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Interview #19, Part II

Interviewee: Mrs. Mary Lasker
Interviewer: John T. Mason, Jr.
Date: July 8, 1979
Heathcote Farm, Amenia, NY

Mrs. Lasker:

Is that the last of what I told you -- about Mrs. J.?

Q:

My lady, I wonder if you would start out today by dealing with some of your social activities in the past year, just to make them a matter of record. Some of them had significance in other ways. Some of them didn't.

Mrs. Lasker:

Well, I was in California in February and March of 1979.

Q:

In February and March?

Mrs. Lasker:

of this year, and it was an extremely pleasant time.

Q:

Where were you based?

Mrs. Lasker:

I rented a house in Beverly Hills, which I've been renting for the last seven years. I had my sister, Mrs. Hoffman, and Mrs. Lederer (Ann Landers) come to visit me, but it was a time of a great deal of pleasant social activity, and really charming parties were given for my by Mrs. William Goetz, Mr. and Mrs. Tom wilcox -- he's the President of Crocker Bank in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and by Mr. and Mrs. Simon Ramo.

Q:

What's his connection? Who is he?

Lasker:

Well, he's a great industrialist, who was head of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Task Force -- who was one of Nixon's major science advisors, and he and his wife are friends of mine. And the Wilcoxes are friends, and great friends of the Lane Adamses, of the American Cancer Society.



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