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attract them that much.

Q:

So financially it wasn't a great success?

Lasker:

Well, it was because other people were willing to pay $100. I think we raised about $10,000 at each reception.

Q:

That would apply on their campaigns.

Lasker:

Yes, for their campaigns. There was a piece about Redford in the NEW YORK TIMES talking about him as a sex symbol, and they said that the people came to this reception to see Robert Redford and my Matisses. Which as you know, I don't have any, any more. But that when Ted Kennedy, which is a symbol of sex with power, arrived -- even Robert Redford faded out. This is the NEW YORK TIMES Magazine Section, about two weeks ago.

On a purely social level, I went to California for two months in the spring and had a very pleasant series of friends and visits. I went to the opening of a new resort, built by Mr. and Mrs. Antenor Patino --

Q:

-- the tin people --

Lasker:

Yes, at Las Hades in Manzanillo in Mexico. It is an enchantingly pretty place, with very amusing fanciful white architecture, and a large number of friends of the Patinos and many friends of mine, and there was a spectacular two days, and three nights, in marvelous weather. There were many very good looking women there from Paris and from all over Europe, and



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