Might I say a few words of passion for the many joyful and even funny Rockefeller moments I have experienced. First to be in the circle of Rockefellers patronage is a wonderful thing. I met your father at a Peggy Rockefeller Concert with Gordon McGrath. I had a few seconds to say how wonderful the Irvings felt about preserving Sunnysude especially at Christmas! Your father said “The Alhambra…not just Christmas, all the cultures.” And so I got to thinking. And I told my great friend Elise Irving Boeger what he said and asked “Why?” And then wonderful Elise orchestrated the most extraordinary premiere of my Irving film at The Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain. The film ran on a loop for six months eight hours a day. One minute with David Rockefeller can change your film in an amazing way.
Dear Mrs. Rockefeller, I wrote you a while back asking about what would become of your father’s beetle collection, and you were kind enough to answer to let me know. Of course, I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, but I’ve listened to and watched some interviews with him, and he seemed like a really fine and caring man. The thing that I find so neat about him is that, even with all the responsibilities of his many financial and humanitarian commitments, his private passion was collecting beetles. I would have loved to have hung around with him for a day and had him show me the collection. He seemed like a really good guy. My condolences.
He surely raised a very special daughter.
Our condolences to you, Paul and the lads.
Paul and Shelley
Thanks Paul. So sweet of you. I hope you and Shelley are well.