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Author Lovell, Mary S., author.

Title The Riviera set : glitz, glamour, and the hidden world of high society / Mary S. Lovell.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    944.94 LOV    Available
Edition First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Description viii, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-408) and index.
Contents In the beginning ... Jessie Dermot -- Miss Maxine Elliott -- Hartsbourne -- Maxine's war -- Courtesans and Assignations -- Winston -- A new King -- Final fling -- The lights go out over Europe -- War on the Riviera -- Return of peace -- Prince Aly Khan -- Rita Hayworth -- "A marriage has been arranged" -- Wedding of the century -- Marital troubles -- Changes -- Causes and effects -- End of an era -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Summary The story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Chateau de l'Horizon near Cannes, covering a span of forty years, from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960.
Subject Elliott, Maxine, 1868-1940 -- Friends and associates.
Khan, Aly Solomone -- Friends and associates.
Chateau de l'Horizon -- History.
Socialites -- France -- Riviera -- History -- 20th century.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- France -- Riviera -- History -- 20th century.
Celebrities -- France -- Riviera -- History -- 20th century.
Rich people -- France -- History.
France, Southern -- 20th century -- History.
Riviera (France) -- 20th century -- History.
Riviera (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781681775159 (hardcover)
1681775158 (hardcover)

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