The WSJ has a cool profile of Jean Pigozzi and his pool parties:
Everyone, it seems, came for a swim. Elizabeth Taylor visited in 1993, and "after like three minutes she said, 'Mr. Pigozzi, are you going to buy me a diamond?' I said, 'Why?'" he recalls. "She said, 'I ask every man I meet to buy me a diamond. And sometimes it works.''