By Susan Ronald
A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously prosperous socialite and buyer of the humanities, who concealed a gloomy previous as a Nazi collaborator in 1940’s Paris.
Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French mom and dad, Florence moved to Paris, elderly 11. Believing that basically cash introduced respectability and happiness, she grew to become the 3rd spouse of Frank Jay Gould, son of the railway millionaire Jay Gould. She guided Frank’s hundreds of thousands into inns and casinos, making a luxurious lodge and on line casino empire. She entertained Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Kennedy, and lots of Hollywood stars, like Charlie Chaplin, who grew to become her lover. whereas the social gathering ended for many american citizens after the Crash of 1929, Frank and Florence refused to head domestic. through the career, Florence took numerous German enthusiasts and hosted a arguable salon. because the Allies closed in, the unscrupulous Florence turned embroiled in a infamous cash laundering operation for fleeing high-ranking Nazis.
but after the warfare, not just did she steer clear of prosecution, yet her significant fortune got her respectability as an important contributor to the Metropolitan Museum, long island collage, and Cornell scientific institution, between many others. It additionally earned her neighbors like Estée Lauder who obligingly seemed the wrong way. A seductive and totally amoral lady who enjoyed to claim “money doesn’t care who owns it”, Florence’s lifestyles proved a robust argument that maybe cash should buy happiness after all.
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A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator -- The Life of Florence Gould by Susan Ronald
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