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won't believe it -- a small orchestra playing 18th century
music during dinner dressed in 18th century costume. And after
that Gilbert Because, who is their sort of Frank Sinatra, entertained.
It was very lively. There was a great mixture of
people, including Rose Kennady, Paul Mellon. I sat next to
Kirk Douglas and Hubert Kumphrey. It was very pretty and
very very beautifully done and all really thanks to the French
Ambacsador and his lovely wife.
The next carryings on that I went to that might have
some interest was a large cocktail party at the Waldorf for
Governor Carter. I had sent him a contribution in a letter,
and he had written me a handwritten letter in return, which
I will send you a copy of. But when I was introduced
to him he said, “oh, yes,” and at least he remembered my name.
He made a very good speech at this thing, and afterwards
there was a receiving line and so I went through the receiving
line again and somebody introduced me to him for the second time
that day and he said, “Oh, yes, we're old friends.”
was that the party where Elizabeth Taylor was?
Yes. He is a consummate politic, a very good speaker,
an entirely new personality in the whole area and I think will
win the election unless some unforessen, horrible event takes
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