From the summer of 1935 Puck spent almost a year in America, where she stayed with two of her father’s business associates: the Kennedy and Miller families in Paducah, Kentucky. Kennedy supplied uncut tobacco to the Van Nelle Factory.
Numerous lunches, picnics, tea parties and dinners were organised to welcome Puck in America. And they were not small gatherings: shortly after her arrival, 175 guests assembled on the roof terrace of the Ritz Hotel for a lunch in honour of the ‘attractive brunette’ from Rotterdam. Descriptions of the parties, complete with lists of guests and Puck’s outfits, appeared in the social columns of the local newspapers.