Previous | Next
212213214215216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232233234235236237238239240241242243244245246247 of 999
In the photograph, It seemed -- odd.
Yes, a highnecked dark dress. Well, it looked very add
to wear at a ball, I must say. But, you can wear
anything these days.
The feeling of warmth and friendliness was very marked.
The orchestra was externally good. The flowers were a marvelous
shade of orange roses, provided by Judith Gardiner in large
quantities, and there were orange table clothes which contrasted
slightly but very pleasantly, and the whole effect
of the Plaza and of the reception in the Terrace Room looked
extremely elegant, due to the flowers, really, because the rooms
can look very bad or very well according to how the flowers are
arranged. It was very expensive but I was very very beautiful
and everyone remarked about how beautiful it was.
Cab Calloway sang, as the only star entertainer. He
only sang once. Mr. Johnson made a touching speech in response
to a speech by Nelson Rockefeller, which was very good, very
friendly, very sympathetic. The whole evening went with great
warmth and gave a great many people a great deal of pleasure. It
was a great success, really.
Now, on the subject of beautification in New York City --
-- before you do that, may I ask this question? Who now is
to supervise the extension of this program in the District
© 2006 Columbia University
Libraries | Oral History
Research Office | Rights and
Permissions | Help