To the One I Love the Best: Episodes from the Life of Lady Mendl by Ludwig BemelmansNot my favorite Bemelmans, but nevertheless it does have the masters touch, in expressing a world that no longer exists. Based on his friendship and adventures with the great socialite and interior decorator Elsie de Wolfe, this is actually a remarkable record of a relationship in a very specific time in Los Angeles, New York as well as Europe. My favorite chapter is the one where Bemelmans visits San Simeon - the Hearst castle. A very sad portrait of a location, due to its owner - William Hearst. Through Bemelmans description, one gets a very clear image of what the (so-called) great residence must have been like at its prime.
To the One I Love Best by Bemelmans Ludwig
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Bemelmans is best known today either as an illustrator—some readers will undoubtedly be familiar with Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City, decorated with murals he painted in the forties, or recognize his work from vintage New Yorker covers—or as the author of the Madeline books, the first of which was published in and has sold over 14 million copies to date. How rarely is any aging woman—regardless of how famous or pioneering she was during her heyday—allowed to be the subject of such sincere and heartfelt adoration? She then shocked polite New York society by embarking on a career on the stage. She would take Broadway by storm in the s, but her first love was interior design. Both a canny businesswoman and a renowned society hostess—the parties she and Marbury threw, in New York and at their second home in Versailles, were legendary—de Wolfe was the first woman to tint her hair blue, and an advocate for dieting and yoga her party trick was standing on her head.
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