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Bunny Mellon : the life of an American style legend / Meryl Gordon ; [illustrations, Bunny Mellon].

Gordon, Meryl, (author.). Mellon, Paul, Mrs. (illustrator.).

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  • 7 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood BIO MELLON (Text) 36626103874210 New Adult Biographies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455588749
  • ISBN: 1455588741
  • Physical Description: ix, 516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Color illustrations on end papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [461]-497) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: President Kennedy has a request -- Fifty summers later -- The auction of the decade -- Childhood treasures: a bottle and a book -- The making of a young gardener -- Tally-ho in Virginia -- The debutante dances through the Depression -- A courteous girl and a thorough gentleman -- Paul Mellon's rebellion -- The war years -- Millions of reasons to remarry -- The best-dressed list -- A constant gardener -- The best friends -- A rose by any other name -- November 22, 1963 -- Carrying on -- 1968 -- Paul and Bunny in love--with others -- The spending of a robber baron fortune -- The book stops here -- Entertaining the royals (again) -- Exits and entrances -- Enduring the unendurable -- A perilous political affair -- The FBI makes house calls -- Everything should be noticed.
Summary, etc.: "A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mellon, Paul, Mrs.
Upper class women > United States > Biography.
Gardeners > United States > Biography.
Women gardeners > United States > Biography.
Philanthropists > United States > Biography.
Women philanthropists > United States > Biography.
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