People: People, Jan. 26, 1942


Evalyn Walsh (Hope Diamond) McLean, famed thrower of famed Washington parties, bought a new District of Columbia estate for a rumored $150,000, began moving her things from "Friendship," which she has sold to the U.S. for a housing project. Said she: "I shall . . . keep on ... with the same old parties and the same old friends." She bought her new diggings, complete with elaborate formal gardens, outsize ballroom, marble-floored billiard room, and swimming pool from Alexander Kirk, U.S. Minister to Egypt.

Mrs. James Laurens ("Daisy") Van Alen, goldplated, blue-haired...

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