The Vanity Fair Academy Awards party? Ho-hum. Elton John's post-Oscars bash? Meh. Madonna? Yawn. These modern cinematic celebrations pale when compared to the star-studded affair staged by Westinghouse in 1953. Who wouldn't want to hob-nob with Yvonne De Carlo, Ronald Reagan, Edward G. Robinson, Eve Arden and other Hollywood luminaries as they mingle with various major appliances? Ah, the golden days...
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.