THE WAY THEY WERE

“It’s a night for memories,” state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins said as she took in the throng gathered for the opening of ArtsWestchester’s “Celebrities: We Remember Them All.” Over wine and “sinsuous” chocolate fondue provided by The Melting Pot, arts lovers strolled down Memory Lane with Marilyn, James Dean, Satchmo and assorted Kennedys – 175 candid photographs and studio portraits of the last half-century. Among the most poignant were Allan Tannenbaum’s Central Park snaps of John and Yoko, taken just days before he was murdered. In the well-heeled crowd few were more soignée than Stewart-Cousins, who always looks her best. Acknowledging the compliment, she told us, “I want to be WAGable, in the best sense of the word.”

Photographs by Larry Blucher.

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