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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

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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

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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

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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

Social Diary
Women in Charge; always a good story... READ MORE
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Steppin’ in Society, Part II

Social Diary
Part II with Steppin’ in Society in a faster world of publicity and glamour ripe for scandals and on to the new world of today... READ MORE
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Steppin’ in Society, Part I

Social Diary
On a cold and quiet January weekday in New York, we’re re-running another New York when it was hotter and hardly quiet... READ MORE
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Remembering Arlene Dahl

Social Diary
A tribute to a Star from the days when 80 million Americans went to the movies every week!... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Confidential: The Windsors and The FBI (1940-1942)

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew recounts the time the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were courted in Palm Beach where the FBI files were thick with confidential letters and telegrams claiming the Windsors were suspected Nazi spies, making for a delicious, if not illusory, chapter of Palm Beach’s social history... READ MORE
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Miami Art Week: Art Icons Mira Lehr + Martin Z. Margulies

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Augustus Mayhew takes in Miami’s Art Basel with the Miami art world’s groundbreakers artist Mira Lehr and collector Martin Margulies holding center stage... READ MORE
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What’s New at Palm Beach … kind of

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew takes us on a trip into the annals of keeping Palm Beach the gem that it’s always been, and now because it’s growing, how they keep its mystique... READ MORE

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