SOCIAL DIARY The final holiday weekend of the summer starts with beautiful, sunny weather in New York; also the obituary of the wine industry legend Baroness Philippine de Rothschild.
SOCIAL HISTORY The Ellen Ordway Collection. Part IX: After the War, January 1946 - March 1947. Palm Beach – Mackay Point Plantation – Bermuda – Aboard the SS America.
ACROSS THE WORLD
Jeanne Lawrence visits Chongming Island thanks to an invite from her friend, French architect Jean-Pierre Heim.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Diana — Still Missed and Adored. Still The "Queen of Hearts."
SOCIAL DIARY Last of the summer vacation days just around the corner, with summer weather in New York; and lunch at Michael's with Arlene Dahl.
GUEST DIARY Jill Krementz, NYSD's Associate Editor, covers Guild Hall's annual "The Garden as Art" event celebrating five eco-friendly landscapes.
The Ellen Ordway Collection. Chapter VIII, Part II: Social Rites during World War II, 1942-1945. Chestnut Hill, Long Island, Watch Hill, Mackay Point & Palm Beach.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Katie Holmes Has Her Ups and Downs — But Don't Blame Tom Cruise! Remembering Thelma Ritter, Gene Tierney and Jeanne Crain.
PARTY PICTURES BCRF's third annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink; Eleanora and Michael Kennedy hosted a book party for Margaret Thornton; American Humane Association event at The Japan Society; UJA-Federation of New York's 24th Annual Summerfest Concert.
DINING Bits and Morsels. Erin Frankel evaluates summer's glorious goodies (among the culinary). And in the Hamptons, and in Sag Harbor and The Bowery, downtown and Montauk.
The Ellen Ordway Collection. Part VIII: Social Rites during World War II, 1942-1945.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Emmy Night Considered — Sofia Vergara GOT the Joke!
HOUSE John Foreman tours an architectural icon, the Glessner House on Chicago's Prairie Avenue.
The Ellen Ordway Collection. Part VII, 1940: Chestnut Hill – Long Island – Lake Bluff – Saratoga.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: "The Leftovers" Isn't Meatloaf Anymore. It's Filet Mignon! ... Ladies Night at the VMAs ... Arlene Dahl's TCM Tribute ... "Fatal Conceit" is Fatally Transparent.
SOCIAL HISTORY The Ellen Ordway Collection, assembled and edited by Augustus Mayhew. Part V, 1938 - 1939: Watch Hill - Middleburg - Palm Beach.
The Ellen Ordway Collection. Part VI, 1939-1940: Palm Beach – Maine – Chestnut Hill.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Clare Boothe Luce — A Riveting New Book New Reveals All. (Fasten your seatbelts for this one!)
SOCIAL DIARY Wednesday night's trip to Chelsea to the Leila Heller Gallery and a Pop-Up show for artist Peter Heywood with a big turnout and a dinner after hosted by Jason Wright.
PARTY PICTURES The Children's Justice Campaign's inaugural benefit in the Hamptons; The Perlman Music Program's annual summer gala; Preservation Society of Newport County 's annual Le Bal Français; The First Annual "Shop for a Smile – Top of the Block Party" benefiting Operation Smile.
Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part IV, 1938, by Augustus Mayhew. Southampton, Palm Beach, summertime.
GUEST DIARY LIZ SMITH: Gin, Joints, and Glorious Gossip!
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!