by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist
We have some answers regarding regarding the pictures we posted a couple of weeks ago.
Football Hall of Fame Dinner in New York City December 5, 1961, Room 805, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. White House Army Signal Agency staff members Jack Rubley and John J. Cochran are on the far left and third from left, in back, respectively. Second from left is Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, Alabama QB Pat Trammell, University of Alabama President Dr. Frank Rose, the President, broadcaster Mel Allen, University of Alabama sports Hall of Famer Young Boozer, Birmingham News sports writer Benny Marshall, Tom Russell, Jeff Coleman. Information source is the Birmingham News.
And this turned out not to be so hard:
The man on the right is Major General Courtney Whitney, aide to General MacArthur. The location is probably Andrews Air Force Base.
But we still need to know who the quartet in bunny ears is:
The event is First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s tea for the Special Committee for White House Paintings. Mrs. Kennedy and Chairman of the Paintings Committee, James W. Fosburgh, are sitting on the settee; all others are unidentified. The setting is the Green Room of the White House. Does anybody have names for these faces?
One gracious commenter has told us the following: ” Seated left to right Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. James Fosburgh and Mrs. Joseph Alsop. Standing, left to right Mrs. Suzette M. Zurcher, Mr. Stanley Marcus, Mr. Lawrence Fleischmann, Mrs. James Fosburgh, Mr. Nathaniel Saltonstall, Mrs. J. Cheever, Mr. Henry Francis du Pont, Mrs. Walter Halle, Mrs. William Paley and Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.” Thank you!