People: Golden Hours

Gwendolyn Cafritz, Washington's No. 1 hostess since Perle Mesta turned diplomat, tried her hand at writing a guest column for the New York Daily News: "All of us in Washington, surrounded by so many clever people, are consciously patriotic . . . If you go to those much maligned cocktail parties, a typical day might include four between 6 and 8 p.m. They are not exactly mischief and fun, but good conversation and partisan information on the topic of the day . . . the excellence of the Kress collection, or the intellectual brilliance...

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