Our newly patented         silhouettes for fall ...         the tuxedo pump, bowtie         detail. The choked pump,      ...
Carey Winston is taking themost bows ... for leadership         in commercial sales                  and leasing     This ...
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Art &ArtistsTHE PAINSTAKING ART OF THREE-D ANIMATIONKerry Stowell , president of Stowmar Enterprises, production manager F...
ARAM/5900                       Skincare reduced to fragrance-free fundamentals. From the collection:                     ...
Books by NeighborsVIRGINIAS GENllEMENMR. JEFFERSONS UPLAND                                                                ...
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lhe quoted price per foot is an annual co t, payable monthly.    De cribing the area of downtown, ezra says that 16th Stre...
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CARlA HillS:Optil}g forEXcellence  Its a matter more of excellence thanlrestige, said former Housing and Urban~evelopment ...
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dont do it." She says she reorders her      mers seem to be the athletic type, into       place was in the market. And it ...
William Proxmire and John Warner              probably why l have so many                 lo of kin cia ticity. Dr. Narva ...
Along Party LinesSOCIAL AFFAIRS IN THE WORLD OF WASHINGTON                          Old hands said the French Embassy     ...
Applause and red roses to ballerinaValentina Kozlovia and artisticdesigner to Christian Dior, MarcBohan , whose spring col...
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C OMMANDANTHONORS W ILSON   Retiring Congressman Bob Wilson,ranking Republican on the House ArmedServices Committee and re...
C ORCORAN SURPRIZE     The Corcorans spring "Surprize   Party" was dreamed up and chaired by   the indefatigable Nancy Dut...
~lement Conger, White House curator, is welcomed by New Three well-known Folger Library supporters greet each other~ealand...
last December within hours of each at top prices; fine old Staffordshire, lAsT Pa<ElY PMTY                           other...
--~1....---IVilliam Abdy in 1765 and lightly damaged during the centuries, as well a  he "important" American furniture.  ...
Restaurant                 Featuring     International Cuisine         All of our meals a re       prepared with the fines...
PEALING FOR MUSIC   It was truly a merry evening in May. Upporters of the Cathedral Choral   ~iety arrived in the Bishops ...
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Washington Dossier was the society magazine for the nation's capital from 1975-1991. David Adler was the co-founder and publisher. The Magazine is a social history of Washington in the 70's and 80's.

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  1. 1. Our newly patented silhouettes for fall ... the tuxedo pump, bowtie detail. The choked pump, polished shaping. Both from Better Shoes.WOODWARD & LOTHROPy0u K N 0 W I T S R G H T
  2. 2. Carey Winston is taking themost bows ... for leadership in commercial sales and leasing This year, at theawards ceremony of the MillionDollar Sales and Leasing Clubs,Carey Winston associates took the highestnumber of awards. We bow to the energy,the ingenuity, the enthusiasm and theinsight that brought this achievement toour people. So the next time you have a real estateor mortgage banking problem, give ouraward winners a call. We put WashingtonsReal Estate Puzzle together!Maurice Bernstein Barry Scheer Charles Lovett Million Dollar Commercial Sales Club Highest Gross Industrial Leasing Million Dollar Commercial Class 1 Million Dollar Leasing Club Million Dollar Leasing Club Sales Club Highest Gross In Retail Leasing Lester Zimmerman Randy MartinDonald Buder Million Dollar Commercial Sales Club Million Dollar Commercial New Life Member Million Dollar Robert Daugherty Sales Club Commercial Sales Club Life Member Million Dollar Lawrence MasiDavid Cohn Leasing Club New Life Member Million Million Dollar Commercial Sales Club Dollar Leasing ClubKenneth Diehl Million Dollar Leasing ClubFulton Liss ~ Million Dollar Commercial Sales Club Carey Winston Realtors/Mortgage Bankers 4350 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland/656-4212
  3. 3. Table of Contents Vol. 6 No. 2 July 1980 FEATURES 12 The Geography of Power By William Garland Choosing the right location 17 Carla Hills Opting for excellence 18 Playing the Male Skin Game By David Hubler The revolution in mens sk.in care DEPARTMENTS 7 Annabells File INVESTMENT Your purchase of a fine Oriental 9 Art and Artists By Viola Drath rug from the collection at Pogos progress to the silver screen 11 . Books by Neighbors Mr. Jeffersons Upland Virginia, The Blair-Lee House HECHTS offers more than meets the eye. 22 Along Party Lines It is a superbly wise investment Pokety bid, Fashions by Dior, Folgers Benefit, at an unus•Jally attractive price. the Commandants Parade and other events Oriental rugs increase in value as they mature. Offering you a 34 The Educated Palate By Bette Taylor Savoring the culinary joys of a country inn lifetime of reward as you reap the pleasures of their beauty. 46 Letters to the Editor Our rugs are of unequalled quality and excellence 52 Real Estate Transactions Examine them for their craftsmanship. Fascinating design. 54 Social Calendar By Maggie Wimsatt Intricate hand woven detail. These are touchstones to quality of beautiful Oriental rugs. COVER We invite you to our gallery to select a fine rug from our collection. Carla Hills, former Secretary of the Office of Hou ing and Urban Development und er President Ford, is shown in her new office at 1333 -~· New Hampshire Ave. , buill by the Geo rge Hym a n onstruction o . Typica l of the ma ny professio na ls who choose a prime office loca tion ADD AN ORIENTAL she practices law, as a partner with Latham, Watkin and Hill , a RUG TO YOUR Ca lifornia based firm. The office wa designed by kidmore, Owings INVESTMENT and Merrill. Mrs. Hills stands before a painting by H ilda Thorpe. Flowers are Aga panthas in a cobalt blue vase arranged by David PORTFOLIO Ellsworth of "Flowers." Mrs. Hill makeup by Susan Hau ser and hair styled by Phil Gravels. Photographed by Peter Garfield . Hechts Tysons Corner Oriental Rug Gallery 8100 Leesburg Pike, Mclean, Virginia The Washington Dosster ts published monthly by Adler / International Ltd 3301 New Mexico A•enue. Wash mgton. D.C. 20016. Cont rolled c.rculation prud at Richmond . For Information About Virginia 2326 1 and Was htngl on. D.C. Copyright 191!0 C Adler lnlernaltonal Lid. Our Investment Quality Rugs Call (703) 893-3003 Dossier/July 198015
  4. 4. Neighborhood taurants, Publisher David Adler Editor Sonia Adler Assistant to the Editor Lee Kirstein General Manager Jean Tolson Design Consultant Susan R. Eason When you locate a fine restaurant in Art Director the discerning neighborhoods of Lianne Uyeda Potomac, Md. and Great Falls, Va. Chid Photographer John Whitman youd best be prepared for scrutin- Contributing Editors ization by a discriminating Viola Drath, Belle Taylor, Maggie Wimsau, clientele. Perhaps thats why our Anne Denton Blair, David Hubler, Dorothy Marks kitchens contain so many fresh Typography meats, and fresh vegetables, and Julia Young, Marsha t3arreu fresh fish. Van Dashner Advertising Production We provide the best quality Bonnie Down resh meats and delicacies Production Assistants Carol Wydra, Donna Omata from the sea prepared by Rhonda Sucher, Peter Lincoln Dunnigan sophisticated chefs from Orcuiation steak A Ia Hunter to rack of Walter Duncan lamb and fresh lobster, youll Advertising Sales Director Jon Adler find our inns always in trad- Account Executives itional good taste. Deanna Gould, Donna Korman Catherine McCabe Of course we have free park- National Account Representatives Arnie Green, Molly Lockwood ing and honor most Manha Moscow, Susan Ludlow credit cards for Catalyst Communications lunch, dinner, and 260 Madison Avenue Sunday brunch. In New York, N.Y. 10016 (212) 578-4830 fact, were everything San Francisco Representative youd expect from a The Shepherd Co. fine Washington restaurant 218 State Street San Francisco, Calif. 94114 (415) 864-5005 An Experience Youll Enjoy. Advenising and editorial offices located at 3301 New Mexico Ave., Washington, DC 20016, General Telephone (202) 362-5894. For Social Coverage: Please send all invitations to Social Secretary, The Washington Dossier, 3301 New Mexico Ave., Washington, DC 20016 (Please send invitations as early as po sible to schedule coverage; only a limited number of events can be covered.) For Subscriptions: Please send all subscription inquiries, applications and changes of address to The Washington Dossier Subscription Depanment, PO Box 948, Farmingdale, NY 11737. Prices are $12 for I year; $22.50 for 2 years. Overseas $24 per year. anada $14 per year. Photographs for commercial and non-commercial POTOMAC, MD use are available for sale. 9812 Fall Road The Washington Dossier is published monthly by Adler International, Ltd. David Adler, President; Resv:299-4066 Jon Adler, Vice President; Sonia Adler, ecretary· Treasurer. GREAT FALLS. VA. To be audited by 9835 Georgetown Pike Resv:759-95076/July /980/Dossier
  5. 5. AnnabellS File ~ THE DOSSIER OF WASHINGTON COMMENT PIAG T Master Watchmakers and }Lwe//ers Odd Images: are planning to jump ship-even if Jim- Those vaunted Concordes are flying my wins ... But the rats, the four leggedover half full, or half-empty ... That variety, plan to stay aboard forever. baby shower that Elna Barros, wife of Reporters were startled recently by athe Chilean Ambassador was to throw number of "rat" sightings on the White for Effie Barry, called off at the last House front lawn. Theyre big and fatrnoment for political reasons, has and apparently, like politicians, tough resulted in a freezer full of little blue to run out of town ... Enriguillo deland pink cakes. Elna plans to leave Rosario, the popular widowed Am-them there until another happy event bassador from the Dominican Republic~equires their services .. .Those Clydes is planning to revolutionize amburgers, once the best-in-town, Washington entertaining with a startseem to be shrinking rapidly in inverse late, eat late and dance late policy, justProportion to their prices ... the as in the D.R. Unfortunately, we have9eorgetown explosion is spawning an no siestas in our town ... Tongsun Park,Invasion of ethnic New York foods and miffed by Korean governments bann-restaurants. Pronto, a trendy east side ing of his concert hall is reportedly~~sta place is applying ... The bagel, and coming back to Washington for laly too, are on its way ... Most another visit. Time flows continuously.~Uching visual vignette is the sight of From engine-turned ose Narva, dynamic manager of the Best Partygivers: textured bracelet into case,~heraton Carlton, saving the last dance That lawn wedding party thrown by into bracelet. The gold dialRr Chef Violante of the posh Carlton Anne and Charlie Camalier for their is marked by 60 dots. The oom every Saturday night.Roses daughter Deborah and her groom electronic quartz movement?~bby, Capt. (Dr.) Bill has just been in- Richard, was the most spectacular ever is accurate to withinlllated into inner sanctum of top Der- seen in the memory of the 60 seconds a year. Totally~atologists in U.S. guests ... meriting Anne the undisputed hand-crafted in Switzerland byYIOre Dirt title of the best party-giver in town ... in- Piaget. $9,600. A. soon-to-be-published book by an dicative of the detailed attention wasex-maitre dhotel of the Senate dining the brand new white tent flown in byroom seems to dish up more dirt than commercial airliner the night beforekhat offered by non-typist Liz when the tent people couldnt come up ay ... The Washington Post in- with a clean tent from local stock.~st~gative team is crawling all over the Peopling: atJonal Bank of Washington, talking Djamchid Tavallali. former numberto ex-employees and depositor s two to Ardeshir Zahedi, and formers·Something big in the wind at the Iranian Ambassador to Argentina re- tar ... Miffed by U.S. policy on the joining his family after months of har-human rights issue, the Argentine rowing separation in Tehran . . . the Diamond Brokers • AppraisersGovernment seems to be foolishly (and phone company has finally gotten~ossibly illiegally) subsidizing a around to take out John Connallys Monday-Friday 10 to 5:30 Panish language newspaper in New campaign watts phones, all 200 of 1710 M Street, N.W.tork published by a dubious religious them ... Susan Hurley no longer work- Washington, DC 20036C .. incidentally, those cult recruiters Ult. ing for United Arab Emirates ... Deecy 202·872·171 0Using a "personality test" as a come-on Stevens back from Orientation tour ofPloy, still using Hectors as a theater of Defense Establishment for top women~erations. They stand on the corner of in and out of government...The Don FREE PARKING and Wisconsin hawking their wares Bonkers from Washington State adop-~0 the unwary. Forewarn your kids. ting their first child ... that Polish joke Major rcdil ards Acccplcd Ols and Dips! silliness by Nancy Reynolds, Nancy Many loyal Carterites now on board Reagans "advisor", thankfully didnt Do sier/July 198017
  6. 6. spill over to spoil Mrs. Reagan s first press conference, but it wasnt verY bright and hopefully not indicative of what might happen in the future. Different Strokes! The manufacturers of Joy, ($330 an ounce) Jean Patou, are ~oming out with a scent for men called Patou pour Homme ... also going first class is World Airways, honcho of cheapie flights to Europe. Theyve got a cut-rate First Class passage now that sounds lush and plush ... New craze in wacky Marin County, Calfornia, is to dip yourself in Coca Cola. Supposed to give you a bet· ter tan ... The Denver Boot on the wron& cars is spelling more trouble for Marioll Barry ... The Big Apple girding for the demo convention expected to be one of the hottest in years ... That eleven-year old gelding cla.i med by Hermell Greenberg recently is the hit of the Bowie meet, turning in remarkable per· formances. Last two times out it won both times .. .Charles · Cerami, dapper At last arestaurant with amenu as eclectic as )Wr tastes. foreign affairs editor for the Kiplinger The joy of Ashbys is that no matter whether you suddenly feel Iike Potted Quai I, publications is suffering the ribbing of Scottish Salmon, Medallions of Veal Oscar, a New York Strip, Dutch coffee, Irish coffee or friends who caught his picture in thiS Mrs. Kents Rum Topf, Ashbys serves the best in town. Youll find this many splendored feast 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner in a unique months Playboy ... all quite proper, of set of period rooms, in the Washington Hilton. Please cal1483-3000for reservations. course, in connection with an article Parking is free in th~ hotel rrL _,_ garage for Ashbys dl ners. lll.t:JX:S lleer adull dish lnTheWashingtonHiltonHotel. at· ~fn(~ -jJ, !91, .,_~ Charles wrote .. .Betty Mize just bought a farm circa 1700s on the Eastern Shore .. .Leo Bernstein sold his interest in National Savings and Trust to Johll Mason .. . Prominent builder Maurice Berks daughter Debby hitched to Jifll• my Greenwald of the roofing family in Mayflower extravaganza. Expect government consulting to go down in next administration regardless of who is President. .. tax cutters getting ready for big push early next year ... financial experts betting that prirne starts moving up again come October despite elections .. . regardless of what face the Russians put on the OlympicS set to be massive disappointment to Russkys ... with Baker out of VEEP contention some say Reagan will look for a governor instead, but someone with national clout. .. betting odds are that Egyptian/Israeli peace talks will make some move toward resolution before election as a favor to Carter but Carter inside polsters acknowledge the President is still in trouble. My daughter Genie and I invite you to select from our spectacular Spring fashions and from my latest UL TRASUEDE® designs! Joke of tbe Montb Wags will not pick Reagan for Presi· Frankie Welch Joanne Jacobson, Manager Genie Welch Roberts, Manager dent. They want Dennis Morgan and Reagan for best friend. Coming Up 305 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314 1702 G. St., N.W ., Washington, D.C. 20006 More mergers brewing with airlines (549-0104} (466-8900) as price war heats up .. .Exxon set toe~· Mon.-Sat. 9:30 to 5:30, Thurs. til 7:30 Mon.-Fri . 10:00 to 6:00 pand its commitment to oil shale as Major Credit Ca rds Accepted Rockwell International bets on solaf power. Votes not in yet.8/Ju/y 1980/Dossier
  7. 7. Art &ArtistsTHE PAINSTAKING ART OF THREE-D ANIMATIONKerry Stowell , president of Stowmar Enterprises, production manager Francesca Drath and Mark Chinoy, director and creatorOf the Flexiform 3-D animation film process, with Pogo, newest and brightest star of the Silver Screen. t is hardly an accident that Pogo, studio of Stowmar Enterpri es in poken word, the tiny Fanta y creature I . the gentle possum from Okefeno- kee swamp i coming out of re-ltrement in this election year. When Cry tal City, a film production com- pany specia lizing in animation. Here hundred s of the intriguing three to four are moved and twi ted by c peri need a nimator -one frame at a time. on- idering that 24 individual frame yieldPogo and his comic strip gang emerge inch high, super-supple, bendablc om- no more than one e ond of film, it i a~ the lovable heroes in the sinister ic strip characters arc designed, pain takingly low and cxa tin g pro-•vtolester P. Mole s evil plot to take adapted for the creen, culpted in ces . If the five team working imul-Control of the White House, it will be in "Plexiform" and brought to life before taneou ly in five tudio on five dif-a major motion picture in glorious the movie camera . ferent table top cene co me up with 60three-dimensiona l technicolor this fall. The invention of film maker Mark econd of film a day, they on ider As the precursor of "Doonesbury," Chinoy, Plexiform i a unique com- them elve lu ky. very haracter,~e popular comic strip by the late Walt bination of plasticine, clay, magnetic every etting, every prop- from hat , elly has enchanted pogophiles for metal and other components, which hou e and hamburger to car , tree0 Ver two decades. Carried by some 450 was developed some 14 years ago while and pinball machine - ha to be de-newspapers here and abroad. it has Chinoy was working on the Muppets" signed and sculpted to cale. The proj-been a favorite of the intelligent reader. and Sesame Street." This material has ect has been underway nearly a year . . The location of Pogos artful three- the advantage of being completely flex- "It like cu lpting a tat ue, aydimensional reincarnation is the crowded ible. For each gesture, each step, each Continued on Page 43 Dossier/July /980/9
  8. 8. ARAM/5900 Skincare reduced to fragrance-free fundamentals. From the collection: Absolute Comfort Shave Cream, 8.00. After Shave Soother, 9.00. Arst, "F" Street, and all stores.101July 1980/Dossier
  9. 9. Books by NeighborsVIRGINIAS GENllEMENMR. JEFFERSONS UPLAND THE BLAIR-LEE HOU E- GUE TVIRGINIA. HOU E OF THE PRE IDENT.By Robert Llewellyn. Charlottesville: By Eleanor Lee Templeman. McLean.Upland Publishing Co. Virginia: EPM Publications, Inc. $15.95. For at least a dozen years, ThomasJefferson had to be far away from his This hand omely illustrated, com-beloved Monticello. Throughout two pactly written book i the story of theterms in the White House and four Blair and Lee familie and their land-Years duty in Paris, he was unabashedly mark home on Penn ylvania Avenuehomesick for the white-columned man- aero from the White Hou e whichsion with its glistening Palladian roof- ince 1942 have been joined together totop and fertile acres surrounding it. erve a our pre ident s officialLater, he also yearned for the university gue thouse.he had established nearby, to live up to Ever ince Franci Pre ton Blair ar-his ideals of equal opportunities for all. rived here from Kentucky in 1830 to The reader /viewer senses this bril- launch a pro-Andrew Jack on adminis-liant mans devotion to home and fami- tration new paper, the Blair family andly, and cant but realize the sacrifices he the Lees of Virginia with whom they in -illade in his nations behalf, when he tion of Monticellos sheltering walls termarried have been a moving force inleft behind all that he held most dear. and fences. the capital city.Bow he must have longed for terra- Mr. Jeffersons Upland Virginia in- And not only in Washington. Sooncotta sunsets beyond blue mountain troduces us to our tall, red-haired, in- after the April 1843 marriage of youngranges, for springtime furrows turned tellectual and fun-loving third Presi- Elizabeth Blair and Lt. Samuel Phillip!:to welcome the seeds of summer, for dent in a new and poignant way and Lee in the garden of Blair Hou e, Fran-snowy shadow patterns across fields gives us a deeper understanding of the ci Preston Blair completed hi ummerand brooks. He loved the songbirds, the stirring words he penned for us long residence, Silver Spring; more than 200rabbits and baby deer on the farm and ago-especially those that describe our acres on what i now Georgia AvenueWanted always to be near to his inalienable right for life, liberty and the and the Maryland boundary. Hi on,daughters and grandchildren. He never pursuit of happiness. Montgomery Blair, gave his fir t namefound contentment far from the protec- - ANNE DENTON BLAIR Continued on Page 42An autumn in upland Virginia Dossier/July 1980/ 11
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  11. 11. CHOOSING s anyone who goes to movies ground in Washington," say J&C Ent-A knows with certainty, every Washington office overlooks erprises Pre ident Jeff Cohen explain- ing the bur t in office pace demand.the White House, the Capitol, theWashington Monument or the Jeff-erson Memorial. Except for a lucky THE So, what make a prestige office in Wa hington? All brokers agree, as Phil arr withfew, it is not that way in real life. Most have to settle for a somewhatless prestigious view, but proximity to RIGHT Oliver arr o. put it, that the an wer can be found in the leasing proverb: "Location, location, location."these symbols of power still govern thePecking order of the elite and they are11-illi ng to pay a premium for the privi- lOOOION Mo t agreed, too, with hi axiom that place the White House a a ort of axi out of which the poke of pre tigelege. Now that Washington has been emanate.discovered" by big business and all by William Garland "Working from the White Hou e athe geegaws of their satellite sub- the center of the circle, the clo er youtulture, the premium gets higher and are to the center, the higher the price ;~igher . the farther you get away, the demand Indeed, the demand is expanding at and the price ometime get lower,"lo rapid a rate that the market for said Carr.~ashington area office space has never And what range of price i he talk- een better. Like an in flux of refugees ing about?from the hinterlands, lawyers, associa- Depending on lo ation, the price fortion executives, accountants, lobbyists new or renovated office s pace run tld businesses of all sizes are spilling from $14 to $20 per square foot/year, to town at a rapid rate. and will ri e consi tently over the ne t "This is the nations capital, and I one to two years, according to . Duke hink people are beginning to believe it. Brannock, president of Brannock heyre not making any more new A ociate , a Wa hington leasing and Dossier/July 19801/J
  12. 12. 1. Office of Alan Kay, a partner in Rozan· sky & Kay, developers on 7979 Old Georgetown Rd. in Bethesda was designed by OBI. 2. Conference room at the corporation headquarters of Garfinckels, BrookS Brothers, Miller and Rhodes, Inc., 1629 K Street. A OBI design. Courthouse Office Building in Old Town Alexandria, developed by Donald Brown, Lawrence Brandt, Joseph Gildenhorn and Benjamin Jacobs.4.Rockledge Executive Plaza offDemocracy Boulevard In Bethesdadeveloped by Spaulding and SlyeCorporation.5.Reception area at State DepartmentFederal Credit Union, 2020 N. 14thStreet, Arlington, Va. A OBI design. management consulting firm. Preleas· ing agreements are running higher than the $20 figure, as much as $25, several brokers pointed out. There are few disputes amon g brokers about the best general office locations in Washington, D.C . TheY agree also that the choice is subjective. Lawyers, for example, who deal with a specific agency like the FCC or the FTC prefer to be as close as possible to their bureaucratic opposites. Fred Ezra, Senior Vice-President with Julien J. Studley, Inc., provides a succinct summary of the general pal· terns of premier office space in Wash· ington. He listed, in order of their desirability, downtown, Georgetown. the "West End" and the Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor as prime presti ge locations. Its taken almost for granted among brokers and office les sees that the center of it all (Ezra offhandedly called it "the center of the universe") is Con· necticut Avenue and K Street. Neil J. Simon, vice president with Carey Winston Co., noted that mosl leases in the prime area average be· tween $17 to $18 per square foot , though "quotes are up now to $25.U/Ju/y 1980/Dossier
  13. 13. lhe quoted price per foot is an annual co t, payable monthly. De cribing the area of downtown, ezra says that 16th Street traditionally has been the ea tern border for the be tspace, though theres been a tendency recently for that boundary to moveeast. The centra l district generally ex-lends north and, with the Connecticutan d K center, west of the White Hou c,bordered by Mas achusett Avenue onthe nonh, ew Hampshire Avenue onthe we t and Pennsylvania Avenue onthe outh. But ary Lawrence, of Barne , Mor-ris & Pardoe, note the apparent trendor an acceptable area for office lea ingto move ea twa rd. "I see the trend of all1ovement downtown between 16th and l ith treet and eat to Pennsylvania venue in that whole quadrant." The building of the ConventionCenter will pur the ea tward migra-tion he ay , foreca ting that the 16th o II th treet area could eventually teal orne of the pre tige from the golden triangle" area north and most-ly west of the White House. Several brokers indicated that out-Of-tow ner. might be more imprc sedlhan re idents of Washington with the Dossier/July 1980115
  14. 14. fices dont have the same quality as downtown." But Courthouse Square appeals to those who appreciate tradi· tiona! architecture. The building has been done with the same quality as a building downtown. including a marble lobby. "I think the thing that makes il special is that its in the center of Old Town," he says, noting that space is leased in the building for $12 to $14 per square foot. Neil Simon lists the primary suburbS as the Tysons Corner area of Fairfa~ County, followed closely by Bethesda· He said that office space in the Tysons area ran from $11 .50 per sq uare foot 10 $13.50, and that space in the besl Bethesda locations costs from $11 .50 to $12.50 per square foot. To many, the suburban locations are equally pres· tigious especially to long-term Wash· ington area residents. Scott Ross, vice president ofThe law office of Bill Long, partner at Latham,Watkins & Hills, overlooks Dupont Donohoe Construction, offers a sub·Circle and is designed by Ruben deSaavedra. jective view of what gives an office building prestige. "Its a combinationPennsylvania Avenue location, and that "think tanks" of all kinds were of the air, the crispness of the design.also that the market for Georgetown finding it desirable to move to the bet- the quality that goes into it." Accord·property was deliberately diluted by the ter suburban office locations, which he ing to Ross, quality is reflected in suchdecision of Georgetowners not to allow considered, in the order of their accept- areas as the style and decor of thtsubway service, a factor which all ability, Tysons Corner, Bethesda, elevator and the types of retail outletsbrokers cited as a salability factor . Montrose Road, Arlington and Fairfax. that surround the entrance to the "Nothing compares with downtown Computer firms, associations and building.in terms of prestige office space, Ezra other types of firms have recently "You cant rule out areas lik esays. "Basically, people who do moved there, rather than downtown. Capitol Hill with a view. Anything withbusiness downtown are going to stay Kay calls the corner of Old George- a view of the Capitol demands a higherdowntown." town Road and Wisconsin Avenue, a dollar. Just like anything within throw· But, he added, not everybody needs half block from the subway, the busiest ing distance of the White House," saYit. "A lot of people dont want to be intersection in Bethesda. He points out Jim Eichberg with Braedon CompanY·downtown," he points out, referring to that a building on the corner being built "If it overlooks a park downtownthe burgeoning office building com- by Rozansky & Kay will bring a price of (such as the office of well-knownplexes in areas like Old Town Alexan- $13 per square foot, but that a building lawyer Edward Bennett William s,dria, Bethesda and the nearby counties scheduled for leasing in the 1983 whose office overlooks Farragulwhere executives are closer to their market is expected to bring a price Square) or any of the monuments, thenresidences. closer to $17 per square foot. its a plus," offers Jay D. Franklin· Alan Kay of Rozansky & Kay reveals Donald Brown, a partner with J.B.G. senior vice president of commercia· Associates, is currently leasing Court- leasing and management with H. 0Federal Center Plaza, 500 C Street, house Square in Old Town Alexandria. Smithy Co.S.W., built by The Donohoe Company. "Typically," he says, "suburban of- Continued on Page 4~161July 1980/Dossier
  15. 15. CARlA HillS:Optil}g forEXcellence Its a matter more of excellence thanlrestige, said former Housing and Urban~evelopment Secretary Carla Anderson~ills as she looked out at the Washing-on Monument from her new 12th floorlffice on New Hampshire Avenue, onelf Washingtons prime office toea-ions. "Its not important where you prac-ice law," said Hills, now a partner inhe Los Angeles-based law firm of-atham, Watkins and Hills, "but how~ell." She occupies the corner office on thetighest floor of the building, and broad~indows along both the south and west~ails allow a 180 degree view of primelarts of Washington. Her desk iseparated from the seating area-deep Ushioned chairs around a glass-toppedable-and is made of well-polished~ood shaped in a wide oval and sup-lorted by bright silver legs. On two walls are reflections of hertigh-level government past: pictures~ith President Ford; a formal portrait~ith high-ranking members of thelustice Department (she was United;tates assistant attorney general beforeter 1975 to 1977 stint as HUD secre-ary); honorary certificates signed by)residents Nixon and Ford noting her Carla Hills in her office overlooking the city.tppointments to the Department oflustice and as secretary of HUD. In thelffice is her cabinet chair, a traditional amount of work in New York and like the president, and other cabinet of-~ift for a department cabinet officer. Boston, as well as the Southeast." ficers. Thats the external point of view. "Ive come a full circle. Im back to Though she works primarily out of Youd pick up a newspaper and seeloing what I was before," she said with her office in Washington, the work what I was doing. But I still ee people1slight laugh, explaining that she was a takes her often outside the city. "I of cabinet level," he aid.lartner in a law firm soon after she travel very frequently to California and Law in Washington is different, also,:raduated. elsewhere. Tomorrow, I leave for New from law elsewhere, she added. "The Her husband Roderick, who served York. Wednesday Ill be in San Fran- questions often involve policy nuancests counsel to the president in the Ford cisco. Thursday in Los Angeles. Friday in addition to legal tangles. You get atdministration, is also a partner in the in San Diego, then back here." third dimension. Its very common toirm. The couple have four children. There are 13 attorneys currently in have a difficult legal problem that has, Wearing a mauve jacket over a the Washington office of the firm, one in addition to it, a policy nuance thatllouse with a matching tint, she sat of the largest in California. may be a compHcating factor," she ex-lehind the oval desk and explained the "If you understand government, and plained.teed for the presence of her firm, and you have established credentials, then She has experienced many differ-terself, in Washington. "We have a you can render a service," she pointed ences between her new role as lawyertumber of national concerns we repre- out. and her old role as a cabinet officer. ent as a firm and they all have She said that her life, "from an exter- As secretary of HUD, she worked 16~ashington problems. In addition, nal point of view," lacks the attention hours a day, six days a week. "Therevere an East Coast window for a West and the glamor of a member of the cab- are very few clients who can push me to~oast firm. We also do a considerable inet, "in terms of contact with people that," she said smiling. 0 Dossier/July 1980117
  16. 16. f you believe the girl behind the male to look young. How young? sees aggressive sales trends on the East I Woodies cosmetics counter-and its hard to imagine such a shining,blemish-free face lying to you-then Somewhere between teenage acne and that first sag under the eye. Although they wont reveal any and West Coasts and throughout the sun-belt area. And its the same all over Washing·youll accept it when she tells you that figures, the cosmetics houses, most of ton. David Milbrandt of Garfinckelsmore and more of her customers are which are privately owned, do admit attributes the industrys takeoff to menmen buying products for themselves. that mens sales are booming. They getting over what he calls "theAnd before you raise an unplucked concede their mens products are still psychological barrier" of treating theireyebrow, take a look around the counter only a fraction of the women-domin- skin. Three or four years ago, he pointsat the array of lotions and creams for ated business, but they confidently out, you wouldnt see a man sit down atmen. predict a very healthy future, despite a cosmetics counter and ask about hiS Yes, mens cosmetics (a term the in- current economic woes. Candy skin. "But as men have become moredustry assiduously avoids) has become Neiman, the cosmetics manager at aware of their appearance, they realizebig business here in Washington, as it Bloomingdales at Tysons Corner, these products are aids, and they decidehas elsewhere around the country. Its says shes seen a forty percent sales to use them."already one of Americas biggest growth growth in just the past six months. At the Key West Shop in White Flint,industries, producing highly profitable "The growth has been phenomenal, manager Joyce Kearney judges that onereturns for such formerly distaff houses but this is just the tip of the iceberg." third of her sales now are to men,as Chane!, Estee Lauder, Irma Shorell She adds that Bloomingdales is now although she admits their initial reac·and Clinique. giving more store area to mens skin tion is resistance. Key West features Only a few short years ago cosmetics products. "The lines are selling well," compounds containing aloe, a tropicalfor men were the exclusive province of she says, "and men are slowly getting medicinal plant used for centuries tothe gay community. But in the late into treatment, too. But going beyond treat burns and skin ulcers . It is also a1970s -and primarily during the past moisturizer is still very daring for popular moisturizer. Joyce says hefthree years-the straights have come them." Liz Wozniak of Aramis says male customers often are reticent atout of the closet. Theyre in the bath- about seventy percent of men "are still first because they know only the tradi·room now, laden with shaving gels, not ready to accept skin care, although tiona! male products-shaving crea!TI.aftershaves, moisturizers, scruffing lo- it is becoming okay to pay attention to aftershave and deodorant. But, shetions, astringents and skin creams-all yourself." Aramis is so confident adds, many men who purchase thepurported to hide wrinkles, soften skin, about the trend toward mens skin care, small sizes initially come back for theretard aging and replace lost moisture. it has three brands on the market- larger sizes. "I cant ever remember aWhatever it takes for the American Aramis, Aramis 900 and Devin. She man returning something. They just by David E. Hubler IJBE181July 1980/Dossier
  17. 17. Dossier/July 1980119
  18. 18. dont do it." She says she reorders her mers seem to be the athletic type, into place was in the market. And it took offmens lines about twice a month. Her some sport or another. Thats the op- about two years ago." But Lightmanstock turn over every sixty days. posite of women. Overweight women traces the beginnings of mens groom- Joyce is somewhat of a marketing love cosmetics and scents." ing products to the advent of suntan lo-analyst when it comes to drawing up a The jargon of the trade demands that tion used visibly on the beach. Once acomposite picture of her White Flint you distinguish between skin care prod- man found that he could slop on themen. "The typical man who uses skin ucts, the alleged fountains of youth, grease and not arouse a sea of shorelinecare products is confident, decisive, and the "scents," the aftershaves, col- snickers, he quickly moved on to otherdoes well in business, and he knows ognes and the fragrance shampoos. grooming aids-hair creams, after-who he is." He is somewhere between Most manufacturers are very careful shaves and now face and body prepara-his late 20s and mid 50s, has a high in- not to include even the slightest hint of tions. Lightman claims many Holly-come, and "he makes quick decisions. mint or lime or whatever in their mens wood stars and Washington politicianA man finds a product he likes, he skin care lines. The smelly stuff is okay are devoted skin care users. He mention-sticks with it. It becomes part of his for aftershaves, but no macho man ed the late Gary Cooper, Tony Curtisself-image." worth his hard-milled soap would be and Martin Balsam, but when pre sed Candy Neiman says the typical caught smelling from his cleanser! The to share the intimate secrets of CapitolBloomingdales male is between 35 and fragrances serve another purpose too. Hill, he demurred. "Someofthosepeo-55, usually a professional type. She also Like the Sirens luring sailors to the ple wouldnt like it to get around. Itssees many airline personnel because of shoals, the "scents" lure the buyer an image thing, you know." It seemsthe excessive dryness of commercial toward newer and costlier grooming our legislators believe its okay to share airliners. Joyce says she rarely sells to products by capitalizing on consumer power, but not powder, with women.overweight men. "All the men custo- identification. The old ushers in the Aides to Senators William Cohen, new sans fragrance. One of the few firms to deal exclu- sively with the face is Clinique. Gloria Plaut is quick to admit that the only dif- ference between her firms products for men and women is that the mens line is a bit stronger, because a mans skin is tougher. Gloria says men traditionally have drier skin than women, but at the same time they have fewer skin prob- lems because shaving helps remove the dead skin cells from the face, a pro-Henrys bold new venture in- cedure women help along by scruffing Now comes a good "scruff"cludes a cleansing treatment us- with an abrasive. using Scruffing Lotion froming Irma Shorells Formula for Clinique, like other mens skin care Clinique to tighten the poresCleansing to prime the skin. manufacturers, sticks very close to and refine the skin. what is called a basic regimen. Men are used to showering, shaving and an aftershave. So most products for men are designed to fit into a mans routine without adding extra time. Irma Shorells husband, H. Allen Lightman, explains that a man gets into skin care "when its simple and straight, and when it fits in with his nor- mal routine." Light man estimates that a man spends three to four minutes each morning and evening before the bathroom mirror. Thats why, he says, Irma Shorell products for men feature a shave cream/ skin cleanser and an after- shave that has a skin conditioner added to it. "We also found that men do not like to use jars-too similar to womens cosmetics. So we package ours in tubes and plastic bottles. That way theres no stigma." If you cant have a stigma in the privacy of your own bathroom, where can you? Cliniques Gloria Plaut says the mens line was introduced in December 1976. "There was no advertising, no promotions. We wanted to see where its20/Ju/y 1980/Dossier
  19. 19. William Proxmire and John Warner probably why l have so many lo of kin cia ticity. Dr. Narva e -were quite in istent that their bosses use wrinkles," he adds quickly. plain that the oil- cretin g ebac ounothing on their face, not even a little Yet despite booming sa les and grow- glands, the weat gland , and th e elasticmoisturizer after a long hot, arid floor ing acceptance, dont expect to see fibers of the kin are all located belowdebate. And two of Washington best mens skin care products advertised the epidermal layer of kin. Many prod-known newsmen were equally unreserved much in the major mens magazines. It ucts, he say , dont penetrate thi layer.in their replies. W JLA Channel 7s just ha nt happened. At Chane! a Thus, Dr. Narva explain , a lot ofDavid Shoumacher says he uses spokeswoman explained: "Our adver- called kin care i an optical illu ion."nothing but Dial soap-"and a little tising philosophy is sedate, under- Which, a many of tho e interviewedPowder to cut the glare on my high stated-laid back if you will." Chane! eemed to suggest is the point of the ex-forehead when Im on camera." But does some promotional work at the ercise. As for endorsing the u e of over-mens skin care products dont surprise stores-Bloomingdales, Woodward & the-counter product , he demurs. If ithim. "In a town like this, where there is Lothrop, Garfinckels. But the doesnt harm you, fine." Many menso much profiling, youd expect a lot of spokeswoman said "we rely on our who have tried the new product thinkmen to use the stuff." estab lished lines to create customer they look and feel better. That, after Gordon Peterson of WDVM Channel recognition for new product . And we all, ha a great deal to do with the9 uses the same regimen. "The makeup dont come out with products too phenomenal uccess of the cosmeticguy puts a little powder on my fore- often. Lightman says Irma Shorell industry. Judging from the copiouhead . Other than that, I dont use wants to sell to both men and women. amount of male vanity encountered inanything. When Im out sai ling I use "With costs what they are today, we Washington, one can expect to see thesome suntan lotion, the stuff my wife have to get the most out of our advertis- masculine cosmetic indu try spurthas lying around the house. Thats ing dollar. We have to go with the ahead in the year to come. 0 magazine_ that reach both sexes." s What all this means of course is that its st ill the woman who knows whats what when it comes to those squeeze bottles and tubes, and thats where the advertising dollar will be spent. If you think wading through the brand names is a chore, try separating the moisturizers with so luble collagen and sodium ribonucleic acid from clari- fying lotion with SO alcohol 40, puri- fied water, witch hazel, etc. and faceHenry takes a good face scrub conditioner with walnut oil, octyl Final touches: Aramis Moisturerecommended for once a week dimethyl paba, myristyl myristate and Concentrate with bronzer anduse to further tighten the several other equally impressive names. sunscreen, a Clinique wrinkle stickskin with another Clinique But before you run over to Georgetown around the eyes, and a Cliniquepreparation. University for a refresher course in Concealer to hide dark circles. chemistry, listen to what one of the areas most prominent dermatologists has to say . "Theres a good deal of mytho logy about ski n care these days," says Dr. William Narva. He is a professor and chairman of the department of derma- tology at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Bethesda. And he is the consu ltant to the White House and Congressional physicians. "Basically, good skin comes from being genetically blessed with it at birth. Its just one of thousands of predetermined genet ic traits." Dr. Narva notes that the proces by which the skin rejuvenates itself and gets rid of it dead cell is ca lled keratinization. "Dead cells come off naturally, as imperceptible dust." Skin "ages" because it loses its elasticity-a process that is speeded up by ultraviolet radiation. Normally, the darker the ski n , the greater the barrier there i to ultraviolet radiation and the slower the Dossier/July 1980121
  20. 20. Along Party LinesSOCIAL AFFAIRS IN THE WORLD OF WASHINGTON Old hands said the French Embassy hadnt glittered as much since chic Madame Alp hand left. But French Am- bassador and Mrs. de Laboulaye outdid even her with a Christian Dior benefit for Cambodian children. Dance com- bined with fashion created a luscious theatrical confection that won the hearts of even the most stoic male guests. Ballet dancers Valentina Kozlovia and Leonard Kozlov, recent defectors from the Soviet Union, illustrated a thematic fantasy in dance. But the em- phasis was on fashion as the spell- binding show unfolded in the grand foyer of the embassy, ending to the sus- tained applause of the audience. The guests were as fashionable as the show. Among them were Rose Marie Bogley, Monica Greenberg, Ann Hand, Eliane Gautrat, and Nuah Alhegelan. Chairman of the Board Rouet with his wife white tiered Dior.22/Ju/y 1980/Dossier
  21. 21. Applause and red roses to ballerinaValentina Kozlovia and artisticdesigner to Christian Dior, MarcBohan , whose spring collectionshowed nautical styles in red , whiteand navy with low-heeled shoes fordaytime topped with Russian sailorhats, lots of pleats and stripes, oneshoulder styles, petal necklines,flame hems, ribbons and jewelry inthe hair and at the waist and opulentfurs . Dossier/July 1980/ 13
  22. 22. 20 FOR THE MONOCLE ~HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY g ~ ~· ., B X :::;; Commentator John Scali , one of Connie and Helen Valanos first customers at the Monocle, signs the huge 20th Anniversary card at a party sponsored by their loyal customers. Hundreds of prominent Washingtonians came to pay homage to the Valanos whose Hill pub club has been the scene of many an important backstage pol itical event. l 0 FORW OLF TRAP TALL SHIP DOCKS Wolf Traps 10th Anniversary Gala (Above) Australian Ambassador defied the weather to offer guests a Parkinson and Danish Ambassador star-studded evening of entertain- and Mrs. Barch flank Captain Vilhelm ment put together by Chairman Eliza- Hansen, skipper, on the deck of the beth Taylor Warner. (Left) Cecil An- Danish training ship, Danmark, a full· drus, secretary of the department of rigged three master. The tall ship the interior, which runs the Park, pulled into pier four on the Potomac, a escorts the indomitable guiding force living tribute to men who go down to of Wolf Trap, Kay Shouse, to the Gala the sea in ships. (Below) William reception. (Below) Liz Warner stands Miller, secretary of the treasury, on-stage with some of the stars who holds the wheel of the ship in a re- made the evening memorable. (L to A) enactment of the days he trained on it Paul Williams, Liz, Liza Minnelli with one month each year as a cadet at the Sen. John Warner and June Carter. Coast Guard Academy. Guests toured Many stayed for the balance of the the ship, drank Tuborg beer and mun· show which lasted until two a.m. ched Danish delicacies.24/ July 1980/Dossier
  23. 23. C OMMANDANTHONORS W ILSON Retiring Congressman Bob Wilson,ranking Republican on the House ArmedServices Committee and recent winnerof the Forrestal Award and his wifeShirley, were honored by the MarineCorps Commandant with a parade intheir honor at the Marine Barracks. Attended by hundreds of well-Wishers and their friends, the parade,hosted by Marine CommandantGeneral Robert Barrow, is one of thePrized invitations in town. It is heldevery Friday night from mid-May totnid-September. The Commandant andhis wife host a reception preceding it 6or 7 times a season in the rose-filled Honored guests Representative Bob Wilson and hi s wife Shirley are greeted bygardens of their exquisite period home. Major Jim Secrist and hi s fiance Myong whil e the Marine Commandant Generalihe honorarium for Congressman Robert Barrow looks on. Throngs of close friends joined the reception .Wilson was the first of the season. According to the Commandant:"When we found out that Bob was notseeking reelection after 28 years of serv-ice, we decided to honor him for the rolehe played to support the Corps." Appearing with his father at theParade was Robert Barrow, Jr. who hadjust been commissioned a second lieute-nant. The Barrows two daughters alsoare married to marines. Congressman Wilson, known as "Mr.Navy," retired recently as a Lt. Col. inthe Marine Corps Reserve. Ironically,running for his vacated seat as aDemocrat is another fellow named BobWilson.Former Commandant Leonard Chap- General Barrow proudly poses with the family of Col. Donald C. Cooke who receiv-man tells Mrs. Barrow about his own ex- ed the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously the day of the WilsonsPeriences when he occupied the Com- reception. Col. Cooke was a POW in Vietnam who gave his life to help his fellowmandants house. prisoners. Dossier/ July / 980/ 15
  24. 24. C ORCORAN SURPRIZE The Corcorans spring "Surprize Party" was dreamed up and chaired by the indefatigable Nancy Dutton in response to a $100,000 challenge grant offered the Corcoran School of Art by the Cafritz Foundation. Some 1,200 people streamed through the balloon-filled atrium in the hope of winning one of 107 doorprizes, with an appraised value of $105,000, donated by Corcoran trustees and well-wishers ljke the Chrysler and Toyota folk, Liz and John Warner, and Corcoran School faculty members and artists. M.C. Roger Mudd declared Mar- garet Jay, winner of a Haitian painting of owls; M.C. Peggy Cooper announced the Abe Fortases had won a pair of season tickets to Arena Stage and M.C. Lee Kimche shouted out the name of the Posts Bob Woodward as winner of a Paul Jenkins watercolor. Sally Finney, who bought ten tickets just hours before the party, won five prizes including the Chrysler LeBaron. Corcoran Trustee Frank Saul, who had also purchased 10 tickets, won the $10,000 Gene Davis painting. The James McKim Symingtons (hes with the Smithsonian) were overwhelmed when their $100 ticket produced the $9,000 Russian silver samovar, dated 1858, a gift of Corcoran trustee William MCs Roger Mudd, Lee Kimche and Peggy Cooper go over the order of prize awards G. Fitzgerald and his wife Annelise. as Frieda Arth and Betsy Rea look on. The colorful balloon centerpieces provided - DOROTHY MARKS an especially festive note to the occasion. JAKE AND JOE MARKING SEA MARKS Senator Jake Javits shoulders Joe Hirshhorn at the opening Joy Sundlun and Nuala Pell, wife of the senator, flanK of: The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York. Javits, a author Gardner McKay at a reception given by the Sundluns collector of contemporary art, lent Larry Rivers "Second after the opening of Sea Marks, a production of the Trinity ~ Avenue" to the Hirshhorn show. Square Players at the Kennedy Center. 26/Ju/y 1980/ Dossier
  25. 25. ~lement Conger, White House curator, is welcomed by New Three well-known Folger Library supporters greet each other~ealand Ambassador Merwyn Norrish and Sotheby Parke- at the benefit. {Left to right} Mrs. David Bruce, Mrs. JohnBernet Chairman, the Earl of Westmoreland. Auchincloss and Mrs. Peter Belin. FOR SHAKES~ 1ND SOTNEBY Even in this party-prone town, it was cil of the Friends of the Folger came, in- a night to remember- The White-On- cluding: Jane Weinberger from San White Ball chaired by Joan Tobin, Francisco (her husband former HEW underwritten by Sotheby Parke-Bernet Secretary Caspar was out toiling for and hosted by departing Ambas ador Ronald Reagan), the John Slocums Merv Norrish of New Zealand and hi from Newport and Jean Lindsay down wife, Francoise, to benefit the Folger from New York. Dancing to Peter Shakespeare Library. Duchins Orchestra, the Roger Mudds Vintage art, porcelains and furniture, chatted with the Alhegelans. Sotheby later auctioned at the Garbischs Poke- executives, John Marion and Fred ty estate on the Eastern Shore, made a Scholtz, were deluged with questions colorful backdrop for the all-wh ite about the art objects on view. tables centered with white daisies. Francoise Norrish, who has used her Title abounded: Sotheby Chairman, countrys architecturally striking new the Earl of Westmoreland, making the embassy as a showcase for New Zealand first of several Wa hington appear- artists, served as a docent for more than ances, Sir Peter and Lady Ramsbotham a year at the Folger Library and is a in from Bermuda for the annual Peter serious Shakespeare scholar. Ram sbotham Lecture at the Folger and Folger Director Dr. 0. B. Hardison Sotheby executive, Sir Michael and his wife Marifrances, were cele-Famed author Herman Wouk and his Stewart, who once served a Mini ter. brating his new appointment. He will bewife take a respite from greeting A score of former Washingtonian , a visiting lecturer in New Zealand for sixfriends at the reception. all members of the International Coun- weeks next fall. -DOROTHY MARKSJim Elder of the Folger shares a light moment with Sir Peter Mr. Samuel Beach, Jr., vice-president of S.P.B.s Realty Corp-and Lady Ramsbotham. Sir Peter has long been a supporter oration and his wife, Kate, admire an English painting fromOf the Folger Library and was in town for his annual lecture. an upcoming auction exhibited for the benefit. Dossier/July 1980117
  26. 26. last December within hours of each at top prices; fine old Staffordshire, lAsT Pa<ElY PMTY other, after a lifetime love affair. splendid pieces of Chinese export por· The I 500 "guests" from all over the celain; European ceramics, a Canton Col. Edgar William Garbisch and his world validated their exquisite taste a nd enamel snuff box, circa 1800, with the wife Bernice, an heiress to the Chrysler proved it with their do ll ars grossing the charm in g river view inside its lid, and fortune, would have enjoyed their last estate more than $20,000,000 through the rare pieces of Engli sh si lver, among party at Pokety, their summer place o n an a u ct ion supervised by Sot h eby them twelve George Ill pisto l-ha nd led the Eastern Shore. The Garbischs d ied Parke-Bernet. Everyt hing was bo ught cheese k nives, made in Londo n bY ~. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hahn look over St; ftor( shire dinner service during the pre-auction exh i~ tion. They later purchased some of It at auctiO 2. The carved wood bannisters offered one of t~ special visual delights. At the head of the Iand i~ are Mrs. William McCormick Blair and her gue 5, 3. Mrs. Frank Saul admires a canopied bed in o~ of Poketys many guest rooms.18/Ju/y /980/Dossier
  27. 27. --~1....---IVilliam Abdy in 1765 and lightly damaged during the centuries, as well a he "important" American furniture. Of course, in an auction everything is deemed "important" by the auction- ers, or at least "extremely rare." ~owever, in the related decorative arts Uepartment, the pair of decoy ducks Enjoying ~ifes finer things ~as not quite a rare as the carved and P ainted wood American eagle wall requires money. P laque, attributed to John Bellamy of ~ew England, circa 1860, which sold for $39,000 or the glorious piece de re- •istance: the Chippendale block-and- Enjoying lifes finest things1 C hell-carved kneehole desk of shining uban mahogany attributed to Ed- requrres lllund Townsend of Newport, Rhode Island (1860-80), which made history asthe most expensive piece of American discernrnent4furniture eve r auctioned. TheG arbischs acquired the des k at auctiontn 1972 for a "mere" $120,000. An1rnerican collector shelled out a record-breaking $250,000. Haute cuisine in the European tradition of service. Furnished entirely with American an- In the Madison Hoteltiques and the works of America s 15th and M Sts., .W., Washington, D.C. 2 5~ative artists, Pokety became the Reservations suggested (202) 862-1600 Free interior parking Marshall B. Coyne, Proprietorfavorite home of the Garbisch s. Its in-formal atmo s phere was a perfecttounterpart to the gold and white~rench opulence of their ManhattanIPartment where their famed collectionD impressionists adorned the panelled f1lalls, imported from France with therest of the furnishings. The Garbischs possessions were~Ornpared to those accumulated by thetar I of Rosebery, a Rothschild, atMentmore, which fetched over $10llli!Jion; topped by the $34 million from1 he Robert von Hirsch collection.Nevertheless, Mentmore remained attiJestone in auction history. With its~0.3 million, the Garbisch estate easily toke that record. This does not in-tlude the residences estimated at $4illillion. The four-day sale at Pokety broughtearly twice as much as the Louis XV1 Louis XVI d elights from their New ndY ork apartment which totaled $ 1.4~illi on. Among the Monets, Cezannes, an Goghs, Bonnards and Matisses,~icassos neo-classical "Saltimbanque~Ux bras croises," painted in 1923, had ee n the s tar attraction. Pi cassos•ngaging acrobat, once in the collection~r Averell Harriman and pianist Vladi-tnir Horowitz, was purchased fortokyos Bridgeport Museum for an un-~tecedented $3 million. Jn all the Gar-lisch s impressionist collection netted1 impressive $14.8 million. n - VI OLA 0RATH DEADLINE:SEPTEMBER 4TH (202) 362-5894 Dossier/ July 1980129
  28. 28. Restaurant Featuring International Cuisine All of our meals a re prepared with the finest ingredients in the old world tradition. Breakfast 1. The Honorable and Mrs. David Luneh Smith snatch a quiet moment together before the ball. 2. Celia Dinner Knox, outgoing Chairman of the Womans Committee of the Cathe- Sen red in the dining dral Choral Society is congratulated room from 8 :30 am by Rt. Rev. John T. Walker, Episcopal to 8:30 pm . Bishop of Washington. 3. The Aug- mented Eight sing a bevy of old favorites . .1. Formal Dbdng room available Sumpbtous Brnneb Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Full Bar Servlee 111e flnest selection of im ported wines and splrlts. Famous Desserts Cakes, torte.<; and pasteri es famous in Washington s ince 1 8.91 Ice c ream made dally on the pre mises wi th the highest butterfa t content possible. 1 1. Chairman Dr. Barbara Podp welcomes Honorary Chairper-1 Senator and Mrs. Edward Zorins;1 Retiring Congressman Ch 8 Vanik spins his wife in a pol ~/ 1 1171 Col11111bla Rd., N.W. Washington, D.C. Joseph Francis Thorning, Soni~ ( 265-0332 265-7213 tova and Lida Brodenova, Pro) of the Czech Opera in the Dil l G reminisce about " Majales" in fl native land. "301July 1980/Dossier
  29. 29. PEALING FOR MUSIC It was truly a merry evening in May. Upporters of the Cathedral Choral ~iety arrived in the Bishops Garden top Mount Saint Alban. Welcomed by special peal of bells from the athedrals carillon, guests sipped wineis they admired the spectacular view oflhe city. Devron and his merry menPlayed for dancing, and the Augmented~ight (a popular local group who wereIndoctrinated during college days bySUch organizations as Yales Whiffen-lloof and Princetons Triangle Club),Presented old favorites. Lucky prize winners went home with1Uch treasures as a lambs-wool rugletfrom Australia, donated by HonorarySponsors Sir Nicholas and LadyParkinson, and a bumper box of SwissChocolates, a gift of Swiss Ambassadorand Mrs. Probst. Applause and~Ughter greeted Gerson Nordlinger, a~teless supporter of everything musicalIn Washington, when he won tickets toa series of concerts supplied by im-Presario Patrick Hayes, who with hisPianist wife Evelyn Swarthout werethere with the Chairman of the eveningand her husband, Janie and Bob Evans.AHAPPY MAJALES PERFECTION IS NOT AN Majales" means May Ball in ACCIDENT~zech and Washingtons annual "Ma-lales" (at least its 20th!) for the benefitOf the fund for Czechoslovak Refugeeslnct the cultural, charitable programs oflhe Czechoslovak National Council of1.rnerica, drew an international crowd0 well-wishers that filled the Shore-hf ams Palladian Room decorated forthe evening with small white Czech lions0n each table. On the power for one light Ball Chairman Dr. Barbara Lee bulb, it can make a room at 78°~Odoski, waltzing with Dr. Vladimir J. 1 · feel like 70°.~eisher, president of the Czechoslovak k, 2-Speed, 36 " and 52 " sizes;. ational Council of Americas Wash- choice of motor and blade~&ton Chapter, officially opened the finishes; 5-Year warranty; light additional all, and Honorary Chairmen Senatorand Mrs. Edward Zorinsky and Rep.and Mrs. Lionel Van Deerlin, alongIVith Rep. and Mrs. Charles Vanik,lllacte up the Capitol Hill supporters of~he annual event. The Nick Coolidges act two tables of young guests.citnong the enthusiastic dancers weret erue d Amecourt, the Jerry Lords, i:IOi)i~ FRANCE INTERNATIONAL~llrld Norden, Jan and Cornelia CHEVY CHASE 686 9310t. llsek, Dr. Richard Howland and Hours: Monday-Friday 8- 5 Wednesday 8- 9, Saturday 8- 1lllrold Leich. -ANNE BLAIR VISA MC CC Dossier/July 1980131

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