Fete for Gore Vidal

November 16 · Gore Dean

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
Carol Schwartz, Judy Bachrach and Ruth Bachrach
Monika von Eichel and Pamela Aparicio Deborah Gore Dean, Gore Vidal and Nina Gore Auchincloss Straight
Monika von Eichel and Pamela Aparicio Deborah Gore Dean, Gore Vidal and Nina Gore Auchincloss Straight
Jamie Pawlik and Deborah Gore Dean Christopher Hitchens
Jamie Pawlik and Deborah Gore Dean Christopher Hitchens
Gerald Rafshoon and Janet Langhart Cohen Kathleen and Chris Matthews with Claire Shipman
Gerald Rafshoon and Janet Langhart Cohen Kathleen and Chris Matthews with Claire Shipman
Walter Isaacson, John Dickerson, Gerald Rafshoon and Jack Valenti Spider Pawlik
Walter Isaacson, John Dickerson, Gerald Rafshoon and Jack Valenti Spider Pawlik
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