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Palm Beach: Black & White

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Augustus Mayhew provides a history of the creation of Palm Beach and the black community that occupied an important place in the original island community of hotels, a popular area called The Styx... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Addison Mizner — The Afterlife

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Augustus Mayhew provides the fascinating details of the work of Addison Mizner, the man who “created” Palm Beach that stands classic today... READ MORE
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Memories of New York

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With the world on edge, we look back to quieter (?) times 25 years ago on the New York Social Diary, cast of characters... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Billionaires Row: Part IV

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Augustus Mayhew continues along Billionaire’s Row to Widener’s Curve to Sloan’s Curve, the history, architectural and otherwise, Part IV... READ MORE
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Patience and Fortitude

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Beautiful late Spring weather as New York begins to re-open. Meanwhile we take a tour down memory lane of the New York Public Library’s gala fundraisers from 1987 to 2009 as photographed by Mary Hilliard... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary — Billionaires Row, Part III: Historic Widener’s Curve to Sloan’s Curve

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Augustus Mayhew takes on a detailed historical tour of the architecture of the rich that gave Palm Beach its international lure in the 20th century up to today. Part III of IV... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: FORE! Golf Greats @ Seminole for COVID-19 Benefit

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In case you missed it: Today, the Seminole Golf Club is hosting a competitive charity golf event to benefit COVID-19 relief workers. Augustus Mayhew gives us the history of this great golf course with photos from the Ellen Glendinning Ordway Collection... READ MORE
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Oil Swells: The Standard Oil Crowd in Palm Beach

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Augustus Mayhew’s now classic history “Oil Swells: The Standard Oil Crowd in Palm Beach” around the turn of the 19th century to the 20th, when the new industry was comparable to the tech industry around the turn of the 20th to the 21st. La plus ca change ..... READ MORE
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Timeless Palm Beach: Spanish Revival at El Bravo Park

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Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew takes us on an historical tour of a famous Palm Beach mansion in Bravo Park, built in 1930 and completely restored by its present owners... READ MORE
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Best Friends: Jewish Society in Old Palm Beach

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Augustus Mayhew reminds us of the social heritage of Palm Beach in its creation, many of the prominent Jewish leaders of New York who winter there and who were the original backers of the clubs — all of them... READ MORE
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The 20th Century Limited

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We re-visit Michael Grace’s history of the 20th Century Limited train that ran between New York and Chicago, known as the “train of tycoons and stars.” And you’ll wish you could travel that way!... READ MORE
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This Was Then: The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Dinner with D.V.”

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A piece of New York fashion history, a page out of only yesterday, Mary Hilliard’s report on the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum’s “Dinner With DV” (Diana Vreeland) on December 7, 1987... READ MORE

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