Clare Boothe Luce, Mover and Shaker

Monday, July 14, 2014

Clare Boothe Luce was once one of the most influential women in American politics Clare Boothe Luce was once one of the most influential women in American politics ((Random House/Courtesy of the publisher)/Random House)

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.


Sylvia Jukes Morris

Comments [2]

paul kollmar from nyc

further on here...>IT'S UNCANNY how life's coincidences stack up...// in retrospect;---JOE DiMaggio already lived there at 210 East 68th St.,just as Marilyn Monroe's career took off,..>DAVID MERRICK's own family(Margolis)lived there'; HORTENSE GABEL,GEORGE KOVAC's ( the dean of NYC's lighting business); many, many others'.. It's no surprise that DIANE KEATON moved in just as her career took off with HAIR on Broadway(let alone her Hour After Hour deodorant tv- commercial fame...) That's why WOODY ALLEN always got publicity with his antics wooing DIANE there.. He would park his hearse by the curb, exit in sneakers and get attention anyway he desired.. Manhattan Murder Mystery was based on the setting there//..That 68th st Playhouse movie line was the basis for the same in ANNIE HALL remember??? all classics,<(( time to finish the book and get back later...) pk

Jul. 16 2014 06:53 PM
paul kollmar from nyc

with intentions for the most accurate facts/checking; it is worth pointing out that Claire resided at 210 East 68th street for a LONGER interum than the authors' otherwise reliable efforts yielded....> my OWN cousin resided there at that time--and with THIS fact. it throws many anecdotes into that *conjectural** category===! we will get back to you later--pk

Jul. 15 2014 04:30 PM

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