The famous hostess of Washington, D.C. was known for being a champion for women's rights, social reforms and diplomatic affairs. Mesta also wrote monthly articles for McCall's magazine. Perle once said, "Any bitch with a million dollars and a nice dress can be a great hostess in Washington." Now we know where she shops! President Harry S. Truman named her ambassador to Luxembourg, and she used the post to entertain as many as 25,000 American GIs. This reproduction would look great in an album or display.