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Black And White Ball
The Black and White Ball was a masquerade ball held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel
Plaza Hotel
in New York City. Hosted by author Truman Capote, the ball was in honor of The Washington Post
The Washington Post
publisher Katharine Graham.Contents1 Impulse 2 Planning 3 Guest list 4 November 28, 1966 5 After the ball 6 Re-creations 7 Notes 8 ReferencesImpulse[edit] Truman Capote
Truman Capote
decided in June 1966 to throw a lavish party. He was at the height of his popularity as an author and as a public figure following the publication of his non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood, earlier that year
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Babe Paley
Barbara "Babe" Cushing Mortimer Paley (July 5, 1915 – July 6, 1978) was an American socialite and style icon, whose second husband was the founder of CBS, William S. Paley. She was known by the popular nickname "Babe" for most of her life. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1958.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Style3 Personal life3.1 Final years and death 3.2 Legacy4 In popular culture 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Born Barbara Cushing in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of world-renowned brain surgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing, who was professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, Harvard
Harvard
and Yale
Yale
universities, and Katharine Stone (née Crowell) Cushing
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
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Barefoot Contessa
Barefoot Contessa
Barefoot Contessa
is an American cooking show that premiered November 30, 2002 on Food Network. Hosted by celebrity chef Ina Garten, each episode features Garten assembling dishes of varying complexity. Though her specialty is French cuisine, she occasionally prepares American, Asian, British and Italian foods. Her show also gives tips on decorating and entertaining.[2] The show's title, which comes from the Italian word for countess, was originally used by Garten in her best-selling cookbook, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999). The cookbook was in turn named after Garten's specialty food store, which she bought already named in 1978. The store, which is no longer in operation, opened in 1975 and was named after the 1954 film of the same name
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Ina Garten
Ina Rosenberg Garten (/ˈaɪnə/ EYE-nə; born February 2, 1948)[1] is an American author and host of the Food Network
Food Network
program Barefoot Contessa, and a former staff member of the White House
White House
Office of Management and Budget.[2] Garten had no formal training; she taught herself culinary techniques with the aid of French and New England cookbooks. Later, she relied on intuition and feedback from friends and customers to refine her recipes. She was primarily mentored by Eli Zabar (owner of Eli's Manhattan and Eli's Breads) and food connoisseur Martha Stewart. Among her dishes are cœur à la crème, celery root remoulade, pear clafouti, and a simplified version of beef bourguignon
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Peter Duchin
Peter Oelrichs Duchin (born July 28, 1937) is an American pianist and band leader.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 ReferencesEarly life and education[edit] Duchin was born in New York City, the son of pianist and band leader Eddy Duchin. His mother was Marjorie Oelrichs, a Newport, Rhode Island and New York City
New York City
socialite who died unexpectedly when he was just five days old. She had been removed from the New York Social Register for marrying Duchin's father — himself a bandleader — because Eddy Duchin was Jewish, and her reaction was reportedly, "Who cares? It's just a phone book."[1] After the death of both of his parents he was raised by close family friends, statesman W. Averell Harriman
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Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st Streets, facing Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. The 14 original Art Deco
Art Deco
buildings span the area between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, split by a large sunken square and a private street called Rockefeller Plaza. Five International Style buildings, built later, are located on the west side of Sixth Avenue and at the head of Rockefeller Plaza. In 1928, the site's then-owner, Columbia University, leased the land to John D. Rockefeller Jr., who was the main person behind the complex's construction
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Tavern On The Green
Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
is an American cuisine restaurant located in Central Park
Central Park
in Manhattan, New York City, near the intersection of Central Park West
Central Park West
at West 66th Street on the Upper West Side. The restaurant has been open under current operators Jim Caiola and David Salama since 2014. From its grand opening in 1934 to a closure in 2009, the iconic restaurant changed ownership several times
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Yasmin Aga Khan
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
Aga Khan
(born December 28, 1949) is an American philanthropist known for raising public awareness of Alzheimer's disease. She is the second child of American movie actress and dancer Rita Hayworth, and the third child of Prince Aly Khan, Pakistan's representative to the United Nations
United Nations
from February 1958 until his death in 1960.Contents1 Early life 2 Philanthropic activities 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Khan spent her early life with her mother and her half-sister, Rebecca Welles Manning (1944–2004), daughter of Hayworth's marriage to Orson Welles.[1] Her half brothers are His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan
Aga Khan
IV and Prince Amyn Aga Khan.[2] She attended Buxton School,[3] a small boarding school in Williamstown, Massachusetts,[4] and the International School of Geneva
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Arlene Francis
Arlene Francis
Arlene Francis
(born Arline Francis Kazanjian; October 20, 1907 – May 31, 2001)[1][2] was an American actress, radio and television talk show host, and game show panelist
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What's My Line?
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS
CBS
Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game requires celebrity panelists to question a contestant in order to determine his or her occupation, i.e., "line [of work]," with panelists being called on to identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" with specificity. It is the longest-running U.S
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Eleanor Friede
Eleanor Friede was an American book editor and literary agent, best known for bringing the novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull to publication. Friede was born Eleanor Kask in Rochester, New York and grew up in Valley Stream. She graduated with honors from Hofstra University and shortly thereafter went to work for World Publishing in publicity and marketing. She married Donald Friede, a World Publishing editor, in 1951. He died in 1965. Friede was working as a marketing director at Macmillan in 1968 when company president Jeremiah Kaplan convinced her to become an editor. A year later she persuaded Macmillan to buy Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a fable about a seagull who breaks from his flock in search of freedom. The novella sold more than 3 million copies in hardcover. In 1974, Friede received her own imprint at Delacorte Press
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Taittinger
Taittinger
Taittinger
(pronounced [tɛ.tɛ̃.ʒe]) is a French wine
French wine
family who are famous producers of Champagne. The estate is headed by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger
Taittinger
(born 1953), a member of the consultative committee of the Banque de France
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Smilax
Some 300–350, see textSynonyms[1]Nemexia Raf. Parillax Raf. Aniketon Raf. Dilax Raf. Coprosmanthus Kunth Pleiosmilax Seem. Sarsaparilla Kuntze Smilax
Smilax
is a genus of about 300–350 species, found in the tropics and subtropics worldwide.[1] In China
China
for example about 80 are found (39 of which are endemic),[2] while there are 20 in North America north of Mexico.[3][4] They are climbing flowering plants, many of which are woody and/or thorny, in the monocotyledon family Smilacaceae, native throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Common names include catbriers, greenbriers, prickly-ivys and smilaxes. "Sarsaparilla" (also zarzaparrilla, sarsparilla) is a name used specifically for the Jamaican S. regelii as well as a catch-all term in particular for American species. Occasionally, the non-woody species such as the smooth herbaceous greenbrier (S
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United Nations Plaza (street)
Route map: Google Template:Attached KML/First Avenue (Manhattan) KML is from WikidataFirst AvenueFirst Avenue at Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side, looking north from the Roosevelt Island TramwayOwner City of New YorkMaintained by NYCDOTLength 6.3 mi[1] (10.1 km)Location Manhattan, New York CitySouth end Houston / Allen Streets in Lower East SideMajor junctions FDR Drive / Willis Avenue Bridge in East HarlemNorth end East 126th Street in East HarlemEast Avenue A (Houston–14th Sts) Sutton Place (53rd–59th Sts) York Avenue (59th–90th Sts) Pleasant Avenue (114th–120th Sts)West Second AvenueConstructionCommissioned March 1811First Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the East Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan, running from Houston Street northbound for over 125 blocks before terminating at the Willis Avenue Bridge into The Bronx at the Harlem River near East 126th Street
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