SOCIAL HISTORY Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part III, 1935-1938. The members of the social elite in Ellen's world come of age, and change. Ellen divorces, and she's not the only one.
Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part III, 1935-1939, cont. -- Tucson, Scottsdale, Montecito, Palm Beach. Ellen takes a photography class. It's 1937 and the country is barely coming out of the Great Depression.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "Tinseltown" — A Massive, Exhaustively Researched, Endlessly Fascinating Examination of One of Hollywood's Most Infamous Unsolved Crimes.
SOCIAL HISTORY Philadelphia in Palm Beach, Part II, 1931-1935. The photo journals of Ellen Glendinning Frazer (later Ordway), now married and a young mother and making a life for her family. Written and produced by Augustus Mayhew.
Philadelphia in Palm Beach, 1931-1935, cont. The lives of the young and rich Americans during the Great Depression, from Ellen Frazer's photo journal. Written and produced by Augustus Mayhew.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "The Hundred-Foot Journey" Is Scrumptious ... Debbie Reynolds, Honored At Last! ... Allison Janney ... Barbra Streisand, and, still more Bacall!
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful weekend in New York and in East Hampton where DPC traveled to attend the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Animal Rescue Fund on Saturday night.
GUEST DIARY Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, goes to East Hampton's Guild Hall to hear Edward Villella talk about his life as a dancer and as the founding Director of the Miami Ballet Company.
Part I of Ellen Ordway's six-decade "photo memoir" of 20th century American society in this week's review of this fascinating archive of a fascinating woman of her time. Edited by Augustus Mayhew.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: The Endlessly Discovered "Archeology" of Sally Kirkland ... More Bacall ... Milton and Marilyn, when they had hope.
SOCIAL DIARY A beautiful, warm Summer weekend in Watch Hill and East Hampton where NYSD took a few days away from the keyboard; plus an introduction to our review of the Ellen Ordway photo archive of American society from 1919 through 1976.
SOCIAL HISTORY A Debutante's Diary, Part I: 1919-1920. The prologue to Ellen Ordway's personal photojournal, her personal photo album of her coming of age with her social debut in Philadelphia in 1919 through her engagement to Persifor Frazer III in May 1920.
A Debutante's Diary, Part II: 1920-1921. From Engagement to Honeymoon to First Born.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Ed Klein's "Blood Feud" — Blood Flows in Rivers Over This Bestseller ... NYC's Famous Chin Chin Moves ... The Terrifying Miss Bacall ... Mel Gibson — "Too Old" or Too Controversial?
HOUSE Sian, Lesley, and JH visit architect Patrick Gerard Carmody in his West Village town house apartment. He is one of these people that seems to be good at a lot of things.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Shanghai Social Diary. Jeanne Lawrence takes in the music culture, visiting the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the former Shanghai Jewish Club; a performance at the M on the Bund restaurant with its Glamour Bar; and the San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival hosted in San Francisco this year.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Chris Pratt Rules The Galaxy! ... How Lauren Bacall Stole "How To Marry a Millionaire" From Monroe and Betty Grable.
SOCIAL DIARY Dog days of summer, but very pleasant in Manhattan; the Michael's lunch with some great memories of Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall; and the autumn invitations starting to appear in the mail.
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust's Midsummer Benefit; Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 31st Anniversary Benefit; City Parks Foundation's annual Golf Tournament; UJA-Federation of New York's 2014 Hamptons Trunk Show; The Santa Fe Opera's annual Summer Gala.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Lauren Bacall, Icon — What, Do We Need To Say Anything More?!
SOCIAL DIARY A rainy summer day in New York, saddened by the deaths of Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and Richard Marshall; plus Jeanne and Herb Siegel's book party for Ed Klein; a centennial birthday celebration for Carl Apfel at Stark in the D&D, and a birthday dinner at Swifty's for Arlene Dahl.
Jesse Kornbluth's interview with Robin Williams: Robin Williams's Change of Life -- 20 years ago for New York Magazine where the brilliant comedian and actor revealed a temperament that presaged the tension of his final hours.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Robin Williams, A Treasure has Been Lost ... Tommy Tune and Carol Channing ... Judy ... Joey ... Lorna, and a great grandchild!