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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
This recent one.
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...
I can see the Lasker touch.
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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