Sunnylands Shares Items from Major Social Events

From Barbara Sinatra's wedding dress to 24 carat gold plates

“The Pleasure of Your Company: Entertaining at Sunnylands” exhibit includes a signed menu by President Barack Obama.

Courtesy of Sunnylands


Leonore Annenberg’s penchance for keeping everything from important social events at Sunnylands is about to be shared with the world.

Starting Jan. 19, Sunnylands will display items from five major events at the Rancho Mirage destination through January 2015.

“The Pleasure of Your Company: Entertaining at Sunnylands” will feature collectibles like a signed menu from President Barack Obama’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, 24 karat gold plates, fine linens, and Barbara Sinatra’s wedding dress.

The five events include:

  • Frank and Barbara Sinatra wedding in 1976
  • New Years Eve Party and Celebration of Ronald Reagan’s Presidential win in 1980
  • 1983 luncheon in honor of Queen Elizabeth, and her visit to California
  • George H.W. Bush hosted dinner in 1990 for Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu
  • Last summer’s state dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for President Xi Jinping of China

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VIDEO: Get a sneak peek at what to see at the Sunnylands exhibit.

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