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The Resource Chanel's Riviera : the Côte d'Azur in peace and war, 1930-1944, Anne de Courcy

Chanel's Riviera : the Côte d'Azur in peace and war, 1930-1944, Anne de Courcy

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Chanel's Riviera : the Côte d'Azur in peace and war, 1930-1944
Title
Chanel's Riviera
Title remainder
the Côte d'Azur in peace and war, 1930-1944
Statement of responsibility
Anne de Courcy
Title variation
  • Glamour, decadence, and survival in peace and war, 1930-1944
  • Chanels Riviera
Title variation remainder
glamour, decadence, and survival in peace and war, 1930-1944
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling social historian Anne de Courcy reveals the glamour and grit of the Second World War on the French Riviera. Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor. Few of those who had settled there thought much about what was going on in the rest of Europe. It was a golden, glamorous life, far removed from politics or conflict. Featuring a sparkling cast of artists, writers and historical figures including Winston Churchill, Daisy Fellowes, Salvador Dali, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Eileen Gray and Edith Wharton, with the enigmatic Coco Chanel at its heart, Chanel's Riviera is a captivating account of a period that saw some of the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the whole of the twentieth century. From Chanel's first summer at her Roquebrune villa La Pausa (in the later years with her German lover) amid the glamour of the pre-war parties and casinos in Antibes, Nice and Cannes to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during the Second World War, Chanel's Riviera explores the fascinating world of the Cote d'Azur elite in the 1930s and 1940s. Enriched with much original research, it is social history that brings the experiences of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life
Summary
"In this captivating narrative, Chanel's Riviera explores the fascinating world of the Cote d'Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century. The Cote d'Azur in 1938 was a world of wealth, luxury, and extravagance, inhabited by a sparkling cast of characters including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joseph P. Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Colette, the Mitfords, Picasso, Cecil Beaton, and Somerset Maugham. The elite flocked to the Riviera each year to swim, gamble, and escape from the turbulence plaguing the rest of Europe. At the glittering center of it all was Coco Chanel, whose very presence at her magnificently appointed villa, La Pausa, made it the ultimate place to be. Born an orphan, her beauty and formidable intelligence allured many men, but it was her incredible talent, relentless work ethic, and exquisite taste that made her an icon. But this wildly seductive world was poised on the edge of destruction. In a matter of months, the Nazis swooped down and the glamour of the pre-war parties and casinos gave way to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during World War II. From the bitter struggle to survive emerged powerful stories of tragedy, sacrifice, and heroism. Enriched by original research and de Courcy's signature skill, Chanel's Riviera brings the experiences of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10780072
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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De Courcy, Anne
Dewey number
944.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Chanel, Coco
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Socialites
  • Socialites
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Celebrities
  • Riviera (France)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
glamour, decadence, and survival in peace and war, 1930-1944
Label
Chanel's Riviera : the Côte d'Azur in peace and war, 1930-1944, Anne de Courcy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-282) an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065348285
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474608206
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1091692064
Label
Chanel's Riviera : the Côte d'Azur in peace and war, 1930-1944, Anne de Courcy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-282) an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065348285
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474608206
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1091692064

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