White House Photographs
Actor, Frederic March (left), performs a reading of excerpts from the works of the late Nobel Prize winners, former Secretary of State, General George C. Marshall, and authors, Sinclair Lewis and Ernest Hemingway, during a dinner in honor of Nobel laureates from the Western Hemisphere. Seated in front row (L-R): Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (partially hidden); Katherine Tupper Marshall (widow of General Marshall); Lady Bird Johnson; Nobel Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck; President John F. Kennedy; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; poet and Nobel Prize nominee, Robert Frost; and Agnes Charlier Jarring (wife of Ambassador of Sweden, Gunnar Jarring). Other Nobel Prize winners pictured include: physicist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Emilio Segré; poet, Alexis Léger (Saint-John Perse); former director of the Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, Dr. Selman A. Waksman; Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, Dr. Edward M. Purcell; biochemist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Melvin Calvin; and chemist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Harold C. Urey. Also pictured: Dorothy Léger; President of Harvard University, Dr. Nathan M. Pusey; author, Van Wyck Brooks; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Richard N. Goodwin; and Sandra Leverant Goodwin. East Room, White House, Washington, D.C.