People, Apr. 23, 1973

Flying in from her home in Hawaii, Clare Boothe Luce caught a Philadelphia performance of the Broadway-bound revival of her 1936 hit The Women. Later in Manhattan, dozens of old and new friends, including Senator and Mrs. Jacob Javits, Mrs. William F. Buckley Jr., Author David Halberstam, Director Joshua Logan and his wife, gathered at "21" to celebrate Mrs. Luce's 70th birthday. The party was given by her stepson Henry Luce III and New York City Parks Commissioner Richard Clurman and his wife. Actress Ilka Chase toasted Mrs. Luce for providing "the best...

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