June 07, 1999 12:00 AM

Hillary Rodham Clinton received a standing ovation at this week’s New York premiere of “Shakespeare in Love,” reports The PEOPLE Daily’s Kathy Sampey. After the First Lady entered the Ziegfeld theater, surrounded by a phalanx of secret service agents, the crowd stood and applauded. After she took her seat in the front row, Miramax head Harvey Weinstein addressed the crowd and introduced the film’s stars: Gwynneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth. Weinstein went on to praise the Clinton administration’s accomplishments in the past six years, particularly the curtailing of unemployment in the U.S. — save for “one speaker of the House from Georgia, who is now unemployed.”

  • Mrs. Clinton, speaking at the podium, said it’s been years since she had seen a film in an actual movie theater, as she, the President and Chelsea normally enjoy screenings at the White House. She stayed for the entire film.

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