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The Wright Light: Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College

Social History
While students were on Spring break last week, everybody’s favorite architectural historian, Augustus Mayhew, sojourned for 18 hours at Florida Southern College, which boasts the world’s largest single-site collection of buildings and structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, whose stated goal was to create “the first uniquely American camp... READ MORE
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Art Walk + Art Talk: The Society of the Four Arts & The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew takes us on an Art Walk of the newly "re-positioned" Sculpture Gardens at the Society of the Four Arts, recognized as "Palm Beach’s picturesque centerpiece."... READ MORE
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First Impressions at Four Arts

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew follows through on the Society of the Four Arts’ current exhibit on American Impressionism and the works of early 20th Century American Impressionists. Still beautiful... READ MORE
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On Having Met Mr. Capote

Social Diary
Recalling a personal memory of having met Truman Capote was almost like recalling an entire movie... READ MORE
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I’ll Take Manhattan

Social Diary
Yesterday’s lunch with Gale Hayman brought back memories including Bobby Short and how his presence effected my life today... READ MORE
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The World of Fifth Avenue, Part II

Social Diary
Part II of our review of the “new” neighborhood of Fifth Avenue after the opening of Central Park and how it grew with the city in the early 20th century... READ MORE
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The World of Fifth Avenue, Part I

Social Diary
A closer look at the Fifth Avenue that emerged after the Central Park was opened, and how it turned into the favored lane for the very rich (and social) at the beginning of the 20th century. Part I... READ MORE
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The Life in the House and the House in the Life of Mrs. Astor

Social Diary
How the mansions of the tycoons of Gilded Age that came after the Civil War established the Upper East Side of the 21st century... READ MORE
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Be it ever so palatial, there’s no place like home — If you’re a billionairess like this lady

House
The 54-room, three-story penthouse on Fifth Avenue, built for a legendary American heiress on land replacing the mansion she owned and now divided into nine separate and spacious residences... READ MORE
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American Friends of Versailles Study Marie Antoinette’s Hapsburg Legacy in Prague, Part II

Social History
Part II of Sharon Hoge’s coverage of the American Friends of Versailles visiting Prague and its historical relationship to Marie Antoinette whose Hapsburg mother was Queen of the empire... READ MORE
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The American Friends of Versailles in Vienna Visit Scenes of Marie Antoinette’s Childhood, Part I

Social History
Sharon Hoge takes us on the annual American Friends of Versailles fundraising visit this year to Vienna and Prague. Part 1... READ MORE
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Hollywood Lives, Part II, Women in Charge

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Women in Charge; always a good story... READ MORE

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