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Washington Dossier August 1982

Washington Dossier August 1982

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Washington Dossier was the society magazine for the Nation's Capital from 1975-1991. David Adler, current CEO of BizBash (www.BizBash.com) was co-founder and President.
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14 The Neoclassic Automobile by Ted Orme Outrageous, extravagant and expensive, these cars are reminiscent of a bygone era and are
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18 Pearls: The Enduring Fashion by Karen Thuermer The classic gem of the sea is back in this fall's fashions adding a rich, sensuous look



14 Two of Nine

by Marguerite Hexie Sullivan Two of Washington's own, Karen Akers and Shelly' Burch, are lighting up Broadway in this season's biggest hit musical


Annabell's File

11 Art and Artists by Viola Drath The Thyssen Collection: The Brilliant and the Bland

t7 Along Party Lines
EI Greco opening, polo internationale and travelers aid 61 Real Estate Transactions by Maggie Wimsatt

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DUNMORE" Tall Ca e Clock Made by Kittinger

37 The Educated Palate
by Robert McDaniel A gourmet's choice: What's special at SO restaurants

64 Social Calendar

Fashion Calendar Curtain Going Up by Anne Blair

53 Books

by Neighbors Burke Wilkinson's summer reading

"I like my double life," says Washingtonian Karen Akers, referring to her weekends here as wife and mother and her weekday role on Broadway in the season's hit Nm«: "I wouldn't give up my husband because he's the best, but my Broadway career is very important to me." Akers' duality isn't unusual for a woman in the 1980s, but her success story is. After singing on the cabaret circuit in Washington and New York 'for several years, and with no acting experience, her first step on a Broadway stage in Tommy Tune's critically acclaimed musical was an instant success. Now, like the pearls she wears on our cover, Karen Akers is very much in style. (The pearl choker is made of 35 perfectly matched Mikimoto South Sea cultured pearls, 11.5 mm to 14 mm, with a yellow-gold and diamond clasp. The Mikimoto South Sea cultured-pearl earrings, 12.20 mm, are set in yellow gold with round and marquis-shaped diamonds. Both are from Black Starr & Frost. The gown is by Tracy Mills; makeup by Jane Pittman for Chanel; hair and the pearl silk French tulle hairpiece created by Garry Van Dezendorf; styling by Jacq Staubs; and the photograph by William Garrett.)

he original clock from which this reproduction is copied was made in Glasgow, Scotland (Circa 1765) by John Jeffray. It was brought to Colonial Williamsburg by Lord Dunmore, the last governor of the Colony of Virginia, and left behind in 1775 when he fled the Governor's Palace to prevent capture by American revolutionaries. In the following year the clock wa acquired at a public sale by John Ambler of Jamestown, Virginia. It remained in the Ambler family for almost two centuries, until 1965, when it was donated to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Presently, it is located in the Governor' Palace, We invite your inquiries.


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Presidential Speculation: This is the way it stack up for the presidential sweepstakes of '84 according to oddsmakers: Kenned)'-lO to 1; Mondale-20 to 1; Glenn-30 to 1; the field, which includes the under-SO set in the Senate, at 50 to 1. The think-tanks are being formed and the early camPaign money is being solicited among intimates. The man to beat, all agree, is Reagan, who will be sure to run again if the economy begins to perk. Witb Reagan out, Teddy's odds improve with ~u h, Baker and Haig as GOP's choices in the wings. Tbe Cocaine-Sex Caper: Don't look for a rocking scandal on this ?ne. Old Washington hands agree that ~t's not a "fire in the belly" issue among Investigative reporters. The hot ones are Young, and sniffing coke is no big deal. Ditto the gay is ue. Congressmen on the ethics committee are between a rock and a hard place, trying to figure out how to cut the losses quickly. aomance in the Air: Rnriquillo del Rosario, who cut a dashing figure as an eligible bachelor when he was the Dominican Republic's arnbassador here, has wed the wealthy widow Audrey Zauderer, mother of Cheray Ouchin Hodges who recently divorced Peter Duchin, the bandleader, and married NBW Chairman Luther hOdges. All veddy complicated especially since Enriquillo dated Margaret Flodges-no relation to Luther-and met his new wife in Jamaica, where Margaret also has a home which once belonged to John Connally-no relation to any of the principals ... Randy aou e, the horsey guy and the town's most eligible bachelor, has put the big ring on Michelle O'Brian, a horsewoman and beauty. They plan Wedding bells on December 31...Carol aader Taylor and Irishman Peter Mat on an item ... Woodies' fashion exPert Chi Chi Labarraque to marry attOrney Morton Taubman on October 2.

Peepling: Nina Hyde, Post Fashion Editor, off on a year-long journey to do a story on silk for National Geographic. She'll free lance for the Post during the year ... Martin Rubin tein president of Mutual Broadcasting, spearheading an effort to beef up the Washington Chapter of Cerebral Palsy with old friend Leonard Goldenson, chairman of ABC network ... Stan Krup aw, who e family business, Krupsaw Antiques, has been on Capirol Hill for 100 years, moving the hop to Bethesda ... Portugal's Ambassador Vasco Pereira whisked away to become foreign minister of his homeland. Too bad. His glamorous wife Maria Lucia had just begun to make Washington stir ... Amy Carter also whisked away after page scandal. She's been packed off to Europe ... former attorney general Griffin Bell says that Jimmy Carter has refused to read his book. Bell can't understand it. It's the most flattering book of them all ... Another Carterite, Susan Clough, recovering from five-week stay at Massachusetts General for back urgery and now looking for a job in Washington again ... Sir Oliver Wright, new Brit Ambassador signing on, reputed to be the most "unpompous" of all the recent ones ... Cablemaster Martin Malarkey mending fast after heart by-pass at Washington Hospital Center ... Anna Marie Via back on social circuit. .. Jan Stephen , former European model, ha opened chic new modeling agency in Georgetown called Panache that should set the style in Wa hington. Media Front: That new international newspaper, Gannett' USA Today, expected to make big pia h in Washington when it debuts as morning paper in September ... N. Y. Times circulation also rising in area a well as Wall Street Journal ... Washington wags wonder how many more pic of Arafat kissing kids will be loaded on Washington Post page N. Y. News i getting its act together Taps for Forecast magazine.

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Art & Artists

Once more, the National Gallery of Art hosts part of the vast, eclectic art collection of Hans Heinrich ThyssenBornemisza. But in contrast to the exquisite old tnasters inherited from his father in 1947, and subsequently rounded out Withconsiderable finesse, Thyssen's collection of 20th-century masters has

neither focus nor discernable contours. The selection of 66 of Thyssen's 600 paintings meanders through the many stylistic and philosophical modes of our century, from Andre Derain's exuberant neo-impressionistic view of London's
(Left) Edward Hopper's 1931 oil on canvas, Hotel Room. (Below) Richard Estes' 1967 acrylic pain ring on masonite, Telephone Booths.

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lost pupont Circle's Fraser Mansion has been meticulously restored to its original tum of the century opulence and charm by FourwayslWashington. Sixteen marble and nand-craned hearths, intricate prism chandeliers. antique mirrors with beveled gloss. hardwood paneled walls. and candlelit tables all create a din!ng elegance unique in Washington. There is more than history In the grand old mansion. Chef de Cuisine Alain Roussel. formerly of Maxims de Paris/Mexico City, masterfully presides ouer a classic selection of gourmet French and continental cuisine which is worthy of the Fourways tradition. Step back into history with us ... spendidly!


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Waterloo Bridge, enlivened and illuminated by the master's divisionist brushstrokes in 1905·06, to Ronald Kitaj's trendy anecdotal whorehouse scene, painted in 1976-77. The collection has all the earmarks of an expensive grab bag of modern and contemporary art. But what a grab bag! Assembled mostly at international auctions since the 196Os,it sparkles with its strong suite of German Expressionists that marks the beginning of this unique show. The glorious Autumn Landscape at Oldenburg by Karl Schrnidt-Rottluff, articulated in riotous, swirling primary color , dazzles the eye and challenges the mind, while an early Flower Garden by Emil Nolde exudes the sensuousnesS associated with the joys of summer. Next to spirited works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel and one of Alexej von Jawlensky's more important canvases, the vividly expressive Red Veil, outlined in black, the viewer however is confronted with an oddly lifeless and remote allegorical exercise by Franz Marc. Obviously purchased to fill tbe gap, the unresolved Dream serves at best as a footnote to Marc's important oeuvre. Strangely atypical as Picasso's pale transitional Harvesters (1907) from the Nelson A. Rockefeller collection may seem, it intriguingly ca11s attention to the untold avenues explored by this promethean artist who painted the formidable Desmoiselles d'A vignon during the same year. Thyssen's discovery of the Russian constructivists and suprematists by waY of Kandinsky in the mid-1970s and well represented by EI Lissitzky's Proun 4 B, ilia Chashnik's Relief Suprematite No. 1J and Natalia Gontcharova's RayoniSf Composition strengthens the show inasmuch as the Russian contingent helps to visualize the close relationship to Dada artists such as Kurt Schwitters and the Neo-Plasticist Piet Mondrian. With its rigorous reductions of color and form to strictly orthogonal elements, Mondrian's small but classical Composition in Red and Blue exemplifies we aesthetics of the Dutch de Stijl movement. For want of a more suitable common denominator, still lifes, notably tbose by Juan Gris and Georges Braque, are unexpectedly grouped with Charles Demuth's symbolic Homage to Gertrude Stein and Stuart Davis' collagelike Sweet Caporal. The same device is used in reference to paintings alluding to the physical and psychological dimensions of urban life, with Max Weber'S


DOSSIER August 1982

aggressivelyvertical New York, Georges Grosz's fantastic apocalyptic visions of the Metropolis and Frantisek Kupka's frenetic mechanical rhythms of The Machine Drill in the central role. The collector's interest in surrealism, whetted by a purchase of one of Max Ernst's spongy petrified landscapes of the mind from the 1940s, is of longer duration. Rene Magritte's bewildering atmosphere of paranoia created by the exploration of the relationship the object, dislocated and isolated, might have to itself in the superbly painted La Clef des Champs and the mystifying Grotto by Paul Delvaux, whose inexplicable visions command as much as $220,000, easilydominate this section that is otherWisemarred by trivial and second-rate balis and diffused by the charming, if Sentimental, imagery of Marc Chagall. In a category called "The Human Figure" are grouped Tom Wesselman's POsternude, an agitated canvas by Francis Bacon, the masterfully conceived depictions of human isolation in EdWardHopper's serene Hotel Room and the lonely Girl at a Sewing Machine, and a moody yet strangely appealing double Portrait Twice Hilde, [[by the "forgotten" Karl Hubbuch, whose Magic Realism flourished during the Weimar Republic. But from an American point of View, perhaps the most baffling enCOuntersoccur in the American painting section. As pleased as the visitor may be by the thought that European collectors appreciate and invest in American art, the out-of-place Prendergast, a flasby jagged arc by Georgia O'Keeffe and an embarrassingly dull canvas by Mark Rothko have an unsettling effect beside two fine complex Gorkys, a vintage Stuart Davis and Richard Estes' stunning Telephone Booths. What comes across loud and clear is that this grandiose colJection has no aesthetic compass. Its apparent idiosyncrasies are traceable to a roving rather


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HI believe the Cienet automobiles represent the ultimate marriage between modern technology and oldworld craftsmanship, making it by its very nature a unique luxury American car, " says Alain Clenet, designer and builder of Clenets, who recently introduced this $84,500 Series II Cabriolet convertible to the Washington area.


DOSSlER August 1982

Cars for those who dare to be different
The warm approving smile from the lovely young woman gave my middleaged libido a boost. The distinguishedlooking elderly man seemed lost in some early-manhood reverie as he gazed in my direction. The well-bred matron did an uncharacteristic double take. No one pa ed by without acknowledging the car I was driving. Like clothes, the car doesn't make the man. But in this case, I had a definite advantage over the handsome young athlete in the Toyota next to me. I wa test-driving a Clenet. Its great hood, long swooping fenders, exposed chromed exhaust and trumpet horns, etched glass vent windows and parkling wire wheels defy people to ignore it. ( had brought Brideshead to Connecticut Avenue and K Street. What's a Clenet, you say? It i one of a growing number of limited-production "neoclassic" automobiles custom built and designed for the individual "born of self-mastery and achievement," as the Clenet brochure puts it. Car magazines have called them' 'masterpieces of automotive design" and "playthings for a subculture in New Sodom." By any definition they are the cars of the stars-big, flasby and expensive. As symbols of achievement, they are blatant if not excessive. The neoclassics are based on designs from the "golden age of autornobiles"-the 1930s. They are either direct replicas or modifications of classic cars such as Mercedes Benz 540, Duesenburg, Stutz, Auburn and Cord. Makers apply these classic designs to conventional production engine , drive trains and chassis, so that, unlike the originals tbat inspired them, they can be driven and serviced in the real world. Not to be confused with their lesser cousins, the fiberglass replicars made in kits to fit the engines and chassis of VW Beetles, Pintos and the like, the neoclassics are fine automobiles. They are
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handcrafted in a manner thought lost in cockpit. The smaller GM V-8 doesn't past generations, and they come com- move the car with the same authority as plete with amenities such as gold plate, the phased-out monster V-8s of the custom crystal, furred interiors - even earlier Excaliburs, but it still qualifies diamond-studded clocks. Above all, for the Excalibur slogan, "power they are fun cars. To drive one is to fan- without arrogance, beauty without tasize about the days of Gatsby and conceit." But the real resurgence of the bathtub booze. The cars are made by a variety of neoclassics didn't begin until the debut firms, from enterprising companies of Clenet in 1976. Designed and built by looking to cash in on a growing trend, the handsome young Frenchman Alain to serious automotive designers and Clenet, the original Series I was billed engineers venting their life-long pas- as "the ultimate marriage of modern sions. The cars generally reflect their technology and Old-World craftsmanmaker's intent. Several companies, how- ship." The best designs of several classic ever, have tested the volatile business cars were combined with oozy luxury, waters of custom car making and with- hand-built coach work, all-metal drawn, leaving in their wake some unibody construction and modern runsecond-rate products and a tarnished ning components. In Washington recently to introduce image for the industry. Caution and research are the watchwords here his cars to Washington through Jerry's longevity, even judged in relatively short Ford in Annandale, one of only 10 terms, and reputation mean a great deal Clenet dealers worldwide, Alain Clenet said his goal was to "produce the finest in this business. But beauty and taste are in the eye of coach-built car in the United States." the beholder, and that never has been He seems to have succeeded. The qualimore true than in the case of neoclassic ty of workmanship and detailing is specialty cars. In this eccentric arena, it among the fmest I have seen, and a brief is difficult to judge good from bad, drive in the four-passenger Series II serious from silly. Some of these cars cabriolet proved it to be not only an unturning span the most brilliant colors of the paralleled attention-getter, automotive rainbow and practically cost heads like waves in the surf, but also an a pot of gold. Are they worth it? Ob- able road machine. Despite its two-ton viously they are to those people with bulk, the 351-cubic-incb Ford V-8 and SO-50 weight distribution offer solid perthat certain personality and panache who find them irresistible and not just formance whether floating on the interstates or twisting through the back curious. Years from now, when archaeologists roads. Inside, the driver is soothed in music sift through the ruins of our glittering century, they will find the roots of the from the six-speaker stereo and bathed neoclassic car industry in, of all places, in the delicious aroma of Connolly West Allis, near Milwaukee. That is the leather and British Wilton wool. The crystal accessories and burl-walnut dash home of the family-run Excalibur Automobile Corp., which turned out its further whisper that this car is special. first hand-layered fiberglass Excalibur The price of the Clenet is also rather roadster in 1964. Among the 2,000 peo- special. At $83,500 for the Series II ple who've bought Excaliburs since then cabriolet, and $79,500 to $84,500 (convertible) for the two-seat Series III Asha, are Steve McQueen, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Curtis, Liberace, Sonny and Cher, Clenet cars represent a sizable investment. But apparently it is a good investDean Martin, Jackie Gleason and Paul Harvey. Phyllis Diller liked the gleam- ment. The first Series I Clenet (now out of production) sold for only $27,500, ing roadsters so much she bought four. The current Series IV Excalibur comes and no Clenet owner to date has lost a in a four-passenger phaeton and a two- dime in the resale of the cars. That can passenger roadster with a rumble seat. be said for precious few automobiles. The newest sensation in the neoclassic Both models are patterned after the 1937 Mercedes 540K - an antique original field is the Sparks d'Elegance, which can recently sold at auction for more than be seen as the chosen chariot of John $400,000. In comparison, the $52,200- Beck on NBC's Flamingo Road. Made by Pacific Motors of Marina del Rey, to-$57,5oo Excaliburs are to the real Calif., the $79,900 d'Elegance rumblething what Wellington is to diamonds, seat roadster goes Clenet one better with and just about as hard to tell the difference. The big difference is the five- i8-karat gold plate inside and out and liter General Motors V-8, bolted (for ex- a clock that features four diamonds at strategic points to total one karat. If the tra strength and ease of repair) tubular frame, and abundant opulence in the please turn to page 55
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Built on a stretched and reinforced Cadillac Seville frame, the Sparks symbolizes classic opulence of a bygone era with 18K-gold plating in side and out and a diamond-studds instrument panel. The price: $79,900.





The Golden Spirit is a newcomer to the field of neoc/assics and features an interior accented with German leather and crystal, and a 24K goldplated eagle hood ornament to com: plement the padded opera roof. It costs $59,500.




Built in Italy, the Stutz is made oj steel twice the thickness oj that in American cars. All mouldings and trim are made oj solid brass and double-plated with chrome. The interiors sport Scandinavian leather, New Zealand lambs' wool carpeting and instruments, handles and screws in 18X gold. The sedan costs $84,500.



Down to its custom-made chrome wire wheels, the Duesenberg is an extraordinary reproduction oj the old 1933 Duesys with some new options, such as separate golf-bag door in the trunk compartment and cruisecontrol switches built into the stainless-steel three-spoke steering wheel. The price: $101,000.

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Ilredicts, "People who have Ilearls and haven't been ""earing them will bring them out again." Rich and classic-that's the look designers are creating for late-summer and fall fashions, and pearl necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings fit perfectly in that genre. Pearls have again come into their own ~ the classic accessory, says tchard Reuter, president OfLeys, Christie and Company, Inc., one of the maJOr New York pearl imIloners. "Earrings are Il.robably the biggest-selling SIngleitem in the pearl business,.. he says. "Unit

for unit, they are seIling better than necklaces" and other items. Most influential designers suggest that the style best retains the simplicity of what is nature's most tantalizing gem by using a simple pearl post and pearl drop. But with the jewelrydesign industry again more conscious of the beauty and value of pearls, new and vibrant designs that outline the gem in gold or silver or mix them with other jewels are appearing on bestdressed women and in jewelry stores. Whatever the presentation, says designer Mills, "earrings are a

must-and what better way to set them off than with a simple, elegant pearl?" Pearl rings, on the other hand, are showing little significant change in sales, having weathered the ups and downs of fashionable popularity better than other accessories, according to Timmy Shiota, sales manager of Rene Schiff & Albert Asher Inc., pearl distributors in New York. Although, Shiota adds that rings set with exquisite South Sea pearls, "for the richest and most opulent look," match the mood of the times and are showing increased sales.

The "richness" of tbe South Sea pearl is attributable to its look as well as its rarity and value. This rather large variety (they range from 11 to 19 millimeter in diameter, the smallest about the size of an average shirt button) is grown in Burma, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia in oysters as large as dinner plates. The gem comes in several shapes, including round, semi-round, pearlshaped and flat-sided, and its shades range from the everpopular silver with bluish and metallic tints found off the north coast of Australia
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Pall designs are available to order at Washington's better fashion stores.

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Washington's Karen Akers and Shelly Burch light up Broadway


Shelly Burch, daughter of Washingtonian Dean Burch. a well-known figure in the Nixon and Ford administrations, was riding in an elevator in New York City recently when a man standing across from her pointed a finger and said: "Say. has anyone ever told you that you looked like Shelly Burch. the actress?" "Oh, you've got to be kidding!" Shelly Burch gasped. Nobody had ever recognized Shelly Burch the actress before. They do now. In fact. it's happening a lot these days. not only to Burch. but also to Washington housewife Karen Akers. The 23-year-old Burch and the 36-year-old Akers are two of the featured actresses in Nine, the latest hit on Broadway and a top Tony Award winner. They also happen to be performers who got their start in the Nation's Capital. For Burch the stardom has come in a traditional route from bit parts to a big role on the Great White Way. For Akers, success has come later and more obliquely. Never before on Broadway, she was launched in coffee houses and cabarets. Although they arrived from different directions, for both Nine is what has made it click. Nine is the theatrical take-off on Federico Fellini's film 80. It's the story of the mid-life crisis of a troubled and philandering filmmaker and the 21 women in his life. Burch plays Claudia, his favorite actress, and Akers plays Luisa, his wife. For Burch the role is real. "I love it because it's me. 1 am she. 1 have created a role. There is no difference between Claudia and Shelly." That character, explains the slender, five-foot, nine-inch Burch, is "strong. She's vulnerable. She's a woman and a child, but she knows what she wants." That is one thing that Shelly has known for years. It came suddenly. She had studied voice and piano, but had done little with it. Then in her early teens, she went to St. John's College High School to see her friend, Emily Conable, daughter of New York Republican Rep. Barber Conable, in a performance of West Side Story. "I thought, God, that looks like fun. I'd love to do that," recalls Burch today. She auditioned for the new show, Pajama Game, and got a part in the chorus. By the time she was 16, Burch was getting big parts in community theaters, such as the Silver Spring Stage and Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre in Woodbridge. "We were going away for a week's vacation, and Shelly said she was going to audition for a play. Not too long after that, she had the leading role in Man oj La Mancha at the
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Silver Spring Stage," recalls her mother, Pat Burch. "I was amazed. Adults from all over the city were auditioning. Shelly wasn't even 16, and her leading man was 26." When Burch graduated from Walt Whitman High School, she headed to the musical-theatre program at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After a year she left. "I didn't think Pittsburgh was where to be in theatre. I've had no patience. I've wanted to go to the top," Burch say . After a summer with the Pittsburgh Light Opera, her equity card in hand, she headed for Broadway. It wasn't easy. With the YWCA as her base, she danced five hours a day -ballet with one teacher and jazz with another. In between, she studied voice. "If it had been another child moving alone to New York at that age," says Pat Burch, who has a younger son and daughter, "I might have been horrified. With Shelly I wasn't worried. She always knew what she wanted. She's been so determined and hard-working." It was only eight months until Burch got a break; it was the Washington connection which helped. Gerald Ford was out of the White House, and Dean Burch, who had served as GOP chairman in 1964, head of the Federal Communications Commission for Nixon, and later counselor to Nixon and then Ford, was representing Ford with the William Morris Agency, one of the biggest agencies in New York. When he mentioned to a William Morris executive that his daughter was trying to get onto Broadway, she suddenly had an interview and a top agent. Although the agency sent her out for many auditions, it was several months until she got a part. Burch was a daughter in Stop The World I Want To Get Off, starring Sammy Davis, Jr. The show played San Diego, Los Angeles and Chicago, but closed after six weeks on Broadway. Burch went back to her classes, adding acting, and lots of odd jobs. She solicited SUbscriptions to the New York Times and charge accounts at Saks Fifth Avenue. "I wasn't too great at that," she laughs. Sbe worked as a waitress, did fashion shows and even donned roller skates to pass out literature on New York streets. "It was a long, a very long year," he moans in her throaty, expr sive voice. Then came a part in Annie. For the next two year , Burch did quick changes as the star-to-be singing "New York City," one of the bums in Hooverville, a maid in the mansion and a Boylon sister in the radio studio.
(Clockwise from top) Washington actresses Karen Akers and Shelly Burch step backstage from the Broadway musical Nine to pose with the show's "vampish mistress •.. Anita Morris. and star Raul Julia.

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Several nights a week after the show, she did a nightclub act, "mostly ballads, pop stuff, Broadway," and always there were the classes and auditions. Last December came her break-Nine. It's a big part with her own number. To make it, admits Burch, "All I've done is work. I've had virtually no social life and no vacations." "Shelly's missed out on a lot of fun that other kids have had, but she's been willing to give it all up for the theatre," says her mother. For Burch, it doesn't look like the hard work will stop soon. She leaves Nine in December to start her next role, the lead in a musical, Sayonara. This time she will be Japanese, the star of an all woman dance company who falls in love with an American G.1. She'll not only sing but dance. The show could play Washington. Although she doesn't get here often, it's still home. "I grew up there. A lot of my support systems are there-my family and friends. " For Burch, the future is the stage, "for as long as it lasts," she laughs. "It's nice after all of the work," she sighs, "to finally be taken seriously." For Karen Akers, stardom hasn't been as direct a route. It has been a struggle, but a different one, between career and family. Being a celebrity has meant leading a double life. While Akers is a Broadway star, a Tony Award nominee for best featured actress in a musical, dining now with Liv Ullman, being invited to Leonard Bernstein's, and meeting the big names like Meryl Streep, Carol Burnett and Ellen Burstyn, who came backstage to meet the cast, she has another life. She is the wife of a Washington law partner, the mother of two sons, ages six and eight, the homemaker of a five-bedroom, sixbath bouse in Wesley Heights, and a sometimes- Beauvoir -School-carpooldriving mom. Almost every aspect of my life is split, to says the striking, six-foot-tall Akers ruefully. Karen Akers got her start 11 years ago singing folk songs at the Airplane, a coffee house, then on 19th Street between L and M Streets in Washington. For three or four sets a night, she was paid, she recalls with a laugh, "the extravagant sum of $15 a night." By day, she toiled as a secretary in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at George Washington University. AJthough her husband, Jim Akers, was a Navy lawyer at the Pentagon, she was a pacifist and friends tell ber that

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the dove she carved still bangs in the department. It was a "need to sense my own selfworth," which sent her to the Airplane in search of a job. She'd only sung for family and friends before that, usually then only at their prodding. "I was not a performer. That has changed so much," sbe muses. Her repertoire was the folk songs of the '60s and '70s. Even then her voice enchanted. There was the evening at the Airplane when guests from one table got into a fight with guests from another because one group was interrupting the song by talking too much. In the early 1970s, Jim Akers got out of the Navy and the couple returned to her native New York City, where he became a corporate attorney and she a temporary secretary. She began singing in coffee houses, one night here and another night there. Gradually, it picked up. Eventually in the mid-1970s, almost 30, she took her first voice lessons. She expanded ber repertoire and got a piano accompaniment. In 1978 came one of the biggest crises in her career-her husband was transferred to Washington. "I just about died for three days," she recalls, so the Akers made a compromise. They'd hire a housekeeper, and she would commute, staying in the dingy one-bedroom apartment they had purchased as an investment on the far Upper West Side. At first, the commute was impossible, up one day on tbe train for voice lessons, rehearsals, meetings and back the next. "Every moment would be filled. I had to rationalize every second," she recalls.

Her only performances in the Washington area, this second time, was at the Arlington Community Theatre where she was in Jacques Brei .... She concentrated on New York, where she got two big breaks. A German film producer-director stopped at a nightclub where she was performing one night and became enchanted with Akers' voice. That resulted in a film: Karen Akers: A Voice From New York, which was shown not only in Germany but repeatedly in the United States on PBS. Then a New York designer, an Akers cult follower whom she'd never met, ran into Tommy Tune, the director of Nine last year at a party. When he learned of Tune's project, he put him onto Akers. Unlike Burch, Akers doesn't see herself as her Nine character, Luisa. "There are ways in which we are similar, but I don't feel that she's me. Luisa is a much more contained person than I, more controlled. When she falls apart and finally blows up, she really is caught at a loss. I am much more open and spontaneous than Luisa." Akers, who has two of her own numbers in Nine and has taken almost no acting courses, still needs convincing she's a Broadway star. "Now I have the courage to call myself an actress," she says, halting, retracking. "Now I am beginning to believe it," she pauses again, then asserts, "I am an actress," then gives up laughing, "I'm still growing." Akers will stay with Nine for six to nine months and already is talking to two studios about possible productions. "I'd like to work as a singer or an acplease turn to page 48


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"EI Greco of Toledo" is one of the great International cooperative exhibition efforts. Initiated by Roger Mandie of the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, it opened In Madrid's Museo del Prado where up to an unprecedented 15,000 visitors a day rushed to see it and Is now breathtakingly installed at the National Gallery. Fifty-seven of the highly expressive portraits and religious paintings by the celebrated Greek, the last great religious painter and a prophet of modernism, are on display through early September. (Above) Spain's Minister of Culture, Senora Soledad Becerril Bustamente, discusses the exceptional EI Greco treasures with the National's benefactor Paul Mellon.

Roger Mandie (I),director of the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, James Rosebush, Nancy Reagan's chief of staff, and his wife Nancy, admire EI Greco's magnificent Pleta.

Pam Brown, wife of the National's director, exchanges notes on Toledo with the Mar· quls del Vlso, pres. of the Toledo Foundation, and Spanish Amb. Jose Llado.

Attorney Lloyd Cutler, Jimmy Carter's counsel, and the Fed's Paul Volcker show high interest in the painter's ecstatic visions.

Backed by the drama of the painter'S work laocoon, two comely Imports from Spain, Marfa Maranon of Madrid and Chlpl Bermudez, show pride In their homeland's adopted artist.

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"How much money will It take to fund research to fight digestive diseases that affect 32 million Americans?" asked Norman Kamerow (r), pres. of ADDS. "$100,OOO-and hard work," came the answer from psychic Gil Eagle, who entertained supporters at the an· nual benefit at the Mayflower. Helen Kamerow offers Eagle more questions.

Dinner chairman Joel Meisel and his wife Randi were pleased that the evening tallied $60,000 to further the society's programs.

BeHe Kligman, ADDS Executive VP, WMAL's Tom Gauger, the evening's emcee, and Roslyn Wolf, chairwoman of special events, review the program amid tinsel, white palms and lilies.

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The Great Court of the Mazza Gallerie was the elegant setting for the 16th annual Eye Ball that benefitted the Int. Eye Foundation's work of improving vision' worldwide. The dinner-dance started with a lavish raw bar and culminated when a custom-designed Golden Eye stickpin was awarded to two clever 13-year-olds-Martin McMahon and Peter Lowe-for solving the monthlong treasure hunt.




(Above) Eye Ball Gen. Chairwoman Louise Lord surveys the successful dinner-dance with Candy Somerville and cochairwoman Jackie Camicero. (Right) Ball patron OAS Sec. Gen. Alex Orflla dances with Helen King, wife of Int. Eye Foundation Senior Medical Dir. Dr. John Harry King, Jr.

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Sculptor J. Seward Johnson, of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical family, brought his Ilfesize and startlingly realistic sculptures to the Four Seasons for a summer exhibition. (L) Deecy Stephens and Cathy Douglas duck for cover under the umbrella of Allow Me, whose realism sent Aniko Gaal scurrying for her own umbrella. (Below) Former v.o, Walter Mondale and wife Joan Join Johnson and The Frisby Player, who has a Bandaid on his arm.

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Benefit cochairwoman Susan Lord and Susan Firestone of the women's committee welcome Supreme Court Justice and Mrs. Potter Stewart to the old Archbold mansion in Georgetown.

Richard Streeter and Deborah Martin tangle on the dance floor to the music of the Gene Donati Orchestra.

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Robert E_Lee IV, chairman of the benefit and of Wolf Trap Associates, engages in some spontaneous planning with Beth and Wayne Gibbens, cochairmen of the fall Wolf Trap Ball.

Among the guests were former FCC commissioner Bob Lee (I), N.C. Rep. and Mrs. James Broyhill and Minn. Rep. and Mrs. Bill Frenzel.

While Wolf Trap's Catherine Filene Shouse missed her 86th birthday party (a broken hip kept the lively dowager in bed) half of Washington and Virginia turned out at the Wolf Trap Preservation Hall Gala at Constitution Hall to celebrate the day and help rebuild the burned out Filene Center. The progressive party started with cocktails and buffet under a yellow-striped tent in the President's Park on the Ellipse and ended with a rousing finale by the jazzy Preservation Hall Band, flown in from New Orleans for the occaslon.

Virginia Gov. and Mrs. Charles Robb talk with Kay Shouse's stand-i n, Ursula Meese.

Judy Dolinger, Chmn. of the Fairfax Bd of Supervisors Jack Herrlty and Ted Hussar.

Hugs were the order of the night (above lett) as Jack McDonald celebrates "the 11th anniversary of his 39th birthday" with big hugs and kisses from his parents, the Frank McDonalds, and wife Marian. (Below left) Vice President George Bush bearhugs the birthday boy, as they reminisce about their service in the 90th Congress. Gorilla hugs are next (above) as the former congressman receives a delivery from Eastern Onion. One hundred friends gathered to surprise Jack, who thought "something was up, but didn't know who, what, when or where," says blonde wife Marian.

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At the Corcoran, Trudy Davis, chm. of the All-Stars Polo benefit weekend, tells Potomac horse enthusiasts Randy and Ellen Reed of her last-minute search for a ball location after the OAS bowed out with 48-hours notice because of the Falkland Islands crisis. Over 300 polo fans and guests attended the dinner-dance.

Christian Z1mmennan of the Potomac Polo Club lends a hand to Janel Reed as she presents the trophy. "Our success is largely due to the su~ port and generosity of Joe Muldoon who owns the Potomac Polo Club, said Reed, V.p. of the American Paralysis Association. Pakistani Amb. EJaz Azlm and OAS Sec. Gen. Alejandro Orflla watch the ceremonies.

The La Pampa polo team lines up with referee Michael Butler of Chicago at the prematch ceremonies at the Potomac Polo Club. More than 3,500 polo fans jammed the sidelines despite the hot, humid weather, and enjoyed the high caliber polo match.

Abe Pollln, owner of the Washington Bullets and Capitals, and his wife Irene, congratulate 1982 Israel Bond Campaign Chairman Melvyn estrin and his wife Suellen on the successful benefit that had Its usual glitter dimmed by the outbreak of war a week earlier In Beirut. The unused but fabulous decorations will be saved for next year, says ball chairman Murry Mendelson, who hopes there will be something to celebrate by then.

"Would you buy a book from this man?" That's the question ~~ the poster that is breaking up Art Buchwald, his publicist Wi k Ann and their tennis buddy Motion Picture Assoc. pres. J~C I Valenti. The Buchwalds gave a party at thei r home for 75 poll~~n and media friends to celebrate Valenti's new book, Speak Up Confidence, a "how-to" guide on public speaking.


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is quick and the restaurant is open until 3 a.m. seven days a week. The best choice is the house special "Californian" sandwich, a tempting combination of swiss cheese, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, mushrooms, onions, spinach and tomato with house dressing served on a twist roll. For dessert, try pecan pie.

after dinner, perhaps a cup of cardamom-scented tea. It's a satisfying meal that won't dent your pocketbook too much. Basil, located at 400 15t St. SE on Capitol Hill, is extravagantly decorated in abundant greens. The food is fresh and the welcome is genuine. The best of the appetizers are the artichoke vinaigrette and the house pate. This is a good restaurant to share a second and third course with a companion, so start with an order of the always reliable fish of the day and then choose between the moist veal chops or chicken Kiev. For dessert, there's onJy one choice: the unusual capuccino pie. Because there are no outstanding bargains on the wine list, choose according to taste.



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Belly dancing isn't the only attraction at The Astor, the Greek-American restaurant located at 1813 M St. NW. The baked lamb with eggplant accompanied by a bottle of Demestica white wine is certainly worth a visit. But start by sharing an order of stuffed grape leaves with a companion, and finish with the homemade richness of baklava and a cup of Greek coffee. Located in Great Falls, Auberge Chez Francois at 332 Springvale Rd. is my favorite of the relatively close-in country inns. The crabmeat mousse is always a tasty beginning, followed by a main course of duck, which is good however Francois decides to prepare it on any given day; often, it is roasted until crisp and served with orange sauce and kiwi. The wine list is very reasonably priced and offers an excellent variety.


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Bombay Curry House, at 2529 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, is a specialty restaurant as the name implies, so if true Indian cuisine isn't for you, neither is this restaurant. Start with the deepfried vegetable fritters called pakora and the meat-filled pastries called samosas. Then, order the rogan josh, sumptuOUS bits of lamb cooked in a spiced yogurtand-cream sauce. Make sure to ask for extra chapati (Indian flat bread) and trY the imported Indian beer.



5. Aux Fruits de Mer at 1329 Wisconsin Ave. NW remains one of the best culinary deals in Washington despite increased attention by local reviewers. Forget the appetizers and go straight for the lobster, an excellent bargain; order the tasty ratatouille and a glass of the house California chablis to go with it.
Bamiyan, at 3320 M St. NW, one of the first Afghan restaurants to open in the Washington metropolitan area, is still one of the best. I'd ask for a seat in the unimposing upstairs dining room and start the dinner with aushak, the delightful pastries stuffed with sauteed scallions and topped with minted yogurt and a tomato-and-meat sauce. For the entree, I recommend the marinated lamb kabob with spicy rice pilaf, and for

10. When bluefish are in season, the Bread Oven at 1220 19th St. NW is one of a few restaurants in town that prepare them particularly well, this version broiled with an anchovy-and-tomato sauce· If you're splitting two entrees, the cassoulet Toulausain, beans cooked with lamb, pork and duck, is excellent.
Charing Cross, at 3027 M St. NW, prominently proclaims on its storefront "Italian Home Cooking," and that's eXactly what you get at this unpretentioUS Georgetown restaurant. The minestrone is superb and definitely the way to start the meal. For the entree, the traditional lasagna or canneIJoni is filling and satisfying, especially with an inexpensive b~ttie of Chianti. This is a barga1n restaurant, so don't miss it.






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a treat, the sauteed Provencal version at Chez Froggy, located in Arlington at 509 S. 23rd St., is outstanding. But start with the chef's terrine and cold cucumber soup before jumping to the entree. For dessert, try the creme brulee. Located in the stately Broadmoor Apartments at 3601 Connecticut Ave. NW, Csikos is a Hungarian restaurant and a charming alternative to the "usual" places. I recommend the assorted hors d'oeuvres for two, which include the house pate and the excellent smoked salmon. For the main course, the Szekely Gulyas-pork stewed with sauerkraut and sour cream paprika sauce-is the best choice, especially when accompanied by a bottle of Egri Bikaver, an excellent traditional red wine from Hungary that translates "Bull's Blood of Eger."


onions) and empanadas (meat pastries), For the entree, I would choose zarzuela de mariscos-a casserole of shrimp. scallops, clams, mussels and squid in a garlicky white wine sauce, served with black beans and rice. A bottle of Marques de Murrieta is the perfect accompaniment.

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18. The Fishery is a popular seafood restaurant at 5511 Connecticut Ave. NW that's always good for a few fresh clams on the half-shell, by themselves Of as an appetizer. If you are ordering an entree, the flounder fillet stuffed with crabmeat is never dried out and always tasty, and the Norfolk-style combination of crabmeat, lobster and shrimp served on a sizzling platter with a fresh garden saJad is rich and satisfying. 19. Geranio is a pretty little Italian restaurant at 724 King St. in Alexandria that occasionally outdoes itself. The fried mozzarella is irresistible as an appetizer, and I suggest splitting two entrees here: first the trota a1limone (trout in lemon sauce) and the piccata Biancaneve (veal scallopini in cream and mushroom sauce) or the vitello Geranl (veal scallopini with proscuitto and mozzarella),
Germaine's, at 2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW, continues to offer one of Washington's most pleasurable Asian dining experiences. I usually start with pork sate (tiny cubes of meat cooked over charcoal and served with a spicY, hot peanut sauce). For a fish course, split an order of whole fish in ginger sauce. It's usually fresh grouper or sea bass here, depending on what is available. Next split an order of twice-cooked lamb, which is first braised and then stirfried with star anise and served on a bed of broccoli. For dessert, there's fruit or the homemade lichee or ginger ice cream from Bob's down the street. If it's lamb shank you crave, the best in town is served at the Iron Gate Inn, located at 1734 N St. NW. It is braised in a piquant red sauce and serVed with rice pilaf. For the appetizer, the bab ghanouj, an eggplant dip, is tas~:Y and for dessert, the baklava }S recommended.

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14. Diplomat, at 7345 Wisconsin Ave. NW, is a friendly and inexpensive Greek restaurant that has served consistently good food for 10 years. The appetizer should definitely be the Diplomat's platter, which includes dolmades (stuffed grape leaves,) taramosalata (carp roe paste), feta cheese, artichoke hearts and black Greek olives. You won't go wrong with the fresh fish of the day, broiled with lemon and oregano, and a bottle of wine from the reasonable wine list. 15. Dominiques, at 1900 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, has a well-deserved reputation for culinary imagination and rare treats. If I were to eat only one meal here, I'd stick to what Dominique has done so well for years: start with the herbed marinated mushrooms or the excellent gratineed onion soup and go on to share with a companion an order of the fish of the day and the always superb blanquette de veau. The wine list is extensive and among the many inviting choices for dessert, my favorite is cheesecake with strawberry sauce.
Chang's Restaurant at 4427 John Marr Dr. in Annandale, and most of the diners are there for the specialty - Peking duck. For $15.95, you get all you can eat of the traditional duck, light pancakes, scallions and plum sauce. If you don't want duck, order the pork in plum sauce and the Mongolian beef (sliced and stir-fried with scallions).


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17. EI Caribe, at 1828 Columbia Rd . NW, is a Latin American restaurant that serves excellent ceviche (fish, usually flounder here, marinated in lemon and

22. The new chef at Jean-Pierre Restaurant located at 1835 K St. NW recently won the Prosper Montagne Award in competition with local Frendl chefs and has added a new sparkle to the reliable cuisine this restaurant has beef} serving for 11 years. The fresh salrnoJl

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appetizer is hard to pass by unless you're particularly fond of mussels in garlic or tomato sauce. The appetizer menu changes daily. For the entree, I recomrnend splitting two courses with a companion: the fresh fisb is the winner for the first course or, if the lobster mousse is listed, try that; for the second course, the filet mignon in pepper sauce provides a nice balance to the meal. For special occasions, the Jockey Club, at 2100 Massachusetts Ave. N.w., is a memorable choice and the attnosphere is intimate enough for a romantic twosome. For openers, order the lump crabmeat with 'mustard Illayonnaise and follow with the roast dUcklingau poivre and wild rice, accompanied by one of the many California wines. The cheesecake makes an excellent finale.

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24. Katmandu, at 1800 Connecticut Ave. NW, offers authentic cuisine from kashmir and Nepal. To whet the apPetite, start with the meat-filled pastries; then try the creamy lentil soup followed by simple lamb curry. The delicious chutney is a must and you'll probably Want an extra order.

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25. The light and airy La Brasserie, Whichhas remained a good bargain at 239 Massachusetts Ave. NE near the ~enate side of the Hill for four years, I~ still the place to go for a bowl of bourfide (creamy and spicy seafood soup ~nder a pastry crust). The entree choice ISlamb chops en croute.
For casual country-French dining, there may be none better in Washington ~han La Chaumiere at 2813 M St. NW In Georgetown. It is impossible to pass up the exquisite onion soup, although the escargot appetizer is among the Plumpest and tastiest available. For the Ill.ainCourse, it's a toss-up between the trtpe Nicoise (served in a thick tomato sauce) and calves liver. The wine list is ample and, for dessert, resist the temptatton of fresh berries for a taste of the creme caramel.


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Le Lion d'Or, at 1150 Connecticut Ave. NW. takes traditional French food and service seriously, although some modern culinary art is evident as well. After you sample the pate de lapin en croute (rabbit pate in puff pastry) or the equally delicious crabmeat remoulade, a fish course here is a necessity. I'd divide an order of coquille St. Jacques au vermouth with a companion before gOing on to the lamb fillet with thyme or the chicken grilled with mustard. The Wine list includes some treasures from California and is extremely well chosen. Some of the best dishes at Le Manouche, located at 1724 Connecticut Ave. NW, are its appetizers. I prefer to start with the pate maison or the moules PersiUes(fresh mussels with parsley and garlic butter). Next, the saumon en crOute (salmon in puff pastry) is the Perfect dish to lead into the wonderful Poulet Kiev. For dessert, anyone of the homemade pastries will give pleasure.


Begin with delicious south Indian potage, subtle delicate seafood, or tropical fruit. Then savor a wo~ld-famous arra of ntrees and des erts. Shczan speaks well for the perfect interpretation of international flavors, at lunch and dinner. 913 19th Street, N.W. (Between J & K treets), Washington, D. Gentlemen, coats for dinner. ree dinner parking. For Reservations: 659-5555.


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in cuisine and decor of Provence. Ideally, I dine here on Fridays when the spectacular bouillabaisse is served at lunch and dinner. Don't overlook the rich pate Or galantine as appetizers; the blanqUette de veau accompanied by one of the wines from Provence makes a satisfYingdinner. A fruit tart or the fresh berries, in season, can round out the meal nicely.

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31. Le Vagabond, at 7315 Wisconsin AVe. NW, is a charming subterranean restaurant in Bethesda that is probably Overlookedmore than it should be. Taste the pate first and then order the Romanian mixed grill (lamb, pork chops and rnititei, a Romanian sausage made in hOuse).Fresh, home-baked bread is served with the meal.

32. Maison Blanche, at 1725F St. NW, Offers roomy and regal dining and a blend of traditional and nouvelle French CUisines. One of the chefs excellent Vegetableterrines or the pate maison are gOOdfor starters. For the main course, ~sCa}ope e veau aux morilles a la creme d ~ a mouthful to say and a delight to eat. •he tripe a la mode de Caen is also a WOrthychoice. And even if you don't generally have dessert, I wouldn't miss the fruit tarts here.
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faith in "old-fashioned home cooking." You can count on most of the produce being fresh at Nora's and, in fact, many of the herbs used are grown in the yard Outside the restaurant. The mayonnaise is homemade and should be requested with just about anything you order so you can taste it. I like to start with trout in lemon butter or poached bluefish with cucumber dill sauce and go on to Nora's delicious beef kabobs (marinated in olive oil, herbs and brandy). Take cash because no credit cards are accepted.

34. There's only one reason to go to O'Brien's Pit Barbecue at 1314 Gude Drive in Rockville-the tangy Texasstyle barbecue sauce. Order the barbecued chicken or ribs and perhaps a side order of chili and cole slaw or Potato salad with a mug of beer.
All of the entrees don't always Come off quite right at the pretty, century-old Old Angler's Ino, at 10801 MacArthur Blvd. in Potomac, but it is a great place for a rack of lamb for two and for one of the many California Wines on the list.

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makes its own egg noodles. Start with the vongole alia marinara (clams cooked in herbs and olive oil) or perhaps the inSalata Caprese (mushrooms, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil). For pasta, try the house specialty falasche alia Petitto (fettuccine with proscuitto, peas and mushrooms in a cream sauce). The Phoenix, an attractive Greek restaurant at 2950 N. Fairfax Dr. in Arlington, does wonders with lamb. For an appetizer, the taramosalata (carp roe SPiced with lemon juice and olive oil) or an excellent version of spanakopita (a Greek spinach quiche) sets the stage for an order of dolmades. Then, split an Order of the fish of the day, prepared the Greek way with oregano and lemon, and finally share with your companion an order of any of the lamb dishes. If You have a good appetite, the Greek Salad is excellent here, and order the Castle Danielis or Demestica wine, but nor the retsina - a good drinking wine but, for the American palate, too overPOwering with food. Piccola Italia, at 3709 Macomb St. is a neighborhood Italian restaurant Offering friendJy service and consistently good, simple Italian cooking at a reasonable price. Start with the delicious mUssel soup. Then, try the special: a
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pasta, meat or fish entree and salad for a fixed price. The special changes daily, so you might want to call ahead to find out what's cooking. An intimate tittle French restaurant operated by a husband-and-wife team, Pierre et Madeline at 246 Maple Ave. East in Vienna, Va., serves a fine pate as an appetizer that can be followed by swordfish in green pepper sauce and any one of the veal dishes on the menu.


40. At Ponte Vecchio, located at 2555 M St. NW, I prefer to split an order of fettuccine al pesto (with basil, garlic and pine nuts) with my dinner companion before ordering the abbacchio al fOfnO (roast rack of lamb for two, marinated in rosemary and garlic). 41. If you're dieting, don't bother dining at the Prime Rib. This well-heeled meat-and-potatoes place at 2020 K St. NW is known for the size of its portions and the quality of its beef. Start with an order of wonderful potato skins with sour cream and then savor the tender, aged roast beef with freshly grated horseradish. The wine list offers an excellent selection of the better California wines. 42. For traditional Italian cuisine and the old-time luxury of formal service where dishes are finished at the table, Romeo & Juliet at 2020 K St. NW is a good choice. I like to begin with the fried mozzarella and go on to linguine with clams in red sauce. Then, try the veal with Marsala sauce accompanied bY a bottle of Nebbiola. For dessert, try the ricotta cheesecake, followed by a cup of espresso. 43. The menu at the Serbian CroWDat 4529 Wisconsin Ave. NW is largely RuSsian and Yugoslavian, so definitely start with the zakuska platter of Russian hors d' oeuvres, best washed down with icecold vodka. I prefer the kulebiaka (salmon and rice. with mushrooms in puff pastry) for two or, if you're in the mood for meat, try the marinated porJc and veal on a skewer.
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44. Star of India, at 2100 Connecticut Ave. NW, is a nice place for genuine Indian food at bargain prices. At this coZ'f little restaurant, I like to order the saa~ ghosht (beef cubes and spinach cooke in a curry sauce) and the keema mattat (ground beef and peas in curry sauce)· Because I have yet to find a wine tha~ marries well with Indian foods, I woul opt for a beer with this meal.

45. Among Washington's most Popular Far Eastern restaurants is Szechuan, at 6151 St. NW on the edge of Chinatown. I recommend the moist and tender Mongolian beef with ginger after first trying a few dim sums. Then, the double-cooked pork or the caulilower with shrimp proves most satisfying. Chinese beer is a nice accompartiment.
Tandoor, at 3316, M St. NW, is actually named after the Indian clay Pots that much of the food is cooked in. The best of the appetizers is the kofta (ground lamb kabobs). The tandoori ~arnb (marinated in spices and cooked In the oven) makes a tasty entree. The puri is good here and the bread which IS cooked in the tandoor oven, is delightful.



Still a good bargain on a warm, starry night, the Tbai Room with its outdoor cafe at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW serves an excellent pork sate on skewers With spicy hot peanut sauce. The peppery fish cakes and the chicken with White pepper and garlic are the best of the entrees. Tiberio, at 1915 K St. NW, is said to be a great bargain if measured in ~ caJories per dollar, but this elegant Italian restaurant serves excellent food. I'm imPressed with the wonderful agnolotti (feathery light pasta dumplings) and, for the entree, the veal al Marsala (or for that matter any of the veal dishes) is sumptuous. On the wine list, I'd look to the Well-chosen Valpolicella or Orvieto and, for dessert, one of their freshly made fruit tarts. A new addition to metropolitan seafood restaurants is the Tidewater at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency. As an appetizer, definitely order the wellPrepared sushi or sashimi, which already are getting good reviews from local Japanese businessmen. For the main course, the pompano baked in parchment with shrimp sauce is delicate and deliCious. Sorbet is served between COUrsesto refresh the palate and dessert ~OUldn't be any better than the fresh erries served year around.

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SO. One place where I would always ~Pt for an exotic cocktail to start a meal lSS Trader Vic's, located at 16th and K treets NW. The Trader's delicious Pupu tray appetizer can actually make a Light meal for two, but I wouldn't neglect the barbecued oriental spareribs as an entree. 0

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The Cultured Pearl
Pearls always have been precious and valuable. Cleopatra once wagered she Couldserve Mark Anthony the most costly dinner in history-for an appetizer, she pulverized a magnificent pearl in a glass of wine and drank it. The rnillionairess Daisy Plant valued the sensuous gem almost as much. In 1917, she traded her Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street mansion in New York for a necklace of large Oriental pearls, then valued at $1.5 million. The natural set took Pierre Cartier years to assemble, matching the shade, size and shape as nature slowly Produced its stunning product. In those days, it wasn't unusual for a fine-quality natural pearl necklace to cost a half-million dollars or more. There are pieces tOday that command similar prices-but they're the exception, not the rule. What caused pearls to drop in value just after the turn of the century? Cultured pearls. In the early 1900s, a Japanese noodle maker named Kokichi Mikimoto developed a technique that fools Mother Nature by intervening in the life of tbe mollusk where previously natural accidents only occasionally occurred. Today, the name MiJdrnoto is synonymous with the finest-quality cultured pearls aVailable. All pearls are formed when the oyster secretes layers of nacre-a calcium SUbstance-to coat an irritating foreign particle, such as a grain of sand, that ~as entered its shell. In pearl cultivation, the irritant, or nucleus as it is called, IS inserted by man instead of nature. Both natural and cultured pearls are considered real, and without an X-ray even an expert can't tell the difference betWeen fine-quality specimens of each. Although the industry at first was Suspicious of the man-induced pearls, increased production on the early' 'pearl farms" established by Mikimoto throughout Japan gradually garnered accep~ance, and sales have continued to increase. The 1982 cultured pearl retail sales ~nthe United States are expected to reach $345 million, more than a lO-fold Lncreaseover the 1976 sales. During that period, the average price of cultured Pearl jewelry quadrupled in value. And natural pearls? Because of pollution and depletion of the natural pearl beds, they're difficult to find, except at Cartier and other fine jewelry stores, and those are usually old estate pieces. 0

designers, most notably 0 car de la Renta, who favors pins made of colored stones and baroque (irregular and lumpy) pearls. For the wrist, the combination bracelet made of interchangeable parts 0 they can be worn a a bracelet or necklace, and single, double and triple row of pearl bracelet joined by a fancy or antique clasp gives an artistocratic look, says Isedore Slutsky, pearl importer for the Augu t Gem Corp. in New York. He says the pearl bracelet is replacing the flat gold chain which recently has been popular. But when it comes to the number-one accessory this year, there is no disagreement among de igners and experts-the pearl necklace which styli hly offsets, complements and adds refinement to almost any fashion. Ralph Lauren made pearl necklaces a major tatement in his fall "English gentry" collection of tweed suits, grey flannel slacks, blue cashmere sweaters and lace collars. Using his own complete formula for wearing pearls, Lauren recommends that with his dresses, one should wear a single or double strand at the classic choker Gust below the collarbone) or matinee (20 to 24 inches) lengths. With his suits and sweaters, the longer opera length (28 to 30 inches) should be worn. Designer Tracy Mills says that this fall, especially, pearls will be more important "because concentration is on the fashion statement of 'the little black dress'''-a dominant color for daytime and the evening. Mills advises that the length to wear pearls depends on the deign of the dress. "If the dress has an open neck, chokers should be used," he says. "If material comes close around the neck, then a long rope knotted is fashionable, or two or three strands of pearls closed by a jeweled clasp five inches down from the shoulder is best.

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"But my guideline is use whatever looks right," adds Mills, who likes to incorporate tiny seed pearls as elaborate trim and embroidery on his fashions. The most popular length of necklaces among designers this fall is the matinee or princess length, not too long and not too short. And most designers are insisting on the round saltwater or akoya pearl which is especially attractive when worn against the soft silkiness of the skin, and is particularly sexy with the off-the-shoulder look. These small pea-shaped pearls (5 to 7 millimeters in diameter), which are cultivated at about 2,000 Japanese pearl farms from white-lipped oysters, are noted for their luster, color and quality of surface. Their tints range from pink, cream and silver to the uncommon shades of gold, green and smoky-grey. The silver saltwater pearl is the most popular in America and the creams are the preferred color in Europe. Freshwater pearls which were highly popular in 1979 and 1980 because of their lower cost and unusual colors appear to have faded from the current fashion scene, although there are a feW exceptions. Reuter says there's still a demand for some of the brilliantly colored freshwater pearls, particularly the pinkbu~undy, pu~~~rey and apric~ range, all natural colors. Freshwater pearls have the same variation in shape and quality as saltwater pearls except that they are considerably smaller, often no bigger than a grain of rice and irregular as small crosses, corn kernels and teeth. With a rainbow of colors and variety of shapes, buying a pearl can be a difficult decision. Reuter advises that whether you prefer saltwater or freshwater pearls, always consider above all else the complexion of the wearer. "Generally speaking, a lighter comple"ioned person tends to wear a lighter colored pearl or one in the pink shades," son will look better in a more creaJ1lY tone. But the personal preference of tbe wearer is also important." Reuter cautions that' 'when the pearl is a color or color is added" with other gems such as gold beads and precious stones (lapis, jade, malachite, black onyx and amethyst have been used lately), the necklace may become more limited in its use with a wardrobe, although it can make a dazzling fasbion statement. Some designers feel that simple pe~ strands are not enough for the mOo they're trying to create in their fashions and use mixed stone-and-pearl necklaceS




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Withtheir designs. Oscar de la Renta, known for his rich and textured style, personally prefers the freshwater pearls ~ndis using mixed long rope strands (45 Inches and longer) to create an extravagant and exotic feeling in his designs this fall. New York jewelry designer Joan Benjamin, who this season is even mixing Pearlswith some rough-cut stones from the Southwest, such as matrix emeralds, saysshe has been using the almost fleshlike sensuousness of pearls with hardedged gems for 15 years for one reason-the aesthetic possibilities of color, texture and versatility. "1 occaSionally mix saltwater and freshwater pearls for the color effect," she says. "And I like to use multi-colored gold Withpearls for the same reason. The col-

Keeping Pearls Pearly
Although taking care of your pearls isn't difficult, it is important to understand that they are the most perishable gems in your collection, and far more delicate than diamonds or emeralds. Here's a few tips from tbe experts: • The first rule, says Richard Reuter of Leys, Christie and Company, Inc., is that pearl necklaces that are worn often should be restrung every other year with 1DO-percent silk, not nylon. • Put your pearls on after applying make-up and perfume, not before, says Raymond Mastoloni, president of the Cultured Pearl Association. The acidic, detergent or alcohol Content of those products and others such as hair sprays and cosmetics will eventually erode the surface of the Pearl. • People with an acidic composition to their system should be Cautious when wearing pearls. "It's always a good idea to wash them with weak soap and water," says Reuter. • A touch of light mineral or baby oil massaged into each pearl will help maintain their luster and preserve their beauty. • Pearls should be stored in a dark place so that light doesn't distort their ~Ioring, " says Reuter. A chamois or JeWelbox lined with silk is adequate but keep them away from the abrasive edges of other gems. And don't lOck them away from air or Illoisture-they'll dehydrate and eventually become worthless. • Most importantly, wear your Pearls and give them a chance to breathe. 0

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ors are fluid like paint from a brush." The emphasis this year is on look, feel, fabrics, tailoring, solid colors and accessories. Gone are the giant scarves, bulky tops and brassy metallics. And long gone are the 1960s and 1970s when pearls were considered too serious, stodgy or simply boring. "There were about 10 years there after 1962 when you had a complete rejection of everything-including pearls," says Raymond 1. Mastoloni of Frank Mastoloni & Sons in New York and president of the Cultured Pearl Association. It was a time, he adds, that the pearl industry felt a real jolt, a time when love beads were "in" and anything establishmentarian was "out." Since the mid-1970s, Mastoloni says, there's been a gradual comeback of the "ladylike" look that has spurred pearl sales to the heights last reached in the prosperous post-World-War-Il dayS when it was fitting that every young woman receive a strand on her graduation day, wore pearls at her wedding and was surprised with them on her anniversary. Although this year the demand for pearls has outweighed the supply, prices have actually stabilized making it a good time to buy, says Linda Friberg, public relations manager of Tele-Press AssOciates, Inc., a company that represents the Cultured Pearl Association. She attributes this to the sluggish economy and the fact that there's a decreased demand for pearls in Europe. "The price of pearls also has been good in the United States because the dollar is strong against the Japanese yen," adds Timmy Shiota. "In fact, the United States is currently the numberone importer of pearls," recently moving from a fourth position behind the previous number-one importer, West Germany. The skyrocketing price of gold in the early 19805 was yet another reason to turn attention to pearls as a universal fashion element and a chic alternative to the almost prohibitive gold accessor/: But today, pearls aren't considered an alternative-fashion and jewelry designers consider these miracles of the mollusk a sporty, dressy or sexy expansion of any woman's wardrobe, witlt emphasis on femininity. "Pearls are beautiful, delicate objectS and the fashion jewel of the world today," says Mastoloni. "They seem to have a femininity all their own and the)' are the only gems in nature that don't have to be enhanced by man-cut, shaped, or polished, they just coJ1l~ from an oyster." l,..J

Books by Neighbors
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This is one of those murky, Coagulated thrillers where you have trouble keeping the people straight. For the first 20 pages you keep turning back to ee which one is Gordon and which Gerald. By the time the main characters assume their identity, the story line ~egins to emerge. Ellen is a rich WashIngton girl on the run, with a whole Passel of pursuers including a pair of l'hird- World terrorists, a washed-up gOvernment agent and her own father, a one-time lance-bearer in Kennedy's Camelot. To give Washington Post reporter Allen his due, he can write very well in~eed. Here is Gordon falling in love: 'Ellen lingered in his mind like a flavor, a Slant like that cushiony feeling you get When you walk out of a movie and eVerYthing's changed." Allen also can write very badly: "The tnoteJ was a glum horseshoe of bal~onies... It looked like they were seeing I~ at the wrong time of day or season, hke Coney Island in the winter, except that it also looked like it would look like that any time." Allen's Georgetown atmospherics altnost atone for this senseless distortion Of syntax: "Trees sagged in the heat, sUnlight bounced off Volvo windshields... (Georgetown) seemed like a lt1emory. It seemed like something ~endereduseless by August, like a wool Jacket with the pockets full of tnothballs. " . If you use like like the preposition it IS, Henry, it is a perfectly usable word. ~lJADALCANAL

started clearing the strip. We sent in our Marine Division and just about pushed the enemy off the island. (In this early phase the Navy had promised 48 hours of air cover and actually provided something less). By night the Tokyo Express came roaring down the Slot from Rabaul-planes, destroyers, transports-to bomb, reinforce and recapture. Luckily for posterity, Marine historian Chris Merillat, now of Georgetown, was on hand to keep an official diary. Too short-sighted for combat, he managed to see a lot of action. With the 20-20 vision of hindsight, MerilJat views the whole bitter four-month battle in true perspective. Selections from the diary, describing blow and counter-blow as they develop, alternate with comments on strategy and interservice tensions. Result: a book that has a good deal of the Odyssey-Like spell of "old unhappy far-off things and battles long ago." AN UNKNOWN WOMAN
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houses rejected it. Then Edward Merritt, until recently the splendid reader of books here on radio station WAMU, started to read passages from Koller's retrospective. The response by mail and telephone was so great that the publishers pricked up their ear . Finally, Holt, Rinehart and Winston took the book. Arbitrarily changing the title to An Unknown Woman, they published it early this year. It is now in a third printing, and the Literary Guild has chosen it as an alternate selection for this fall. There is a Bantam paperback in its future. You will want to read An Unknown Woman for style and candor, and for the subliminal currents of a seemingly born loser who became a winner. MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI
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Fourteen year ago New York career woman Alice Koller (who now lives in McLean) wrote a study in self-analysis which she called Map oj an Inward Journey. Her manuscript was a devastatingly honest dissection of her life and problems, as she had thrashed them out during a lonely winter on Nantucket. Everything in her work and human relationships seemed to have turned in her hand. Publishers found the manuscript disturbing. Among editors it aroused "fierce dissent." Some 30

Modest in size, ambitious in subtitle The Biography oj a River, this book was written in the 1930 . At the time of columnist Marquis Child's own boyhood in Winslow, Iowa, there were still reminders of the great day of steamboating and lumberings, of "roosters" (roustabouts) and river pilots. Although Win low is in Iowa, Childs writes "it has no more to do with that rural and circumspect state than has Vladivostok," for Winslow was and still is a river town. As Childs notes, "Even in its present eclipse it reflects the glow of a richer, gaudier past.' , In its prime, just after the Civil War, Winslow had 3,000 inhabitants and 86 saloons. It was also a "sawdu t town," where the Jogs rafted down from the
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d'Elegance is a bit too cramped for your taste, there is the 19.3-foot, $150,000 Sparks Turbo phaeton. This formal four-seater offers more gold. more diamonds, more crystal, a bar and a telephone-intercom to communicate from the backseat with the outside world and the driver of this dual-cowl beauty. Both cars use stretched and reinforced Cadillac Seville frames and 36S-cubic-inch V-S motors and transmission, and are formed from 16-gauge (heavy) sheet steel with fiberglass fenders. Another newcomer in the field is the Zimmer Motor Car Corporation's "Golden Spirit," which also features 24-karat gold-plated medallions and an eagle hood ornament to go with its padded opera roof, teak runningboards and leather truck belts. Inside there is the full complement of luxury features (there are no options). and such nice touches as a German cut-crystal vase Withsilk rosebuds. In the trunk there is a professional-quality tool assortment in a fitted leather case that you will probably never need for the 4.2-liter Ford V-Sup front. Tbe $59,500 Spirit is produced at a rate of one a day at a plant in Pompano Beach, Fla. The firm is a division of Zimmer Homes Corporation, which alSomanufactures homes, mobile homes, r~reational vehicles. commercial vehIcles and custom vans. The Spirit is ~ld by 30 dealers nationwide, including OB Auto Sales in Rockville. n The money and inspiration behind aroque Motor Cars is Russell A. {(nudsenAssociates of Omaha, Neb., a financial consulting firm tbat prospers ~ others falter. The company specializes In corporate reorganizations, venture capital, business management and bank~~Ptcy,and as Knudsen himself put it, bthe company finds itself extremely usy these days." b ~nudsen got into the neoclassic car USlness last year with the $59,990 coupe. quickly followed by the $66,900 cabriolet convertible. Both cars are built on a full-perimeter frame and are PoWeredby turbo-charged 3.S-liter, V-6 engines from GM. Extensive use of st . thalOless steel and brass is found rOughout the car and the all-steel ~assengercompartment is finished in the Inest leathers, fabrics and hardwoods. These models soon will be joined by a $75.900 Royale sedan and the 23-foot Q.oYaIeimousine (quoted only as "upl Per brackets"). making Baroque. "tbe

fastest growing, full-line manufacturer of classic cars in the world today," according to Knudsen. About his creations, Knudsen says unabashedly, "They are an ego trip on wheels." Speaking of ego trips, it is hard to top tbe Stutz. Fit for a king (Elvis had four), the mammoth 24.5-foot limousine features a throne in the center of the rear compartment that can be automatically raised above a sliding roof. If that's a bit excessive, you can have the limousine custom-fitted with just about anything you want, including the kitchen sink. Or you can choose one of five other models -the $84,500 Blackhawk coupe, $84,500 IV Porte, $129,500 Bearcat convertible. $125,000 Victoria or $15,000 diplomatic sedans. No. they do not look like the classic Stutz roadsters of old. The modern day (since 1970) Stutz is more 50s than 30s vintage and is nothing if not unique. The cars are hand-built in Torino, Italy. at the rate of 35 cars a year. and sold through the Stutz Motor Car of America Inc., in New York City. The bodies are fashioned from 1S-gauge steel and set on OM engines and chassis. The exterior trim is hand-formed of solid brass and plated with nickel and then chromed. The cars are finished witb 22 coats of band-rubbed lacquer (a la Rolls Royce), a process that takes six weeks. The interiors are upholstered in the finest European leather, wood and, if you want, furs. All bezels and mouldings are 24-karat gold plated. Most models have armoring possibilities, of course. One thing you quickly learn about neoclassic car builders is tbat because of the range of styles and quality available. they are very particular about the company they keep. Concerned tbat the Dossier would. as other publications had, lump his car in with "various mediocre makes," Richard I. Braund, president of Elite Heritage Motors in Elroy, Wis., and
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car with the respect that it warrants, 1 would request that you do not include the Duesenberg II in your article at aU. Really it is in a class by itself." In deference to Braund, his pride of product is not misplaced. Other than the fiberglass body shell and Lincoln running gear, his $101,000 Speedster and $125,000 Royalton are faithful replicas of tne original 19-foot-Iong 1933 Duesys right down to the beveled-glass crystals over the instruments. Each car takes nearly 5,000 man-hours to assemble at the small. family-run Elroy, Wis. plant. The cars are produced at the rate
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of one a month, and each is sold weB over a year in advance. It is not uncommon for buyers to be offered substantially more than the purchase price as soon as they take delivery. So strong is the attraction for these cars, few owners are ever persuaded to part with them. For other purists who want their neoclassics to look like the real thing, there are the full-scale Cord and Auburn Speedsters available from Southeastern Replicars in Largo, Fla. Unlike the numerous kit cars fashioned after these two classics, Southeastern's $65,000 front-drive, GM-powered cars come with the endorsement of Gordon Buerig, tbe world-famous designer who created the original Cord, Auburn and Duesenberg. The 78-year-old Buerig is not finished, incidentally. He recently announced the production of a new car bearing his name that is based on a Corvette engine and chassis and will retail for $130,000. And lest we snub the kit car makers, it should be noted that these cars pac~ every bit as much fun and street heed as the neoclassics at a fraction of tbe cost. You can get a wide assortment of antique Fords, '55 T-birds, screaming Cobras, bathtub Porsche SpeedsterS, classic Jaguars, MG roadsters and daring exotics if you have the mechanical


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805 G Street N.


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w. (5th,6th & 7th floors) Washington,D.C. 20001
(202) 393·7892

For further mformatton coli:

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Clo e to Embassy Row, thi hand orne, high-ceilinged residence offers the elusive combination of grand-scale entertaining space and California- tyle, pool-side living. Numerous bedroom including an elegant master suite with private balcony. Upper brackets.

8307 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda R G Blitz to Marla S Lerner· $266,000 9000·06 Manchester Rd, Sliver Spring Manchester LP to Norman R BishoP • $975,000 6121 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda Duffy Bros Inc to Hall H Sisson - $300,000 8604 Darby PI, Bethesda T 0 Rixey to Harvey F Swan - $425,000 5515 Cape Cod Ct, Westmoreland Hills Douglas Drive JV to Jno A Edie· $435,000 6506 Bells Mill Rd, Potomac W E Bell to Marlon McCartney· $200,000 10605 Rlverwood Dr, Potomac B A Phucas to Adul Rermgosakul $324,000 10017 Sorrel Ave, Potomac o E Sabatini to Donald C Davis - $320,000 8242 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring 00 E R Sher, PR to Paul A Roth - $325,0

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5514 Sandy Folly Ct, FaIrfax Station Foster Bros Inc to John C Gilbert - $195,000 10606 Canterberry Rd, Fairfax Statlon Berry Land Dev Cp to Roger L Applegate - $257,780 9204 HIdden Creek Ct, Great Falls o N Anthony to Diana 0 Abizaid • $345,000 10614 Beach Mill Rd, Great Falls L 0 Basich to Jos A Swinton - $200,000 9512 Neuse Way, Great Falls C R Kenmore to Constance L Campbanlla . $205,000 1212 Davlswood Dr, McLean L R W Corp to Robt J Rask - $315,000 6100 Beechtree Dr, Alexandria J L NorriS to Louis H Ray - $200,000 10421 Lawyers Rd, Vienna C T Rush to David H Bennet - $230,000 212 S Royal St, Alexandria H S Flemming to Barry L Grossman' $265,000 1606 Walleston Ct, AlexandrIa . O'Hara & Co Inc to Richd J Cambaren . $232,000 2101 Forest Hill Rd, Alexandria P K Stackhouse to Eleanora M Worth' $245,000 10614 Canterberry Rd, Fairfax Station .I Berry Land Dev Cp to Anthony J PrinclP . $223,198 9018 Old Dominion Dr, Great Falls Brownell Inc to Eug M Legg - $300,000 1401 N Oak St, Arlington . Weissberg Dev Cp to Robt H Lawton $251,000 1401 N Oak St, Arlington II Weissberg Dev to J Willis JohnSOn I - $275,000 421 Chesapeake Dr, Great Falls 0 W R Phippen to Thos E Chilcott- $207,00 10202 Yellow PIne Dr, Vienna 000 PO DeBaldo to John W Spencer - $210, 9508 Ferry Hrbr Ct, Alexandria R M Risoldi to Gerald J ThompSon $24',700 10806 Greene Dr, Lorton 000 R J Hughes to Jas R Schwartz - $225, 6516 Sunny Hili Ct, McLean 00 B G Wallace to Wm B Doggett· $225,0 8458 Holly Leaf Dr, McLean r. B & C Assoc II to Rot T McWhinney J $268,201 616 Ft WIlliams Pkwy, Alexandria 10 • O'Hara & Co to David C GiammiHor $228,000

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The Best Little Ranch House in Texas is in Bethesda
Dramatic custom built residence sited on 7 + acres with large swimming pool and perfect topography for a tennis court. 11 bedrooms, 3-car garage. All this plus so much more awaits the buyer with a taste for Texas living.
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Potomac Horse Country
Open Sundays 2:00-5:00 or by appointment. Two-story library, two-story entrance hall, deep moldings, arches, marble baths, plank flooring, spectacular brick walls, cedar roofs. Both wooded and meadow acreage. Current homes available at $925,000.


Estates and'Fine Residencescreated by

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Forfurther in/ormation or an appointment lor a custom home, call Marie L. Meyer (30/) 983-M58. Brokers welcome.

The Gold Page
Country Inns- Weekend group tours (biking, hiking), or custom itineraries. Enchanting locations, delicious food. Winery tours. Inn Finders, Box 3464 L, Arl., VA. 22203. (703)525·2906. Pvt. indoor tennis court on 31fz ac. reg. doubles ct., dynaturf surface. Indirect lighting, steel support structure, heated. Ad· Joining classic home also available. Top residential area. Call Joyce Caughman 937·3925. L&F Re. TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM. Mountain lake retreat only two hours from D.C.. Aerobics, vooa, gourmet diet. pure air. Cooltont Re + Creation, Berkley Springs, W. Virginia, 25411. D.C. area call free 424·1232. Others 304·2584500 Couples or family Vacation. At a luxurious condo on St. Croix VI. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, private gallery overlooking Caribbean on Beach. Pool, tennis, maid, nearby golf. sailing, scuba. $500/wk. till Dec. 16. 703·759·2846.

If YOIl are. there' om thing Important to consider. Now you can pre-err. nge a dignified flnal r tlng pia e for your b loved p t, before th ne d rl s. Noah' Ark offers price protection. budget plan and perpetual car. for Inforrnatlon and 3 free brochure, catl:


Ray Launay, Inc.
Antique Restoration Veneer Elmlay Coromandel - Mirror 585·6490

SMALL PLEASURES ANTIQUES Featuring 18th & 19th century furniture, Porcelains, bronzes, silver, crystal, paintings and rugs. Showroom for hand painted Vtctorian wallpapers from the designers of the l880's. 1352 a St. N.W. (intersection of 14th 4 a st. N.W.) Tues. thru Sun. 11·6p.m., ~2·5726.


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NEED AN INVESTIGATOR? Former Police Detectives Available To Assist Attorneys, Corporation PreSidents, and Individuals. HONOR GUARD SECURITY SERVICES PHONE: 881·7766 Personal Protection and Social Function Security. Government trained staff. Call lnterforce 703·369-5040. FORAN PRODUCTIONS - Coming Soon: Video Recordings Of All Your Posseslons For Insurance Protection. Look For Our Ad In September Dossier.

~VR Convertible. Collectors' edition, 1979. eo With blacck top, tan Interior. Under 4,000 ~"es. Mint Condition. Must sell. ~OO/offer. 654·2931. MRS. JACQUELINE Astrology reader & advisor. Consultant all matters of life such as marriage, ~ve, business, etc. One free question phone. She is located at 6499 56arlboro Pike, District Heights, Md.



ULTRASUEDE INTERNATIONALELEGANCEannounces dresse, coats 8. suits ... IIrsl quality ... designer labels... available at prices lower than any other retell outiet In Washington... For 785·2339 Appointment 775·9493


"'~s. DALE PSYCHIC. Horoscope. astrotcqtst, Patm and tarot card reader and advisor. Will read ~~lJr ntire life without asking a single question. e an~was born gifted to help on all matters of life will dictate dates and names. Call 642·5799.

Dr. Glass Window Washing. We take care because our Job is your home. Call for a free estimate, 983·1406. Fine Custome Painting by Brothers Painting Co. Interior and Exterior. Free estimates. References. Call Mark Johnson 536·6667.

Will pay cash tor your old rugs. Appraisals. cleaning & repairing. Hadeed Oriental Rug and Carpet Company. 1502 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA. 549·1604.

Fredrick Davies, • Famous British Psychic ~strOloger. Personal lessons and readings. (2IlOW your future. Call (301) • 345 . 2360 or ~ 755·6110.

Individualized Riding Instruction. Indoor facilities. Well·trained horses. Potomac, Md. Call 654·8387 or 972·8882. Leam to Sail while cruising Chesapeake Bay with Just experienced, licensed skipper or tulIy equipped 37 ft. yacht. Call 536·4553.

Enjoy life more in the company of Interesting single professionals) By appOintment only. TURNING POINT A social calendar, seminars, travel and introductions. (301) 587·3300 or (703) 836·1100. Hours 12-8. Telephone and Telex 24 hours answering service for business or residence Use our telex for your business or personal communications Answering, Inc. 783·3456 TEMP HELP Experienced Secretaries, Typists and Word Processing Operators Available to Assist You Days, Evenings, or Weekends In Your Office. CAREER TEMPORARIES INTERNATIONAL DC . 296"560 MD . 881·4550 VA· 6834742 August 1982 DOSSIER 63


biseover THE BOOK CELLAR for out-of-prlnt laOoksto read & collect. Most subjects & f.1ciguages. 227 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 8 ~n 7 days, 1'·5.



grane Williams singing and playing at your III and piano. Silver balloons, orchids, sparkpeg ,Champagne and caviar - The picture of a ~t party. Gene, 202·234-7219 ~~~GER.PIANIST Is available to perform at 6tur next elegant function. Easy listening ~dS. Gene Williams, 202·234·7219. Iheented Southem Pianist available to create Sio perfect ambiance for all special occasaOdlls. e plays light classics, show tunes, H (202ttandards to dance by. Richard Owens ~9186.


Invention Marketing Inc .• Ideas, Inventions, new products wanted 'or presentation to tndustry. Call tree 1-800·528-6050. Extention 831.

Certified Massage Therapist· offers therapy for natural healing and growth. Relief for migraine, tension related problems, also physical trauma. (301)551·5686. Relieve Tensions, muscular pains thru relaxIng massage by AMTA· certified therapists. Downtown office or your home. For appointment/lnfo: 296·3462.


Social Calendar
Lion for Fall 1982 at Sales Fifth Avenue-at noon-by invitation-Chairwomen: Mrs. Shirley Feld and Mrs. Melody Gilsey Aug. 18: "Phoenix Rising" at the SheratonCarlton to benefit Wolf Trap and the Special Olympics-7:oo p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Aug. 24: 1982 Decorators' Show House Preview Party Committee invitation addressing and luncheon-Embassy of Luxembourg-9:30 a.m.-hostess, Mrs. Addeo Meisch-Honorary Chairmen: Preview Party, Ambassador of Luxembourg and Mrs. Meiscb-Cbairwomen: Mrs. Willard F. Searle, Mrs. Frederick M. Lowther, Mrs. Marsball M. Curtis

If you're planning an event, please call Maggie Wimsatt at 652-7574 well in advance oj publication. We regret that not every item can be published for reasons of space.

Aug. 1: "The Greatest Picnic" at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts-sponsored by the Wolf Trap Associates Board-your own picnic (tables and ice available)-entertainment for the whole family-adults $15, children (14 and under) $2.50-Chairwomen: Mrs. Charles Swan Weber and Mrs. James M. Beggs Aug. 4 througb Aug. 30: Saratoga Race Course Annual Meeting-Saratoga Springs, N. Y.-post time 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9: Museum Ball at the National Museum of Thoroughbred Racing-black tie-by invitation=Saratog Springs, N.Y. Aug. Aug. 22: Travers Celebration Dinner Danceblack tie-by invitation-Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Aug. 7: New York Yacht Club Annual Cruisedisbands in Newport, R.t. Aug. 16: Fashion Show and Luncheon benefit of the Washington Ballet-Adolfo Couture Collec-

Curtain Going Up
At the Kennedy Center: The Eisenhower brings Ibsen's Ghosts starring Liv Ullman from July 15 In Aug. 21 ... followed by Twice Around The Park by Murray Schisgal with Anne Jackson and Eli

Wallach from Aug. 24 to Oct. 2. The Concert Hall hosts the NSO's Beethoven Festival with condUCtor Klaus Tennstedt and pianist Rudolf FirkusnY on Aug. 20 and Mark Kaplan, violinist, on AU.g. 21 ... Conductor Gerard Schwarz with piaDlst Claude Frank on Aug. 27 and Lilian Kallir, pianist, on Aug. 28. d At Wolf Trap the Preservation Hall Jazz Ban on Aug. I; the New York Shakespeare Festival's A Chorus Line from Aug. 3 through Aug. 8 at 8:30 p.m., King Roger by Kirol Szymanowski with coilductor Richard Woitach on Aug. 9; Tex Bene:ke and his Orchestra on Aug. 10; the Jazz SWlDg Quartet Reunion with Lionel Hampton on A~g· 12; Hugh Wolff conducts the NSO with SOI?IS~ Andre Watts, pianist, on Aug. 13, Andre-MJ~ Schub, pianist, on Aug. 14 and Horacio Gutterrez, pianist, on Aug. IS; the Wolf Trap opera Company presents Regina 00 Aug. 20 and 21 piUS a Program of French Opera on Aug. 22; the san Francisco Ballet performs from Aug. 25 througb Aug. 28. - ANNE BLAIR

Fashion Calendar
Slightly Laced. La Bergerie at noon Thursdays. August 3, 4 - Louis Feraud trunk show and personal appearance at Garfinckel's F Street store from noon to 3 p.m. S-Better ready-to-wear fashion seminar at Woodies' F Street store at 8:30 a.m., Tea Room. 6, 7-Ernst Strauss trunk sbow at Woodies' F Street store from II a.m. to 4 p.m. 00 the 6th; at the Chevy Chase store from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, on the 7th. 9, 100Escada sportswear informal modeling at Garfinckel's F Street store from noon to 3 p.m. 11, 12, ll-Adele Simpson trunk sbow at Garfinckel's F Street store from noon to 3 p.m. 00 the 11th and 12th; at the Spring Valley store from noon to 3 p.m. on the 13th. 16,17,18, 19-Adolfo personal appearance with Informa] modeling daily at Saks Firth Avenue from II a.m, to 3 p.m. 17-Coal seminar at Woodies' F Street store at 8:30 a.m. in the Tea Room. 19, 2O-Sonia Ryklel trunk sbow at Woodies' Chevy Cbase store from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 19th; at Montgomery Mall from II a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 20th. 24-Paoline Trlgere trunk bow and informa] modeling at Garfinckel's F Street store from noon to 3 p.m. 24-Vicky Tiel personal appearance and Informal modeling of her falJlholiday line at Harriet Kassman from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2S·-Fall fasblon Imports Informally modeled at Bloomingdale's White Flint store from I J a.m. to 2 p.m. 26-Young New Yorker fasblon sbow at Lord & Taylors Chevy Chase store at 6 p.m. 26, 17-Albert Nipon and Nipon by Nigbt informal modeling at Saks Fifth Avenue from II a.m. to 2 p.m. 17--Ciorgio Armani Informal modeling at Bloom-

Mrs. William French Smith (left, top) chaired the Opera Ball, held at the orchid-laden Malaysian embassy and hosted by Malaysian ambo and Mrs. Azraai Zaino Fashion highlights: Ellen Lewis (left), outgoing Opera Women's Comm. chm., in an Oscar de 10 Renta; Pat Dixson Hoffman (center) in a Christian Dior; incoming Women's Comm. chmSally Davidson in an Yves St. Laurent. ingdale's White Flint store from II a.m. to 2 p.m. 28-Carol Fertig and Rebecca Moses personal appearance and trunk sbow at Cachet Four Seasons from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. III 31-Chanel trunk sbow and informa] modelingrfI. Garfinckel's F Street store from noon to 3 p.


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