Letitia Baldrige, a nationally recognized authority on the subject of etiquette, has authored 15 books on manners and entertaining, and writes a weekly column syndicated by Copley News Service. At twenty-one, her first job was Social Secretary to Ambassador and Mrs. David Bruce at the American Embassy in Paris; she then became the special assistant to Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce at the embassy in Rome. She was Tiffany & Co.'s first woman executive. During the Kennedy administration, she was chief of staff for Mrs. Kennedy, the Social Secretary to the White House and has since been an advisor to four other First Ladies. In 1964 she opened Letitia Baldrige Enterprises, Inc., a public relations and marketing firm which today focuses on management training in behavior.
Letitia and her husband, Robert Hollensteiner, a real estate developer, make their home in Washington D.C. They have two children, five grandchildren, and two dogs.
Her publications include:
- Her newest book, her autobiography, A Lady, First
- Letitia Baldrige's Complete Guide to the New Manners for the 90's
- Letitia Baldrige's New Complete Guide to Executive Manners
- More Than Manners, Raising Today's Kids to Have Kind Manners and
- In the Kennedy Style
- Roman Candle
- Tiffany Table Settings
- Of Diamonds and Diplomats
- The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette
- The Entertainers
- Letitia Baldrige's Complete Guide to a Great Social Life