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Program for State Dinner Honoring Emperor Haile Selassie

This is an entertainment program for a State Dinner hosted by President Richard M. Nixon in honor of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia on May 15, 1973. Following dinner in the State Dining Room, guests transitioned to the East Room for entertainment by opera singer Ginetta La Bianca. This was Emperor Selassie's second State Visit during the Nixon administration. His earlier visit occurred in July 1969. This program is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw the menus for over 250 State Dinners at the White House.
White House Calligraphy Office
Date of Work
May 15, 1973
Courtesy of Henry & Carole Haller and Family