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Schulenberg’s Page, Spring of ’72

Guest Diary
Schulenberg’s Page, New York. It’s March 1972. The world is changing — Nixon, Agnew; anti-Vietnam War protests, Evil Knievel flies over cars, Albert Anastasia is shot while getting a shave in the Park Sheraton barbershop. Bob keeps drawing what he sees... READ MORE
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A hat, a fascinator or a hatinator? What to wear?

Guest Diary
Karen Klopp and Hilary Dick are looking forward to the Easter Weekend and recall the earlier more festive Easter holidays which are often reflected by the way people like to dress for the special occasion. Even Judy Garland and Fred Astaire!... READ MORE
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Richard Rabel

House
Sian, Lesley, and JH visit interior designer Richard Rabel in his Hudson Heights apartment, which is in one of those buildings that pretty much everyone wonders about when they drive past them on the Henry Hudson Parkway... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social History: High Rollers: Gambling on Palm Beach

Social History
We re-visit Augustus Mayhew’s High Rollers: Gambling on Palm Beach — a wondrous, fascinating history of another time and another world... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page, New York, 1972

Guest Diary
Schulenberg’s Page. It was 1972 and President Nixon had announced that secret talks including a cease fire were underway with the North Vietnamese; New York was changing before our eyes, and Bob first learned about Silva Mind Control... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Cataract Chic

Guest Diary
No Holds Barred. Blair Sabol finally decides to undergo cataract surgery like 24 million other Americans, and lives to tell about the pay-off... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Spring Splendor on Palm Beach

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T'is the Season no longer down among the sheltering palms of Palm Beach, winter residents are migrating north but Augustus Mayhew gives us a quick view of the annual Mounts Botanical Garden Spring Benefit at the home of Susanne and Douglas Durst, and a book signing at the Colony for Wendy Moonan and her new book on New York City rooms. ... READ MORE
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Sarasota Social Diary: Voyage to Paradise

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Down in sunny Sarasota, Geraldine Fabrikant was busy attending Sarasota Bay's Selby Gardens’ annual Orchid Ball, "Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise," declared a “triumph!”; also the Ringling School of Art and Design’s annual “Avant Garde” gala... READ MORE
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Philadelphia in Palm Beach, Part I

Social History
We are taking today off to continue to optimize the back end of the new site. In the meantime, please enjoy Part 1 of Augustus Mayhew’s series on Philadelphian Ellen Glendinning (first published on these pages in 2011), who kept an extensive diary where she recorded and photographed the life around her family and friends; a chronological scrapboo... READ MORE
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Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens

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Stephanie Green makes her way down south for Historic Charleston Foundation's Festival of Houses & Gardens just as the wisteria, camellias, and azaleas were bursting with vibrancy... READ MORE
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Art Matters: Susan Phipps Cochran + Peggy Guggenheim

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Augustus Mayhew, back from his sojourn to Venice and other parts of Italy, takes us on a tour of the works and world of Peggy Guggenheim, and other women artists Susan Phipps Cochran, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Diana Guest, also an artist... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXCI

Guest Diary
Schulenberg's Page, New York, Part CXCI. It's September 1970 and the country was still shocked by the students having been shot at Kent State University protesting the War in Vietnam... READ MORE