Clare Boothe Luce, Mover and Shaker
Monday, July 14, 2014
Clare Boothe Luce arrived on Capitol Hill in January 1943 as a newly elected Republican from Connecticut. She was also a prolific journalist and magnetic public speaker, as well as a playwright, screenwriter, scuba diver, early experimenter in psychedelic drugs, and grande dame of the GOP in the Reagan era. Sylvia Jukes Morris discusses the final volume of her biography of Luce, which looks at her roles in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations. Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce reveals Luce's wide sphere of influence, and looks at her friendships with Winston Churchill, Somerset Maugham, John F. Kennedy, Salvador Dalí, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and others.