The Nation: In or Out?

Just check the Green Book

Washington's predatory hostesses may low relax. This year's arbiter of who's who in the capital's political and social life—complete with 5,000 names of the chosen—has arrived.

The 1978 edition of The Social List of Washington, D.C.—dubbed the Green Book—sells for $30 and offers about 600 new names worthy of invitations to In cocktail and dinner parties around town. Up there with the bluebloods, the powerbrokers and the smart setters are Hamilton Jordan, Jody Powell and all the other country types. Off the list are Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller,...

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