A few measly raindrops couldn't dampen the party mood on Friday,December 4, 2009, as LIFE hosted the 16th annual "Lady in Red" Gala at The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach. Larry King, whose arrival miraculously brought out the clear skies and chased away the rain, emceed this incredible evening with entertainment from veteran performer Dean of Impersonators, Rich Little. Lois Pope [pictured] and Dick Robinson were Chairmen and thanks to the generosity of Simon Fireman, who graciously donated $100,000 for the second year in a row, more than 100 disabled veterans were able to join the fun.
LIFE's unwavering supporter, Tiffany & Co. provided fabulous gifts and prizes for the lucky guests of the "Lady in Red". Star Ruby Benefactor Braman Motorcars generously donated a racy red convertible Mini Cooper, which went home with Lorrain and Malcolm Hall. The beautiful décor was provided in part thanks to a generous in-kind donation from Susan Bubis and Susan Sachs from Great Events. Soul Survivors once again provided top-notch musical entertainment in Mar-a-Lago's exquisitely beautiful ballroom keeping guests dancing until the wee hours of the morning!
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Photo credit: Lucien Capehart Photography