This presentation examines three decades of high society on both sides of the Atlantic beginning in 1870's New York and concluding with the Edwardian Era in London. Lecturer Marilyn Carminio will examine the intricate social codes of conduct as defined by "the" Mrs. Astor, society's undisputed leader, along with the changes brought about from the entrance of the new rich led by Mrs. Vanderbilt. She will also discuss the importance of the Newport, RI social scene, Edwardian England and the American "Dollar Princesses" who exchanged money for titles and much more.
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