Tag Archives: Irmgard Arthur
I have told you that I have an extremely soft spot for Dartmouth men. They would be my husband, John Sughrue (Harvard first, won’t hold that against him, but holds an M.B.A. from Dartmouth), Maxwell Anderson, Mickey Stuart, boyfriends in my past, and of course, Allie Beth Allman’s Ira Archer. Ira is up in Hanover right now at his reunion, with partner Irmgard Arthur, and as promised, he sent me a photo of him in front of the notorious Thayer Hall — Dartmouth’s main dining hall, where the famous food fight in Animal House took place. (Ira may or may not have had a role in the inspiration for the film.) He sent me tales of his chats with former Dartmouth Dean Thayer, and memories kindled by classmates. Like how one, Hugh Johnson, brought Jane Fonda to BHCF weekend in 1961. A 2012 family member asked him if it was true the Zete’s had a sex room in the basement. It wasn’t at Zete, he said, it was at AD. (I think it was still there when I attended Dartmouth. Maybe.) The DKE House is now a sorority, and Theta Delta Chi is in great shape and has expanded the house. Also, he reminded one wife of a classmate who said she loved the Milk Punch served by the Zete’s at their famous Sunday afternoon rock band parties that it was mixed by John Zabriski, who later went to Rochester for a PH.D. in Chemistry and became President of Merck Pharmaceuticals. No doubt, Ira is making some great real estate connections up there in Hangover — I mean, Hanover, NH and selling classmates Dallas dirt in the Creeks of Preston Hollow, right Ira?
While the rest of the city was getting drenched by Wednesday night storms, we sipped wine in the Dorothy Draper- designed Penthouse of the Stoneleigh Hotel, drooling over the boards and renderings of Dallas newest high rise condo, The Residences at The Stoneleigh, and honor The Rise School.
It’s kind of like having Kim Dawson as your real estate agent. No kidding, did you know Allie Beth Allman agent Irmgard Arthur used to be an international runway model and opened her own wildly successful school of modeling back in Germany? The classes included ladies self improvement, teenage charm and even exercise classes! She arranged arranged fashion shows and used the graduates of her modeling classes as models. No wonder she can stage her listing with a sweep of the hand. I would not be surprised someday at all to walk into one of Irmgard’s listings, like say in the Creeks of Preston Hollow, and see live models strutting it up! She’s also business/personal partners with my favorite Dartmouth man du jour Ira Archer. Read on for the secret to their great relationship!