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WEDNESDAY

Just as cars begat the suburbs, so private airplanes have begotten the fly-in community, and unto that world, a propeller-headed star is given: John Travolta. But the tribe of Travolta—wife Kelly Preston and their children—were driven from their fly-in lands near Daytona by the people there, who resented the size and quality of the star’s jet engines. Into the welcoming bosom of Jumbolair, Fla., did they flee, where with much labor and hand-drawn plans did they erect a refuge for their people and their chattels and their 707, which had been crafted by Boeing. In time, editor Paige Rense did engrave 265 images, 200 of them in the fullness of color, of the home of Travolta, along with those of 30 other chosen people—Stephen Spielberg, Cher, John Wayne, and Frank Sinatra—culling some of them into Architectural Digest: Hollywood at Home. Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Rense, John Travolta, and Kelly Preston discuss and sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. in the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $24. (202) 357-3030. (Janet Hopf)