A glittery night at the Smithsonian Museum of American History on Wednesday evening, where Clint Eastwood was honored for his career and the ribbon was cut on a new movie theater funded by Warner Brothers. Eastwood was accessible and friendly. Here's the Eastwood story on washingtonian.com. We had a good, brief conversation.
Also last night, a book party for Simon Doonan. The parties were an interesting contrast, but that's what made the evening fun. Doonan, proudly gay and professionally swish, and "Dr. Harry" himself. Simon welcomed drag queens to his party. Clint welcomed bureaucrats to his.