Elsie De Wolfe's Paris

Elsie De Wolfe's Paris

Frivolity Before the Storm

Book - 2014
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"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 Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists, caterers, florists, party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."--Publisher's description.
Published: New York :, Abrams,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781419713897
1419713892
Branch Call Number: 747.092 SCH
Characteristics: 159 pages :,illustrations ;,34 cm
Additional Contributors: Schall, Roger 1904-1995,- Photographer

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