The Right Places: (For The Right People)

The Right Places: (For The Right People)

by Stephen Birmingham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493024698
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 784,380
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stephen Birmingham is a preeminent social historian, known for his books The Right People, Real Lace, and The Grandees. He allows his reader unparalleled access to the most exclusive society sets, and tells their stories with great warmth and wit.

Table of Contents

Part 1 "Who Needs Paris?"

1 The Money Nobody Knows 3

2 Kansas City: Seville on the Missouri 9

3 California's Central Valley: "Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health" 25

4 Fort Lauderdale: "How Big Is Your Boat?" 43

5 West Virginia: "In These Hills and Hollows" 55

Part 2 Where the Money Is Quiet

6 The North Carolina Pines: "Sand in Our Shoes" 73

7 The Alpine Set: "You Can Live Forever Here" 85

8 Fairfield County: Perilous Preserve 95

Part 3 The Simple Playgrounds

9 Sun Valley: "Mr. Harriman's Private Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More" 113

10 Mexico: In Search of What Acapulco Used to Be 131

11 New York, N.Y. 10022: Indestructible P.J.'s 145

12 New York, N.Y. 10019: What Are They Doing to Bergdorf Goodman? 159

13 The Circuit: Tell Us All 175

Part 4 How Not to Do It

14 U.S.A.: The Dwindling Pleasures of the Rich 187

15 London; His Excellency, the Ambassador 197

Part 5 So the Rich Are Like You and Me

16 Yachting: Everybody's Doing It 215

17 "Come and Join Our Exclusive Club… Please?" 227

18 Where to Get Young and Beautiful 239

19 The Dying Art of Social Climbing 253

Index 263

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