RHODE ISLAND: Debut to Remember

U.S. society, wrapped in mothballs since Pearl Harbor, glittered at the first big postwar debut last week. In fashionable but fading Newport, the George Tysons of Boston and Newport presented their 18-year-old daughter, blond, blue-eyed Harriet Elizabeth, at a coming-out party costing an estimated $40,000.

Wearing a bouffant off-shoulder gown of pink net, pink gloves trimmed with silver, and a silver-and-rhinestone butterfly, Betty Tyson received more than 600 guests, including Navy Secretary and Mrs. James Forrestal, Lieut. Commander and Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jim Farley and daughter, Ann.

After the reception, the guests adjourned to a $20,000 ballroom—a...

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