surrey: 20 East 76th Street, 646.358.3615, or thesurrey.com.

stretch-wool flare pant ($895), and platform sandal in cream suede, leather,

Rise to new heights in the spanking-new

and patent ($775).

wedge Interlaken boots from Hunter,

Gucci: 212.826.2600

featured in titanium. $195. Hunter Boot:

or gucci.com.

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The tagua pearl wrap bracelet is handmade by Ecuadorian

La Perla’s Fanuel Bikini in green will

artisans with

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Miami to Martha’s Vineyard. $317.

rainforest and

La Perla: 212.570.0050 or laperla.com.

pearl shells fr0m Atacames. $35. Tribal Societé: 212.229.2772 or tribalsociete.com.

You’ll certainly dress to impress in Dennis Basso’s Natural Sur Russian Broadtail Dress. $35,000. Dennis Basso: 765 Madison Avenue, 212.564.9560, or dennisbasso.com.

Get into top shape with the nylon lycra Lotus Top in hotty pink ($48) and the nylon lycra Vinyassa Pant with in true navy ($88). Lilly Pulitzer: 1020 Madison Avenue, 212.744.4620, or

Every jetsetter needs both a passport and Asprey’s Clic Clac travel clock, here in red alligator (other colors available). $7,750. Asprey: 853 Madison Avenue, 212.688.1811, or asprey.com. 74 Q U E S T

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Why settle for generic plastic when your iPhone can slip into this stylish chocolate-skin cover? $150. Smythson of Bond St.:

The Seductive Fragrance of RL Red #2, a mixture of dark choclate and musk, is one of four scents in the iconic Big Pony Collection. $50. Ralph Lauren: ralphlauren.com.

4 West 57th Street, 866.769, or smythson.com.

Marking another collaboration for J. Crew, these Alden for J. Crew Top Cap Boots are made for so much more than walking. $575. J. Crew: 212.249.3869 or jcrew.com.

Time is on your side with the 2001 Limited Hellmut Wempe Aviator watch from Wempe’s Zeitmeister line. $14,250. Wempe: 700 Fifth Avenue, 212.397.9000, or wempe.com.

Get looks in head-to-toe John Varvatos: leather jacket ($1,795); Birdseye vest and dress pant ($424, $498); pin stripe shirt ($265); crinkle scarf ($165); Birdseye silk skinny tie ($125); calf skin wingtip boot in black ($498). John Varvatos: 212.965.0700 or johnvarvatos.com. AUGUST 2010 75


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Remembering

Louis Auchincloss As we salute the Quest 400 and pay tribute to the families of Old New York, it is only fitting to remember their greatest chronicler, Louis Auchincloss, who left us in January in his ninety-third year. Auchincloss was often associated with Newport via his cousin Hugh D. (or “Hughdie,” step-father of Jacqueline Onassis) of Hammersmith Farms. He set some amusing summer scenes there in his great novel, The Rector of Justin, and later in life returned to the Queen of Resorts to write an elegant essay on it for Deborah Turberville’s 1994 photography collection, Newport Remembered. In it, Auchincloss took pains to describe Henry James’ delight with Newport when he first encountered it in 1858 as “a corner of the eighteenth century that had lingered into the nineteenth,” and James’s disappointment, upon returning in 1904, to find the “little bare, white open hand” now crammed with Gilded Age gold and “a thousand delicate secret places, dear to the disinterested rambler” replaced by “white elephants, all cry and no wool, all house and no garden.” Louis Auchincloss lived on upper Park Avenue and summered for many years in Bedford. Little known, however, is that he was born on the South Shore of Long Island in Cedarhurst, just down the road from my house out that way, which for a period of time in the 1880s was the original summer resort on Long Island. As he wrote to me in 2003: “My parents lived in summer in a large white house called The Bray (as it once had stables) at the very end of Breezy Louis Auchincloss, chronicler of old New York. 76 QUEST


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Clockwise from top left: polo at Cedarhurst, 1889; Ambrose Clark driving to a Rockaway-Meadowbrook polo match in the 1920s; the Rockaway Hunt Waltz; a meeting of the Meadowbrook Hunt.

Way which was a one way street. I was born in the “little red” house across the way from it, in 1917, as my grandmother Stanton then occupied The Bray into which we moved when she died. Also on Breezy Way were my mother’s cousin, Courtland Dixon, and his family, and the Dunstans, Works, and Batesons. In 1927 we moved to the north shore; my parents built a summer house in Locust Valley. In the winter we were on East 91st Street in town. As a boy I loved the marshes, and we went daily to the Atlantic Beach Club.” The occasion of our correspondence

was my discovery in his collection Manhattan Monologues of the short story “Collaboration,” a story of selfless heroism during World War II that has its origins in the friendship between a young narrator (Auchincloss, of course) and the protagonist, Arthur Slocum. They find that they prefer bird-watching in the marshes at the back of Cedarhurst over polo and other country club pursuits. Though much of the world has changed, and Cedarhurst most certainly has (it is now more commonly called Lawrence), the cedars of Cedarhurst—juniper virginiosa—are still abundant, and the marshes are teeming

with osprey, eagle, swan, duck, geese, heron, and many other sea birds. Auchincloss used this setting to meditate on real beauty—nature or art made in its image—as a means of leading up to his story’s message, which is that real virtue and real honor are often concealed from (or misunderstood by) the world. It is a powerful and uplifting tale by a master of discrimination in its highest sense, and rather than betray the plot I recommend you seek it out and read it for yourself in whichever resort the end of summer happens to find you. u

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clubs This page: Robin Birley (son of Mark Birley of Annabel’s) at his newest club. Opposite, from top: the Rifat Ozbek-designed interior; the exterior of the club in Mayfair; the murals; the “secret” entrance.

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On a chilly summer evening in Mayfair, an unusually elegant group of people gathered at a construction site for a sneak preview of the soon-to-open club by Robin Birley. An invitation had come in the mail ten days earlier on a stiff white square with raised black lettering (no evites for this crowd), a selection of timeslots, and a much-needed map. The club’s entrance, discreet to the point of hidden, is on the site of the former neighborhood restaurant, the hilariously named Tiddy Dols. Even though it’s in the middle of Mayfair, Shepherd Market is not a place you’d expect to run into Jemima Khan or Sabrina Guinness

The idea behind this überclub is that you can do everything in one place. You can stop by for a George breakfast, a Mark’s Club lunch, a Harry’s dinner, and go to Annabel’s for a drink and never need to leave the building. Birley is working with his friend, Hugh Warrender, to perfect the all-important mix of people. Founder membership shares will be £20,000 per person and can be passed down in a family. But, unlike other kinds of equity, the shares cannot be bought or sold. The name has been reported in the U.K. press as Rupert, which is the name of Robin’s elder brother who died at age

a mayfair secret

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By daisy prince (both of whom attended the preview).  There is an almost Regency feeling of degeneracy about Shepherd Market, like a bit of Bohemia has been overlooked among all the white Mayfair palaces. Historically, it has always attracted unconventional spirits—it was here that James Boswell wrote his scandalous diary and many literary and rock n’ roll figures have wobbled down those cobblestone streets after a night out on the town. But whatever associations Shepherd Market might have had in the past, Robin’s new club promises to be pure  Birley chic.  The historic building consists of seven rooms over three floors, and is centered around an open-air courtyard that will also function as a smoking terrace. The walls of the courtyard will include a mosaic of green and gold trees, trained ivy, a log fire, and even lobsters playing cards. Turkish-born fashion designer Rifat Ozbek is responsible for the interiors of the club, which will be a wild romp through his considerable imagination. He is designing two bars—themed the “African” and “Madagascan”—four themed dining rooms, and one informal bar near the Tibetan-inspired dancefloor.

thirty. Originally, it was going to be called Birley’s, but Richard Caring, the industrialist who bought Annabel’s, registered the names “Robin Birley” and “Birley” with the patent office, sparking a feud that has only now just ended with the new name. If any of these undercurrents were bothering Birley on the night of the preview, he didn’t show it. Extremely tall, and beautifully attired, he was the personification of a gracious host. “I wanted to fill the place with old friends, and dogs will, of course, be welcome in the new club.” The son of the greatest nightclub entrepreneur of the twentieth century, Birley has some big boots to fill. Mark Birley was known to be exacting to the point of obsession about the looks and the service in his clubs. But anyone who knows Robin will find him to be just as exacting and maybe even a little personable as well. Perhaps the best person to judge the club’s future success is Lady Annabel of Annabel’s herself. “When Mark first took me to see Annabel’s all those years ago, I didn’t get it at all, but when Robin showed me this space, I could immediately see it would be great.” She would know. u


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FINE-DINING DEN By DANIEL CAPPELLO

Only in New York would you persist in repeatedly picking up the phone, dialing back a number, muffling your voice so as to sound like a different person on each attempt, trying desperately to get a restaurant reservation. In any other city, you’d simply hang up and try the next on the list. But this is New York, and, these days, the coveted restaurant is The Lion. And only at a place such as The Lion would you tolerate the heat on an insufferably humid night to stand sandwiched between the bar and dining room, in front of the open kitchen that separates the two, with flames tauntingly aflutter in plain 8 0 Q U E ST

sight, while mere wisps of cool air filter downward from an overtaxed air conditioner, hoping that that elusive table might become available as of 8:15, when the 8 p.m. reservation ahead of you is a no-show. (A warning to the tardy: don’t be late, or that table will go to the next party in line.) And, when the heavens above do smile down upon you and grant you access, it all becomes clear that, yes, this was worth it. Housed in a landmark brownstone on a swank residential strip of West 9th Street, The Lion is perhaps Manhattan’s most à la mode restaurant. Designed by Meg Sharpe, it has been

p h oto g r a p h / s h a r p e d e s i g n

A view of the dining room at The Lion, at 62 West 9th Street. Opposite: Whom you might spot, and what they might be ordering.


fashioned to evoke old-world New York. Walking down the private-entrance front, you step into the low-ceilinged Tavern bar, pass the open kitchen, then find yourself in the grand dining room with a double-height ceiling, complete with a domed antique skylight. A wait station in the middle of the room keeps servers shuffling, bumping behinds with the backs of diners. That The Lion has struck such instantaneous success is no surprise, given that executive chef and proprietor John DeLucie knows a thing or two about the comfort-restaurant craze from

worked here as a busboy; and the fact that it was at one point a club for closeted and oppressed gays. In spite of the rather mingled past and current design, The Lion remains amazingly simple and elegant in one regard: the food. DeLucie’s commitment to farm-fresh produce, freerange chicken, Berkshire pork, and local fish is reflected in the unfussy menu. Sure, you can indulge in a twenty-eight day dry-aged Delmonico steak and a $3,200 bottle of Domaine de la Romanée Conti, but you will leave just as happy sated on Rock-and-roll royalty

Manhattan Socialite

Power-broker literary agent from midtown

Venture capitalist

Trans-Atlantic foodie

Legendary Oscar Award-winning Undercover

director

Page Six reporter

Brunette Hollywood A-Lister

Old-time Hollywood couple

his time in the kitchen of that other West Village homage to the past, The Waverly Inn. DeLucie told me that he and other investors “wanted to celebrate a certain time in New York City’s history. A different space with a different history would have yielded a far different restaurant.” And a varied history it is. The original structural detail speaks volumes to the imagination of a quainter residential New York, but there are also the quirky historical facts that add a certain je ne sais quoi dimension: the fact that Barbra Streisand once performed here in a cabaret; the fact that Joel Schumacher once

the lobster pot pie and a perfectly priced Sancerre pinot noir. On a recent night, among a crowd that included a fortuned family of the Old School, a heartthrob male celebrity, the staff of a top fashion magazine, and a media mogul who helped usher in the digital age, one departing guest was heard commenting on the very cramped quarters in the men’s room upstairs. “It’s as if they built the place around a slanted urinal,” he remarked. “Just be glad you weren’t sitting under the skylight on a rainy night,” a staff member quipped back. Hey, that’s the glory of the price of admission; it’s all in the details of an era past. u A U G U ST 2 0 1 0 8 1


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king of balcastle Balcastle boasts high ceilings, overscaled windows with hand-carved mullions and traceries, parquet floors, a spiral staircase, beamed ceilings, and decorative archways. The grand master bedroom is en suite with a fireplace and private terrace. Additional bedrooms, also en suite, may be accessed by a private entrance. “You feel like you’re living and breathing a different air,” Renna says. “You’re transformed back into time.” This one-of-a-kind estate, which marries old-world charm with modern amenities, is being offered at $4.25 million. u Clockwise from top: Balcastle was built in 1911; the property’s thirty-foot glass gazebo; the bedrooms are all en suite; the 2,900-square-foot home rests on .43 acres of English-style landscape.

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“There’s nothing like this in the Hamptons,” says Brown Harris Stevens’ Rosemary Renna of Balcastle. “From its storied past, to the unbelievable restoration and design elements added by its current owners, William Sofield and Dennis Anderson, this property is somewhat of a local celebrity.” Built in 1911 by J. Edward Elliston, Balcastle perfectly exemplifies the Gothic Revival style and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 143 Herrick Road in Southampton, the four-bedroom, three-story home rests on .43 acres of lush English-style landscape. The bucolic property also features a heated pool and gazebo of the Gothic Revival and Neoclassical styles, which also functions as a guest house or pool house.

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400 The Quest

“WHY, there are only about four hundred people in fashionable New-York society,” boasted Ward McAllister, the lawyer and author of Society as I Have Found It. “If you go outside that number you strike people who are either not at ease in a ball-room or else make other people not at ease.” Such judgment inspired McAllister when, in 1892, he set out for the first time to assemble a guest list for Mrs. William Astor. Accordingly, the list of invitees was set at four hundred. Seventeen years ago, well into another time and century, McAllister’s legacy was reaffirmed and his wisdom validated when a list was born in a publication about New York society. With a number and tone harkening back to McAllister, the first ever Quest 400 was published in 1993. Lists, inevitably, define our culture—what’s hot, what’s not; who’s in, who’s out. From Vanity Fair’s annual “International Best-Dressed List” to People magazine’s “Most Beautiful People,” they are fastly followed by all, insiders and outsiders alike. This list, the Quest 400, represents an alphabetical “Who’s Who” of New York society. And, this year, to complement those names, you’ll also find a list of the cultural chroniclers whose pens and keystrokes were as fast—and as eludicating—as their wit. 8 8 Q UE S T

Some authors, like Louis Auchincloss or Edith Wharton, were born into the upper classes: insiders. They scribed unapologetically about the movements of the elite. Truman Capote and F. Scott Fitzgerald—outsiders—offered a more cynical view of the same structures. In spite of their tragic heroes, their celebrated hosts and mistresses, and, yes, their disguised morals, their fascination with the social milieu that they inhabited is ever apparent. No matter what their relationship with the world they documented, all of them were equally entrenched in it. This remains true even today, and only goes to show, whether you’re on the list or off of it, you’re somehow entagled in the aspiration that it begets. This August, the Quest 400 continues the tradition of selecting citizens who exemplify Manhattan’s social vibrance through cultural, economic, and philanthropic endeavors. They adhere to Brooke Astor’s belief that “money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around.” And so, when the names and personalities of this year’s list gather and engage each other at the annual Quest 400 party held at Doubles, in the Sherry-Netherland, one might almost glimpse Countess Ellen Olenska or hear Daisy Buchanan’s voice, “full of money,” fluttering by in the conversation.


Edith Warton

“The only way to not think about money is to

up with the Jones’s” is said to refer to her father’s

have a great deal of it,” wrote Edith Wharton

family), Wharton was able to capture the ups

in House of Mirth. Witticisms such as this came

and downs of both social insiders and outsiders.

to define Wharton’s work, which took a blunt,

A prolific writer over the span of nearly seventy

birds-eye view of New York society at the end

years, Wharton wrote twenty-two novels during

of the nineteenth century. Though very much a

her life and won the Pulizer Prize in 1921 for

member of the upper-class (the phrase “Keeping

The Age of Innocence. —Rebecca Brown


Henry James

“A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really understand them is bad morals,” James once remarked. He made his mark on the literary world by delving into the complicated relationship that wealthy Americans and old-world Europeans had with one another at the turn of the twentieth century. The novelist generally favored females as his protagonists—such as the beautiful Daisy Miller—who were forced to navigate society as defined by varying comprehensions of “class.” James, himself, straddled the Atlantic, having been born in New York City and dying in London. His most noted works were The Portrait of a Lady and The Wings of the Dove. —R.B


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Acquavella, Bill and Donna . . . . . . . . . . . Acquavella, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acquavella, Nick and Travis . . . . . . . . . . Adams, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Addison, Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Addison, Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Addison, Christina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adler, Catherine and Frederick . . . . . . . . Adolfo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aga Khan, Princess Yasmin . . . . . . . . . . . Ainslie, Michael and Suzanne . . . . . . . . . Aitken, Irene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen, Chris and Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen, Joe and Annette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ames, Anthony and Cetie . . . . . . . . . . . . Amory, Minot and Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . Andrews, Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annan, John and Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony, Silas and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony, Silas Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Araskog, Rand and Jessie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arison, Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arledge, Gigi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Armstrong, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Armstrong, Tom and Bunty . . . . . . . . . . . Arnault, Bernard and Helene . . . . . . . . . Arnot, Courtney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asen, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aston, Dr. Sherrell and Muffie Potter . . . Aston, Brad and Valerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aston, Jay and Allison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atherton, Lily and Tom Hanbury . . . . . . Atherton, Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atkins, Charles and Gayle . . . . . . . . . . . . Attoe, Stephen and Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auchincloss, K.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auletta, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ayres, Charlie and Sara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Azqueta, Norberto and Lian . . . . . . . . . . Azqueta, Norberto Jr. and Robin . . . . . .

B

Bacall, Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baconovic, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baer, Barrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bailey, Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baker, George IV and Anne . . . . . . . . . . Baker, Joanna and Peter de Neufville . . . Baker, Marianna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baker, Asia and Callie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baker, Kane and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baker, Harold O. and Nancy . . . . . . . . . Balkin, Norman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bancroft, Thomas and Barbara . . . . . . .

Bancroft, William and Debbie . . . . . . . . . Bancroft, Townsend and Brooke McFerran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Banker, Bindy and Bea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Banks, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barish, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barish, Keith and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barman, John and Kelly Graham . . . . . . Bartlett, Betsy and A. Jones Yorke . . . . . Bartholomay, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass, Sid and Mercedes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Basso, Dennis and Michael Cominotto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bateman, Jeff and Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . Beers, Charlotte and Billy Beadleston . . . Beirne, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bell, Joel and Marife Hernandez . . . . . . . Bell, Ted and Page Lee Hufty . . . . . . . . . Bell, Byrdie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becker, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benedict, Daniel and Andrew Saffir . . . . Benjamin, Bill and Maura . . . . . . . . . . . . Benoit, Mrs. C.A. (Nellie) . . . . . . . . . . . . Benabib, Roberto and Samantha Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benson, Harry and Gigi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berkowitz, Tim and Amy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berlin, Ellie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard, Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernbach, John and Violaine . . . . . . . . . . Bernhard, Bill and Catherine Cahill . . . . Bernier, Rosamond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betteridge, Terry and Diana Siebert . . . . Bewkes, Jeff and Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biddle, Christine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biddle, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biggs, Jeremy H. and Friederike . . . . . . . Bilhuber, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black, Lee and Cece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black, Leon and Debbie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blades, Ann and John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair, William and Deeda . . . . . . . . . . . . Blinken, Melinda and Alan . . . . . . . . . . . Blinken, Donald and Vera . . . . . . . . . . . . Block, John and Hilary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bloomberg, Mayor Michael . . . . . . . . . . Boalt, Brucie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blum, Andy and Flis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Boardman, Mrs. T. Dennie (Cynthia) . . . Boardman, Dixon and Arianna . . . . . . . . Boardman, Serena and John Theodoracopulos . . . . . . . . . . . Bockman, Richard and Gale Hayman . . . Bodini, Francesca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bohannon, Kathryn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bolander, Lars and Nadine Kalachnikoff . . . . . . . . . . . . Bolen, Alex and Eliza Reed . . . . . . . . . . . Bombard, Buddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Borynack, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bostwick, Tantivy Gubelmann . . . . . . . . Bostwick, Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boulud, Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowles, Hamish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradbeer, Jim and Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradfield, Geoffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braddock, Rick and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . Brady, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braff, Doug and Meg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breck, Henry and Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . Bregman, Martin and Cornelia . . . . . . . . Brill, Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brinker, Ambassador Nancy . . . . . . . . . . Brinn, Mildred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brodsky, Dan and Esty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brodsky, Katy, Alexander and Tom . . . . . Brodsky, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brokaw, Clifford and Babette . . . . . . . . . Brokaw, Tom and Meredith . . . . . . . . . . . Bronfman, Edgar Sr. and Jan Aronson . . Bronfman, Edgar Jr. and Clarissa . . . . . . Brook, Shauna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooks, Michael and Dede . . . . . . . . . . . Brooks, Christopher and Amanda Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Chris and Alison . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Helen Gurley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Matt and Marisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Tina and Harry Evans . . . . . . . . . Brown, Cabell and Vanessa . . . . . . . . . . . Browne, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brownlow, Gerard and Irene . . . . . . . . . . Brumder, Will and Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan, Katherine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buatta, Mario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buckley, Chris and Jolie Hunt . . . . . . . . . Buffett, Jimmy and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buhl, Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bull, Bartle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bull, Bartle B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bunn, George and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bunn, Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burch, Bob and Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AU G U S T 2 0 1 0 9 1


F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction,” Fitzgerald once rebutted to Hemingway. Author of The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s work is characterized by his own conflict between being a wide-eyed Irish Catholic Midwesterner and a New York society fixture. This Side of Paradise, set at Princeton, his alma mater, was lauded as the book of his generation. A prominent member of the Jazz Age (a term which Fitzgerald himself coined), Fizgerald and his wife, Zelda, defined an age in America, as well as his work. But, in the end, Fitzgerald would say: “Though the Jazz Age continued, it became less and less of an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party being taken over by the elders.” —Georgina Schaeffer


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Burch, Tory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burden, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burden, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burke, Coleman and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . Burke, John Jr. and Meredith Melling . . Burke, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burke, Mrs. Edwin (Virginia) . . . . . . . . . Burnham, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burns, Brian and Eileen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burns, Richard and Cricket . . . . . . . . . . . Burns, Don and Greg Connors . . . . . . . . Burris, David and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bush, Jonathan and Jody . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bush, Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Butcher, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Calder, Donald and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caldwell, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Califano, Joseph Jr. and Hilary . . . . . . . . Callaway, David and Brenda . . . . . . . . . . Cantor, Iris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caravaggi, Robert and Blaine . . . . . . . . . Carduner, Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carey, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carney, Mike and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpenter, Ed and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carson, Bill and Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter, Graydon and Anna Scott . . . . . . . Cashin, Dick and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cassullo, Joanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Castle, John K. and Marianne . . . . . . . . . Cates, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cave, Ray and Pat Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cave, Edward Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chambers, Anne Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chantecaille, Alexandra and Olivia . . . . . Chisolm, Hugh and Daisy Prince . . . . . . Christman, Roger and Ellen . . . . . . . . . . Churchill, Lady Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Churchill, Lady Henrietta . . . . . . . . . . . Churchill, Lord Charles Spencer . . . . . . . Churchill, Mrs. Winston (Luce) . . . . . . . Clark, Alfred and Querube . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Fred and Stephanie . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Karen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark, Sybilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clinton, Bill and Hillary . . . . . . . . . . . . . Close, Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cochran, John and Diahann . . . . . . . . . . Codman, Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohane, Heather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, Bobby and Harriet . . . . . . . . . . .

Cohen, Charles and Clo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, James and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, Richard and Mona Ackerman . . Cohn, Charles Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colacello, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Denis and Annabelle . . . . . . . . Coleman, Payson and Kim . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Chase and Stephanie . . . . . . . . Coleman, Reed and Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Virginia Regan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colhoun, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collins, Brad and Amy Fine . . . . . . . . . . . . Collins, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia, David Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colwell, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comden, Betty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Condon, Cristina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connolly, John and Ingrid . . . . . . . . . . . . Connor, Ian and Marina Rust . . . . . . . . . Connor, Sassy Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conroy, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook, Mark and Paula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook, Everett and Karen . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooke, Richard and Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper, Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper, Maria and Byron Janis . . . . . . . . Corcoran, Barbara and William Higgins . . . . . . . . . . . . Cord, Cece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cormier, Judith and Frank Wisner . . . . . Corzine, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cox, Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cramer, Douglas S. and Hugh Bush . . . . Creel, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creel, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crespi, Consuelo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crespi, Pilar and Steve Robert . . . . . . . . Cronkite, Kipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Couric, Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crumpacker, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cudlip, Brittain and John Damgard . . . Cullman, Edgar and Ellie . . . . . . . . . . . . Cunningham, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuomo, Mario and Matilda . . . . . . . . . . . Curley, Walter and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curry, Boykin and Celerie Kemble . . . . . Curry, Brownlee and Agneta . . . . . . . . . . Curtin, Jack and Beth Nowers . . . . . . . . Curtis, Curt and Mimi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis, Ashton and Merrill . . . . . . . . . . .

Curtis, Remmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cushing, Howard and Nora . . . . . . . . . . Cushing, Howard Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Dahl, Arlene and Marc Rosen . . . . . . . . . Dana, Norma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana, Charlie and Posy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David-Weill, Michel and HÊlène . . . . . . . Davidson, Marion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson, Marvin and Mary . . . . . . . . . . Davies, Kerith and Tom Knechtel . . . . . . Davis, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davis, Henry and Belle Burden . . . . . . . . Davis, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Bary, Marquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Borchgrave, Arnaud and Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Bourbon de Parme, Prince and Princess Michel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Cabrol, Milly and Jeff Podolsky . . . . . de Caraman, Countess Cristina . . . . . . . . de Cuevas, Elizabeth Strong . . . . . . . . . . de Guardiola, Roberto and Joanne . . . . . de Koning, Dixie and Joep . . . . . . . . . . . de Kwiatkowski, Lulu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de la Renta, Oscar and Annette . . . . . . . . del Nunzio, Paula and Paul F. Balser Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Montebello, Philippe and Edith . . . . . de Narp, Frederic and Anne Sophie . . . . de Peyster, Ashton and Margo . . . . . . . . de Portago, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Roulet, Lorinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Sayve, Countess Mona . . . . . . . . . . . . Dean, Tom and Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deane, Walter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dell, Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis, Pamela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desmarais, Paul and Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . Devine, Tom and Alix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devendorf, Bonnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . deWoody, Beth Rudin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . deWoody, Carlton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick, Hilary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick, William C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillard, Rodney and Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . Diller, Barry and Diane von Furstenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diamond, Alexandra and Jay . . . . . . . . . Dobkin, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dodge, John and Lore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donahue, Barry and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . Donahue, Clay and Nevin . . . . . . . . . . . . Donnelly, Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donner, Alex and Kate Edmonds . . . . . . AU G U S T 2 0 1 0 9 3


Tom Wolfe

“One belongs to New York instantly,” Tom Wolfe once wrote. “One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” This maxim certainly

trademark all-white suit), won him long-running fame and prestige. In 1987, Wolfe published the novel Bonfire of the Vanities, the product

held true for Wolfe, who moved to New York from Virginia (via Washing-

of his time spent “researching” society parties and observing cases

ton, D.C.) in 1962 and promptly revolutionized its media industry.

at the Manhattan Criminal Court. The book was an instant success and

Over the next decade, Wolfe spearheaded the “New Journalism” movement,

sat on the bestseller list for weeks. The characters have long been

popularizing an unconventional blend of literary technique with old-school

rumored to be based on real people that Wolfe encountered during his

reportage. His writing was loved and hated but his unwavering confidence

time hobnobbing on the social circuit. Perhaps some of them can be

in his style (not just literary style, of course; Wolfe was also known for his

found on this list... — Rachel Corbett


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Douglass, Robert Jr. and Whitney . . . . . Dowling, Peter and Deb Willis . . . . . . . . Downey, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drake, Rod and Jacqueline Weld . . . . . . Drexel, Nicky and Jacqueline Astor . . . . Drexler, Millard S. and Peggy . . . . . . . . . Driscoll, Sean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Druckenmiller, Stanley and Fiona . . . . . . du Pont, Richard and Lauren . . . . . . . . . Duchin, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duchin, Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dudley, Lady Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dudley, Jane and Dwayne Johnson . . . . . Duff, Ted and Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duff, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duke, Tony and Luly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duke, Randolph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duke, Robin Biddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durand, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durkes, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durkes, Frances and Harriet . . . . . . . . . . Durkin, Pat and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DuRoss, Kimberly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Eberstadt, Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecclestone, Llwyd and Diana . . . . . . . . . Egerton, Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott, Inger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellison, Nancy and Bill Rollnick . . . . . . . Ellwell, David and Christie . . . . . . . . . . . Elson, Ambassador Ed and Susie . . . . . . Embry, Mrs. John W. (Anne) . . . . . . . . . . Embry, Tally and Maggie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emmanuel, Nicholas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ercklentz, Cornelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ertegun, Mrs. Ahmet (Mica) . . . . . . . . . . Espy, Dr. John and Polly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Espy, Peter and Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eubanks, William R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evans, Bonnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ferrare, Christina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiandaca, Alfred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field, Nikki and Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field, Dick and Sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Figg, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finkelstein, Jimmy and Pamela Gross . . Firth, Edmée and Nicholas . . . . . . . . . . . Firyal, Princess of Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . Fisher, Mrs. Max (Marjorie) . . . . . . . . . . Fisk, Averell and Kirsten . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitzgibbons, Alexander and Christina . . Fitzgerald, Libby and Terry . . . . . . . . . . . Flöttl, Wolfgang and Anne Eisenhower . Floyd, Raymond and Maria . . . . . . . . . . . Flusser, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fondaras, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Forbeses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ford, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ford, Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ford, Mrs. Henry II (Kate) and Frank Chopin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forsberg, Lars and Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forstmann, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forsythe, Mrs. Carl (Sabrina) . . . . . . . . . Foster, Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foster, Ridgely and Leta . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foster, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frelinghuysen, Anson and Emma . . . . . . Frelinghuysen, George and Nonie . . . . . Frelinghuysen, Peter and Barrett . . . . . . Freitas, Mark and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friedberg, Rick and Francine LeFrak . . . Fuchs, Michael J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuld, Chrissie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuller, Gillian Spreckels . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fahner, Molly and Benn Calhoun . . . . . . Fairchild, James and Whitney . . . . . . . . . Fairchild, John and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairchild, Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fales-Hill, Susan and Aaron Hill . . . . . . Fallon, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Fanjuls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farkas, Jonathan and Somers White . . . . Fernandez, Luis and Lillian . . . . . . . . . . Fekkai, Frederic and Shirin . . . . . . . . . . Feldman, Justin and Linda Fairstein . . . . Feldman, Richard and Diana . . . . . . . . . .

Galesi, Francesco and Marina . . . . . . . . . Gammill, Lee and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gandhi, Meera and Vikram . . . . . . . . . . . Gardiner, Robert “Stretch” and Liz . . . . Garrett, Rob and Jacquie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gauntt, Jonathan and Samantha Leas . . Geary, Ebby and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geary, Jack and Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geary, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geddes, Robin and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . Geier, Phil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George, Phyllis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Gerschel, Patrick and Elizabeth . . . . . . . Giard, George and Wendell . . . . . . . . . . Gilbert, Parker and Gail . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilbertson, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilligan, Fernanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilman, Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilmour, David and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giordano, Mark and Sallie . . . . . . . . . . . Giuliani, Rudy and Judy Nathan . . . . . . . Givner, Colt and Pamela Fiori . . . . . . . . . Glascock, Steve and Barbara . . . . . . . . . . Glass, John and Martha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Goelets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldberger, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldsmith, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goodale, Jim and Toni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goodman, Chris and Julia . . . . . . . . . . . . Goodrich, Jock and Buttons . . . . . . . . . . Gordon, Ellery and Marjorie Reed . . . . . Goss, Jared duPont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gotbaum, Victor and Betsy . . . . . . . . . . . Gould, George and Darcy . . . . . . . . . . . . Graev, Larry and Lorna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graff, Laurence and Anne Marie . . . . . . Graham, Ian and Ellen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham, Stephen and Cathy . . . . . . . . . . Grassi, Temple and Ellie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grauer, Peter and Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grauso, Mario and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green, Betsy S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greenberg, Ace and Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . Gregorian, Vartan and Claire . . . . . . . . . Gregory, Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory, Peter and Jamee . . . . . . . . . . . . Grisanti, Eugene and Gretchen . . . . . . . . Griscom, Nina and Leonel Piraino . . . . . Gross, Michael and Barbara Hodes . . . . Grunwald, Mrs. Henry (Louise) . . . . . . . Gruss, Martin and Audrey . . . . . . . . . . . . Gruss, Josh and Shoshanna . . . . . . . . . . . Guare, John and Adele Chatfield-Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Billy and Shelly . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Jimmy and Kate . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Bingo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Marjorie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Phoebe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guernsey, Tony and Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guerrand-Hermès, Valesca . . . . . . . . . . . Guerrini-Maraldi, Antoinette . . . . . . . . . Guest, Alexander and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Cornelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Freddie and Carole . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Lisa Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guettel, Henry and Mary Rodgers . . . . . Gugelmann, Zani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guinzburg, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AU G U S T 2 0 1 0 9 5


J. D. Salinger

“If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody,” said Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye. This and Caulfield’s many other anecdotes came to define teenage angst for generations. Since being published in 1951, the controversial novel has become part of the American rite of passage. Despite major literary sucess, Salinger was known for his reclusiveness; his limited collection of works includes Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories. —Elizabeth Brown


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Gunther, Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gurley, George and Hilary Heard . . . . . . Gustin, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gutfreund, John and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . Guthrie, Dr. Randolph and Bea . . . . . . . Gwathmey, Betty Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Hackett, Monte and Mayme . . . . . . . . . . Haden-Guest, Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hadley, Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halberstam, Mrs. David (Jean) . . . . . . . . Halberstam, Julia and Ryan Harvey . . . . Halstead, Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton, Christy and Ted . . . . . . . . . . . Hamm, Bill and Candy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hampton, Duane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hampton, Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanley, Dan and Denise . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanley, Lee and Allie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanley, Nicole and Matthew Mellon . . . Harbach, Bill and Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . Hardwick, Bob and Beth . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harris, Ira and Nicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison, Bill and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison, Mai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison, Walter and Anne Beckos . . . . Hathaway, Philips “Pete” . . . . . . . . . . . . Hatkoff, Craig and Jane Rosenthal . . . . . Hawkins, Ashton and John Moore . . . . . Hawks, Kitty and Joe Leiderman . . . . . . Hay, R. Couri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayward, Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayward, Frances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearst, Anne and Jay McInerney . . . . . . Hearst, Patricia and Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearst-Shaw, Lydia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heinz, Chris and Sasha Lewis . . . . . . . . . Heiskell, Marian Sulzberger . . . . . . . . . . Held, Jim and Kenn Karakul . . . . . . . . . . Henckels, Kirk and Fernanda Kellogg . . Henderiks, Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herman, Dorothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herrera, Reinaldo and Carolina . . . . . . . Hess, Ludmila and Carl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hess, Marlene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hess, Susan and John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickox, Chat and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickox, Danielle and Kelly Moore . . . . . Hicks, Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hidalgo, David and Mary Ann Tighe . . Hill, Tom and Janine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hilliard, Landon and Kiwi . . . . . . . . . . . Hilliard, Mary and Leonard Harris . . . . . Hilson, Gail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hinman, George and Emilie . . . . . . . . . .

Hirsch, Caroline and Andrew Fox . . . . . Hitz, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hobbs, Fritz and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hobbs, Nick and Ashley . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hogan, Michael and Margo . . . . . . . . . . . Hoge, Jim and Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoge, Sharon King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoge, Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holbrooke, Ambassador Richard and Kati Marton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hormats, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horn, Stoddard and Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . Horvitz, Michael and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . The Houghtons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hovey, Chandler and Valerie Urry . . . . . Hovnanian, Ara and Rachel . . . . . . . . . . . Howard, Pamela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Howard, Philip and Alexandra . . . . . . . . Howard-Potter, Jake and Erica . . . . . . . . Hoyt, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntington, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Husain, Fazle and Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hussein, Her Majesty Queen Noor al . . Hvolbeck, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ingham, Jonathan and Joy Hirshon . . . . Ireland, Bob and Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irwin, Arthur and Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isham, Mrs. Heyward (Sheila) . . . . . . . . . Isham, Chris and Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . . Isham, Ralph and Ala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isles, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ittleson, Tony and Chan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ives, Philip and Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ives, Alexander C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Jackson, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jagger, Bianca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jagger, Jade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jammet, André and Rita . . . . . . . . . . . . . James, Bob and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James, Tony and Aimee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janjigian, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janklow, Mort and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Javits, Eric Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennings, Mitch and Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Johnson, Elizabeth “Libet” . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Nadine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Richard and Sessa von Richthofen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson, Woody and Suzanne. . . . . . . . . Jones, Leslie and Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones, Ann Dexter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan, Vernon and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph, Ken and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph, Wendy and Jeffrey Ravetch . . . . Jurdem, Ann and Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Kan, Yue Sai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kanavos, Paul and Dayssi . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaplan, Ed and Nathalie Gerschel . . . . . Kargman, Harry and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kassimir, Joel and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katz, Maggie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufman, Elaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufman, George and Mariana . . . . . . . . Kaufman, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kauffman, Jeff and Christine . . . . . . . . . . Kean, Roy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keating, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith, Jay Teagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keller, David and Avery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kellogg, Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kellogg, Chris and Vicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly, Keith and Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kemble, Phoebe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kempner, Tommy and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . Kempner, Tom and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy, Michael and Eleanora . . . . . . . Keesee, Konrad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kessler, Howard and Michele . . . . . . . . . Khosrovani, Hashem and Kate . . . . . . . . Kirkpatrick, Stuart and Meg . . . . . . . . . . Kissinger, Henry and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . Klenk, Clifford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kluge, Samantha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kneisel, Bill and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Koch, David and Julia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kopelman, Arie and Coco . . . . . . . . . . . . Kors, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kotur, Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kosner, Ed and Julie Baumgold . . . . . . . Kramer, Terry Allen and Nick Simunek . . Kravis, Henry and Marie-Josée . . . . . . . . Krementz, Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Krieger, Stephanie and Brian Stewart . . . Krim, Dr. Matilda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Krimendahl, Fred and Emilia Saint-Amand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kroft, Steve and Jennet Conant . . . . . . . AU G U S T 2 0 1 0 9 7


Dorthy Parker

When given the word “horticulture” while playing the you-give-me-a-word-and-I-will give-you-a-sentence game, Parker quipped, “You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think.” A poet, critic, and satirist, Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are as much a part of the New York landscape as our skyscrapers. Parker began her career at Vanity Fair (standing in for P.G. Wodehouse), where she met Robert Benchley and Robert Sherwood. When the New Yorker was founded in 1925, she and Benchley were a part of the founding board of editors. She was best known for her witty wisecracks around the table—but her lesser known short story, “Big Blonde,” received the O. Henry Award of 1929. —G.S.


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Krusen, Will and Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . Krusen, Charlie and Kristen . . . . . . . . . . Kurtiss, Hans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kushner, Jared and Ivanka Trump . . . . .

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Landrigan, Ward and Judith . . . . . . . . . . Ladrigan, Nico and Kimberly Roosenburg . . . . . . . . . . . Lane, Kenneth Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langenberg, Margo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langham, Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langone, Elaine and Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . Lansing, Patricia and Gerrit . . . . . . . . . . Lapham, Lewis and Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lapham, Andrew and Caroline . . . . . . . . Lapham, Winston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larner, Lionel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Latham, Aaron and Leslie Stahl . . . . . . . Lauder, Jane and Kevin Warsh . . . . . . . . Lauder, Leonard and Evelyn . . . . . . . . . . Lauder, Ronald and Jo Carole . . . . . . . . . Lauren, Ralph and Ricky . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren, Dylan, Andrew, and David . . . . Lawrence, Jeanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leach, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leas, Samantha and Jonathan Gauntt . . . LeClerc, Paul and Dr. Judith Ginsberg . LeConey, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeConey, Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leatherman, Bill and Elizabeth . . . . . . . . Leeds, Thomas and Heather . . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Denise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Richard and Karen . . . . . . . . . . . LeFrak, Jamie and Caroline Bierbaum . . LeFrak, Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lehman, Wendy Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Frances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Chris and Robert Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . Lenz, I. Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leone, Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lesesne, Dr. Cap and Briana . . . . . . . . . . L’Esperance, Ros and Fran . . . . . . . . . . . Leventhal, Andrew and Natalie Leeds . . Leviant, Jacques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leviant, Sasha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levine, Noel and Harriette . . . . . . . . . . . Lewis, Memrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberman, Bobby and Barbara . . . . . . . . Lickle, Bill and Renee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lickle, Garrison duPont . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liebman, Pam and Michael Krouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Limbocker, Derek and Nicole . . . . . . . . .

Lindemann, George and Frayda . . . . . . . Lindemann, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd, Ewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Logatto, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long, Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long, William Ivey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorber, Howard and Thea . . . . . . . . . . . . Loring, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lowry, Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Love, Iris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lufkin, Dan and Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luter, Joe and Karin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyden, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne, Michael and Nina . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Mack, Ambassador Earle and Carol . . . . Mackenzie, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MacRae, Cameron and Ann . . . . . . . . . . MacRae, Annie and Winthrop Ruml . . . . Maddock, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maddock, Jay and Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maddock, Locke and Lily . . . . . . . . . . . . Magrino, Susan and Jim Dunning . . . . . . Mahoney, Hillie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mailer, Norris Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mailman, Phyllis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mallory, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malloy, Tim and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maltese, Tony and Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . Manger, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manger, Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manger, Dr. William and Lynn . . . . . . . . Manice, Peter and Celeste . . . . . . . . . . . . Manice, Christopher and Elizabeth . . . . Mann, Bill and Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mann, Steve and Sharyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manning, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marchessini, Alexander and Genevieve Faure . . . . . . . . . . . . Marino, Peter and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marlborough, The Duke and Duchess of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marron, Donald and Catie . . . . . . . . . . . Martinez, Roman and Helena . . . . . . . . . Martins, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maschmeyer, Troy and Debby . . . . . . . . . Mashek, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason, Alice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mason, Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massey, Alyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massey, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Masson, Charles Jr. and Cristina . . . . . . Maxey, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maxey, Talbott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maxwell, Ghislaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May, Tony and Karen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mazor, Boaz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mazzola, Alison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McBean, Edith and Hank Lowenstein . . McCaffrey, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCarty, Michael and Kim . . . . . . . . . . . McCarty, Michael R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCarthy, Lisa and Brian. . . . . . . . . . . . . McCloskey, Michael and Holly . . . . . . . . McCloy, Jay and Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCloy, John and Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCloy, Rush and Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . . McDonough, Michael and Pandy . . . . . . McFadden, Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McFadden, Mrs. George (Carol) . . . . . . . McFadden, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGrath, Tom and Diahn . . . . . . . . . . . . McHenry, Barnabas and Bannie . . . . . . . McIlvane, Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McKnight, Bill and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . McLaughlin, Barbara and Kevin . . . . . . . McLaughlin, Joan and Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . McMakin, Leigh and Mimi . . . . . . . . . . . McMullan, Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McNally, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McNeely, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McPherson, Stephen and Tina . . . . . . . . McSweeney, Thayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meehan, Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meehan, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mehle, Aileen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mehta, Sonny and Gita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meier, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meiland, Lisa and Andy Martin . . . . . . . Meister, Todd and Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mejia, Alberto and Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . Mejia, Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melhado, Frederick and Virginia . . . . . . Melhado, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mellon, Bunny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mercer, Dabney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mercer, Tinsley Mortimer . . . . . . . . . . . . Merck, Laddie and Dede . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merrill, Dina and Ted Hartley . . . . . . . . . Merrill, Arthur and Monique . . . . . . . . . Meyer, Blair and Eliza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mezzacappa, Damon and Liz . . . . . . . . . Prince and Princess Michael of Kent . . . Michaels, Sam and Anita . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince Michel of Yugoslavia . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2010 99


Louis Auchincloss

“The tragedy of American civilization is that it has swept away WASP morality and put nothing in its place,” wrote Auchincloss in 1980. The author’s career spanned more than sixty years, during which time he produced some sixty books. He wrote about America’s WASP elite, as he believed it continued to reign throughout New England and New York City. Auchincloss fit the mold himself: he was of Scottish descent, related separately to both Jackie Kennedy and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a graduate of the Groton School and Yale University. In 2005, he was presented with the National Arts Medal by President George W. Bush for writing about the culture he had been born into. —E.B.


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Michener, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middleton, Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Millard, Craig and Michelle . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Courtland and Gina . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Don and Muffy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Frank and Betsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, John and Emily Altschul . . . . . . . Miller, Leverett and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . Miller, Robert and Chantal . . . . . . . . . . . Milliken, Armene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milstein, Connie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miniter, Sylvester and Gillian . . . . . . . . . Mirabella, Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mirando, Felix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missett, Joe and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitchell, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mizrahi, Isaac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moinian, Joe and Nazee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monell, Ambrose and Lili . . . . . . . . . . . . Monell, Ned and Terry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moore, George and Calvert . . . . . . . . . . . Moore, George and Kathie . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan, Alfred and Virginia . . . . . . . . . . Morgan, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan, Spencer and Alexis Bryan . . . . . Morgenthau, Robert and Lucinda . . . . . . Morris, Chappy and Melissa . . . . . . . . . . Morrison, Ham and Mimi van Wyck . . . Morse, Tyler and Rebecca . . . . . . . . . . . . The Mortimers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulroney, The Hon. Brian and Mila . . . . Murdoch, Rupert and Wendi Deng . . . . Murdock, Pamela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murphy, Hebe Dowling and John . . . . . . Murray, Dr. John and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . Murray, Stephen and Muffie . . . . . . . . . . Musso, Lucy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Nederlander, Bob and Pat Cook . . . . . . . Nemy, Enid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nesbit, Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Newhouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ney, Ambassador Ed and Pat Wood . . . . Ney, Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niccolini, Julian and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas, Nick and Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nichols, Mike and Diane Sawyer . . . . . . Nievera, Mario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince Nikolaos of Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . Nitze, Bill and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nitze, Peter and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Fernanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Eugenie and Nicholas Goodman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Ellen and Tris Deery . . . . . . . . .

Niven, Fernanda Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Jamie and Lee Auchincloss . . . . . Nordeman, Jacques and Anne . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Eliza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nordeman John and Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Landon and Shannon . . . . . Norman, Jessye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwich, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Novogrod, Nancy and John . . . . . . . . . . . Nye, Richard and Francesca Stanfill . .

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Ober, David and Polly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O’Hagan, Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O’Malley, Hilaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onet, Polly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orthwein, Chris and Binkie . . . . . . . . . . . O’Shaughnessy, William and Nancy . . . . Otto, Katharina and Nathan Bernstein . Ourisman, Mandell and Mary . . . . . . . . .

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Pachios, Chris and Alyson Ross . . . . . . . Paduano, Daniel and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . Page, Blakely and Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . . . Pahlavi, Pari-Sima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pakula, Mrs. Alan (Hannah) . . . . . . . . . . Palermo, Olivia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paley, Jeff and Valerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Palitz, Anka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pannill, Bill and Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Papageorgiou, Pavlos and Alexa Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Papanicolaou, Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . Papanicolaou, Nick, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pardoe, Ted and Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parsons, Dick and Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pattee, Gordon and Dailey . . . . . . . . . . . Patterson, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paull, Harold and Joanne . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince Pavlos and Marie Chantal . . . . . . Peabody, Sam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peabody, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedroso, Alina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peek, Jeff and Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peebler, Toni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pell, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pennoyer, Peter and Katie . . . . . . . . . . . .

Perrin, Emmanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perkin, Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perkin, Thorne and Tatiana . . . . . . . . . . . Perry, Richard and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peruggi, Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peterson, Holly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peterson, Pete and Joan Ganz Cooney . Petito, Dr. Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petrie, Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petroff, Di and Dr. Steven Butensky . . . . Peyrelongue, Guy and Sarah . . . . . . . . . . Pfeifer, Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pfeifle, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pfeifler, Brian and Emilia Fanjul . . . . . . . The Phippses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pickett, John and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Picotte, Michael and Margi . . . . . . . . . . . Pileggi, Nick and Nora Ephron . . . . . . . Pilkington, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilkington, Robert and Helen . . . . . . . . . Pitt, Pauline Baker and Jerry Seay . . . . . Pittman, Robert and Veronique . . . . . . . Platt, Harry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plimpton, Mrs. George (Sarah) . . . . . . . . Plimpton, Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pomerantz, Ernest and Marie Brenner . . Ponte, Stan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ponton, Dan and Stephane Castoriano . Posen, Zac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Price, Brett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Price, Peter and Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince, Frederick and Diana . . . . . . . . . . Pulitzer, Liza and Robert Calhoun . . . . . Putnam, Bambi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, John and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, Elizabeth and John . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Quasha, Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Chris and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Tricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quinn, Piper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Radziwill, John and Eugenie . . . . . . . . . . Radziwill, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radziwill, Phillip and Devon Shuster . . . Rafferty, Emily and John . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rafferty, Caroline and Nick . . . . . . . . . . . Ramirez, Diane and Sam . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ramirez, Sam Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rapp, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2010 101


Truman Capote

“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine,” Holly Golightly said in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So did, one might argue, the book’s author, Truman Capote. In fact, it’s possible that Capote wrote so compellingly about New York because he never truly was a part of it. His offbeat charm and biting wit immediately endeared him to the likes of Babe Paley and Lee Radziwill, and he gained entrance to the most coveted parties. Yet the Alabama native never lost his journalist’s eye and covered every world he entered—The Plaza Hotel or Holcomb, Kansas—with intense honesty and unparalleled insight. —R.C.


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Ray, David Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rayner, William and Katharine . . . . . . . . Raynes, Patty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reginato, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reardon, Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reeves, Nina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remnick, David and Esther Fein . . . . . . Retz, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ribicoff, Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richardson, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richter, John and Nina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Right, Andrew and Zibby . . . . . . . . . . . . Rivers, Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robertson, Bill and Scarlett . . . . . . . . . . . Robertson, Wyndham and Chuck Whittingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robertson, Julian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robertson, Spencer and Sarah . . . . . . . . Robertson, Jay and Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robinson, Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Rockefellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roehm, Carolyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rogers, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rogers, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rohatyn, Felix and Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . Rollnick, Bill and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Romano, Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Romanoff, Princess Alexander (Mimi) . . Rondina, William D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt, Andrew and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt, Tobie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roosevelt, Teddy and Serena . . . . . . . . . . Rose, Alexandra Lind and Louis . . . . . . . Rose, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose, Marshall and Candice Bergen . . . . Rose, Tanner and Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosen, Aby and Samantha Boardman . . Rosenthal, Shirley Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosenthal, Mitch and Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . Rosenwald, John and Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosita, Duchess of Marlborough . . . . . . . Ross, Mrs. Arthur (Janet) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross, Burke and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross, Nanette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross, Stephen and Kara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross, Wilbur and Hilary Geary . . . . . . . . Rosselli, John and Bunny Williams . . . . . Roth, Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rousseau, Lilly Pulitzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rowley, Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royall, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rudin, William and Ophelia . . . . . . . . . . Rumbough, Stanley and Janna . . . . . . . . Rutherfurd, Guy and Daisy . . . . . . . . . . . Rutherfurd, Winthrop and Mary . . . . . . . Ruttenberg, Eric and Perri Peltz . . . . . . .

Ryan, Baird and Alexia Hamm . . . . . . . . Ryan, Christa and Allen IV . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan, D.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sackler, Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint-Amand, Nathan and Cynthia . . . . . Sadove, Steve and Karin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saltzman, Ellin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanchez, Jorge and Serina . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandberg, Bill and Betsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanger, Alex and Jeanette . . . . . . . . . . . . Santo Domingo, Beatrice and Julio Mario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Santo Domingo, Alejandro . . . . . . . . . . Santo Domingo, AndrĂŠs and Lauren . . . Sardina, Eddie and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sargent, Betty Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sargent, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saunders, Parkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scaasi, Arnold and Parker Ladd . . . . . . . Scaife, Frances and Tom McCarter . . . . . Scarborough, Charles and Ellen . . . . . . . Schaeffer, Marcia Meehan . . . . . . . . . . . Schaeffer, Georgina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scherer, Allan and Maggy . . . . . . . . . . . . The Schiffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schlesinger, Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schlossberg, Caroline Kennedy and Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schmitz, Jan Patrick and Nathalie . . . . . Schnabel, Olatz and Julian . . . . . . . . . . . Schorr, Burwell and Chip . . . . . . . . . . . . Schuler, John and Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schumacher, Joel and Barbara Cirkva . . . Schwarzman, Stephen and Christine . . . Schwarzman, Teddy and Ellen Zajac . . . Scribner, Charlie and Ritchie . . . . . . . . . . Scully, Dennis and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . Scully, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senbahar, Izak and Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shapiro, Daniel and Agnes Gund . . . . . . Shaw, Claude and Lara Meiland . . . . . . . Sherrill, Steve and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherrill, Betty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Didi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Olympia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Joseph and Maury . . . . . . . . . . . Shuman, Stan and Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sidamon-Eristoff, Anne and Constantine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siegel, Herb and Jeanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siegal, Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silverman, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silvers, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simonds, Christian and Gillian Hearst . . Simonds, Talbott Lea and Carter . . . . . . Sitrick, James and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slater, Anne and John Cahill . . . . . . . . . . Slatkin, Harry and Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slonem, Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Mrs. Earl E.T. (Lesly) . . . . . . . . . . Smith, John C. and Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Mrs. Page (Jayne) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snow, Mary and Ian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snyder, Jay and Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snyder, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Som, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sondes, Sharon and Geoffrey Thomas . . Soper, Linda and Jared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soros, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soros, Paul and Daisy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South, Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spahn, Steve and Connie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spahn, Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spalding, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speer, Ramsey C. and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spiegel, Reuven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stafford, Mimi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stahl, Bill and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stein, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Richard and Renee . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Saul and Gayfryd . . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Jonathan and Maria Bartiromo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Kathryn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steinberg, Michael and Joan . . . . . . . . . . Steinbrech, Doug and Jeff Sharp . . . . . . Steinhart, Percy III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stenbeck, Max, Hugo, and Sophie . . . . . Stephenson, Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephenson, George and Shelia . . . . . . . . Sterling, Mica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stern, Leonard and Allison . . . . . . . . . . . Stevens, Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stevens, Marti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stevenson, Charles and Alex Kuczynski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart, Martha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart, Serena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stileman, Deb and David . . . . . . . . . . . . Stoddard, Alexandra and Peter Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AU G U S T 2 0 1 0 1 0 3


Dominick Dunne

“Quite a scene, Gus thought. Here were the rich, who were about to be-

author of eleven novels, Dunne traveled among America’s most venerated

come richer and those who were hanging on by their thumbs. These were the

social circles, from Palm Beach to Brentwood to the Upper East Side. One

people he had spent a lifetime listening to and writing about, who never

of recent history’s greatest bon vivants, no one has quite replaced the man

seemed to tire of telling him their secrets. He was always amazed by their

behind those famous spectacles, as Dunne truly defined New York society

willingness to talk at cocktail parties, lunches, and dinners,” wrote Dunne

for the modern age. Evidenced by the coterie of reporters and Hollywood elite

in Too Much Money. After the murder of his daughter, Dominique, Dunne

who gathered this past year on what would have been his eighty-fourth

dedicated his life to chronicling the world of high-society murder and in-

birthday at the Château Marmont, the writer’s home away from home on the

trigue. A Vanity Fair and Quest contributer for more than twenty years and

Sunset Strip, Dunne is sorely missed. — Alexandra Polkinghorn


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Stokes, Stephanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stolley, Dick and Lise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stolman, Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stribling, Elizabeth and Guy Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strong, Marianne (Mimi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stubbs, Michael and Ronnie . . . . . . . . . . Stubgen, Patrick and Dana Hammond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suarez, Raul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sullivan, John and Nonie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sulzberger, Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summers, Peter and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surtees, Willie and Pam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sutton, Kelso and Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swarovski, Nadja . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swid, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swid, Stephen and Nan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sykes, James W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tadini, Luigi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tailer, Mrs. T. Suffern (Jean) . . . . . . . . . . Talese, Gay and Nan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talley, AndrĂŠ Leon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tang, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar . . . . . . . . . . . . Tannen, Sheldon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tarr, Jeff and Patsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taubman, Alfred and Judy . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Felicia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Rhetta and Dan Marantette . . . . . Taylor, Topsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Zach and Missy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor, Jack and Barbara Bryant . . . . . . . Teakle, Simon and Juliet . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ternes, Jim and Marge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry, Walter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teryazos, Chris and Bellinda . . . . . . . . . . Thaw, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theodoracopulos, Harry and Gail . . . . . Theodoracopulos, Taki and Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Andrew and Kathy . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Rich and Tamie Peters . . . . . . . Tighe, Aaron and Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Tisches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tober, Donald and Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . Tomenson, Walter and Marisa Saur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tompkins, Evelyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tower, Whitney Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Townsend, Alair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Townsend, Chuck and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . Trump, Donald and Melania . . . . . . . . . . Trump, Blaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tuckerman, Roger and Edith . . . . . . . . . Twombly, Alessandro and Soledad . . . . .

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Ulmann, Edward and Priscilla . . . . . . . . . Uzielli, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

V

Valley, Alvin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . van der Mije, Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Van Durand, Mrs. Walter (Annie) . . . . . . van Rensselaer, Kiliaen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . van Schaak, Gregory and Lucienne . . . . Van Wyck, Bronson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vanden Heuvel, William and Melinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vanden Heuvel, Katrina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt, Gloria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt, Jean Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderpoel, Barrie and Wynant . . . . . . . Varnedoe, Kurt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veronis, John and Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . Vittadini, Gianluigi and Adrienne . . . . . . von Auersperg, Alex and Nancy . . . . . . . von Bidder, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . von Furstenberg, Alexander . . . . . . . . . .

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Walker, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wallace, Mike and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waller, John and Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wallgren, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walsh, Dr. Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walters, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warburton, Tim and Julia . . . . . . . . . . . Ward, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ward, Arthur and Kristina . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Philip and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Philip W. Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Sandy and Patsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waterman, Richard and Lis . . . . . . . . . . . Wathne, Thorunn, Soffia, and Berge . . . Wattleton, Faye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webster, Joe and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webster, Roger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weekes, Chris and Lilly Bunn . . . . . . . . .

Weill, Sanford and Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weinstein, Harvey and Georgina Chapman . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weintraub, Ronald and Harriet . . . . . . . . Weld, William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wellner, Karl and Deborah Norville . . . . Wells, Linda and Charles Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wenner, Jann and Matt Nye . . . . . . . . . . Weymouth, Lally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitehead, John and Cynthia . . . . . . . . . Whitney, Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney, Mary Lou and John Hendrickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilkie, Angus and Len Morgan . . . . . . . Wilkie, Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Williams, Gene and Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmot, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson, Kevin and Alexandra Wilkis . . . Wilson, Kendrick R. III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson, Jay and Stephanie . . . . . . . . . Wintour, Anna and Shelby Bryan . . . . . . Wister, Billy and Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Witmer, Michel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolfe, Tom and Sheila . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolff, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolff, Natasha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolff, Peter I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wood, Renee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woods, Ward Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wrightsman, Jayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyatt, Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyser-Pratte, Vivian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Y

Yealland, Daniel and Liska . . . . . . . . . . . Ylvisaker, Jon and Eleanor . . . . . . . . . . . Yurman, David and Sybil . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yurman, Evan and Ku-Ling Siegal . . . . .

Z

Zachary, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zacharias, Tom and Clelia . . . . . . . . . . . . Zeckendorf, Arthur and Connie . . . . . . . Zeckendorf, Will and Laura . . . . . . . . . . Zenko, John and Jere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zenko, Starrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zilkha, Bettina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zilkha, Ezra and Cecile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zinterhofer, Eric and Aerin Lauder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zirin, Jim and Marlene Hess . . . . . . . . . . Zirinis, Jessica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zuckerman, Mort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2010 105


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In Memoriam A

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Auchincloss, Mr. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Benjamin, Mrs. Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brogan, Mrs. Patricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Mr. David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Mr. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Kennedy, Mr. Edward (Ted) . . . . . . . . . .

Lansing, Mr. Gerritt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

Churchill, Mr. Winston Spencer . . . . . . Cowles, Allison Stacey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mailman, Mrs. Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGarrigle, Mrs. Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McLaren, Mr. Malcolm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mejia, Mr. Alberto (Tito) . . . . . . . . . . . . Moriarty, Mr. Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N

C

de Guillebon, Jeanne-Claude Denat . . . . Dominick, Mr. Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dunne, Mr. Dominick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

d

Novak, Mr. Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

P

Peabody, Mrs. Judith .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pincus, Mr. Lionel I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Evans, Mr. Charles E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fagan, Mrs. Mary Warren . . . . . . . . . . . .

Robertson, Mrs. Josephine . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryskamp, Mr. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S

Geier, Mrs. Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gwathmey, Mr. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

H

Hewitt, Mr. Donald. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horne, Mrs. Lena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hughes, Mr. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Johnson, Miss. Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones, Mr. David L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 6 Q UEST

Salinger, Mr. J.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shriver, Mrs. Eunice Kennedy . . . . . . . . . Sherrill, Mr. H. Virgil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Wasserstein, Mr. Bruce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welsh, Mr. Donald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson, Mr. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Zinn, Mr. Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Washington Irving

Irving is considered one of the first American authors. Known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle, Irving also penned A History of New-York by Diedrich Knickerbocker. This satire of local history and politics had great public success due to a clever marketing scheme of putting a missing persons advertisement for the alleged “Knickerbocker” in the papers. Along with developing this nickname for Manhattanites, Irving also popularized “Gotham” for New York City. —G.S.


The right to white “cut it down anD paint it white.” That’s the quote most often associated with Syrie Maugham’s approach to the furniture she both collected and designed in her shop on Baker Street in London. This year, the legendary interior designer (and wife of the prodigous author, W. Somerset Maugham) is having a renaissance with two new books: The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham (Random House) and Pauline Metcalf’s Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior (Acanthus Press). Metcalf’s book, with some 250 1 0 8 Q UE S T

illustrations and photographs, captures the life of the trendsetter and fashion icon from her tumultuous personal life to her blazing career. Born in 1879, Gwendoline Maud Syrie Barnardo was the daughter of doctor and minister John Thomas Bernardo, founder of the Barnardo Home for Boys and Girls, and Sarah Louise (also known as Syrie). In 1901, the beautiful Syrie (she was known for her flawless complexion, raven hair, and bright eyes) married American chemist Henry Solomon Wellcome—

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This page: Syrie, at age 70, during her last photo shoot with Cecil Beaton in 1949. Billy Baldwin described this expression as having the “little hint of witchery in her eyes.” Opposite: Lila and Dewitt Wallace’s game room at their home, High Winds, in Mount Kisco, New York.


twenty-seven years her senior. The couple traveled extensively and had one son (who was eventually put into foster care), Henry Mounteney. But the essentially loveless marriage ended in seperation in 1910 and Syrie lost custody of Mounteney. For three years, Syrie was a single woman with many admirers, including Gordon Selfridge (of Selfridge’s department store), who “kept women as other millionaires kept horses.” She was introduced to W. Somerset Maugham (“Willie”) at a dinner party. The two became lovers and decided to have a child together (which ultimately would grant Syrie the divorce from Wellcome she had requested). Mary Elizabeth (Liza) was born in Rome in 1915 and the Maughams were married in 1917. Simultaneously, as the First World War broke out, Willie volunteered for the Red Cross as an ambulance driver. While in Flanders, he met Gerald Haxton, a young American who would become his lover until his death. The complicated marriage ended in another divorce for Syrie in 1929. Despite it all, the Balenciaga- and Molyneux-clad Syrie went on to become a legend in the interior-design world— the English version of Elsie de Wolfe. Best known for her ethereal all-white rooms, the only literally all-white room she created was in her own home, at 213 King’s Road. A room so notable, everyone important was invited in (from Cecil Beaton to the Prince of Wales), and no one forgot it.

Pauline Metcalf ’s new book, Syrie Maugham; Cecil Beaton, right, with Stephen Tennant at Wilsford Manor, posed with a poodle and papers; tables from Syrie’s Ex Collection. Opposite: Baba Beaton, Cecil’s younger sister, posed in Syrie’s all-white party room at King’s Road.

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mostly because it was her aesthetic people wanted more than the objects. Her approach to the identification and authentication of antiques was “casual” and they were often called “amusing” (read: junky, but charming).

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But it was furniture that was Syrie’s speciality. Beginning with a little shop on Baker Street where she sold Provençal antiques and furiture of her own design, Syrie would eventually add shops in New York and London. As her shops flourished, so did her interior-design business, a business she would continue up to the very end of her life. From Nöel Coward to Babe Paley, Syrie’s clients hailed from Hollywood A-lists, English noble families, and American high society. She demanded high prices for her work, mostly because it was her aesthetic people wanted, not the objects themselves. Her approach to the identification and authentication of antiques was “casual,” and she created many “improved” pieces (read: stripped, cut down, pickled, or painted). Her pieces were also known for their “amusing” (read: junky, but charming) qualities. Her rooms have regularly appearing elements: mirrored screens and fire surrounds, dolphin-based tables, rococco plasterwork, fringed sleigh beds and sofas, and fur carpets. Ultimately, her interiors, along with their inhabitants, transformed from traditional Victorian to café-society chic. u


This page: Gertrude Lawrence and her terrier posed for Cecil Beaton in Syrie’s shop, circa 1934. Opposite, from top: “Syrie at her Desk,” drawn by Cecil Beaton, 1930s; “Portrait of a Room of Beauty, Chez Syrie Maugham,” a watercolor by Francis Rose, 1939.


history in our own backyard By r. alexander boyle and W. douglas dechert


Easily overlooked by the array of art mu-

seums that ring Central Park, the sculptures on view inside could occupy a prestigious position in any museum. Yet the park’s statues—dozens made of bronze, a limestone marble sculpture, several war memorials, and even an Egyptian obelisk, one of the oldest man-made objects in the Western hemisphere—remain for all to see. Exposed to New York and the elements over This page: The Maine Memorial Pylon, by Atilio Piccirilli, near Columbus Circle. Opposite: The Burnett Memorial Fountain, by Bessie Potter Vonnoh at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street.

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This page: Many of the statues in Central Park are worthy of being housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Saint-Gauden’s monument to Sherman at Grand Army Plaza; a figure on the Literary Walk; the 107th Infantry Memorial; the Manship Bears; bust of Richard Morris Hunt; Pilgrim on Pilgrim Hill; the Indian Hunter; another part of the Hunt Memorial. Center: Cleopatra’s needle.

the decades these objects have suffered from vandalism and weathered decay but, since 1980, the Central Park Conservancy has lifted the park from bad old days of the 1970s by raising money for maintaining and restoring these statues, returning them to their glory days—a feat once thought unimaginable. Most apparent from the south are two gilded war memorials. Facing Columbus Circle at the Merchants Gate is the Maine Memorial Monument, the pylon designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle, a disciple of McKim, Meade, and White, and the sculpture carved by Attilio Piccirilli, an Italian immigrant best known for his work on the Lincoln Memorial. Piccirilli worked with his brothers in a south Bronx studio where they produced some of the finest stone carving this country has ever seen. Described as American Renaissance in style, this neoclassical composition evokes the glory of the Roman Empire. The Maine may have been sunk by accident or intent, but in any case it remained such sufficient cause celebrate that, after the war with Spain concluded, William Randolph Hearst led the subscription for the memorial to be erected at the Merchant’s Gate on the southwest corner of Central Park. As an outspoken publisher, Hearst was often at odds with the Tammany Hall political machine of the era, so the monument was not installed until a friendlier mayor was finally elected in 1913, more than ten years after Piccirilli completed the project. Carved from Tennessee limestone marble, the memorial has a gilded depiction of Columbia Triumphant atop the pylon made 1 1 8 Q U E ST

from cannons salvaged from the actual ship. There’s a series of ten heroic figures around the base. Located north and south are human personifications of the young Atlantic and elder Pacific oceans. The craggy image of the bearded Pacific figure recalls the mannerist style and anatomic detail of Michelangelo’s work, and as such recall Piccirilli’s art-student days in Rome. Facing Columbus Circle is a youth image of victory atop the bow of a ship with allusions to Fortitude, Peace, and Courage. On the other side facing the park is a blind figure holding the scales of Justice while a scribe next her takes notes for History. On Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, Grand Army Plaza has as its centerpiece one of the most famous statues in New York City, the Equestrian Statue of Gen. Sherman with Victory, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It appeared at the 1900 Paris Exposition and was awarded the Grand Prix, or best in show. General Sherman was one of the most famous leaders of the Civil War, with his march to the sea in late 1864, an epic achievement for speed and efficiency in operating behind enemy lines. Saint-Gaudens modeled a bust after the General in 1892, when he had retired to New York City. Saint-Gaudens completed this work as the artist was slowly dying of cancer. After winning the Grand Prix in Paris, the statue found its way back to New York City and the Grand Army Plaza where it has been on display in one spot or another since 1903. In the early 1990s, it was regilded with gold leaf with numerous irate letters of protest about the bright patina making their way to every editorial page in the city, but


the urban atmosphere of New York had the last word. When last seen, the patina had faded to a most respectable antique finish. Located up Fifth Avenue near 104th Street are a pair of hidden gems. One is the Burnett Memorial Fountain by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, sculpted as a memorial to author Francis Hodgson Burnett, who wrote The Secret Garden. Vonnoh was one of the highest regarded woman sculptors of the day. It took years for the funding for this sculpture to come through and it remains the largest of Vonnoh’s work. By the early 1990s, vandalism had taken its toll, but the Central Park Conservancy had the missing pieces were recast. Just north of the Burnett Fountain is the Untermeyer Fountain with a large German art nouveau sculpture by Walter Schott at its centerpiece. It was cast in Berlin in 1910, said to be a gift of the Untermeyers. It arrived to the U.S. in 1947, which, as something from Germany that suddenly arrived in 1947, raises more questions than it answers. On Fifth Avenue and 70th Street there’s a memorial to the architect Richard Morris Hunt, by Daniel Chester French. Hunt had a defining style that echoed the French Beaux-Arts style, and a dozen blocks uptown, one can see the finest example of his artistic legacy in the façade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Just west of this is the Literary Walk, a group of sculptures, foremost of which is one by John Quincy Adams Ward, “The Indian Hunter.” It’s an exquisite bronze piece that somehow 1 2 0 Q U E ST

has been endowed with a sense of feral grace. Only Ward could capture, in bronze, this quality of the native hunters that used to populate these parts prior to European settlement. “Three Bears,” by Paul Manship, stands near the Met’s south side on 80th street and Fifth Avenue. Recently, Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton bought an identical cast to this one for her new museum in Arkansas, the soon to open Crystal Bridges. Located north of the Manship Bear on the park side of the Metropolitan museum is the obelisk, known to locals as Cleopatra’s Needle. This Egyptian artifact was made circa 1460 B.C. by the Pharaoh Thutmose. Around 16 B.C. they were moved from their original site to Alexandria, where they remained until the nineteenth century, when they were then given to Paris, London, and New York. New York’s needle has had severe issues with the local atmosphere, but there has been debate on whether this is from acid rain or salt crystallization hydrated erosion from Alexandria. In any case, the needle and the Maine Memorial should be protected from precipitation as they show the stress of exposure much more so than any bronze. But visit Central Park in person and, if you pay attention, all of these magnificent statues will come to life. u Above: Walter Schott’s “Dancing Maidens.” Opposite: A map of Central Park with the locations of each statue mentioned in this story.


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New York Central Park Statue Guide 1. Attilio Piccirilli (1866-1945)

7. John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910)

Maine Memorial Pylon, carved Tennessee

“The Pilgrim,” 1884, bronze, located on Pilgrim

limestone, installed in 1913. Located in Merchants

Hill, just inside 72nd Street to the north.

Gate, on Columbus circle.

2. Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)

8. Paul Manship (1885-1966)

General William T. Sherman led by Nike Victory. The

“Three Bears,” made of bronze, life-sized. The

life-sized gilded bronze figures were awarded the

piece was cast by the artist in 1960 and unveiled

Grand Prix in 1900. Located at Grand Army Plaza,

in 1990. It’s located at the Pat Hoffman Friedman

Fifth Avenue between 59th and 60th streets.

Playground on Fifth Avenue and 79th Street.

3. John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910)

9. Cleopatra’s Needle (1450, B.C.)

“Indian Hunter,” 1861, bronze, exhibited

Also known as the “Thutmose Obelisk,” it was a

Exposition Universalle, Paris 186. Located on the

gift of the Egyptian Khedive in 1877, erected in

Pathway west of the Mall, east of the Sheep

1881. It’s located just behind the Metropolitan

Meadow at 66th Street.

Museum of Art on the inside of the Park Drive.

4. James W. MacDonald (1824-1908)

10. Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955)

Fitz-Greene Halleck, bronze, located on the

Burnett Memorial Fountain, 1926-1936. Life-size

Literary Walk, and one of four sculptures in the

bronzed figures on a granite pedestal, located

vicinity that depict literary figures.

at the south end of the Conservatory Garden: Fifth Avenue and 105th Street.

5. Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)

11. Walter Schott (1861-1938)

Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, 1901, bronze bust

“Dancing Maidens,” 1910, life-sized bronze,

of Richard Morris Hunt, located on Fifth Avenue

installed in 1947. In 1910, Schott exhibited a

and 70th Street.

version of this at the Exposition Universelle in Brussels and was awarded the Grand Prize.

6. Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)

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Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, 1901, made of

Use this guide to enjoy the park and its monuments and statues this

bronze, is located on Fifth Avenue and

summer. We’ve provided the rough locations of a few of our favorites,

70th Street.

but of course there are many more—from Alexander Hamilton and William Shakespeare to Alice in Wonderland and Balto. Happy hunting.


The city’s construction was a recurring theme in Alfred Stieglitz’s work. This page: “Old and New New York,” 1910. Opposite: “From My Window at the Shelton North,” 1931.

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may be able to look back on the Wall Street collapse with the wisdom of hindsight, but the future is no more certain. The city, for better or worse, is entering a time of transition, and though change is inevitable, what it will look like is wholly unknowable. The release, then, of Alfred Stieglitz New York, a collection of photographs from one of the greatest chroniclers of New York’s states of transformation, comes at a particularly apt time. Perhaps Stieglitz was such a prolific photographer of transition because he lived through some of the greatest upheavals in the city’s history. After emigrating from Berlin in 1891, he watched as the streets were smoothed from cobblestone to pavement, as blocks began to stretch north of 59th Street, and as the economy spiraled into and then inched back out of the Great Depression. “In the 1890s, Stieglitz was fascinated with the spectacle of New York: skyscrapers rising, streetcars and elevated trains proliferating, and immigrants flooding into overcrowded tenements,” author Bonnie Yochelson writes. “But unlike the illustrators of popular magazines who regularly depicted these sights, Stieglitz had much loftier goals for his art and for American culture. A self-styled ‘revolutionist,’ he was to become the American impresario for fine art photography and American art.” It was due in part to Stieglitz’s lifelong promotion of photography that the medium was ultimately elevated onto the artistic plane of painting and sculpture. Stieglitz’s outsider’s eye allowed him to see the city with uncommon clarity. In 1910, his photogravure “Old and New New York” depicted a city overshadowed by new construction, the scale of which evokes the smallness of the onlooker. The image also underscored his sense of alienation from his surroundings, a theme that would become a hallmark of his work. He once told his friend Herbert Seligmann, “When we moved here, I a boy, it was all rocks and bare places. My father said it would one day

“Stieglitz was fascinated with the spectacle of New York: skyscrapers rising, streetcars and elevated trains proliferating, and immigrants flooding into overcrowded tenements.” become the center of New York. Manhattan Island was once an island of trees, I suppose. Some day, I wonder if the last tree on Manhattan Island will not feel as I do.” One day, after photographing inside his gallery, Stieglitz turned around and snapped a picture through the window facing Madison Avenue. “He saw a jumble of backyards, fire escapes, hanging laundry, and ordinary office buildings,” Yochelson writes. “From these humble components, he resolved the formal problem that Cubism posed for photography: by arranging the geometric forms of urban architecture in the ground glass of his camera, he found a photographic equivalent for the shifting planes and shadows of Picasso’s art.” The window photographs that began in 1915 became some of his most important works. Yet, in 1918, Stieglitz turned his attention to another dynamic subject, his future wife, painter Georgia O’Keeffe, who never much cared for the city. The couple soon spent most of their time upstate, and from then throughout much of the 1920s, Stieglitz’s body of work consisted solely of portraits of O’Keeffe and a series of cloud photographs. Stieglitz did not return his attention to New York until 1925, when he and O’Keeffe moved into the Shelton Hotel on Lexington. It was the tallest residential building in the world and, artistically, it altered his perception of the city dramatically. Despite the looming Great Depression, from his window Stieglitz saw frenzied developers construct the Waldorf-Astoria, the RCA Victor Building, and the RKO Building at Rockefeller Center. Stieglitz once called New York “the city of terribleness” and openly condemned the recklessness of unbridled development. Still, the city remained his greatest and longest-lasting muse. It would seem that he was forever drawn in by what he described as “the spirit of that something that endears New York to one who really loves it...the universal thing in it.” u This page: The cover of the new photography book Alfred Stieglitz New York. Opposite: Stieglitz’s “The City of Ambition,” 1910.

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Ivory Coast playing North Korea during the World Cup. Right: Justin Pauly with an Ivory Coast fan.


The dust and smoke from grass fires combined with

50,000 moaning vuvuzelas made me feel like I was going into battle. That was Soccer City, Johannesburg. World Cup 2010. Côte d’Ivoire vs. Brazil. Our first night in South Africa. We all have our favorite World Cup memories. These are a few of mine. My first experience with the World Cup wasn’t even in the stadium. There were 10,000 Brazilians celebrating in Trafalgar Square in 2002, chanting “Brazil, two-nil” after Ronaldo’s Brazil beat up on the Germans. I don’t know if it was the beautiful soccer or the beautiful people dancing in the fountains, but I was hooked. In 2006, it was the Italians taunting the French expats in the French Quarter of Shanghai after Zinedine Zidane leveled Marco Matarazzo. (I will always love him for it.) Viva Zidane. This year proved how great he was. It will be generations before “The Blues” win again.

In 2010, it was sharing a flask of Jameson on a double bus packed with township dwellers chanting “Shoshaloza” after Didier Drogba and Côte d’Ivoire schooled North Korea in Nelspruit. It wasn’t the World Cup Final, but it was Africa celebrating Africa, and I’ll never forget it. Two years ago, my friend Dan and I decided that South Africa would be the perfect country to experience the World Cup firsthand. Admittedly, I was a bit nervous about the idea of a South African road trip with two of the most important women in our lives (milady Tara and Dan’s wife, Lindsay), but you can’t live in fear. You can’t, that is, until you discover that a car insurance policy only partially covers damages to the brand new 2010 Land Rover that Dan insisted on renting. I anticipated 10-1 odds of getting out of Africa without forking over enough for a down payment on a studio apartment in Chelsea. Thankfully, we brought along Dan’s brother-in-law who is a race car driver. This came in handy pretty much everywhere.


This page: Neil Rasmus, Justin Pauly, Daniel Ohrtman, Lindsay PaulyOhrtman and Tara Thompson on their trip to South Africa to watch the World Cup. Opposite, clockwise from top left: On a boat off of Cape Town; a view of the city; Tara and Neil guided on an elephant near Kruger National Park; clouds off of Table Mountain.

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Durban and Johannesburg traffic is not for amateurs and the speed limits there are irrelevant—as long as you have 250 rand in cash. (What’s the kilometer-to-mile conversion again?) Despite my reservations, in reality, South Afrikaners are excellent hosts. The surf in Durban is impeccable, the food in Cape Town is Michelin worthy, the nightlife in JoBurg never stops, and the wildlife near Nelspruit can’t be matched. After the U.S. victory over Algeria, a “cougar” and her daughter invited us to their beach house for a party. Things got a little funny when they started dressing up in masks and performing flexibility contests. Wildlife indeed. I won’t be publishing those photos. Finally, congratulations to the Spaniards. Unfortunately, I’m already fixated on Brazil 2014. Will Maradona be running naked through the streets of Buenos Aires? Hopefully. Will Rooney finally prove that England is as good as it longs to be? Doubtful. Will Ronaldo be celebrating a long-awaited Portuguese victory with his next love child? Victory, no. Love child, yes. All I know is that I’ll be sitting outside a bungalow in Florianopolis, sipping a Caipirinha with a few loved ones, waiting for the next game. Tutto bene! Go U.S.A! u


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london calling by hilary geary LAST month I headed across the pond to whoop it up in London because, as you well know, the town rocks in June. As it was “in-season,” there was so much to do and, ahh, so little time. There were private dinners; big antique

shows, such as Olympia; all the new plays, like the Arthur Miller hit All My Sons; Royal Ascot; Wimbledon; The Prince of Wales Foundation events; Elton John and David Furnish’s annual “White Tie and Tiara Summer Ball” fea-

turing Lady GaGa, and lots more. Yup, we did it all, starting with a little dinner at Hilary and Galen Weston’s heavenly house, Fort Belvedere. A historic and beautiful jewel of a home, Belvedere was once the residence of the Prince of Wales.

Anne Hearst in the gardens at Winfield House.


Lady Jane Churchill at Tom Quick’s party in London; Lord Charles Churchill; Karen LeFrak and Sunny, Duke of Marlborough.

He later became king and this illustrious venue was the setting when Edward abdicated the throne following the British and Dominion government’s opposition to his marriage to Wallis Simpson. Oh, if those walls could talk! The next day, we attended the historic Knights of the Garter ceremony at St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle, where morning suits for men is the required dress and small hats for the ladies. Wilbur and I delighted in watching the grand procession with the Queen and Prince Philip in their incredible costumes with all the pageantry, pomp, and circumstance that the English do so well. Afterward, we lunched in the Henry 111 tower in Windsor Castle, overlooking the vast courtyard along with the Weston’s. We spotted Prince and Princess Pierre, Sylvie d’Arenberg and Dame Jill Sackler, Connie and Hugh Hildesley, and others. The following week brought all of the Prince of Wales Foundation’s fabulous events, which Robert Higdon flawlessly orchestrates with grace, charm, humor, and style. This year’s program was kicked off with tea at Burberry, followed by another big treat: lunch at Prince Charles’ country house, the fabled Highgrove, plus a tour of the fabulous organic gardens. Next, we had cocktails at the grand Winfield House, hosted by our ambassador, Louis Sussman, and his wife, Margie. Winfield House was formerly owned by

Barbara Hutton but “sold” it years ago to the U.S. for a dollar. This dazzling neoGeorgian “house,” designed by Leonard Rome Guthrie really takes your breath away as it is set on twelve acres of grounds in Regent’s Park and has the largest private garden in London. Another treat was the amazing blacktie dinner at Buckingham Palace with the heavenly Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth with soloists Sir John Tomlinson and Mikhail Simonyan. We also motored out to the country for a scrumptious al fresco lunch with Liz Ward at her beautiful Cornwell Manor and dined at the oneand-only Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, which is set on 2,100 acres of parkland, landscaped by “Capability” Brown with my favorite Duke and Duchess, Lily and Sunny Marlborough. And I cannot forget two terrific dinner parties at the restaurant Bellamy’s. Kathy Rayner hosted a big one to toast her husband, Billy, after his beautiful watercolor show at Mallets. The other was Tommy Quick’s, everyone’s favorite Palm Beacher. I spotted Jane Churchill, Rosita Marlborough, Carol and Earl Mack, Karin Luter, Pauline Pitt, Liz Ward, Brett Price, and more. Another standout was Richard LeFrak’s dinner at Harry’s Bar in honor of his adorable wife Karen’s birthday. This terrific club, created by Mark Birley,

is now owned by Richard Caring. In fact, Caring owns lots of restaurants all over the place. In London, he has Annabel’s nightclub, Mark’s Club, George, four Soho House clubs, Le Caprice, The Ivy, The Ivy club, Scott’s, J Sheekey, Cecconi’s and Daphne’s. Wow! At the LeFrak dinner we sat in the cozy private room while we dined on insalata di Asparagi, branzino di vitello da latte all spiedo, and their famous galato al cioccolato. Yum! We chatted the night away with Donna and Bill Acquavella, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, George and Lita Livanos, Sunny and Lily Marlborough, Fizzy and Aidan Barclay, John Paulson, Marty and Audrey Gruss, Eva O’Neil, and more. I also must mention the divine dinner George and Lita Livanos gave at their spectacular house. We sipped champagne in the garden, which was filled with white flowers. Up the stairs, we sat down to a scrumptious seated dinner. Among the group were William and Annabel Astor (mother of Samantha Cameron, married to Prime Minister David Cameron), Dixon and Arriana Boardman, Alexander Marchessini, David and Sally Metcalfe, Fizzy and Aidan Barclay, Hugh Sykes, Donna and Bill Acquavella, Serena Balfour, Alfred and Judy  Taubman, Marina Palma, Lynn Wyatt, and more Summer is the sweetest time! u A U G U S T 2 0 1 0 139


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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST It’s a crazy month of parties—with a launch at the Empire Hotel, a Cinema Society screening, and The Frick Collection’s “Garden Party”—as Elizabeth Brown paints the town (and the Hamptons!) red. by Elizabeth Brown

Danny A. toasted Avenue at its one-year anniversary party as a white cake was presented. Owner Noah Tepperberg listened from atop a banquette.


Nick Papanicolaou, Corina Gugler, Marc Biron, Alexandra Papanicolaou, Nicole Basabe, and Adrian Ulrich helped launch The Laundry Stork.

Rich Thomas added a splash of pink and green to his outfit at Avenue.

Elisabeth Saint-Amand in a white flower hair accessory at The Frick’s “Garden Party.”

Alice Francis and Andrew Chatham danced to live music at The Frick party.

Amanda Smear and Nicole Pope in white attire for

Nina Wainwright, Thayer Joyce, Saara

their favorite club’s anniversary party.

Pritchard, Lisa Morse, and Austin Varner.

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“i never travel without my diary,” wrote Oscar Wilde.

“One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” And with that, dear reader, I present you with my most recent entry. You’re welcome. Nick Papanicolaou welcomed family and friends to the Empire Hotel on June 17 to launch The Laundry Stork, a company with eco-friendly laundry and dry-cleaning services. Guests at the open bar included Nick’s sisters, Alexandra Papanicolaou and Tatiana Perkin of Tribal Societé, Quest’s Georgina Schaeffer, and promoter Marc Biron. On June 23, after prosecco at The Park, Alex El Khoury and I hopped over to Avenue’s one-year anniversary party. The invitation had requested white attire, which, for me, meant a Juicy

Couture velour dress purchased circa ninth grade. After securing a (white) wristband, I went upstairs to Rich Thomas’s table occupied by Charlie Denihan, David Mehlman, and Dabney Mercer (in pink). Oh, and apparently Beyoncé and Jay-Z showed to support DJ Solange Knowles? Where was I? Probably hanging out with someone cooler [“brushes dirt off of shoulders”]. Toward the end of June, Minnie Mortimer showed her Summer 2010 collection at Scoop Beach in East Hampton. The beautiful brunette hosted the event in the darling romper that I’ve already raved about in this column. Then it was from the Hamptons to Nantucket for the Fourth of July where I celebrated by applying temporary tattoos and wearing jorts. Also, I ate Juice Bar ice cream and drank domestic beer. If AUGUST 2010 141


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Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Then it was down to Meatpacking for Anisha Lakhani’s “birfday” party. Literally, everyone was there. I entered with Neal McCallum and Peter Smith before dashing over to hug Q’s Elizabeth Meigher and chat with Edward Barsamian, who teased me about my resortwear. A kiss (or two) for Paul Johnson Calderon, with Paper’s Peter Davis, and I was off to see the birthday girl (and the purple and yellow cake she received from Essie Gavrilov and Rebecca Regan). For more information, please see Page Six. A few days later, I met Oliver Ames, Christina Arza, Sophie Stileman, and the rest of our lovely Quest team at the launch of Samantha Thavasa by Tinsley Mortimer’s Fall 2010 collection. We soon relocated to my apartment where our editor, Elizabeth, met us with vino to be served in my many plastic New York Rangers beer cups. As Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” We all ordered Serafina, listened to reggae (I’m at least as confused as you are), and headed to “Club D,” where Jamie Tang mixed our favorite “girly” shots. This month, I plan on editing the Lilly Pulitzer from my closet and purchasing a pair of black Pour la Victoire wedge boots in preparation for Fashion Week, a.k.a. “Christmas in September.” So, yes. Okay. Good talk. I’ll see you out there. u

Dori Cooperman and Megan DiCurcio at the SoHo Grand. Left: Rachel Roy and Andrew Saffir at the Sorcercer’s Apprentice screening.

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that’s not the American dream, I don’t know what is. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! In July, Cinema Society and Amnesty International sponsored a screening of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice at Tribeca Grand, with a party at SoHo Grand. While the film was no Harry Potter, the evening was still, well, magical. Stacey Bendet invited Victoria Gucci-Losio and me to the launch of the alice + olivia and M·A·C makeup collaboration at Beauty Bar on July 14. “It just seemed like the perfect, fun spot to throw a beauty disco party!” Stacey said. “There were beautiful girls dressed in alice + olivia getting their nails painted purple, teal, and sparkly black.” Kelly Killoren Bensimon of The Real Housewives of New York, Chrissie Miller of Sophomore, and Kelly Tisdale of TeaNY all made an appearance. A week later, I slipped into a vintage Lilly Pulitzer shift dress and strolled down Madison Avenue from my apartment to The Frick Collection’s “Garden Party” with Starr Brown. Elisabeth Saint-Amand matched the Tiffany & Co.-adorned turban that she wore at the “Young Fellows Diamond Deco Ball” with a beautiful white flower hairpiece. The featured drank (yes, “drank”) was some sort of lemonade-y vodka concoction that must have been behind my recommending Dorrian’s to two girls looking for someplace to go out.

Kimberly Guilfoyle and Gigi Stone saw The


Stacey Bendet of alice + olivia, left, poses with Flora Collins and Vanity Fair’s Amy Fine Collins.

Rebecca Regan kisses Anisha Lakhani on her birthday.

Serena Nikkah, center, and Laetitia Stanfield, right, joined Minnie Mortimer at Scoop Beach in East Hampton.

The launch of the alice + olivia and M·A·C makeup collaboration on East 14th Street.

Natalie Obradovich and Kristian Laliberte stopped by Stacey Bendet’s event.

Ariel Meredith and Hollis both wore alice + olivia

Annette Griffel, Daniela Mirzac, and Hana

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Summer and the City A Quest Mad Lib Thank God It’s (Summer) Friday. The clock just struck noon and it’s time to get out of town. You’ve been waiting all week to put on your _________(pastel color) and _________ (pastel color) twin-set and jet off to _________ (a Hampton, but definitely not “The Hamptons”) where you’ll work on your _________ (shade of orange) tan. How does anyone survive in New York without a summer home? You head out of corporate headquarters and swing by your apartment on ________ (street between 59th and 80th) and _________ (avenue between Fifth and Lexington) to pick up your _________ (terrier, dachsund, or spaniel) named _________ (surname of a British general). Then you jump aboard the Jitney and begin your weekend of leisure with _________ (single-digit #) hours waiting in traffic. It’s okay, though, because it gives you time to pre-write all the thankyou cards you’ll have to send out after this weekend. You’re staying with your old boarding-school pal Bootsy and her fiancé, ________ (name of a one-word British town). As a hostess gift, you present her with a monogrammed _________ (noun) wrapped with a grosgrain ribbon. Bootsy looks dazzling and you can’t even tell she had _________ (type of dermal filler) yesterday. She’s known for throwing the wildest tea parties in town, and tonight she’s got something special planned. 144 QUEST

As the sun sets, you head down to the beach where Bootsy’s set up a dinner dance called “_________” (theme of your highschool prom). It began with passed _________ (miniature meat) hors d’oeuvres, which you don’t eat, and dancing to the _________ (Bob Hardwick or Peter Duchin) orchestra. You air-kiss a few people you don’t really know and are ready to reach for your _________th (two-digit #) glass of champagne, when you spot _________ (a disgraced politician), _________ (an elderly media mogul), and _________ (a Greek billionaire) in the corner, plotting the future of the universe. You’d better not have another, you think, you don’t want to embarrass yourself in front of them. But then your favorite song, _________ (a Frank Sinatra tune), comes on and nothing can keep you from letting loose. The next morning you wake up in a haze. Where am I? There’s a warm breeze and a gentle rocking from below. Whose yacht is this? Did I leave with _________ (name on the Forbes 400)? You sneak out and stumble back to Bootsy’s. She’s already in her tennis whites, but you’re too hungover to do anything but lie in the sun. You can’t even muster the mental energy to read that _________ (chick-lit writer) book you brought. Luckily, there’s a copy of Quest lying on the coffee table, which will do just fine. —Rachel Corbett


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