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The Resource Them : a memoir of parents, Francine du Plessix Gray

Them : a memoir of parents, Francine du Plessix Gray

Label
Them : a memoir of parents
Title
Them
Title remainder
a memoir of parents
Statement of responsibility
Francine du Plessix Gray
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A daughter's homage to the extraordinary lives of two fascinating, irrepressible people who were larger than life emblems of a bygone age. Tatiana du Plessix, Russian wife of a French diplomat, and Alexander Liberman, a gifted magazine editor and aspiring artist, lived as part of the artistic Russian émigré community in Paris in the 1930s. The two began a passionate affair and fled to New York with Tatiana's young daughter, Francine. There they rose to the top of high society, holding court to the midcentury's intellectuals and entertainers, friends like Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, and the publishing tycoon Condé Nast. Tatiana became an icon of New York fashion, and the hats she designed for Saks Fifth Avenue were de rigueur for stylish women everywhere. Liberman eventually came to preside over the Condé Nast empire. The glamorous life they shared was both creative and destructive and was marked by an exceptional bond forged out of their highly charged love and raging self-centeredness--From publisher description
Awards note
National Books Critics Circle Award Autobiography/Memoir winner (2005).
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TXI
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Them : a memoir of parents, Francine du Plessix Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-511) and index
Contents
The Old world -- The New world
Control code
930305189
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
529 pages
Isbn
9780143037194
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. Post-it page markers (removed) attached to p. 94, 169, and 470. Front cover and pages show water damage. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930305189
Label
Them : a memoir of parents, Francine du Plessix Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-511) and index
Contents
The Old world -- The New world
Control code
930305189
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
529 pages
Isbn
9780143037194
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. Post-it page markers (removed) attached to p. 94, 169, and 470. Front cover and pages show water damage. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930305189

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