The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

Meryl Gordon


Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in long island and was once one of many best celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, used to be a copper wealthy person, the second one richest guy in American, and never above bribing his manner into the Senate.
Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a private fortune of $50 million to her identify, she married a Princeton guy and formative years good friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a chain of failed romances, Huguette started to withdraw from society--first residing together with her mom in one of those gray Gardens isolation then as a modern day omit Havisham, spending her days in an unlimited condominium overlooking critical Park, consuming crackers and gazing The Flintstones with purely servants for company.
All her funds and all her genuine property couldn't guard her in her later existence from being manipulated by way of shady hangers-on and hospitals that have been purely too satisfied to confess (and invoice) a fit lady. yet what occurred to Huguette that became a vivacious, younger socialite right into a recluse? And what used to be her lifelike within that gilded, copper cage?

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