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George Plimpton

Now there was a guy who knew how to throw a party. Here are some details from the New York Times . Note, however, that rather disappointing ‘anachronistic’:

“Mr. Plimpton despised guest lists; a minimalist selection of hors d’oeuvres laid out on the pool table; and an anachronistic offering of liquor that served as a kind of call-to-arms to revelry. “He would always order 38 bottles of Scotch, one bottle of white wine and a bottle of Dubonnet,” said Jonathan Dee, a novelist who served as Mr. Plimpton’s assistant in the 1980’s. “And it was always a struggle to get him to order food.”

The white wine, presumably, was for decoration, but the Dubonnet?

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