The World of Gloria Vanderbilt

Author: Wendy Goodman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810995921
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author leverages her intimate access to Gloria Vanderbilt to reveal the intriguing life of the heiress, artist and designer, in a book that includes images of Vanderbilt and her glorious homes taken by such noted photographers as Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon and more.

It Seemed Important at the Time

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439137242
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An elegant, witty, frank, touching, and deeply personal account of the loves both great and fleeting in the life of one of America's most celebrated and fabled women. Born to great wealth yet kept a virtual prisoner by the custody battle that raged between her proper aunt and her self-absorbed, beautiful mother, Gloria Vanderbilt grew up in a special world. Stunningly beautiful herself, yet insecure and with a touch of wildness, she set out at a very early age to find romance. And find it she did. There were love affairs with Howard Hughes, Bill Paley, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few, and one-night stands, which she writes about with delicacy and humor, including one with the young Marlon Brando. There were marriages to men as diverse as Pat De Cicco, who abused her; the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, who kept his innermost secrets from her; film director Sidney Lumet; and finally writer Wyatt Cooper, the love of her life. Now, in an irresistible memoir that is at once ruthlessly forthright, supremely stylish, full of fascinating details, and deeply touching, Gloria Vanderbilt writes at last about the subject on which she has hitherto been silent: the men in her life, why she loved them, and what each affair or marriage meant to her. This is the candid and captivating account of a life that has kept gossip writers speculating for years, as well as Gloria's own intimate description of growing up, living, marrying, and loving in the glare of the limelight and becoming, despite a family as famous and wealthy as America has ever produced, not only her own person but an artist, a designer, a businesswoman, and a writer of rare distinction.

LITTLE GLORIA

Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307800329
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is a story of money, glamour, and scandal (on the highest level); a story of American society and of European royalty; a story of family strife exploding into one of the most dramatic and publicized court battles of the century—the battle for a solemn ten-year-old child, “little Gloria” Vanderbilt, who in 1934 was the object of the epic custody suit between her mother, the beautiful and penniless Vanderbilt widow, and her aunt, the famous Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, whose $78 million could buy her anything she wanted. And what she wanted was “little Gloria.” The leading characters: Gloria Morgan, who was one of the fabled Morgan Twins (invented by society reporter “Cholly” Knickerbocker as the quintessential Café Society beauties) and who, as a shy, stammering eighteen-year-old, living on nothing a year, did what she was raised to do, becoming the wife of . . . Reggie Vanderbilt, at forty-three a worn-out alcoholic who had managed to go through almost $25 million in fourteen years and who died only two years after his marriage to Gloria, leaving his beautiful young widow nothing but their baby, their baby’s untouchable trust fund, and the Vanderbilt name . . . Gloria Morgan’s twin, Thelma, who, as Lady Furness, was for years the mistress of the Prince of Wales (until she introduced him to her “best friend” Wallis Simpson) . . . Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Reginald’s sister, a formidable Society woman, a sculptor and the founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, a woman who conformed—on the surface—to everything expected of American royalty and yet lived a hidden second life as a passionate bohemian . . . And the child—little Gloria herself—shunted out of her mother’s life, carted around Europe, depending for her existence on her neurotically overprotective nurse, Dodo, who never left her for a single day, and her mad Morgan grandmother, who insisted that her own daughter might murder the child for the Vanderbilt millions. Deserted, “dressed in rags,” neglected, she became an almost mythic incarnation of “the poor little rich girl.” This child, who was to grow up to become a world-famous fashion designer, her name—Gloria Vanderbilt—a household word. We come to understand and care about this child as we observe, close up, the astonishing lives and intrigues surrounding her. We see her at the age of ten brought to the courthouse, rushed through mobs of spectators, reporters, photographers. We follow a courtroom drama of sensation after sensation, the judge ultimately banning both public and press, the final scandalous testimony reaching to the heart of the English royal family. We listen to the parade of witnesses—servants, millionaires, society celebrities, aristocrats, family retainers. We watch the judge himself—a classic Tammany pol—becoming another of the many victims of the case, reviled on all sides. And finally we see little Gloria pushed to choose between her mother and her aunt, making the decision that will affect her whole life—with nobody ever asking her the basic question, “Why are you afraid?” For the first time, the thousands of pages of documents and sealed court testimony have been unearthed and explored. Hundreds of people have been interviewed. And a writer completely knowing about society and the period has used all this material to create a compelling narrative of vitality, resonance, and fascination. Combining her extraordinary abilities as an investigative reporter with the skills and sensitivity of a novelist, Barbara Goldsmith has given us a galvanizing story, a whole world of astonishing emotional and social circumstances, unforgettably revealed.

A Mother s Story

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: N A L Trade
ISBN: 0452278228
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Looking back on her own traumatic childhood and the early death of her husband, the author discusses her anguish over the suicide of her twenty-four-year-old son and her struggle to cope with the pain and grief over the death of her child

Once upon a time

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 039454112X
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The celebrity artist and designer recreates the glamour and terror of her childhood when she became a legend as the "poor little rich girl" during a notorious custody trial and vividly depicting the adults who loved and battled over her

Double Exposure

Author: Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781787204393
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1921 there burst upon the New York social scene the famous Morgan twins, Thelma and Gloria, whose names in the decade that followed came to spell glamour and excitement in that magic world of the “international set.” Two continents thrilled to Thelma Furness’s romances with Richard Bennett, Lord Furness, the Prince of Wales, Aly Khan, and Edmund Lowe. The whole world followed with bated breath the searing custody trial over young Gloria that pitted mother against daughter and shook the Vanderbilts and society. While much has been written from the outside about all of this, the two principals have never before disclosed the real truth behind the rumors and the headlines. And exciting as are their personal adventures and escapades, their story is also a portrait of an era. In every age there have been certain women who through a combination of beauty and personality have attracted the love and admiration of rich or famous men, and who seem to be the embodiments of the feminine charm of the period. The Edwardian era had its Lily Langtry, the Napoleonic its Josephine, the eighteenth century its Du Barry and its Lady Hamilton—and so on back to antiquity. In our time, among those women who have come close to fitting this role are Lady Furness and Gloria Vanderbilt. From childhood each had the elusive qualities that characterize the femme fatale. Both knew the love of many men, both suffered deeply, and now both have happily risen above the vicissitudes of their checkered careers and face the future with gallantry, humor, and without rancor or bitterness over the past. In this spirit, and with all sincerity, they have set down the story of their lives. In Double Exposure, we are given a matchless picture of life among the great—and the near-great—in the now-vanished world between the two wars. Above all, we come to know the minds and hearts and philosophy of life and love of two fascinating women, and something of the nature of fascination itself.

The China and Hong Kong Denim Industry

Author: Yan Li
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781845698508
Release Date: 2003-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Based on extensive primary research The Chinese and Hong Kong denim industry is the first title of its kind that contains a systematic description and analysis of the denim textile and clothing industry in mainland China and Hong Kong. The authors describe the industry systematically, from yarn, fabric and garment production to distribution channels with a detailed analysis of the industry's competitiveness. The impact of the World Trade Organisation on the industry is also covered along with a comparative study of the textile clothing industries in the top ten exporting countries and regions in world trade. The Chinese and Hong Kong denim industry is invaluable to companies and individuals interested in the Chinese textile and clothing industry and markets. Universities and students specialising in textiles and clothing, marketing and management will also find this title of use, along with market development managers and market and industry analysts. Contains a systematic description and analysis of the denim textile and clothing industry in mainland China and Hong Kong Provides unparalleled detail on every aspect of denim production and apparel, including manufacturing, distribution, competitive analysis and industry strategy Discusses the impact of the World Trade Organisation on the industry and provides a comparative study of the textile clothing industries in the top ten exporting countries and regions

The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015017432124
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fiction

The intensely erotic diary of a beautiful young heiress, Starr Faithfull, whose battered body washes up on a New York beach, recreates the illicit affair between a child and her cousin, a prominent Boston politician, in a story based on a real-life case. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Obsession

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061887079
Release Date: 2009-06-23
Genre: Fiction

The marriages of desire . . . From the multitalented and versatile Gloria Vanderbilt comes a passionate, sensual, witty, and puzzling tale of erotic obsession, beauty, and revenge, told in tandem by two women obsessed with the same man—and, ultimately, with each other. Talbot Bingham is a renowned architectural genius who, with his formidable wife, Priscilla, creates an architectural community. When he dies unexpectedly in the middle of their tenth wedding anniversary celebration, the devastated Priscilla is left keeper of the flame of Talbot's genius. Going through her husband's archives, she comes unexpectedly upon a pile of neatly tied letters, and the shocking secret of her husband's intimate life—a discovery that shatters the foundation of her soul and spirit. Obsession explores the mysteries of the human heart and the nature of sexuality and obsession, provoking questions about whom we choose to love, and why. The reader is left to decide if the other woman represents another facet of Priscilla, or if Priscilla her-self has invented the other woman who completed the world her husband so recently inhabited?

Die Bienenk nigin

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher:
ISBN: 3378006986
Release Date: 2010
Genre:

Talbot Bingham is a renowned architectural genius who, with his formidable wife, Priscilla, creates an architectural community. When he dies unexpectedly in the middle of their tenth wedding anniversary celebration, the devastated Priscilla is left keeper of the flame of Talbot's genius. Going through her husband's archives, she comes unexpectedly upon a pile of neatly tied letters, and the shocking secret of her husband's intimate life a discovery that shatters the foundation of her soul and spirit. Obsession explores the mysteries of the human heart and the nature of sexuality and obsession, provoking questions about whom we choose to love, and why. The reader is left to decide if the other woman represents another facet of Priscilla, or if Priscilla her-self has invented the other woman who completed the world her husband so recently inhabited?

Double exposure

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 1297507967
Release Date: 2015-08-08
Genre:

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Erh rte Gebete

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036992556
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Genre: Fiction

Es sollte sein Opus magnum werden, ein schonungsloses Sittenbild proustscher Dimension doch Capote konnte und wollte es nicht abschließen. Gleichwohl ist Erhörte Gebete sein konsequentestes Werk, eine giftgesättigte Abrechnung mit der feinen Gesellschaft. Hier schildert Capote die Reichen und Mächtigen, die Verrückten und Verruchten, all jene, die ihn jahrelang als ihr Schoßhündchen betrachtet hatten. Als das erste Kapitel des Schlüsselromans Mitte der Siebzigerjahre in Esquire abgedruckt wurde, erkannten Capotes Freunde, dass das Schoßhündchen durchaus auch zubeißen konnte: Plötzlich waren ihre intimsten Geheimnisse - vom Seitensprung bis zum vertuschten Mord - schwarz auf weiß nachzulesen. "Es ist sehr schwierig, Gentleman und Schriftsteller zu sein", hat W. Somerset Maugham einmal bemerkt. Mit Erhörte Gebete entschied sich Capote eindeutig für Letzteres.