People: Oct. 27, 1967

Twasn't the first time that a man got off a plane in Washington while his baggage flew on some place else, but in this case Van Cliburn, 33, had a concert to play. Having arrived too late to rent any formal duds, Cliburn phoned Lady Bird's press secretary Liz Carpenter, whose husband Leslie matches Cliburn's 6-ft. 4-in. height. Sorry, said Liz, Leslie's tails were at the tailors. "But I've just been talking to a tall man," she added. "If you can come to the White House you can have the best we have." The string-beany pianist zipped over and with the...

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