Clare Boothe Luce Rides a Porpoise

Original photograph of former ambassador Luce being pulled through a pool by a porpoise.

Hawaii: 1965.

Inscribed, “Michael from his loving friends, Brother Keiki and Aunty Clare / Hawaii 1965”. 1 vols. Image 6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches, glazed and framed to 10-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches overall. Clare Boothe Luce Rides a Porpoise. Short slight crease in upper margin, away from central image, inconspicuous abrasions to frame, else fine. Item #31562

With typed label mounted on back: “Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce, Playwright and one-time U.S. Ambassador to Italy, accepts free ride from purpoise at Hawaii's Sea Life Park. While on vacation in Hawaii, Mrs. Luce paid a visit to Sea Life Park's Ocean Science Theatre, where this photo was snapped. (Sea Life Park Photo)”.

Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), one of the most celebrated women of her time, had an early career in fashion magazine editing, then went on to write several successful plays, notably The Women (1936) and Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1938). She married Time co-founder Henry R. Luce, became active in GOP politics and served as a congresswoman from Connecticut 1943-47. In 1953 she was appointed Ambassador to Italy, the first American woman to hold such a high ranking post; she served till 1957. A major role model for young American women, she received numerous honorary degrees and awards throughout her distinguished career.


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