Socialite Easterling goes out as she wanted—with a party

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- After passing away April 14, Mickey Easterling, a New Orleans socialite known as much for her grand lifestyle and outlandish hats as for her civic, cultural and political activism, sits on a bench surrounded by flowers and some of her other favorite things at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 22, 2014.   Her family declined to release her age, noting she once said, Age is a number, and mines unlisted.  Easterling, born Marycathyren Gambino, hosted many charity and political fundraisers at her home, welcoming such guests as singers Paul Simon and Robert Goulet, actor Larry Hagman, writer and composer Paul Bowles and a range of political figures including former Gov. Edwin Edwards and retired Gen. Wesley Clark.
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- After passing away April 14, Mickey Easterling, a New Orleans socialite known as much for her grand lifestyle and outlandish hats as for her civic, cultural and political activism, sits on a bench surrounded by flowers and some of her other favorite things at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Her family declined to release her age, noting she once said, Age is a number, and mines unlisted. Easterling, born Marycathyren Gambino, hosted many charity and political fundraisers at her home, welcoming such guests as singers Paul Simon and Robert Goulet, actor Larry Hagman, writer and composer Paul Bowles and a range of political figures including former Gov. Edwin Edwards and retired Gen. Wesley Clark.

Most of those in attendance seemed to agree that Mickey Easterling went out Tuesday evening just the way she would have wanted to — well-dressed and in the thick of things. Friends of the local philanthropist, socialite and party hostess … Continue reading→

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Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- After passing away April 14, Mickey Easterling, a New Orleans socialite known as much for her grand lifestyle and outlandish hats as for her civic, cultural and political activism, sits on a bench surrounded by flowers and some of her other favorite things at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 22, 2014.   Her family declined to release her age, noting she once said, Age is a number, and mines unlisted.  Easterling, born Marycathyren Gambino, hosted many charity and political fundraisers at her home, welcoming such guests as singers Paul Simon and Robert Goulet, actor Larry Hagman, writer and composer Paul Bowles and a range of political figures including former Gov. Edwin Edwards and retired Gen. Wesley Clark.

Most of those in attendance seemed to agree that Mickey Easterling went out Tuesday evening just the way she would have wanted to -- well dressed and in the thick of things. Guests of the local philanthropist, socialite and party … Continue reading→

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