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The Resource A dangerous woman : American beauty, noted philanthropist, Nazi collaborator : the life of Florence Gould, Susan Ronald

A dangerous woman : American beauty, noted philanthropist, Nazi collaborator : the life of Florence Gould, Susan Ronald

Label
A dangerous woman : American beauty, noted philanthropist, Nazi collaborator : the life of Florence Gould
Title
A dangerous woman
Title remainder
American beauty, noted philanthropist, Nazi collaborator : the life of Florence Gould
Statement of responsibility
Susan Ronald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940s Paris. Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French parents, Florence moved to Paris at the age of eleven. Believing that only money brought respectability and happiness, she became the third wife of Frank Jay Gould, son of the railway millionaire Jay Gould. She guided Frank's millions into hotels and casinos, creating a luxury hotel and casino empire. She entertained Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Kennedy, and many Hollywood stars, like Charlie Chaplin, who became her lover. While the party ended for most Americans after the Crash of 1929, Frank and Florence refused to go home. During the Occupation, Florence took several German lovers and hosted a controversial salon. As the Allies closed in, the unscrupulous Florence became embroiled in a notorious money-laundering operation for fleeing high-ranking Nazis. Yet after the war, not only did she avoid prosecution, but her vast fortune bought her respectability as a significant contributor to the Metropolitan Museum and New York University, among many others. It also earned her friends like Estee Lauder, who obligingly looked the other way. A seductive and utterly amoral woman who loved to say "money doesn't care who owns it," Florence's life proved a strong argument that perhaps money can buy happiness after all."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ronald, Susan
Dewey number
  • 973.91092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.G598
LC item number
R66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gould, Florence
  • Gould, Florence
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Socialites
  • Philanthropists
  • Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collaborationists
  • Americans
  • Collaborationists
  • Philanthropists
  • Socialites
  • France
  • France
  • United States
Label
A dangerous woman : American beauty, noted philanthropist, Nazi collaborator : the life of Florence Gould, Susan Ronald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The aspiring chanteuse -- San Francisco -- From fire to flood and death -- La Parisienne -- War and the boy next door -- Young Mrs. Heynemann -- Home again, war, and folies -- The man they call "Franck" -- Part II. The crazy years -- Taming all these monsters -- Leaving the perfumed air of Bohemia -- Careless people -- An amusing intermezzo for millionaires -- Taking stock -- The Monégasque feud fit for a prince -- Hollywood calling -- The phoenix rises -- Scandal, America, and separate lives -- Dark horizons -- Part III. Darkness falls -- Fifth columnists and fellow travelers -- Fall of France -- Ludwig -- The "anything goes" occupation -- In the garden of earthly delights -- The occupation, 1942-1943 -- Florence the banker -- Liberation and treason -- Part IV. Still a Gould -- So safe havens -- Paper clips and friends cast long shadows -- A fortune to give away -- Queen of the Riviera -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983559109
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250092212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983559109
Label
A dangerous woman : American beauty, noted philanthropist, Nazi collaborator : the life of Florence Gould, Susan Ronald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The aspiring chanteuse -- San Francisco -- From fire to flood and death -- La Parisienne -- War and the boy next door -- Young Mrs. Heynemann -- Home again, war, and folies -- The man they call "Franck" -- Part II. The crazy years -- Taming all these monsters -- Leaving the perfumed air of Bohemia -- Careless people -- An amusing intermezzo for millionaires -- Taking stock -- The Monégasque feud fit for a prince -- Hollywood calling -- The phoenix rises -- Scandal, America, and separate lives -- Dark horizons -- Part III. Darkness falls -- Fifth columnists and fellow travelers -- Fall of France -- Ludwig -- The "anything goes" occupation -- In the garden of earthly delights -- The occupation, 1942-1943 -- Florence the banker -- Liberation and treason -- Part IV. Still a Gould -- So safe havens -- Paper clips and friends cast long shadows -- A fortune to give away -- Queen of the Riviera -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983559109
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250092212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983559109

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