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as the President liked to dance, in stead of having an entertainment for the President afterward, as had been done for President Kennedy's birthday in 1969, this dance would be held. Krim asked me to decorate the Waldorf ballroom for the ball.

Q:

This recent one.

Lasker:

This recent one. I think it was the night of the 21st, and it was a Saturday night. I got some people together, and we lowered the ceiling of the Waldorf with pink and fed heavy draperies of thin, but rather pretty, material which was very inexpensive, and droped the boxes in pink and red. Then the tablecloths were pink and there were high bouquets of carnations and roses...

Q:

I can see the Lasker touch.

Lasker:

It looked like the Lasker Award luncheon, yes, but the room was much bigger and the thing was low. Instead of the ballroom being high, the celling was lowered, so it was pretty. And the stage was decorated with pink and red and large-shaped formal trees, greentrees in shapes of balls, with pink



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