The Riviera Set – 1920 -1960 The golden years of glamour and excess – Mary S. Lovell

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Through the story of an elegant art deco villa, the Château de lHorizon, its owners and guests, Lovell evokes the glamorous lifestyle of the rich and famous on the French Riviera between the 1920s and 1960. Starting with the American actress and society hostess Maxine Elliott, who had the architect Barry Dierks build the house in 1932, the book describes a whos who of high society, up to the death of Prince Aly Khan, the villas owner from 1947 to 1960.
About the Author:
Mary Lovell is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the author of eight previous biographies including the bestselling The Mitford Girls and The Churchills.

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