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The queen of Versailles.

Greenfield, Lauren (producer,, director.). Renfrew, Danielle, (producer.). Evers, Frank, (producer.). Cogan, Dan, (producer.). Siegel, Jacqueline, (interviewee.). Siegel, David A., (interviewee.). Nebab, Virginia, (interviewee.). Hurwitz, Tom, (director of photography.). Beal, Jeff, 1963- (composer.). Livingston, Victor, (editor of moving image work.). Directed by Lauren Greenfield. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 100 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia : 2012.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Lauren Greenfield.
Participant or Performer Note: Jackie Siegel, David Siegel, Virginia Nebab.
Summary, etc.: The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With the epic proportions of a Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the largest privately owned house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.
Target Audience Note: Rated PG.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Siegel, David A.
Siegel, Jacqueline.
Businessmen > United States > Biography.
Nouveau riche > United States > Biography.
Finance, Personal.
Wealth > United States.
Financial crises > United States.

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