Greece’s government has sought the opinion of the country’s legal adviser on the reported sale of Skorpios island, the private retreat of late shipowner Aristotle Onassis, to a Russian billionaire by his only surviving heir.
Letitia Baldrige, whose work as chief of staff for U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy helped establish her as an authority on etiquette, the “social arbiter” of “new American manners,” as a 1978 Time magazine cover put it, has died. She was 86.
Aristotle Onassis’s only surviving descendant is providing a boost to Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s cargo unit with a regular contract to transport dozens of show jumping horses to Brazil at a cost of as much as $1.3 million.
It’s the rare scandal that involves murder, corruption, Harvard University and comparisons to Jacqueline Kennedy. The Bo Xilai kerfuffle now mesmerizing China offers all this and perhaps more: It could forever change an entire political system.
When Jacqueline Kennedy wanted advice on what to wear for Inauguration Day, she wrote to Diana Vreeland. When Wallis Simpson needed lingerie for her rendezvous with King Edward VIII, she turned to the same woman.
Attorney and TV commentator Lanny J. Davis celebrated his new book, “Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping With Crises in Business, Politics, and Life,” with a wine and cheese reception last night at the Hamilton.