#TBT: Joan Didion Partied with Los Angeles Magazine in 1970

As if she wasn’t already the coolest

In July 1970, writer and California fixture Joan Didion was a guest at what we can only assume was the fete of the decade: Los Angeles magazine’s 10th anniversary celebration. Didion and more than 400 of the magazine’s contributors and closest friends partied the night away at the Beverly-Wilshire hotel. (Though, based on this photo, the festivities also allowed Didion time for some introspective drink sipping.)

More recently, David Kipen wrote about the new Joan Didion biography by Tracy Daugherty for our September issue.