These Entertaining People, A Guide for the Elegant Hostess
Smith, Florence Pritchett. These Entertaining People, A Guide for the Elegant Hostess. Second Printing. 1966. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition.
Concluding “delicious food appeals to all the senses, a rare quality for anything,” midcentury socialite Florence Pritchett Smith, of New York and Palm Beach, polled her glamorous network of friends on their trade secrets for entertaining. No swan was left unturned; participants include Babe Paley, C.Z. Guest, Marella Agnelli, and Gloria Guinness (among many others). The book includes recipes and a marvelous preamble, which consists of one hundred or so pages of hosting advice from Smith and her glamorous friends.
“Man is by nature a polygamous creature who feels that one of his unalienable rights is to explore the pleasures of the world.”
--Florence Pritchett Smith
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