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Nancy Reagan on the cover of Andy Warhol's Interview

Bob Colacello:

"Nancy Reagan posed for the December 1981 Interview cover but not, as many assumed, because her daughter-in-law worked for us. Jerry Zipkin, not Doria or Ron, got us the First Lady. And Mike Deaver approved it because he believed it would be helpful to have the President's wife on the cover of a young, hip magazine after the White House china crisis, not because Doria worked there...

Mrs. Reagan called me at home when the Christmas issue came out... She said she liked the interview, especially the preface, in which we taped Ron reminiscing about her... And she returned again and again to what was obviously the real purpose of her call: She was worried to death that her children might be kidnapped by Libyan agents and pleaded with me to tell Ron and Doria thta they must keep their Secret Service protection. 'Just don't say it comes from me,' she said." (BC453)

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