The Phantom of Fifth Avenue : the Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
The quest for "tante Huguette"
Huguette's walk in Central Park
The copper king
The reinvention of Anna
A Parisian childhood
Beginnings and endings
The society girl
Facts, fiction and betrayal
The lady vanishes
A change of address
The constant companion
The great give-away
The long goodbye
The fight for Huguette's fortune
Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a personal fortune of $50 million to her name, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society--first living with her mother in a kind of Grey Gardens isolation then as a modern-day Miss Havisham, spending her days in a vast apartment overlooking Central Park, eating crackers and watching The Flintstones with only servants for company
Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in American, and not above bribing his way into the Senate
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