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This is one of your great talents, getting to people
like that and inspiring them to do something.
Well, this is really brilliantly done, just marvelously well
done. I've since started to raise hell about it because he wrote
a piece about “Who Has Power in New York?” and described carefully
all the labor leaders and all the people who really do have power
and could tie the city up if they wished to make mischief,
but he mentioned one woman, Bella Abzug, in this whole city, 52 percent
of which are women. So I complained to him about this, because really
there are some women who are very able in this city like Mary Lauirence
Estee Lauder Bess Myerson, you know, a lot of very able women.
It's very dull for a magazine that's purporing to talk to New York
about itself not to mention -- or seldom mentions any women at all
in any important way.
Another effort has come under the heading of the Versaialles
Foundation. We finally got an American tax-deductibe foundation for
the restoration of Versailles established, last year in November, and
I'd been trying to help them to get -- get a good presentation to
show their need, because Versailles has been ravaged first by
the Revolution, then by several wars, and by Louis Philippe who
took everything out and painted everything white, but as a museum
it's one of the great treasures of the world, and the restoration
of it to -- the public rooms to look something like what they looked
like in the 18th century would be an enhhanting addition to the
museums of the world and to the attractions of the museums of France.
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