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who have no doubt shaped the city as we know it today.

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110 Dawning Moments In “The Light of New York,” photographer Jean-Michel

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116 Meet me at the stork Scenes behind the doors of the infamous nightclub

where the likes of Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedy brothers, and many more

iconic figures rubbed shoulders.

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122 A Suburban Utopia The fascinating history of one of the nations

first-ever gated communities is chornicled by Chiu Yin Hempel in “Tuxedo

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Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends.”

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The Night They Invented Champagne

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From left: Investment banker and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn; a view of the Chrysler Building and Midtown Manhattan in 1932.

Over July 4th weekend, I had my nose in a book—an old

book—Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 19201938. Author John Brooks had my attention so entirely that I turned down invitations to dinner, didn’t go to the beach, but instead, sat ensconced on the back porch in a world of the 1929 stock market crash and its aftershocks. At the center of the drama is Richard Whitney, head of the New York Stock Exchange, who, while publicly portraying himself as a stalwart hero, was personally bankrupt and is eventually carted off to Sing Sing. Not a typical summer read. Brooks is an elegant writer, and his tale weaves together heroes and villains, but this story is even more captivating because of the parallels between the obstacles we face today and those we faced as a nation during the '20s and '30s. It is perhaps even more chilling that the book was published in 1969, and again in 1997, and the story continues to reach forward into the American psyche with the same hold for every generation. As we sit and wait to see what will happen with our nation’s credit rating, it may seem frivolous to publish our annual “400” list. But in truth, the worlds of finance and society have always been closely linked, especially in America, and even more so in New York. We punctuated the list with facings of some of the most reputable banking families; some of them are the heroes in Brooks’ account. Wise in their words, I was floored by Otto Hermann Kahn’s quote, “The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy, but liberty frenzied. Liberty is not foolproof. For its beneficent working, it demands selfrestraint, a sane and clear recognition of the practical and attainable, and of the fact that there are laws of nature, which are beyond our power to change.” That seems to me a more profound piece of advice for our world today than ever I have heard. Many of these men were also great philanthropists, leaving the city such treasures as The Morgan Library and The Whitney Museum, and steering the collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for multiple generations. On 18 QUEST

the list opposite them are the names of people who continue to enrich our city in that same spirit today. Elsewhere in the issue, Marc Lewinstein reports on his own suburban Xanadu, reviewing a new book by Chiu Yin Hempel, Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends. David Patrick Columbia remembers his nights at the famous Stork Club, and I dream of a visit to Maxim’s. It is compelling to look at these two stories together because even though these are two very unique restaurants in two different cities, each brings out the same smiles in their customers. You simply can’t miss the joy of the "Café Society" enjoying their café. Finally, our new senior editor, Lisa Chung, writes her first piece this month on a new book, The Light of New York. Jean-Michel Berts photographs New York City at dawn, when the city sits quietly on the promise of a new day. It’s a rarity to think of New York as quiet, but I think more often than not, we all think of New York as full of promise. u

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on the cover: Miss Elizabeth Haldane (far left), Judge Dickinson (carrying an umbrella), and J.P. Morgan, with an unidentified woman, take a stroll at the Columbia University Yacht Club located at the foot of 86th Street in New York City, circa 1910. Photograph courtesy of Library of Congress.


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NEW YORK SO C IAL DIARY Life Among the Four Hundred. A century ago by this time in 1911, the Gilded Age was over. There were still families and individuals living surrounded by great wealth. Some still maintained the image of “high society” with its decorum and a lifestyle that was lavish and extravagant— an Americanized version

of European aristocracy. By summertime, the great mansions along Fifth Avenue were dark, all closed up, their occupants now ensconced in “cottages” from Newport to Bar Harbor. Many players of the great Gilded Age had passed on— either to the great beyond, or to another approach to

life. Caroline Astor had died in 1908, already a recluse in the vast Fifth Avenue double mansion that she shared with her son Jack, his wife and children at 65th Street and Fifth Avenue. By 1911, son Jack and wife were divorced, and he took a new, much younger wife, Madeleine Force. She was 18, and he was 47.

The new Astor marriage was a scandal. Had it been during her lifetime and not her son, Caroline Astor would have struck the new couple’s name from her list. But since it was not a crime, and since the name was Astor, it remained a mild scandal. Nevertheless, after a wedding ceremony in his mother’s house in Newport,

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A the bride and groom left for an extended European tour to get away from all the noise. The new Mrs. J.J. Astor became pregnant during that trip; as a result, it was decided to return to New York so that the child would be born on American soil. They booked it on the Titanic’s maiden voyage. Also by 1911, the American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt, the poor little rich girl whose mother made her marry the Ninth Duke of Marlborough 17 years before in 1894—when she was 17—was now happily

living separately from her imperiously willful husband. By then, her imperiously willful mother Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, now both divorced and widowed, had taken a new path and joined the Women’s Movement, marching with the Suffragettes. The world was being turned upside down. Edith Wharton had to move to France. Mrs. Astor’s original List of 400, reported to be the capacity for the ballroom of her brownstone on 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, was actually composed of 369 people. The

term “400,” however, had become part of the American language, used by ordinary people to describe someone, often a relative who’d come into some money. The number itself had a nice round sound, and turned out to be a press agent’s dream. Ward McAllister was the clever one who came up with it, or at least the one who took the credit for it. He was America’s first great society press agent, and his client was Mrs. Astor. McAllister was powerful in his day, but by the time he

died in 1895, he had outlived his usefulness. On the day of his funeral, Mrs. Astor was unable to attend because she was having a dinner party that night. So much for loyalty— although McAllister would have understood. Nevertheless, the “400” list defined exclusivity, and a definition of Society in New York, holding people to it for a couple more generations. Unlike anything today, almost all the members of the list knew each other, often knew most members of their families, and often became related through

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marriage. New York was already a large city, but the wealthier classes were a much smaller community that hobnobbed together. Today, the “400” list is made up of a much wider and diverse group of individuals and families, and it is impossible to know everybody. Manners, Morals. Courtesy was the byword. Gentleman. Lady. Act like a lady. Act like a gentleman. The code of behavior was key to their club. A great deal of it was pretense and only masked other kinds of behavior related to jealousy, greed, social competition, and outright rudeness. Conduct unbecoming was judged and handled swiftly despite those 24 QUEST

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encumbrances. Snubs were painful. Gossip was as juicy and compelling as it is today, perhaps even more so. However, there were no technological devices; even the telephone was very new and rarely used. Information was usually imparted face to face, or by letter, even locally. Newspapers, which reported on social activity in minute detail—locations, menus, fashion—avoided most salacious material. Even the Colonel Mann’s scandal sheet, “Town Topics,” would skip certain stories, especially if the colonel had been adequately compensated beforehand by the gentlemen

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of the community who did not wish to see intimations of their sexual liaisons in print. Murray Hill, still a fine address in the city today, was also a destination for the better houses for the “ladies of the evening.” It wasn’t at all unusual for the gentlemen on the way home from the office or the club to stop at Madame X’s and partake in the company and the libidinous menu available. This wasn’t a secret, but it was also something no one talked about. At least not in reference to each other. The mode of dress for everyone was “cover up” and that reflected the etiquette of the day: a show of modesty. I still look at photographs

of that era and wonder how people endured the heat of the city wearing layers of garments covering just about everything except their hands and head. We do know how Mrs. Astor and her crowd handled it: they got out of town. But remember, even then there was no air conditioning, and fans were still a novelty. There was very little diversity in the group because of the manners and code of behavior. A lot of courtesy is ritualistic. Its implications are varied. Safety is one. Security and strength are others Variety is another. Pretense is another. Wealth was flaunted outrageously considering the economic circumstances of the

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rest of the population. The changes that swept in the new age came quickly. Coco Chanel led the way for women, removing the layers of garments, hiking up the hemlines, and even putting women in trousers. This was momentous in changing the way society operated, and the changes were instantaneous and final, echoed throughout the 20th century right up to today. The city is quieter during the summer months as so many who have the opportunity leave town for the beach or the mountains (Aspen has now become a legitimate summer destination for the 26 QUEST

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social crowd), or the resorts or yachts of the Mediterranean. Alexandra and Philip Howard gave a book party for their friend Amanda Foreman and her book “A World On Fire” about the British private citizens involvement in the American Civil War. The book is a great—even awesome—achievement for any writer or historian. Amanda’s previous biography about Georgianna Duchess of Devonshire, who lived in the 18th century and was a friend of Queen Marie Antoinette, among others, was a serious chronicle and study of a woman’s life at the time in the world of political and financial

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power. And a page turner. “A World On Fire” expands the scope and the breadth of the worlds of political and financial power. Amanda Foreman. If I didn’t know who she was, or what she did, and I saw her on the street or at a party, or even had a brief conversation with her, I would have thought she was one of those British female executive assistants (or even CEOs), who are famously efficient and thorough, and may also have a brood of five at home, a husband who works, while everything is being managed brilliantly by said executive (assistant/author/CEO).

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Oh, and they’re often very pleasant, almost as if docile on meeting, even if they are not. Tina Brown is another example of one. Anna Wintour is another. So is the now infamous Rebekah Brooks. These girls start on the bottom rung and rise to the top through their ingenuity and political, professional acumen. They’re often very smart and very well informed about their business. They’re kind of a marvel to observe because they handle a lot and keep moving forward no matter the load. And they’re around words and wordsmiths and movie-makers and news-makers a lot. That’s what Amanda

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A Foreman might seem like, from the outside. Then if you get to know her just slightly, as I have, you find that she is indeed all those things, and also turns out enormous, highly fascinating historical volumes and biographies with Zen-like degrees of separation from the Zeitgeist. You can’t help being awestruck—if you’re a writer, anyway. These women are not, incidentally, babes in the woods, or Mary’s little lamb; and definitely not the type you’d want to meet in a dark alley (of the mind). Nevertheless, fascinating, all; quite charming, some; ruthlessly focused, all; and the stuff of fiction and fact. You see it in the performance, a kind of inbred assuredness, a knowing the lay of the land. (No pun intended.) They’re very dynamic.

Thinking of this and considering their American counterparts, there is a difference. I don’t think it’s just the power of the British accent over the American ear. American women have a different way of presenting themselves. Dowdy in America means dowdy minded. A false impression to be sure, but a strong one. American women also prefer coming in from the place of a title. They now prepare for that place. They dress the part. They know how to use their feminine wiles, almost always a power point in a world of men. They like meeting eye-to-eye. It’s very American. Democratic. They even start out at places like Goldman nowadays, and at times pull down big bucks. When it happens they welcome it. That’s the movie. You rarely get the feeling

the British girls feel entitled (although God knows, why not?). Although you do often get the feeling they could be sharks. American girls, on the other hand, brilliant and all, are only three generations from the Midwestern farm girl, culturally speaking. Used to putting up with whatever. Until they don’t have to. Perhaps because of that, they can be vulnerable and mistake male behavior with power. But that is changing too—they can also be Martha Stewart. So move over, Hercules. The British girls are descendents of the sisterhood of the Brontes, Jane Austen, George Elliot, Rebecca West, Vita Sackville-West; except as offspring today’s women are the story. Margaret Thatcher affirmed it once and for all. And nobody ever called her dowdy. At least not to her face.

And, while we’re on the subject, lest we forget: what about Her Majesty The Queen? Bomb threats and all, she donned the green and set foot in Éire with the handbag, the hat, and the smile. Is there anything else we need to know about womanhood, courage, stability, and the progress that can follow? Amanda Foreman is one of those amazing British women (although I think she might be half or 100 percent American by birth). Her new book, “A World On Fire,” is an enormous tome about the Civil War from a vantage point never really addressed in American history and lore. Her research was vastly detailed and labyrinthine. Not surprisingly, it is also going to be a gargantuan series for TV, possibly HBO (she told me, and I forgot). It is a book that

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sweeps you up as if with the currents of that time. Speaking of Martha, her birthday was on August 3. I’ve been in her presence a million times, chatted with her a few times, and photographed her whenever I had the opportunity. I’ve seen her TV work, and although it’s not my interest, I was fascinated by her ingenuous ability to draw me into her interests. It is a great performance, delivered by the master. Aside from that, as the world knows, the master 30 QUEST

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started out baking cookies and selling them out of a closet in Westport, Conn., and turned it into a billion-dollar media business. That’s what real job creation is. She doesn’t seem that much different off-camera, at dinner. I have no idea what she’s like around the factory, but I do know that she’s a stickler for getting everything the way she wants it. However, the people I know who’ve worked for her, loved it and saw that she worked as hard or even harder than they. She’s got a million

irons in the fire. She even tweets. I asked her one day how many she had following her. I think she said 12 million. It was millions. Geez, I can’t even get myself to tweet. She was graced by the gods with vision. It looks effortless, but usually when it looks that effortless, there are thousands of concealed hours and practice behind it. Not to mention the Martha energy. She earned her money the hard way; you know the rest. Martha also celebrated her 70th, looking as if the only thing that’s changed in her life

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yet different like any other. I’m sure by the time someone is able to do a biography of her (my personal choice would be biographer Amanda Vaill) a lot of doors will still be closed. I’ve reported previously that Mrs. Onassis in her last days was said to have burned a great deal of her personal correspondence from friends and close associates, including men she was believed to have had affairs with. She sat before a fire, tossing the bundles tied in ribbons into her fireplace. I was surprised to hear this, having read many times that she claimed great

reverence for history. Yet, at the end, destroying it. It’s not uncommon to mistake mortality as an unknown extension of life, hers possibly enhanced by her Roman Catholic upbringing. Her actions were natural and indicated her humanity. She could never, with all her cleverness, comprehend a reputation beyond compare. A world watched the young mother in her widow’s weeds leading the nation in its grief and horror. Nothing else would matter more to the collective memory. Her management of her

public image was clever. Although she was physically accessible, out among the crowd any time and anywhere she wished, she received confidential treatment from those who knew her. A New York woman from infancy, she reveled in the city and its life. She eschewed conventional social life, although she made appearances at charity functions for certain occasions, including the ballet and the Municipal Arts Society. She lent her name and cast her influence in supporting her community. The late John Galliher

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shock to many who had idealized her into something resembling a fairy godmother. But that was because we didn’t know Jackie had a real life. We didn’t know about the reality of her marriage to Jack Kennedy. There had always been rumors among the cognescenti that she had wanted to leave him not long after they married—but had been bought off with a million dollars by papa Joe Kennedy. They needed a wife for Jack in order to run for president. She had just turned 24 when she married him, and only 30 when he ran. Four years later he was murdered in her lap in an open car in Dallas. That moment defined her in history forever. A century later, Society, or something thereabouts, today. The TV segment of “Real Housewives of New York,” which launched on Bravo, was their “reunion.”


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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A Don’t ask me what that means because I’ve never watched “Housewives,” other than a piece of a segment on the Web. I’m sure if I were in front of it, I’d watch it for its quackiness. How else can we describe nicely the absurdity of people pretending to be real? Not that those girls aren’t real, each and every one of them. Although it’s a little like credit derivatives. A woman friend of mine who does watch the show, and is “embarrassed to admit it” (there are lots of them out there), told me people wanted to know who Sonja’s husband was and what was he like. I’ve met John Morgan several times, although I

don’t know him. The one conversation I recall with him was about a historical matter and his knowledge was impressive. At the time, I only knew him as Sonja’s new husband and presumably one of those Morgans. The last time I had any communication with him was a few years ago when he and Sonja divorced, and he asked me to discontinue using the picture from a Quest magazine layout on the “400” List several years ago. He was annoyed by the continued Internet exposure. (Imagine how he’s feeling these days if “exposure” is an issue.) We took it out of the copy. It’s a great portrait, however, and it speaks volumes if you’ve

got any imagination. However, whatever you may imagine about the Morgans’ marital life, it’s probably not true. It’s probably something else, often something better than fiction. The story, it turns out, is for reality TV. John Adams Morgan, who is finishing up his eighth decade, is an interesting fellow. In person, he’s self-possessed, knowledgeable, and charming in his lack of pretense and serious interest. And he’s one of those older men who has not lost his taste for the joys of youthful rapture. Or something along those lines. He was evidently a solid athlete, a successful businessman, a yachtsman, and an eternally

youthful spirit, meaning: he’s not bashful. He’s what New Yorkers today would call a WASP, although where the Adamses and the Morgans come from, they were called Yankees. Sometimes damn Yankees. Classic Yankee, Mr. Morgan has the two presidents among his descendents on his mother’s side. His great-grandfather Charles Francis Adams was a congressman and a diplomat; his grandfather, Charles, Jr., a Civil War general. On his father’s side, his greatgrandfather was J. Pierpont Morgan, the most powerful American banker of the Gilded Age, the man who saved the American economy and Wall

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American economy and Wall Street in the Panic of 1907. His grandfather J.P. Morgan, Jr., always called Jack, built the Morgan Library and was a partner in J.P. Morgan. And Sonja’s ex-husband’s father Henry Sturgis Morgan (who had five sons), started Morgan Stanley with Mr. Stanley and some others, after the breakup of the banks and the investment banking houses back in the 1930s (repealed at the end of the ’90s). Also, his great-great-grandfather Joseph Morgan started Aetna Insurance. Sonja first met John Morgan back in the mid-90s when she was working as a hostess at San Pietro, the upscale Italian restaurant (excellent cuisine) on Madison Avenue and 54th Street. A famous meeting place for New York’s high-powered businessmen to 40 QUEST

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lunch. I ended up writing an article about Sonja (which I’ve put on these pages somewhere before), and how she was working at San Pietro. Before Sonja, I didn’t know that women who were called “hostesses” at restaurants, could have an “executive” quality to their work. Sonja did. And does. After the article was published, the owners fired her. There were those who claimed that Sonja’s executive qualities had an important erotic side to them. Sonja had come from upstate in Albany, having put herself through college to get into business. It is the classic yearn for the “Big Time” that draws a certain kind of man and a certain kind of woman to New York. Her conversation was all about business. She wanted to be in business. She intended

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to be in business. She was (my word, not hers) a natural entrepreneur. The reason she liked the job at San Pietro was because she got to make connections. She wanted to know these guys. She wasn’t looking for a husband (although it’s not uncommon for a woman of her age and position in New York to “hope” for a husband). She wanted to know how these men worked, what they thought. John Morgan, who is in the investment business, was a regular client at the restaurant. Sonja liked him, although she didn’t really know him. She sat him in the section of the restaurant she called, “the back” (actually it’s next to the front—the restaurant is not large), because he was a “lousy tipper.” Everyone knew it: the waiters, the busboys, etc.

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And so, Mr. Morgan (which is what she called him), deprived the Big Tippers from a Good Table. After she lost her job at San Pietro, thanks to my glowing review in Quest, undaunted and having a little money saved, Sonja launched herself as a kind of producer/ consultant/conduit. Sonja is forthright and friendly, but also interested in others. I’d run into her every now and then. She had made some business deals and had bought herself an apartment on East 57th Street. She also had a small apartment she’d rented in Los Angeles. In the summer, it was the Hamptons; in winter, it was St. Bart’s and Aspen. One day while skiing in Aspen (I think it was Aspen), she ran into Mr. Morgan on the slopes. Still calling him Mr.

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don’t you call me John?” Not long after they dined, about 45 minutes into the dinner, she realized she really never knew anything about the kind of man he was. She knew the Morgan part from long ago, but now she was meeting an outdoorsy kind of guy who liked to ski and sail. He had values like, or talked the same language as, people she’d grown up with. He asked her to marry him that night. They married a few months later. From Sonja’s point of view, the marriage gave him an opportunity to get out and about. With the yacht in St. Bart’s. With the 42 QUEST

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house guests on the island in Connecticut. They acquired a ranch in Telluride, a house in the South of France, a townhouse in Manhattan. A daughter was born (John has a son Sonja’s age). From Sonja’s point of view, they were having a great life. He was a much younger man in mind and body, and she felt she’d found her life. A daughter was born. Whatever went wrong is evidently hard for Sonja to understand because it happened quickly for her. She was served with papers. She said she later learned he had been having an affair

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with her best friend. Everything that could go wrong has since gone wrong. She has a $7 million judgment out against her over a failed film production deal. She said her prenuptial agreement money has not been forthcoming. She has gotten a break and is now working on the show. She is also developing some products to promote under her name, beginning with a toaster oven and her recipes for her toaster oven. She’s also got her eye open for other business opportunities. Although the stress of living under this financial cloud is

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very difficult. She and John Morgan share custody of their daughter. She told me her greatest disappointment is that she and John cannot remain friends. Of his four wives, she was married to him the longest (nine years), and she liked him. I suggested to her that in view of his matrimonial history, she could consider herself lucky to have lasted as long as she did with the man. Meanwhile, she says he has moved on to other love interests. Sonja has, too, although her last romance is over. Sonja’s still working on her dream. u


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In August and September, several 12-meter regattas will take place throughout the New England area, including events at the Edgartown Yacht Club in Edgartown, Mass., and the Museum of Yachting in Newport, R.I.

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The “Possible Dreams Auction” will benefit the numerous programs and projects of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, from “Connect to End Violence” to its thrift store. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, Mass. For more information, call 508.693.7906.

Newport, R.I. For more information, call 401.847.1000. gala at glimmerglass

“Americans in Paris,” this year’s theme for the Hyde Hall gala, will take place at 6 p.m. at Glimmerglass State Park in

Cooperstown, N.Y. The event will support the preservation of Hyde Hall, an 1817 to 1834 country home that has been referred to as “one of the two or three greatest houses in America.” For more information, call 607.547.5098.

The Newport Antiques Show will celebrate its fifth consecutive year beginning at 10 a.m. at St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I. For more information, call 401.846.2669.

The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons will host “Magic Under the Moonlight” at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The evening will honor Dr. Lewis H. Berman, veterinarian and the chief of staff at Park East Animal Hospital, which he founded 50 years ago. For more information, call 631.537.0400.

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“A Tropical Paradise,” Southampton Hospital’s 53rd annual summer party, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the corner of Old Town and Wickapogue roads in Southampton, N.Y. The event will be chaired by Barclays Wealth and Tiffany & Co. For more information, call 631.726.8700.

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The Preservation Society of Newport County will celebrate the centennial of The Elms Stable and Carriage House with dinner and dancing. The black-tie event will begin at 7 p.m. at The Elms in

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On Sept.17, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, the first-ever St. Regis Connoisseur and world’s most recognized polo player, will play at the Greenwich Polo Club. For more information, call 203.561.5821.

The Edgartown Yacht Club 12-meter regatta for classic vintage, classic traditional, modern, and grand prix 12-meter class yachts will be held over the weekend off the waters of Edgartown, Mass. For more information, call 508.627.4361.


Bay Head, NJ – As the grande dame of summer hotels, the Grenville Hotel dates back to 1890. Completely renovated in 1987, the stunning Victorian building currently houses 29 guest rooms with private baths on four floors, central air and the only elevator in all of Bay Head. Its award-winning 4-star restaurant seats 150 in the dining room and charming weather protected veranda. $3,800,000

Chester Twp., NJ - Own a piece of history, perfect for horse and nature lovers. This 1842 Colonial farmhouse was painstakingly restored in 1992. Its 24 bucolic acres feature a pond, a stream and fenced pastures. A caretaker's cottage, 2 vintage barns and a 19-stall stable complete the picture for the ultimate pastoral lifestyle. Far Hills mailing address. $3,975,000

Mantoloking, NJ - A beautiful and classic 5-bedroom bayfront home, surrounded by a professionally landscaped property with gated access. The stunning cathedral ceiling conservatory with panoramic bay views, & the expansive bay views flooding the entire living space, add magic to the balcony off the luxurious master suite. With its 250’ dock, this is where the bay ends and your boating dreams begin. $3,695,000

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Morris Twp., NJ - Step back into Morristown's Gilded Age with this magnificent 7-bedroom French Normandy landmark home on 6.5 acres. While remaining true to its historic architecture, this mansion has been thoughtfully updated to embrace the latest technology. Surrounding are a guest cottage and other outbuildings plus a swimming pool and pool house. $2,995,000

New Vernon, NJ - This regal colonial estate astride four hilltop acres serenely overlooks a picturesque pond. Masterly appointments throughout begin with the vestibule’s designer silk walls and eight-columned foyer. Every room exudes grandeur from the custom-ceilinged living room with enormous fireplace to the breakfast room/conservatory with its hand-painted ceiling to the first floor master suite warmed by a fireplace. $5,290,000

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Rumson, NJ - No detail has been overlooked in the complete renovation of this elegant colonial mansion on one of Rumson’s most sought after streets. The chef's kitchen of Carrera marble and honed granite is filled with custom cabinetry. The master bedroom suite encompasses a sumptuous bath and oversized walk-in closet. The very private backyard surrounds a pool and spa with incredibly beautiful landscaping. $3,900,000

Rumson, NJ - A splendid haven, the sublimely beautiful 7-bedroom, "Hidden Acres" estate is quintessentially grand from top – featuring a luxurious master bedroom suite with sitting area and expansive terrace – to bottom – where the basement’s 10-seat theatre and wine cellar reside. Entertaining is a pleasure with a fabulous, chandeliered custom kitchen encompassing two islands. $8,995,000

Sparta, Lake Mohawk, NJ - All of the superlatives fall short when describing this private island paradise on Lake Mohawk. This original Crane English Tudor style home, built in 1928, featuring a lake front boathouse, Har-Tru tennis court, pool and the lake just steps away! ManitoaIslandEstate.com $2,987,000

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The sixth annual Strides for Life race will take place at 8:45 a.m. at Lake Agawam in Southampton, N.Y. This three-mile run/walk is the signature event of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. For more information, call 646.290.5154.

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The opening red carpet gala for the New York City International Film Festival will be held at 6 p.m. at the Hudson Theatre. The event will feature a screening of The Last Gamble, directed by Joe E. Goodavage, starring Steven Bauer, Sally Kirkland, Nick Mancuso, and others, followed by a Q&A session. For more information, call 212.228.7910.

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The 63rd annual Artitsts vs. Writers charity softball game will be held at 2 p.m. at Herrick Park in East Hampton, N.Y. Proceeds from the event will go to East End Hospice, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, and East End Phoenix Houses. For more information, call 631.288.7080.

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At the 142nd annual Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course, guests can enjoy a premium experience,

On Aug. 28, the Hampton Classic Horse Show will begin in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 4. For more information, call 631.537.3177. including dining at 11 a.m. at The Carousel Restaurant. For more information, call 888.516.6972.

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The Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, N.Y., an iconic

end-of-summer event, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 4. This year marks the show’s 36th year of bringing world-class equestrian competition, shopping, and entertainment to the eastern end of Long Island. For more information, call 631.537.3177.

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The Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase will kick off with a preview party at 6 p.m. at the Delamar in Connecticut. The event will benefit Audubon, which is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Long Island Sound. For more information, call 203.531.3047.

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The 32nd Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Panerai will feature a sea of graceful fleets, and take place through the 4th of the month in Newport, R.I. For more information, call 401.847.1018.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich will host its annual gala at 6:30 p.m. in Greenwich, Conn. For more information, call 203.869.3224

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On Aug. 13, “Magic Under the Moonlight” will be hosted by the Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons, an organization responsible for rescuing more than 18,000 cats and dogs. For more information, call 631.537.0400.

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In continuing tradition, the Junior League of Houston, Inc. will present a style show featuring American and European designers. All events will occur over this single weekend, and will include lunches and dinner. For more information, call 713.622.4191.

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The legacy of polo and the luxury of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts will be celebrated, for the first time, at the Greenwich Polo Club. Nacho Figueras, the firstever St. Regis Connoisseur, and world’s most recognized polo player, will play in the match. For more information, call 203.561.5821.


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the indomitable c.z. guest, the only socialite I know who was on the International Best Dressed List and in the Ziegfeld Follies, was an avid gardener and had just begun writing a gardening column for the New York Post when I photographed her in 1976.

C.Z. was on her knees pulling weeds in her garden when I arrived at Templeton, the Guests’ 15-acre estate next to Old Westbury Gardens, the illustrious Long Island family estate built by John Phipps. Digging in the garden was not what I expected from the


HA R RY BENSON Cornelia and C.Z. Guest, 1976.

widow of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest (cousin of Winston Churchill), whom she married in 1947 at the home of Ernest Hemingway in Havana. (Quite the unique, if not ultimate, destination wedding, I would say.) But then, C.Z. almost always did the unexpected.

She and her daughter, a very young Cornelia, both accomplished international equestrians, saddled their horses for me to photograph them riding together. Happy to oblige, they were the most congenial mother and daughter I had photographed in ages.

Always impeccable, C.Z. was named to the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame as early as 1959. And she didn’t disappoint, in a trim and starched riding outfit, with her windblown, white-blond hair perfectly framing her face. Over the years, I photographed Cornelia and C.Z. many times and always looked forward to seeing them. C.Z. and Cornelia, always full of life and energy, brought exuberance to everything they tackled. That was their way. And C.Z. always knew who was doing what, when, and where, which made conversation an amusing whirlwind. Today, when I meet Cornelia, it’s quite nostalgic because we reminisce about her mother and about times past in places from Studio 54 to the South of France to Palm Beach Polo. It’s always fun. u AUGUST 2 0 1 1 7 1


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nights in capri On September 1, 1957, a pretty This page, from top: the legendary boat belonging to Aristotle Onassis, the Christina; photographer Benno Graziani captured a dinner party aboard Christina.

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French girl by the name of Patricia and an Italo-French couple, Feruccio and Ellen, joined me in the old harbor of Cannes to board the super-new luxury liner Cristoforo Colombo. Our spur-ofthe-moment destination: Capri. The island’s season back then followed the summer months of the French Riviera, and as all four of us had just turned 21, we felt adventurous. “We’ll buy shirts and pants in Capri,” Patricia said. “They’re far prettier and cheaper. Let’s just take our toothbrushes and go.” During those innocent times, travel was easy. One went on board, bought an overnight ticket, and presto, we would be in Capri in time for lunch the very next day. Just then, a dark-haired man wearing wrap-around glasses came around waiting for his motor launch to take him to his yacht. He was Aristotle Socrates Onassis, then considered the richest man on earth, and, as it turned out, a friendly one at that. I knew him slightly from El Morocco, the famous New York nightclub, as he was a friend of my father’s. “What are you children up to?” the great man asked. Once we told him, he simply said to forget the liner. He was also on his way to Capri and we were welcome to have a ride on his fabled Christina. The four of us jumped on his launch and were on board his boat in a jiffy. Once


Ta k i there, we were made to feel welcome by his wife, Tina Livanos, whose brother was and is still a close friend of mine. There were some other guests, namely Greta Garbo and a man called George Schlee, I believe, but they made no effort to speak with us rather scruffy youngsters. Ari and Tina, however, were extremely kind and sweet: Tina offered blouses to the girls; Ari asked if I needed any petty cash. Both were refused, as not having to shell out for tickets made us feel flush. Once we dropped anchor at the Piccola Marina the next day, we thanked our hosts and went on to find rooms in the fabled paradise. There were no tourists, no cruise boats, no day-trippers, no backpackers—just wealthy foreigners and well-to-do Italians. Then, there were titles galore. From Princess Bismarck, ex-Mona Williams, Princess Mafalda of Savoy, Prince and Princess Hercolani, Count and Countess Crespi, Countess Ciano, the daughter of Mussolini, to even King Farouk of Egypt, the corpulent sybarite who hung out at the Piazzetta where the fabled hotel Quisisana stood. Mind you, the uncrowned King of Capri was an openly gay American by the name of Bob Hornstein, whose house, the Villa Capricorno, was said to hold the best parties in town, and whose invitations no one—except for Graham Greene—ever turned down. We managed to wrangle invitations to a couple of his bashes, and as far as I can recall, everything was hunky dory. What I remember best after 54 years—I went back this year for the first time—was how elegant everyone was. Men wore blazers and white linen suits with rope-soled shoes or linen loafers. A white silk shirt was de rigueur, as we soon found out. It took Feruccio and myself one morning to get kitted out with Capri’s finest linen trousers and silk shirts at half the price we would have paid back on the French Riviera. Our hotel was clean, friendly and dirt cheap. After we were seen in the company of Onassis at the Piazzetta where we offered to buy him a drink to thank him, the invitations came raining down. The daily schedule went something like this: No one in Capri got up before noon, and by 2 p.m., the daily promenade began around the

Above, from top: the Piazzetta in Capri where the writer spent many a glorious afternoon during a magical September in 1957; the coastline of Capri during the evening still has a magical glow.

Piazzetta. After lunch, which was around 4 p.m., people would swim or play tennis or go for walks along the steep hills surrounding the plaza, and then it would be time for drinks at the square—actually more like a fashion show. Dinner would not be until after 10:30 p.m. There were no nightclubs, except for Number Two, which is still there today, no sleaze, loud music or rock. But there was much gossip, and if memory serves me right, musical beds was played each and every night. For a 21-year-old, it was an unforgettable and magical experience. To this day, I remember the sweet smells of hibiscus, jasmine and bougainvillea as I found my

way home after a long night of partying away from a furious Patricia. Feruccio and Ellen got married, had two children, and then he was killed in an unfortunate automobile accident near Torino. I returned to Capri this year for a regatta and made the unexpected mistake of going to the Quisisana. The crowds filled with thousands upon thousands of tourists were awful and smelly, the waiters rude, the place packed with backpackers and the shops full of expensive junk. The sea was just all right—too many stink pots and jet-skis. Most of the great houses are there, but they no longer belong to those I met that magical September. It’s the only great thing about getting old. I saw places such as Capri in their prime, which no one younger than me will ever see. And that is a true pity. u For more by Taki, visit takimag.com. AUGUST 2011 73


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august is for savoring those final summer afternoons, for staying bright and full of summer color and cheer. With that in mind, we’ve found some fits that are perfectly light and airy for the season. It’s also a time for thinking ahead to fall wardrobes and getaways (why not Casa de Campo, with new direct flights from JetBlue?). Trip to Asia not on your agenda? Not to worry—we’ve found Dr. Jart, bringing beauty secrets closer to home. A bold and bright design to keep close to your heart: Cynthia Rowley’s dinosaur tooth necklace in blue. $195.

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The Ladies’ Skeleton 7180/1S from Patek Philippe is the brand’s first handcrafted skeleton timepiece for women, with an open-worked case ring in 18-kt. yellow gold. $80,600. Patek Philippe: 212.218.1240 or patek.com.


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Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust Special Edition is set in 18-kt. everose gold and features a mother-of-pearl face and 12 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case. Rolex: 800.36.ROLEX or rolex.com.

Brighten up any room with a punch of purple from Gracious Home: the Jute Bloom ($255) and Purple D Stripes ($225) pillows, in coarse ivory linen and pure silk, respectively. Gracious Home: 1220 Third Ave., 212.517.6300, or gracioushome.com.

Each amethyst petal on Asprey’s new Daisy Heritage ring has been individually set, along with the brilliant-cut diamonds at its center. $5,350. Asprey: 853 Madison Ave., 212.688.1811.

Buckle up in Stuart Weitzman’s berry patent ankle-strap wedge. $335. Stuart Weitzman: Stuart Weitzman East Hampton, 631.324.5624.

Fall runways were full of high slits, so get on trend for the season with Elie Saab’s longlength wool dress with long sleeves and high slit at center front in maroon. $4,200. Elie Saab: eliesaab.com.

Set your table with these custom-made, handapplied rock crystal votives made of natural quartz and stone formations. From $300. William R. Eubanks Interior Design, Inc.: 340 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.805.9335.


Fresh Finds He’ll love any of David Yurman’s signet rings, in garnet ($1,500), black onyx ($395), or cinnamon quartz ($495). David Yurman Townhouse: 712 Madison Ave., 212.752.4255.

Get your game on and celebrate the U.S. Open in style with Ralph Lauren’s U.S. Open short-sleeve Rally polo, in cotton. $125. Ralph Lauren: Available at select Ralph Lauren stores.

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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 EAST FISHKILL, Dutchess County, NY - Wiccopee House. Circa 1894, this beau6 bedrooms, gleaming wood floors, multiple fireplaces, period details and a gourmet tiful estate on 17.6 acres, includes the 7000 square foot Georgian style main house featuring kitchen. Additional features include a 100’ x 30’ barn with a 2 bedroom apartment, pad6 bedrooms, gleaming wood floors, multiple fireplaces, period details and a gourmet dock, pool, and tennis court. Offered at $2,495,000 kitchen. Additional features include a 100’ x 30’ barn with a 2 bedroom apartment, paddock, pool, and tennis court. Offered at $2,495,000

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From left: Solange Batsell Herter, author of “No More Tiaras,” in a classic gown attends a glamorous gala; The author hops off a carriage in Vichy, France with the help of her grandmother.

from Paris, France. My father came from Paris, Missouri.” So begins No More Tiaras by Solange Batsell Herter, who has lived as full and joyous a life as anyone I have ever known. Spanning eight decades, this memoir takes us from both cities called Paris to Hollywood, London, New York, Africa, and other places too exotic to mention. The cast of characters includes Jacqueline Kennedy, Aristotle Onassis,

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Alexander Calder, Cary Grant, Mary Pickford, Katharine Hepburn, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and the histrionic, entry-making John Barrymore, who once quoted Mark Twain to Solange: “You can’t drown yourself in drink. I’ve tried. You float.” Solange adds, “He did a lot of floating.” Solange has known the great (and near-great) on two continents, including a certain Greek columnist for this magazine, of whom she says fondly,

“I’m glad he’s still with us. Taki certainly burnt the candle at both ends.” She has anecdotes about them all, such as the time Paul Mellon returned to Rokeby after visiting his beautiful, but very deaf mistress in Washington, and Bunny Mellon, now 101 years old, said, “You know, Paul, you don’t have to speak that loudly to me.” Of her London days, Solange recalls, “Jimmy Symington once gave a party attended by three couples: Michael and

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ANUaDmAeX Lee Canfield, Prince Stanislas (Stash) Radziwill and his wife, Grace, and the Earl of Dudley and his wife, Laura.” “Well! Within two years,” she continues, “Michael divorced Lee and married Laura. Stash divorced Grace and married Lee. Dudley divorced Laura and married Grace. Jimmy later wondered what the chef served that night for dinner!” I first met Solange in the early 1970s when she and her beautiful daughters operated the first art gallery in Saratoga just down Union Avenue from the fabled racecourse. There were nightly openings that often turned

loves are her first husband, the handsome Parisian doctor, and fly-fisherman, Henri Deschamps, and her last, the saintly Dr. Fred Herter, former head of surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and past president of the American University of Beirut, who nursed Solange back to health after a bout of cancer. He has now been her loving husband for 33 years. Of her longtime pal Jackie Kennedy, Solange writes, “Jackie was a peerless friend. She had a unique way of making everybody feel important while effacing herself.” Jackie often went to see Solange in recovery at the hospital.

thought there was anything the matter with her…When I found out she had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, I wrote her a little note saying something about the many advances that had been made, and she immediately wrote back a beautiful letter on that baby blue stationery of hers, downplaying her illness and saying it was nothing at all, though she, of course, knew she was dying.” Solange and Fred now divide their time between an elegant, art-filled penthouse on Park Avenue and Black Hole Hollow Farm in Cambridge, N.Y. The dedication of her lively book reads, “For my children and grandchildren,

This page, clockwise from left: Solange in Paris with Jean de la Bruyère’s Jaguar; a stop at the South Dakota Badlands on a road trip with Jean from

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into late-night parties at her pretty farm in nearby Battenville. The guest list included Mary Lou and Sonny Whitney, Paul Mellon, Walter and Kay Jeffords, C.Z. Guest, Cortright and Tootie Wetherill, Johnny von Stade, E.P. Taylor, and Penny Tweedy, the owner of Secretariat. Speaking of marriages, Solange herself has been married six or seven times (but who’s counting?), though she writes that the only men she really

Later, during the Onassis years, there were high-spirited cruises on the Christina. When Fred and Solange went to stay with Jackie on Martha’s Vineyard the summer before she died, Solange remembers,“She seemed so well—swimming in the icy ocean, walking briskly on the beach, taking us to Gay Head to watch the sunset, giving wonderful dinner parties with George Plimpton and William Styron…one couldn’t have possibly

without apologies.” And Solange’s memoir closes with this reflection on the Herter’s happy life together, “We are lucky, at the end of our lives, to be surrounded by loving children and grandchildren and numerous friends. One couldn’t ask for anything more (realistically), and I count my blessings every day and pray (very realistically) that life will go on like this for a while longer.” Ad multos annos! u AUGUST 2011 83

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the automobile as art & history ever since HenRy ford created the

iconic Model T that forever changed the way we travel, man has been fascinated by the combination of art, design, and machinery that is the automobile. Cars, after all, are more than travel companions; they are cherished possessions that serve not only as fashion statements, but also as windows into the eras from which they came. This summer, fashion designer Ralph Lauren allows us all to peer into his own windows in a grand showcase of 17 classic European sports cars from his personal collection on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Curated by Rodolphe Rapetti and staged by sceneographer Jean-Michel Wilmotte, each car conveys the power, grace, 84 QUEST

and freedom associated with the 20th century’s greatest innovation. The sports cars in “The Art of the Automobile” exemplify the most exquisite and ingenious European models produced from the 1930s through the 1990s. Each is distinct in design and personality, but all undoubtedly convey speed and luxury. Among these elite few is the 1929 “Blower” Bentley, designed by W. O. Bentley, and the car of choice for secret agent James Bond in Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 novels. The 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupe is one of four ever made and only one of two in existence today. From the torpedo-like Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa to the fighter-plane-inspired Jaguar XKD, it is evident that Lauren’s collection is based on rarity, speed, and uniqueness,

bringing together the most sought-after and historic of all sports cars. Museum-goers can sense the cars’ kinetic movements and hear the sounds of their engines by way of films and recordings. Wilmotte has staged each in perfect light, so that proper homage is paid to the particular design elements of each car. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is committed to showing the connections among industry, culture, design, and production, and the Ralph Lauren Collection does just that, via one man’s passion and awe for the automobile. What becomes clear is how our relationship with design has evolved over the course of a century—and how the relationship of craftsmanship and technique will undoubtedly race ahead in the future. u

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“The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection,” currently on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, unveils 17 classic sports cars from the designer’s personal collection, including the likes of Alfa Romeo, Aston-Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. Opposite: The Lauren family—Andrew, Ricky, Ralph, and David—in Paris for the exhibition’s opening.


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400 THIS YEAR MARKS THE EIGHTEENTH installment of the Quest 400, a list that details the “Who’s Who” of New York society. The Quest 400 derives its name from the famous guest list of 400 people that was drawn up by the Mrs. Astor, and, over the years, has grown to include more than 400 people, which reflects the ever-growing and -evolving social swirls of New York. As our editor David Patrick Columbia once said, “Whereas Mrs. Astor’s subjects were distinctly old-family members of old New York, the Quest 400 is distinctly the jetage family members who can find themselves here, there, and everywhere on any given day.” For the last five years, the list has been complemented with a story that honors the tradition and spirit of the list—in each of the five years, we’ve focused our attention on a subject that is at once both retrospective and relevant. This summer, the topic of critical concern is the country’s debt crisis, which continues to make headlines in news outlets throughout the country, and which remains a dominant topic of conversation at dinner parties all over town. New York, home to Wall Street, has always been the center of finance, and has often benefited from its position as the 90 QUEST

world’s financial capital. The debt crisis has given the media and pundits much to speculate about, with alarming concern; the question on everyone’s mind is what our country’s economic future will look like. And, this time, America has tuned in and is listening. To look ahead, we often look back, and the current crisis has called us to reflect on our past not just for the inspiring glow of nostalgia, but for sound advice from those who were leaders in times of financial prosperity. And so, for this year, we have punctuated the Quest 400 with the great financial families from generations past who helped build New York and make it the city we all love today. After all, it was here that Alexander Hamilton established the first national bank, and it was he who said, “National debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” (This resulted in a loan in the amount of a little more than $19,000 in 1790.) From J.P. Morgan, who orchestrated the merger that created General Electric, to Henry Phipps, who rose from humble origins to amass fortunes and dedicated himself to philanthropy, the figures in these pages played leading roles in shaping New York. Now, more than ever, we are in debt to their memories—and can learn from their examples. u

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Morgan

J.P. Morgan embraced technological advancements and was the mastermind behind General Electric in 1892. Upon Morgan’s death in 1913, his estate was worth $80 million, which, compared to his peers, was a smaller sum. Rockefeller noted, “And to think he wasn’t even a rich man.” Indeed, it wasn’t the millions Morgan had, but the billions he controlled. This page, clockwise from top left: J. P. Morgan, Jr.; Office of J.P. Morgan & Co., N.Y., circa 1900; a portrait circa 1902; Morgan’s office, December 1963; Miss Haldane, Judge Dickinson, and Morgan at the Columbia University Yacht Club.


Baker

Despite his $200 million fortune from investing in railroads and banks, George Fischer Baker was known for his humble character: “The hardest shell, the softest heart, in the U.S.” From small beginnings as a grocer’s boy, this New York native built his own future by pursuing U.S. war bonds. And at the peak of his career, Time, in an article appearing in the April 14, 1924 issue, wrote: “At a word from him, the 20th century would halt on its tracks.” This page: George F. Baker; Mrs. Lydia Hoyt, Mrs. George F. Baker, Jr., and Mrs. J.B. Eustis; George F. Baker with son, George F. Baker, Jr., 1913.

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Acquavella, Bill and Donna . . . . . . . . . . . Acquavella, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acquavella, Nick and Travis . . . . . . . . . . Adams, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Addison, Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Addison, Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Addison, Christina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adler, Frederick and Catherine . . . . . . . . Adolfo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aga Khan, Princess Yasmin . . . . . . . . . . . Ainslie, Michael and Suzanne . . . . . . . . . Aitken, Irene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albers, Ruediger and Maggie . . . . . . . . . Allen, Chris and Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen, Joe and Annette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ames, Anthony and Cetie . . . . . . . . . . . . Amling, Jeffrey and Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . Amory, Minot and Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . Annan, John and Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony, Silas and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony, Silas Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Araskog, Rand and Jessie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Armstrong, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Armstrong, Mrs. Thomas (Bunty) . . . . . . Arnault, Bernard and Helene . . . . . . . . . Arnon, Ehud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arnot, Courtney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arrouet, Paul and Dylan Lauren . . . . . . . Asen, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aston, 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, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auchincloss, K.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auletta, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ayres, Charlie and Sara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Azqueta, Norberto and Lian . . . . . . . . . . Azqueta, Norberto Jr. and Robin . . . . . .

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Bacall, Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baconovic, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bacon, Louis M. and Cynthia . . . . . . . . . Baer, Barrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bailey, Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bahrenburg, Geneieve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baker, George IV and Anne . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . Banker, Bindy and Bea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Banks, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bardes, Brittain and John Damgard . . . . Barish, Keith and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barish, Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . Beard, Anson and Deborah . . . . . . . . . . . Beard, Anson Jr. and Veronica Miele . . . Beard, Jamie and Veronica Swanson . . . . Beers, Charlotte and Billy Beadleston . . . Beirne, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bell, Joel and Marife Hernandez . . . . . . . Bell, Ted and Page Lee Hufty . . . . . . . . . Bell, Byrdie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becker, Jonathan H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benedict, Daniel and Andrew Saffir . . . . Benjamin, Bill and Maura . . . . . . . . . . . . Benoit, Mrs. Peter (Nellie) . . . . . . . . . . . . Benabib, Roberto and Samantha . . . . . . . Benson, Harry and Gigi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berkowitz, Tim and Amy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berlin, Ellie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard, Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernbach, John and Violaine . . . . . . . . . . Bernhard, Bill and Catherine Cahill . . . . Bernier, Rosamond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, John and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair, William and Deeda . . . . . . . . . . . . Blinken, Alan and Melinda . . . . . . . . . . . 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 and Felix Schroder Bolander, Lars and Nadine Kalachnikoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bolen, Alex and Eliza Reed . . . . . . . . . . . Bombard, Buddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Borynack, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowles, Hamish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradbeer, Jim and Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradfield, Geoffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braddock, Rick and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley, Camilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brady, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braff, Doug and Meg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breck, Henry and Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . Breck, Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breck, Owen and Rhea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bregman, Martin and Cornelia . . . . . . . . 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, Amanda and Christopher . . . . Brown, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Helen Gurley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Matt and Marisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown, Tina and Harry Evans . . . . . . . . . Brown, Cabell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Browne, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brownlow, Gerard and Irene . . . . . . . . . . Brumder, Will and Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan, Katherine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buatta, Mario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buckley, Chris and Jolie Hunt . . . . . . . . . Buffett, Jimmy and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buhl, Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bull, Bartle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bull, Bartle Breese and Claudia . . . . . . . . Bunn, George and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bunn, Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burch, Bob and Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burch, Tory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2011 93


Dillon

A true self-made man, Clarence Dillon, of Dillon, Read & Co., was the son of poor Polish-Jewish immigrants who paved his way to Wall Street by way of Texas, ultimately becoming one of the richest men in the U.S. by 1957. Following his success, his son C. Douglas Dillon was appointed secretary of the treasury, and he also supported Harvard University, of which he was an alumnus. This page, clockwise from top left: Clarence Dillon with two unidentified men; Clarence Dillon; Secretary Douglas Dillon to the right of John F. Kennedy during a meeting with Ted Sorensen at the “winter White House� in Palm Beach, Fla., December 1962; a 1961 press photo with Douglas Dillon and John F. Kennedy; C. Douglas Dillon.


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Burden, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burden, Mrs. Carter (Susan) . . . . . . . . . . Burke, Coleman and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . Burke, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Butcher, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Calder, Donald and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caldwell, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calhoun, Robert and Liza Pulitzer . . . . . Calhoun, Benn and Molly . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clinton, Bill and Hillary . . . . . . . . . . . . . Close, Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Codman, Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohane, Heather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, Bobby and Harriet . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, Charles and Clo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, James and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cohen, Richard and Mona Ackerman . . Cohen, David J. and Romy . . . . . . . . . . .

Cohn, Charles Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colacello, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Denis and Annabelle . . . . . . . . Coleman, Denis III and Merideth . . . . . . Coleman, Nicholas and Briggs . . . . . . . . Coleman, Timothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Payson and Kim . . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Chase and Stephanie . . . . . . . . Coleman, Reed and Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . Coleman, Virginia Regan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colhoun, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colley, Bruce and Teresa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook, Everett and Karen . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooke, Richard and Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper, Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper, Maria and Byron Janis . . . . . . . . Corbett, Andrew J. Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corcoran, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cord, Cece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cordish, Reed and Maggie Katz . . . . . . . Cormier, Judith and Frank Wisner . . . . . Corzine, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cox, Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cramer, Douglas S. and Hugh Bush . . . . Creel, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creel, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creel, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crespi, Consuelo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crespi, Pilar and Steve Robert . . . . . . . . Cronkite, Kipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crumpacker, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crystal, Jonathan and Darcie . . . . . . . . . . Cullman, Edgar and Ellie . . . . . . . . . . . . Cunningham, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuomo, Mario and Matilda . . . . . . . . . . . Cuomo, Gov. Andrew and Sandra Lee . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dance, Andrew and Jennifer Llyod . . . . Dana, Charlie and Posy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David-Weill, Michel and HÊlène . . . . . . . Davidson, Marvin and Mary . . . . . . . . . . Davies, Kerith and Tom Knechtel . . . . . . Davis, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davis, Henry and Belle Burden . . . . . . . . Davis, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davis, Robin and Redington Jahncke . . 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, Joep and Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . de Kwiatkowski, Lulu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de la Renta, Oscar and Annette . . . . . . . . del Nunzio, Paula and Paul F. Balser Sr. . de Montebello, Philippe and Edith . . . . . de Neufville, Thomas and Caroline . . . . de Neufville, Peter and Joanna . . . . . . . . de Neufville, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Peyster, Ashton and Margo . . . . . . . . de Portago, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Roulet, Lorinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . de Sayve, Countess Mona . . . . . . . . . . . . de Vogel, Willem and Marion . . . . . . . . . Dean, Tom and Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deane, Walter L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dempsey, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis, Pamela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desmarais, Paul and Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . Devine, Tom and Alix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devendorf, Alfred and Bonnie . . . . . . . . deWoody, Beth Rudin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . deWoody, Carlton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . di Bonaventura, Peter and Bridgett . . . . Di Donna, Emmanuel and Christina . . . . Dick, Hilary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick, William C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillard, Rodney and Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . Diller, Barry and Diane von Furstenberg . AUGUST 2011 95


Schiff

An investment banker who knows something about the balance of wealth and happiness, Jacob Schiff once said, “The surplus of wealth we have gained to some extent at least belongs to our fellow beings; we are only the temporary custodians of our fortunes, and let us be careful that no just complaint can be made against our stewardship.” This page, clockwise from top left: Mortimer Schiff; John Mortimer Schiff with John Schiff and Mrs. Phipps’ “Mighty Adam;” the Schiff clan with Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schiff at center; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schiff; Mrs. Seligman and Mrs. Mortimer Leo Schiff, circa 1910.

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Diamond, Jay and Alexandra . . . . . . . . . Dodge, John and Lore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donahue, Barry and Linda . . . . . . . . . . . Donahue, Clay and Nevin . . . . . . . . . . . . Donnelly, Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donner, Alex and Kate Edmonds . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dudley, Lady Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dudley, Jane and Dwayne Johnson . . . . . Duenas, Miguel and Vivian . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dwyer, D.R. and Priscilla . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Eastman, John and Jodie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eberstadt, Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecclestone, Llwyd and Diana . . . . . . . . . Edwards, Philip and Ali . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Egerton, Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott, Mrs. Osborne (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, John and Polly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Espy, Peter and Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eubanks, William R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fallon, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Fanjuls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farkas, Jonathan and Somers . . . . . . . . . Fernandez, Luis and Lillian . . . . . . . . . . Fekkai, Frederic and Shirin . . . . . . . . . . Feldman, Justin and Linda Fairstein . . . . Feldman, Richard and Diana . . . . . . . . . . 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 Cristina . . . Fitzgerald, Terry and Libby . . . . . . . . . . . Flöttl, Wolfgang and Anne Eisenhower . Floyd, Raymond and Maria . . . . . . . . . . . Flusser, Alan and Marilese . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Letsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank, James and Claiborne Swanson . . . Frelinghuysen, Anson and Emma . . . . . . Frelinghuysen, George and Nonnie . . . . Frelinghuysen, Peter and Barrett . . . . . . Freitas, Mark and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friedberg, Rick and Francine LeFrak . Fuchs, Michael J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuld, Chrissie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuller, Gillian Spreckels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fulton, Flo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Galesi, Francesco and Marina . . . . . . . . . Gammill, Lee and Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gandhi, Meera and Vikram . . . . . . . . . . . Gardiner, Robert “Stretch” and Liz . . . .

Gardiner, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrett, Rob and Jacquie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gauntt, Jonathan and Samantha Leas . . Geary, Jack and Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geary, Ted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geddes, Robin and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . Geddes, Max and Missy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geier, Phil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoffroy, Evan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry, Ebby and Kitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerschel, Patrick and Elizabeth . . . . . . . Giard, George and Wendell . . . . . . . . . . Gilbert, Parker and Gail . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilbertson, Mark F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham, Ian and Ellen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham, Stephen and Cathy . . . . . . . . . . Grassi, Temple and Ellie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grauer, Peter and Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Shelley . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Jimmy and Kate . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Marjorie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gubelmann, Bingo, Phoebe and Tantivy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guernsey, Tony and Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guerrand-Hermès, Valesca . . . . . . . . . . . Guerrini-Maraldi, Antoinette . . . . . . . . . Guest, Alexander and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2011 97


Vanderbilt

“I have been insane on the subject of money-making all my life,” said Cornelius Vanderbilt, known as one of the richest Americans in history. As a boy, he worked on his father’s ferry, then owned one at age 11. Later, this young entrepreneur built one of the nation’s largest steamboat and railroad empires. This page, clockwise from top left: the Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue; Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney holds a parrot, Nov. 19, 1914; Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt; Cornelius Vanderbilt; Angelica Brown with an unidentified date and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt at Meadowbrook; William K. Vanderbilt II behind the wheel; Mr. and Mrs. Goodhue Livingston and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt at a parade of the coaching club; Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, circa 1906.


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Guest, Cornelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Freddie and Carole . . . . . . . . . . . Guest, Lisa Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guettel, Henry and Mary Rodgers . . . . . Gugelmann, Zani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gunther, Jack D. Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gurley, George and Hilary Heard . . . . . . Gustin, Andrew and Braken . . . . . . . . . . Gutfreund, John and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . Guthrie, Dr. Randolph and Bea . . . . . . . Gwathmey, Bette Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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, Ted and Christy . . . . . . . . . . . Hamm, Bill and Candy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hampton, Mrs. Mark (Duane) . . . . . . . . Hampton, Kate and David Breithbarth Hanley, Dan and Denise . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanley, Lee and Allie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannant, Douglas and Frederick Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Bernard 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, Mrs. Carl (Ludmila) . . . . . . . . . . . . Hess, Marlene and James Zirin . . . . . . . . Hess, John and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heyman, Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, Mrs. Richard (Kati) . . . . . . . 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, Anthony S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hubbarb, Bill and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntington, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Husain, Fazle and Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hussein, Her Majesty Queen Noor . . . . Hutchins, Winston and Diane . . . . . . . . Hutton, Punch and John Hodges . . . . . Hvolbeck, Brad and Marijane . . . . . . .

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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, Peter and Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones, Ann Dexter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan, Vernon and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan, Jerry and Darlene . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph, Ken and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph, Wendy and Jeffrey Ravetch . . . . Jurdem, Ann and Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Warburg

The Warburg family played integral roles in shaping the U.S. economy by helping to establish the Federal Reserve Bank—a result of their unique and foreign perspective: “Once again, a Warburg succeeded because of his contradictory status. As a Jew in a gentile world, a German immigrant confronting a new country, Paul was able to spot flaws in American finance to which native bankers had been blinded by familiarity,” wrote Ron Chernow. This page, clockwise from top left: Gerald and Felix M. Warburg with Mrs. Maurice Loeb; Paul Warburg; the Warburg wedding bridesmaids, Feb. 12, 1916; Mr. and Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, S.W. Rosendale, and Edward Warburg.


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Korte, Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kotur, Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kosner, Ed and Julie Baumgold . . . . . . . Kotts, Jacqueline and Allan Li . . . . . . . . . Kramer, Terry Allen and Nick Simunek Kravis, Henry and Marie-JosĂŠe . . . . . . . . Krementz, Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Krieger, Stephanie and Brian Stewart . . . Krim, Dr. Matilda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Krimendahl, Fred and Emilia Saint-Amand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kroft, Steve and Jennet Conant . . . . . . . Krusen, Will and Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . Krusen, Charlie and Kristen . . . . . . . . . . Kurtiss, Hans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kushner, Jared and Ivanka Trump . . . . .

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LaForce, James and Stephen Henderson Landrigan, Ward and Judith . . . . . . . . . . Ladrigan, Nico and Kimberly . . . . . . . . . Lane, Kenneth Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langenberg, Margo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langham, Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Langone, Ken and Elaine . . . . . . . . . . . . Lansing, Mrs. Gerrit (Sydie) . . . . . . . . . . Lansing, Gerrit and Patricia . . . . . . . . . . Lapham, Lewis and Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lapham, Andrew and Caroline . . . . . . . . Lapham, Winston P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, David and Lauren Bush . . . . . . . Lauren, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence, Jeanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leach, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeClerc, Paul and Dr. Judith Ginsberg . LeConey, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leidy, Chris and Robert Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . Lenz, I. Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leone, Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lesesne, 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, Pamela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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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Mellon

“Strong men have sound ideas and the force to make these ideas effective,� said Andrew William Mellon, a man who capitalized on the growth of commodities like coal and iron at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The value of his insight about finance was reinforced by his appointment as secretary of the treasury under presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. This page, clockwise from top left: Andrew Mellon, Feb. 14, 1921; Secretary Mellon at the 168th Anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton, Jan. 10, 1925; Secretary Mellon and his daughter, May 29, 1926; Mellon at Alexander Hamilton unveiling, May 17, 1923; Andrew Mellon and Miss Alisa Mellon, May 16, 1922; Miss Virginia Seldon enrolling Secretary Mellon in Red Cross, Nov. 18, 1925. 102 QUEST

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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, Fernanda Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Eugenie and Nicholas Goodman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niven, Ellen and Tris Deery . . . . . . . . . Niven, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Jacques and Anne . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Eliza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, John and Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . Nordeman, Landon and Shannon . . . . . Norman, Jessye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwich, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Novogrod, John and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . Nye, Richard and Francesca . . . . . . . . . .

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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 . . . . O’Sullivan, Ryan and Palmer . . . . . . . . . . Otto, Katharina and Nathan Bernstein . Ourisman, Mandell and Mary . . . . . . . . . Ourisman, Nan and Flo . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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, Mrs. Charles (Toni) . . . . . . . . . . Pell, Peter J. Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pennoyer, Peter and Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . Perrin, Emmanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perkin, Mrs. Richard (Leslie) . . . . . . . . . Perkin, Thorne and Tatiana . . . . . . . . . . . Perry, Richard and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peruggi, Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peterson, Holly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peterson, Pete and Joan Ganz Cooney . Petito, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petrie, Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petroff, Di and Dr. Steven Butensky . . . . Peyrelongue, Guy and Sarah . . . . . . . . . . Pfeifer, Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pfeifle, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pfeifler, Brian and Emilia . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Phippses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pickett, John and Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pickett, John O. III and K.C. . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . Purcell, Tom and Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . Putnam, Bambi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, John and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyne, John and Melinda Mettler . . . . . . . Pyne, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Quasha, Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Chris and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick, Tricia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2011 103


Phipps

Born the son of a shoemaker in Pittsburgh, Henry Phipps had humble beginnings. After starting out in menial positions, he joined his childhood friend, Andrew Carnegie, as a business partner at the Carnegie Steel Company. He then went on to amass a fortune and dedicated himself to philanthropy. At one point, he even owned a third of the town of Palm Beach, Fla. This page, clockwise from top left: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phipps, circa 1910; Mrs. L. Phipps, circa 1910; John S. Phipps, circa 1910; children of J. S. Phipps; Henry Phipps; Mrs. J. S. Phipps with son, Michael.

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Radziwill, John and Eugenie . . . . . . . . . . Radziwill, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radziwill, Phillip and Devon Shuster . . . Rafferty, John and Emily . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rafferty, Nick and Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . Ramirez, Diane and Sam . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ramirez, Sam Jr. and Fabiana . . . . . . . . . Rapp, Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray, David Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rayner, William and Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . Raynes, Patty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reginato, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reeves, Nina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reid, Brandon and Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . Remnick, David and Esther Fein . . . . . . Retz, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ribicoff, Mrs. Abraham (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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Rockefellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roehm, Carolyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rogers, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rogers, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rohatyn, Felix and Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . Rousseau, Lilly Pulitzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rowley, Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royce, Chuck and Deborah . . . . . . . . . . . Royall, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rudin, William and Ophelia . . . . . . . . . . Rumbough, Stanley and Janna . . . . . . . . Ruml, Winthrop and Annie MacRae . . Rutherfurd, Guy and Daisy . . . . . . . . . . . Rutherfurd, Winthrop and Mary . . . . . . . Ruttenberg, Eric and Perri Peltz . . . . . . . Ryan, Baird and Alexia Hamm . . . . . . . . Ryan, Allen IV and Christa . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan, D.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Saint-Amand, Nathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . Sargent, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schulhof, David and Lesley . . . . . . . . . . . Schulhof, Jonathan and K.K. . . . . . . . . . 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, Mrs. Virgil (Betty) . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Didi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Olympia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shields, Joseph and Maury . . . . . . . . . . . Shuman, Stan and Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . . Sidamon-Eristoff, Anne and Constantine Siegel, Herb and Jeanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siegal, Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silvers, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simonds, Christian and Gillian Hearst . . Simonds, Talbott Lea and Carter . . . . . . Singer, Mortimer and Amy . . . . . . . . . . . Sitrick, James and Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slater, Anne and John Cahill . . . . . . . . . . Slatkin, Harry and Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slonem, Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Mrs. Earl E.T. (Lesly) . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Emily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, John C. and Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith, Mrs. Page (Jayne) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snow, Ian and Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snyder, Jay and Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snyder, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Som, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sondes, Sharon and Geoffrey Thomas . . Soper, Jared and Linda Lane . . . . . . . . . . Soros, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soros, Paul and Daisy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South, Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spahn, Steve and Connie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spahn, Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spalding, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speer, Ramsey C. and Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer, John and Natalie . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, Marti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2011 105


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“The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied. Liberty is not foolproof. For its beneficent working it demands self-restraint, a sane and clear recognition of the practical and attainable, and of the fact that there are laws of nature, which are beyond our power to change,� said Otto Hermann Kahn, an investment banker who understood how, by respecting the system and its limits, one could profit from it. German-born, Kahn relocated to the U.S. by way of England upon receiving an offer from Speyer & Co., an institution that succeeded in financing railroads. Throughout his career, Kahn supported the arts, donating money to different artists and institutions. This page, clockwise from top left: Otto Hermann Kahn, April 20, 1909; Margaret Kahn, Beatrice Byrne, and Otto Kahn; Mrs. Otto Kahn, March 15, 1912; Maude E.Kahn, Oct. 24, 1914; Roger Wolfe Kahn; E. Salting, Rosalie Bloodgood, and Maude Kahn.


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Stevenson, Charles and Alex . . . . . . . . . Stewart, Martha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart, Serena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stileman, David and Deb . . . . . . . . . . . . St. John, Whitney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stoddard, Alexandra and Peter Brown Stokes, Stephanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stolley, Dick and Lise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stolman, Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stribling, Elizabeth and Guy Robinson Strong, Marianne (Mimi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stubbs, Michael and Ronnie . . . . . . . . . . Stubgen, Patrick and Dana . . . . . . . . . . Suarez, Raul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sullivan, John and Nonie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sullivan, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sulzberger, Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summers, Peter and Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surtees, Willie and Pam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sutton, Kelso and Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, Oscar and Frances . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . Ternes, Jim and Marge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry, Walter B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teryazos, Chris and Bellinda . . . . . . . . . . Thaw, Mrs. Harry (Lee) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theodoracopulos, Harry and Gail . . . . . Theodoracopulos, Taki and Alexandra . Theodoracopulos, Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Andrew and Kathy . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas, Rich and Tamie Peters . . . . . . . Tighe, Aaron and Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Tisches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tober, Donald and Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . Tomenson, Walter S. III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tompkins, Evelyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tower, Whitney Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Townsend, Alair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Townsend, Chuck and Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . Trafelet, Remy and Lara . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Trump, Donald and Melania . . . . . . . . . . Trump, Blaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuckerman, Roger and Edith . . . . . . . . . Twombly, Alessandro and Soledad . . . . .

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

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van Amerongen, Lewis and Diane . . . . . van der Mije, Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . van Rensselaer, Kiliaen D. . . . . . . . . . . . . van Schaack, Gregory and Lucienne . . . . Van Wyck, Bronson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vanden Heuvel, William and Melinda . . vanden Heuvel, Katrina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt, Gloria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt, Jean Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderpoel, Wynant and Barrie . . . . . . . Varnedoe, Kurt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veronis, John and Lauren . . . . . . . . . . . . Vietor, David and Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vittadini, Gianluigi and Adrienne . . . . . . von Auersperg, Alex and Nancy . . . . . . . von Bidder, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . von der Goltz, Andreas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . von Stade, Skiddy and Elizabeth . . . . . . .

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Walker, Liz and Ed Swenson . . . . . . . . . . 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 and Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Philip W. Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warner, Christina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . Williams, Gene and Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmers, Robert G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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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 . . . Zirinis, Jessica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zug, James W. Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zuckerman, Mort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUGUST 2011 107


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Arledge, Mrs. Roone (Gigi) . . . . . . . . . . Armstrong, Mr. Thomas N. III . . . . . . .

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Irvine, Mr. Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Kaufman, Ms. Elaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Brill, Mr. Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Callahan, Mr. Alfred J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheston, Mrs. George M. (Peggy) . . . . . Clayburgh, Ms. Jill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cobb, Mrs. Margaret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Mailer, Mrs. Norman (Norris Church) . . Marx, Mrs. Helen M. (“Noonie”) . . . . . Meehan, Mrs. Joseph (Katherine) . . . . . Mettler, Mrs. John W. III (“Corny”) . . . Mezzacappa, Mrs. Damon (Liz) . . . . . . . Mosbacher, Mr. Robert A. . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ferraro, Mrs. Geraldine . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuchs, Mr. James E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Green, Mr. Samuel Magee Jr. . . . . . . . . . Guinzburg, Mr. Thomas

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Peebler, Mr. Charles D. Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . Perry, Mr. William Hartwell (“Hart”) . . .

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Saint-Amand, Mrs. Nathan (Cynthia) . . . Stevenson, Mr. Charles P. . . . . . . . . . . . . Swint, Mr. Samuel H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Taylor, Ms. Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Hamilton

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism,” Alexander Hamilton once said. Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father, economist, and the first secretary of the treasury. Inset, from top: the Bank of New York on 48 Wall St. at the corner of William Street, photographed by Irving Underhill in 1922; bird’s eye view of Trinity Church in N.Y., Jan. 26, 1846.


A panoramic view of Battery Park from New Jersey.

Dawning Moments By Lisa Chung


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“This is the New York we all know and would instantly recognize because we’ve always known it was out there somewhere, though none had ever really seen it, much less seen it that way. We look at those ‘takes’ of New York and say, ‘This is exactly my New York.’” So writes André Aciman in the stunning photography book The Light of New York (Assouline), which reveals the work A U G U ST 2 0 1 1 1 1 1


The Empire State Building amid the dawn’s early-morning haze. Opposite: Park Avenue’s iconic Metropolitan Life Insurance Company building.


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of award-winning photographer Jean-Michel Berts. He captures perfectly the world’s greatest city and successfully evokes nostalgia in all who know and love New York. Seen through the lens of Berts with text by the Aciman, a distinguished novelist and writer, the 128-page hardcover illustrates poetic and serene black-and-white shots of the city that never sleeps. Taken precisely at dawn, when the city’s buildings, bridges, streets, storefronts, and even stairs remain— if for even a moment—untouched, these images steal away a dream-like, ethereal quality unwitnessed by most. Berts’ visual journey through New York is a rare one, with scenes that range from views of and from the Empire State Building and Times Square to the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park to SoHo and the Financial District. Iconic A U G U ST 2 0 1 1 1 1 3


City Hall Park Fountain in downtown Manhattan still flows at dawn. Opposite: A peaceful view from across the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, where all

landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, are shot to make these massive objects appear even greater than life, achieving a certain majesty without sacrificing the elegant details found in each landmark. Berts’ understanding of light and his eye for detail and precision can be traced back to his original study of science. Despite a promising career path as a scientist, Berts discovered his passion for photography after experimenting with his first Rollieflex camera. Devoting his career to still-life photography beginning in the eighties, Berts shot products for numerous high-end, luxury brands. Still, his main interest lies in the balance and juxtaposition of light and darkness. “I always try to give my photographs a feeling of timelessness,” he says. “When I photograph a building, I look at it in the moment, like it is, without any thought—just observation. My photography talks about how the world looks whilst viewed with an attentive eye and, at the same time, like a child who sees it for the first time.” Indeed, The Light of New York takes us through New York as if for the first time—only this time, it is a pleasantly hushed stroll through the quiet, untouched roads that are illuminated by nothing but the lights of the city. u

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This page, from top: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor with friends at the Stork Club; Nancy and Ronald Reagan. Opposite: A piece from the Stork Club Limited Edition Collections, the red ornament/medallion has an optional display stand.

on a recent evening, I went down to the Players Club on 16

Gramercy Park South where the Players Foundation for Theatre Education was “celebrating the Stork Club”—the famous nightclub started by Sherman Billingsley in the late 1920s that was a destination for theater and movie stars, celebrities, café society, and their ilk, right up through the early 1960s. Among those expected for the evening were some of the off-spring of the Stork’s stellar clientele, including Sherman Billingsley’s daughter Shermane, Maria Cooper Janis (daughter of Gary Cooper), Joan Benny (daughter of Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone), Jane Lahr (daughter of the now immortal “Zeke The Cowardly Lion” Bert Lahr), Marni Nixon, and cabaret entertainer Steve Ross. Gramercy Park at this time of year is in its legendary glory, with its gated park square in full bloom and its many 19thcentury buildings overflowing with history. The Players Club A U G U ST 2 0 1 1 1 1 7


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was originally the home of great Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth, who was considered the greatest actor of his day. In 1888, Booth (who in 1869 also founded Booth’s Theater—originally at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue), with 15 others—including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman—turned his residence into a club. Their objective: “The promotion of social intercourse between members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, architecture, sculpture, and music, law and medicine, and the patrons of the arts.” Among their many members was architect Stanford White, who lived a few steps across the park on 21st Street and Lexington Avenue, and visited frequently. The night’s event was a big stroll down memory lane for a lot of those attending. When I first came to New York, fresh out of college in the early 1960s, I had the good luck to frequent the Stork Club, which was then in its waning days but still drawing (although not as frequently) the longtime habitués of the club. At that time there were seven dailies in Manhattan and twice as many columnists covering the restaurant and nightclub scene, and the Stork was still a stop for many of them, including Earl Wilson, Dorothy Kilgallen, Cholly Knickerbocker (ghosted by Liz Smith), John McClain, Louis Sobel, and Walter Winchell. One of them, Jack O’Brian, who wrote a television column for Hearst’s afternoon daily the Journal-American and also had a daily talk show on WOR radio, would sometimes, with his beautiful young wife, Von, invite me and a girl I knew to join them at the Stork on Friday nights. My friend was the stepdaughter of a good friend of O’Brian’s, a man named Morton Downey, who was a very famous singer in America on radio throughout the ’30s and ’40s, and a longtime friend of Sherman Billingsley. Morton Downey (whose son Sean later became a famous TV personality as Morton Downey, Jr.) was also a close friend of Joe Kennedy, whose son John had recently been elected president. Heady stuff to a country boy from New England. With the O’Brians, we’d go to the Stork at about 8:30 p.m., and be seated at Table 50 in the Cub Room—the VIP room just off the bar and away from the main clubroom where there was a live orchestra and dancing. Sometimes we’d be joined by two or three others, including two young guys (although quite a bit older than us kids), one of who was the famous—albeit infamous—Roy Cohn, because of the McCarthy hearings several years earlier; and one of whom I knew of only because his father had recently acquired the daily newspapers read back in my hometown, The Springfield Republican. His name was Si Newhouse. Sherman Billingsley would always join our table for a few minutes and sometimes longer. I was completely starstruck to be in such close proximity to this man who was kind of a folk-hero of the metropolis. Although he was a quiet-spoken man who looked like a well-tailored banker from Greenwich, I later learned he cut his teeth as a club owner during the days of Prohibition, when the Mob called the shots in the nightclub world. Mr. Billingsley—as we young ones called him—was a very pleasant and congenial host. Once, I asked him if there was anyone who could cause trouble in his club. He told me without hesitation that there were two: John O’Hara (whom


From top, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio; Greer Garson and Sherman Billingsley. Opposite, from top: David Niven and his wife, Primula, dance together; Orson Welles and Constance Moore, with Gregory, keeper of the gold chain, looking on.


The Stork Club Collection Shermane Billingsley is introducing a series of Limited Edition collectibles. A portion of the proceeds supports The Players Foundation for Theatre Education.

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Stork Club Ornament/Medallions Available in either red or green, each is boxed with a display stand; $75 each.

New Year’s Eve in the Shermane Suite at the Stork Club Limited editions of 350 prints by Albert Dorne as well as 350 prints of the matching Stork Club menu. Dorne’s 1953 illustration for Collier’s became an iconic image of the Stork Club; $600 for the set of two. WWII GI 350 limited edition prints by noted 20th century artist Edgar Franklin Wittmack. This 1943 painting portrays a soldier reminiscing about what he missed most back home, with the Stork Club at the center; $500 each. For more information, visit storkclub.com.

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I idolized as a novelist) and Frank Sinatra. Why them? “Because those two could get so drunk you never knew what they were gonna do or who they were gonna slug,” he answered. By then, the history of the Stork Club had begun to supersede its present, although there was still a lingering glamour of the earlier age before television changed the nighttime habits of Americans. When we finished up those nights around Table 50 in the Cub Room, Jack and Von O’Brian always liked to stroll to another famous restaurant at 58th and Fifth called Reuben’s (where Bergdorf Men’s is today), and have a cup of coffee and the famous sandwich named for it, or grab a cab over to Lindy’s on Broadway and 53rd and have some of their famous cheesecake. Delicious, and still delicious to recall. Today, as some New Yorkers still know, the Stork Club is a plot of land known as Paley Park, created by another former habitué of the club and founder of the CBS, William Paley, who bought the property and turned it into a pocket park dedicated to his father Samuel Paley. u


Clockwise, from top left: Ernest Hemingway, Sherman Billingsley, and John O’Hara; a foldover menu is part of the Stork Club Limited Edition Collections, with only 350 in existence; Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with gifts presented to them by Sherman Billingsley in celebration of their ninth wedding anniversary. Opposite page: Peter Lawford and John F. Kennedy; Inset: Teddy Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, and Bobby Kennedy on May 17, 1956.


The Breezes, originally built by James L. Breese, is an impressive Tudor house that offers sweeping views of Tuxedo Lake. Inset: Tuxedo Park founder Pierre

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In Tuxedo did Lorillard Where Wee Wah, the sacred lake, did span Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round: And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

FRANTIC outlet shoppers en route to Woodbury Common may not notice the twin stone turrets forming a gate on the west side of Route 17 and the police cars parked near the gatehouse in the middle. Beyond the turrets, some 40 miles northwest of New York, tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard IV created a suburban Xanadu, Tuxedo Park. Formerly a hunting and fishing retreat and home to cottages designed by architect Bruce Price, father of the very proper Emily Price Post, the park became a utopia smiliar to the Petit Trianon on the grounds of Versailles. Gilded Age mansions sprang up while galas gave birth to a trend in menswear that was virtually unchanged for more than a century, until actor David Schwimmer wore a necktie to the Oscars. Chiu Yin Hempel, in Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends (Tuxedo Park Fire Department), painstakingly catalogues the architectural evolution of this enclave—one of America’s first gated communities—and the lives that shaped it, from barons and moguls of commerce to bricklayers and masons. Tuxedo Park featured, “picturesque houses married to a naturalistic, romantic landscape—a quintessential country village where structure was in harmony with nature, and on a scale that had never before been attempted,” Hempel writes. The author illuminates the underappreciated work of Price and details the lively partnership he shared with Lorillard in evolving the original buildings of the area. Hempel further delves into the social history of the community, particularly the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when William Waldorf

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This spread, clockwise from top right: the garden of the Carhart House; the back entrance of the Breeze house; skaters enjoy a wintry day on Tuxedo Lake; Tuxedo Club, the place to rub shoulders with the “who’s who” of Wall Street; the grandiose Forsyth Wickes house, finished with salt-glazed tile and coated with stucco and Nazareth cement, was designed by Delano & Aldrich; built in 1897 and known today as The Emily Post Cottage, this was the home of socialite, author, and only daughter of architect Bruce Price, Emily Price Post.

Astor, upon emigrating to England to set the stage at Cliveden for parliamentary sex scandals and Churchillian bons mots, declared, “There is no fit place for a gentleman in America, with the possible exception of Tuxedo Park.” The “who’s who” of Wall Street, before Wall Street came to Main Street, were members of the Tuxedo Club. Stockbroker Henry Poor, who formed Standard & Poor’s, rated Tuxedo Park AAA. It was here that he built one of the most lavish houses in the Tri-State area, with views from which one could have watched the city skyline rise in ensuing decades. Resident George Baker’s First National City Bank would later form a prominent peak within that skyline. Hempel does not ignore the division between Tuxedo Park and the town of Tuxedo on the other side of the gate, where a congresswoman once allegedly addressed a crowd, “Ladies of the Park and women of the village.” The volunteer fire department was one of the few groups in which Pell and Mottola appeared on the same roll call. Hempel also acknowledges the craftsmen who built and kept Tuxedo Park running behind the scenes. Sporting life was central to the area then and today. Courts in the Warren and Wetmore-designed Tennis House have seen spirited competition at the highest level for more than a century. Residents have also had a lasting cultural impact on the nation. Literary lights and philanthropists founded Tuxedo Park Library and created resources for the arts elsewhere, such as Spencer Trask’s Yaddo and National Arts Club, and Augustus D. Juilliard’s eponymous school. Park-reared Dorothy Draper, influenced home décor through her “Ask Dorothy Draper” column as much as Emily Price Post guided the behavior within.

Last, Hempel notes the scientific contribution of Alfred Lee Loomis and his basement laboratory where Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Enrico Fermi conducted experiments that might properly have gone down in history as The Tuxedo Park Project. Though stifled by the Great Depression, World War II, and mid-century Modernism, Tuxedo Park has seen a renaissance in the last couple of generations. Rare is the town where 77 percent of the houses qualify for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and Hempel offers a glimpse behind the gate for those not lucky enough to display a “TP-R” tag on their license plates. u

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The scene at Maxim’s from Vincente Minnelli’s “Gigi” (1958). The film adaptation of Colette’s 1944 novel recounts the adventures of a 19th-century courtesan. Inset: one of the chapter pages from the new book “Maxim’s,” which includes the recipes for classic dishes from the famous “boîte.”

the night they invented champagne By georgina schaeffer

“the night they invented champagne/It’s plain as it can be/They thought of you and me,” sings Leslie Caron as Gigi, a young courtesan-in-training, to her soon-not-tobe-platonic friend, Honore Lachaille, played by Maurice Chevalier in the classic film Gigi. Their night out on the town takes the couple to Maxim’s—a restaurant as famous as the Academy Award-winning film. Opened in 1893 by a waiter, Maxime Gaillard, at 3 rue Royale, Maxim’s has personified the Parisian bistro for more than a hundred years. Today, this legend is fêted in a new book entitled Maxim’s (Assouline).

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This page, above: Roman Polanski, Barbra Streisand, and Charlotte Rampling; below, this text by Jean Cocteau was drafted for the 75th anniversary menu, celebrated on Oct. 18, 1968. Opposite: Yul Brynner and MarieHélène Arnaud dine at Maxim’s.


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This page: Actress Jean Seberg during the filming of Otto Preminger’s “Bonjour Tristesse” (1958), adapted from Françoise Sagan’s 1954 novel. Opposite, clockwise from top: Princess Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik in December 1968; the cover of the book; an illustration of Maxim’s menu (1925) by George Goursat, also known as Sem.

Current owner Pierre Cardin writes, “Year after year, Maxim’s remains the prestigious symbol of a certain way of life.” The legendary clientele began with Irma de Montigny, and extended over the years to include the French gallantry and Parisian elite. By the 1950s, Maria Callas, Martine Carol, Aristotle Onassis, and the Windsors were regulars. The captivating history of this mythic place is brought to life through historic photos and illustrated recipes. Young Gigi’s song best descibes the essence of Maxim’s, and you might find yourself humming this tune while flipping the pages: “The night they invented champagne/They absolutely knew/That all we’d want to do/Is fly to the sky on champagne/And shout to everyone in sight/That since the world began/No woman or a man/Has ever been as happy as we are tonight!” u 130 QUEST


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The 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse takes place this summer in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The Showhouse opened with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 23. The Showhouse is open to the public daily for six weeks through Sunday, Sept. 4. Traditional Home magazine is the 2011 presenting sponsor. All proceeds from the Showhouse will benefit Southampton Hospital. Mr. Mario Buatta is the honorary showhouse chairman while Mr. Jamie Drake and Ms. Alexa Hampton are the honorary design co-chairpersons. This year’s sponsors are Benjamin Moore, Bevolo, Century, Circa Lighting, Hickory Chair, Georg Jensen, Gloster, Lillian August, LX.TV Open House NYC, Mirage Floors, and F. Schumacher & Co. The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its 11th year, is a showcase for America’s premier design talent. More than 25 top interior designers and decorative artists will turn a lavish shinglestyle home into a decorating masterpiece. This year’s Showhouse is located at 1224 Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton, N.Y.,

built by All Seasons General Contracting. Since its establishment in 1909, Southampton Hospital has remained faithful to the vision of its founders in its dedication to providing the very best medical care to the East End community. An affiliate of Stony Brook University Medical Center and a member of the East End Health Alliance, the nonprofit hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and offers a full continuum of ambulatory and inpatient services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures. As the only major medical facility on eastern Long Island's South Fork, Southampton Hospital offers primary, emergency and specialty healthcare, extended service hours, and community outreach programs to Southampton and neighboring towns of East Hampton and Shelter Island. For more information on the hospital, please visit: southamptonhospital.org.

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The Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. is led and operated by a

dynamic team of experts from the worlds of marketing, public relations, fundraising, and special events production. This is the 11th year they have combined their talents to produce what is now recognized as one of the country’s most successful showhouses. Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Anthony Manning is the Showhouse marketing chairman and also president of Mitchell Manning Associates, a full service public relations and marketing agency with a special focus on the home furnishings industry. His realm is the creation of the full-scale public awareness campaign that has propelled the Hampton Designer Showhouse to national prominence in three short years, with phenomenal coverage in local and national newspaper media, home design magazines and television. He has also directed the packaging and sales of various sponsorships that have linked the Showhouse to a variety of corporations in the publishing, banking, home design, and related fields. The administration of the 1,001 details that comprise the planning and day-to-day man-

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agement of the Showhouse is under the control of the highly talented Mary Lynch, whose background as the director of special events at Southampton Hospital for 12 years makes her uniquely qualified to administer the myriad complexities involved in running a Showhouse. These range from supervising the rejuvenation of the house to coordinating the diverse needs of the designers creating their individual “fantasy space” within the Showhouse. The Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. has produced the Hampton Designer Showhouse benefiting Southampton Hospital for eight years, The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey benefiting The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center for four years, The Greenwich Designer Showhouse benefiting Greenwich Hospital in spring 2007, The Orchard Hill Designer Showhouse benefiting Old Westbury Gardens in spring 2008, and Holiday House benefiting the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. With this skilled, focused, and hardworking “Dream Team” behind it, the stage is set for this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse to once again be a spectacular design tour de force.

2011 SPONSOR Traditional Home As the largest upscale shelter magazine in America, Traditional Home celebrates the union of timeless design with modern living, inspiring five million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly personal way. From home, garden, and green living to beauty, entertaining, and travel, the magazine is a tribute to quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, and family – a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present, and embraces products designed for the future. For more information, please visit: www.traditionalhome.com. “Traditional Home is proud to have the Hampton Designer Showhouse as part of our 2011 National Showhouse tour,” says editor-in-chief Ann Maine. “This amazing project always draws a talented set of new and established designers and benefits a great institution, Southampton Hospital. We are honored to help support such a worthy cause.”


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summer SoirÉes by hilary geary

From left: Lily Marlborough and Wilbur Ross in the Rose Garden at Blenheim Palace; Aby Rosen and Gail Theodoracopulos at the Kernen book party.

Across the Pond to London to

attend all the glorious June festivities like Ascot, Wimbledon, art auctions, “Masterpiece” (a new antique fair), and, of course, the theater with big hits, such as Richard III starring Kevin Spacey. Plus dinners at swell clubs like Harry’s Bar and Mark’s Club, and visits to Blenheim, Windsor and Buckingham palaces, too. One of the snappiest benefits, the Prince of Wales Foundation series of events, was brilliantly orchestrated by the ever-charming Robert Higdon. 1 3 8 Q UEST

This year’s festivities kicked off with a day at Ascot, followed by a cocktail party hosted by U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, Louis Susman, and his wife, Marjorie, at their fabled house: the Winfield House, which was once owned by Barbara Hutton who, in fact, sold it to the U.S. government for a “token” dollar. The light-filled manse, designed by Leonard Rome Guthrie, sits regally on 12 acres smack in the middle of Regent Park and has tall ceilings, beauitful moldings, and a graceful floor

plan opening up to luscious gardens that take your breath away! As I sipped champagne in the drawing room clad in green Chinese wallpaper, I thought, “Ooh, all that history. If only these walls could talk!” The next day, we motored out to Blenheim Palace for an overnight stay with Lily and Sunny Marlborough, a cozy dinner, and lunch the next day. The palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, is a World Heritage site set on 2,100 acres of dazzling land designed by landscape legend ‘Capability’ Brown.


Clockwise from top left: guests listen to Eric Cantor introduce Joe and Blake Kernen at the Ross home in Southampton; Marie-Josée Kravis and Harry Benson; Joe and Blake Kernen; Karen LeFrak and Samantha Boardman; Wendi Murdoch and Wayne Wang at their movie premiere in Southampton.

What a treat it was to take a morning walk on the sweeping lawns by lush rose gardens—sure beats the gym! Among the guests were Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola, and Jill and David Gilmour. Back in London on Sunday for dinner and dancing at Annabel’s. Monday brought dinner at Windsor Castle with Barry Manilow entertaining, and lastly, Tuesday dinner at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Then, to sunny Southampton, the sweetest place in the world come summertime. Summer living means summer books, so what do you do when a pal writes a book? Throw a book party! That’s what Wilbur and I did for Joe Kernen and his brilliant, young daughter Blake for their book: Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism. When asked what the book is about, adorable 11-year-old Blake answered, “Capitalism!” Guests included House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his wife Diana Fine, Joe’s lovely wife, Penelope Kernen, MarieJosée and Henry Kravis, Gail and Carl

Icahn, Jenny and John Paulson, Robin and John Pickett, Kara and Steve Ross, Pat and Ed Ney, Ted Geary, Dolly and Jack Geary, Amanda Ross, Cynthia and Donald Frank, Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen, Richard and Karen LeFrak, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Yasmin Aga Khan and Blaise Labroila, Gigi and Harry Benson, Carol and Earle Mack, Darcy and George Gould, Carole and Fred Guest, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Gail and Harry Theodoracopulos, Lesley and Stoddy Horn, Gerry Fabrikant and Tim Metz, Henry Barguidjian, Clelia and Tom Zacharias, Dailey and Gordon Pattee, Scarlett and Bill Robertson, Harriet and Ron Weintraub, Jane and George Bunn, Susan and Timmy Mortimer, Marianna and George Kaufman, Cornelia and Marty Bregman, Jamie Figg, Susan and Philip Warner, Catherine Cahill and Bill Bernhard, Lis and Richard Waterman, Audrey and Martin Gruss, and more. Nothing is more fun than a night at the movies and a bucket of popcorn! We headed to the UA Southampton

movie theater to see Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, a fascinating adaptation of a novel about friendship, directed by Wayne Wang and produced by Wendi Murdoch. Traveling between the 1800s and present day, the movie dramatically illustrates how life has changed in China. Organized by Peggy Siegal, the event was hosted by Andrea Glimcher, Kelly Sugarman, Cristina Cuomo, Katie Lee, and Vera Wang. After the screening, we enjoyed a buffet dinner at Kelly and Jay Sugarman’s spectacular Saywer/Benson-designed home, which sits on 4.5 acres directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Moviegoers included Wendi Murdoch, Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart, Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Debra and Leon Black, Judith and Rudy Giuliani, Judy and Alfred Taubman, Louise Grunwald, Dennis Basso, Celerie Kemble and Boykin Curry, Tory Burch, Katherine Bryan and her houseguest Carolyn Roehm, Alex Hitz, Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, Don Marron, Jim Coleman, Millie and Arne Glimcher, Marc Glimcher, Tamara Mellon, Tiffany Dubin, and more. u AU G UST 2 0 1 1 1 3 9


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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST From the Central Park Zoo to the, well, zoo that is summertime in New York City, our columnist mixes at the coolest events—like the premiere of Friends with Benefits—in a town that’s more than hot, hot, hot. by Elizabeth quinn Brown

Dream Downtown opened on June 15. From its rooftop, PH-D, guests enjoy a view of New York City.


Guests at PH-D, the rooftop at Dream Downtown, after a screening of “The Ledge.”

Daisy Johnson and Hannah Bronfman at the opening of Dream Downtown on June 15.

Sean White at the premiere of “Friends with Benefits” on July 18.

Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict at the opening of Dream Downtown on June 15.

Olivia Palermo and Kate Lanphear at a Cinema Society after-party on June 21.

Emma Stone and Mila Kunis at the premiere of

Dina Atallah and Tara Palmeri at the

“Friends with Benefits” on July 18, sponsored by Axe.

opening of Dream Downtown on June 15.

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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry,

but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” said Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And I’m like, yeah, Dumbledore, champagne will do that to a person... On June 7, I attended the School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance benefit, an event aswirl with long legs and tulle. A couple of days later, I hosted a few friends at my apartment for hors d’oeuvres (read: Skittles and Sour Patch Kids) before “Elephants and Ivory,” the Wildlife Conservation Society's gala at the Central Park Zoo. After the pre-game, we

walked toward the park, a herd of Lilly Pulitzer. Upon arriving, I spotted Paul Johnson Calderon, Jenny Cuminale, Nina Mayfield, Ariel Moses, and Ashley Passik before posing for Patrick McMullan who complimented my Tracy Feith number. (“We all get dressed for Bill [and Patrick]!”) The evening went swimmingly until I dropped my wallet into the Sea Lion Pool. Before I could say, “Prada,” my date jumped in to fish it out. A knight in shining seersucker! On the 13th, the Cinema Society hosted a screening of The Art of Getting By with alice + olivia. At the after-party at the Thompson LES, Jessica Capshaw and Katharine McPhee AUGUST 2011 141


wore designs by Stacey Bendet. On the 15th, Dream Downtown opened with a splash, a pool party deejayed by Sam Ronson and Paul Sevigny. [Super]models and bottles! On the 21st, I stopped by Calvin Klein Collection for the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic’s summer benefit attended by Phoebe Donham, Mark Gilbertson, and Robert Hennessy. Then, it was to Dream Downtown for the after-party of a screening of The Ledge, hosted by the Cinema Society with Grey Goose. There, I gossiped with Nick Hunt before hearing Stephen Baldwin recite a joke about legs or something? The punchline was maybe as memorable as the beginning of it. On July 12, The Frick Collection hosted the Summer Soirée. Guests in pastels mingled around the 70th Street Garden, hoping to attract the photographers as they skirted the koi pond. I took a moment to wander the mansion, viewing

From left, Ivanka Trump and Li Bingbing at a screening hosted by Diane von Furstenberg and Ivanka Trump Jewelry; Georgina Chapman at an after-party on July 13.

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Ballet’s Workshop Performance benefit.

everything from Renoir to Titian to Whistler. The next day, the Cinema Society hosted a screening of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan with Diane von Furstenberg and Ivanka Trump Jewelry. Asian-inspired cocktails circulated at the after-party, including “Pear Flower” made with Grey Goose La Poire. A week later, Screen Gems hosted the premiere of Friends with Benefits, sponsored by Axe, where I was seated with Andrew Bevan, Harley Viera-Newton, and Ali Wise. My guest, David Mehlman, commented that I was a friend without benefits. I sabotaged his attempt at dating Mila Kunis at the after-party. So, ha. I’m looking forward to August offering me a bit of a breather, with lots of napping in the sun before entering the shade of the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. And, since I like gifts, I’m asking for an even tan, “yoga” abs, and, of course, a better backhand. u

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Julia Koch attended the School of American


Annelise Peterson and Sasha Leviant at the Central Park Zoo on June 9.

Catherine Dewey and Matthew Vahidi at “Elephants and Ivory,” the Wildlife Conservation Society’s gala.

Heidi Rosenau and Alexis Light at The Frick Collection’s Summer Soirée.

Julia Wetherell and Paul Johnson Calderon at “Elephants and Ivory.”

Aaron Gilmore and Alexandra Wagle danced together at the Central Park Zoo on June 9.

Carolyn Hurley and Will Rabbe at The Frick Collection on July 21.

Jessica Stam and Charlie Wiggins at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s gala.

A jazz ensemble played for guests in the 70th Street

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Garden at The Frick Collection on July 12.

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Clockwise from left: Mrs. Astor’s portrait by Carolus-Duran; the staircase leading to the ballroom; the mansion designed by Richard Morris Hunt on 65th and Fifth Avenue.

Mrs. astor’s “400” Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, or the Mrs.

Astor, served as high hostess of 19th-century New York, ruling with an emphasis on affluence and influence—and, of course, lineage. She operated as a one-woman admissions committee to the city’s most elite circles, offering acceptance to American aristocracy with her calling card. Mrs. Astor was descended from New York’s original Dutch settlers and became an Astor by marriage—a pedigree that encouraged her to be discriminating. Only 400 people were ever acknowledged by Mrs. Astor as eligible of her company: “Why, there are only about 400 people in fashionable New York society,” preached Ward McAllister, Mrs. Astor’s abettor. “If you go outside that number, you strike 144 QUEST

people who are either not at ease in a ballroom or else make other people not at ease.” Why “400”? A formidable figure, sure. But, it was also the exact number of guests that Mrs. Astor could host without “vulgar overcrowding” in the ballroom of her brownstone at 350 Fifth Ave. By 1893, she was entertaining in her new mansion, designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, at 65th and Fifth Avenue—the grandest New York had ever seen. It was Mrs. Astor and her reign that inspired Edith Wharton and the novelists of the Gilded Age. Her sense of exclusiveness was provocative, as she dismissed people from her parties: “Just because I buy my carpets from him, does not mean I have to invite him to walk on them.”—Elizabeth Quinn Brown


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