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Elsie de Wolfe's Paris : Frivolity Before the Storm
by Charlie Scheips and Roger Schall


Overview - The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858 1950) was the international set s preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years. She had a legendary villa in Versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties her Circus Balls that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858 1950) was the international set s preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years. She had a legendary villa in Versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties her Circus Balls that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists, caterers, florists, party planners, and decorators. A landmark work of social history and a poignant vision of a vanished world, Scheips s book belongs on the shelf with Abrams classics such as "Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time" and "Tony Duquette. ""

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781419713897
  • ISBN-10: 1419713892
  • Publisher: ABRAMS
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 159


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Rich & Famous
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Books > History > Europe - France

 
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