The Press: First Lady's Lady

If i think some of you have gotten exceedingly busty because you are carrying tape recorders, I might question how you gained weight. You are here as guests, and guests do not wander around taking notes. Please introduce yourself to the .guests just as any nice, well-brought-up lady would do. Circulate, and take mental impressions.

That was not Amy Vanderbilt speaking. It was Pat Nixon's staff director and press secretary, Constance Cornell Stuart, lecturing Washington's lady journalists on how to cover formal receptions. "I don't know which made me more furious," recalls one White...

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