People: Jul. 21, 1986

Even without the French-American gala, it would have been a busy social week for Nancy Reagan. On Sunday she and President Reagan sneaked out of the White House in an unmarked motorcade to celebrate her birthday at a Washington restaurant with two old California friends, U.S. Information Agency Director Charles Wick and his wife Mary Jane. Next day Nancy, 65, slipped away again, this time for a birthday lunch with her aides. All this privacy seeking left the Washington press corps, accustomed to at least pool coverage of the President's activities outside the White House, audibly disgruntled. Spokesman Larry Speakes would...

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