What made Betsy Bloomingdale's parties so fun? "She never stopped smiling," says celebrity chef Alex Hitz of the legendary hostess. "Followed closely by her hor
Bloomingdale's house in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles
In Los Angeles: Betsy photographer with her dog Nunu
Twist Party, New Year 1961: Betsy Bloomingdale and Hedda Hopper after they changed their clothes at the famous Twist Party
1961: Arlene Dahl at the Bloomingdales' Twist Party
1961: Art Linklater at the Twist Party
1961: Norma Shearer at the Twist Party
1961: Rosalind Russell at the Twist Party
Betsy photographed at Calla Hill in the spring of 1967
Betsy photographed in 1972 in Holmby Hills
Miscellaneous shots of Bloomingdale from the 1960s
Bloomingdale's annual summer party
The Summer Party: Betsy and guests having drinks in the library for their annual summer party at Calla Hill
A visit to the white house: Betsy and Alfred Bloomingdale photographed in the Lincoln Bedroom for Reagan's inauguration in 1981
The Bloomingdales were close friends with Ronald and Nancy Reagan and members of the famous "kitchen cabinet."
Back from Europe: Bloomingdale with former ambassador to the U.K. Ann
Betsy sharing a dance with Ronald Raegan at the White House State Dinner for the President of France in May 1984
Betsy greeting Prince Charles in 2000
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