Fete for Gore Vidal
November 16 · Gore Dean Antiques
PHOTOS BY PAUL SIMKIN
THE PARTY: A powerhouse cocktail soirée to celebrate the release of Gore Vidal’s memoir Point to Point Navigation. Half-sister Nina Gore Auchincloss Straight and cousin Deborah Gore Dean hosted the “welcome home” aff air for the former hometown boy, who discusses his unique Washington upbringing in the book.
THE SCENE: Gore Vidal held court amid friends and admirers who included Polly Kraft, Liz Stevens, Kevin Chaff ee, Susan Eisenhower, Walter Isaacson, Chris and Kathleen Matthews and Jack and Mary Margaret Valenti. Many reminisced about stays with Vidal at his Ravello, Italy villa – John Dickerson spent part of his honeymoon there with his wife, Anne.
THE GUESTS: Christopher Hitchens, Bill and Janet Langhart Cohen, Jane Hitchcock and Tandy and Wytt Dickerson.
|Carol Schwartz, Judy Bachrach and Ruth Bachrach|
|Monika von Eichel and Pamela Aparicio||Deborah Gore Dean, Gore Vidal and Nina Gore Auchincloss Straight|
|Jamie Pawlik and Deborah Gore Dean||Christopher Hitchens|
|Gerald Rafshoon and Janet Langhart Cohen||Kathleen and Chris Matthews with Claire Shipman|