Ambitious entertainers have long hoped to throw the type of summer party that people will talk about forever. Like the one renowned modernist architect Philip Johnson hosted in New Canaan on an early June night in 1967.
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Outside Johnson’s see-through Glass House, a 1,728-square foot wonder of steel supports and glass walls, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company performed an hour-long program before a crowd of 400-plus guests that included Andy Warhol. Later, the Velvet Underground played a brief set, surrounded by guests dancing frantically.