A Host of Celebs—and Some Hostesses—Help Put the Partying Back in the Democratic Party
Brown's fete was only one of hundreds of Democratic blowouts. Tip O'Neill hosted one, so did Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Melvin Belli, TIME, Newsweek and almost everybody in between. Even fired-and-rehired party chairman Charles Manatt felt jolly enough to throw a party. San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein got 72 invitations in a single day. Washington Post Board Chairman Katharine Graham summed up the rampant conviviality: "The convention is over except for the Lance flap. The parties are what are important now."