The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous & Tragic Life of Audrey by James Bone

By James Bone

The tumultuous and heartbreaking lifetime of a world-famous model whose riveting tale of good looks, popularity, ardour, homicide, and insanity within the Gilded Age captivated a nation.

As the USA was once moving into the trendy period, one nice good looks grew to become the artist’s version of selection. Her ideal shape grew to become the logo of the Gilded Age and looks at the maximum monuments of recent York and the state. twiglet, actress, icon—her attractiveness prepared the ground for a lifetime of glamour, ardour, and eventually tragedy. She dated the millionaires of the modern Newport colony, turned the 1st American superstar ever to seem bare in a movie, yet her promising movie profession collapsed, her healthcare professional fell in love along with her and killed his personal spouse, and on her 40th birthday, her mom devoted her to an insane asylum. She remained there till her demise in 1996 on the age of 104 and is now buried in an unmarked grave. Her identify is Audrey Munson.

Many readers will realize Audrey Munson, and feature walked by means of her on the street, with no even figuring out her identify. She stands atop New York’s Municipal development. She sits as “Miss new york” and “Miss Brooklyn” outdoor the Brooklyn Museum, is immortalized at the ny Bridge, the Frick Mansion, the hot York Public Library, and the Pulitzer Fountain outdoors the Plaza lodge. In gold, bronze, and stone, she nonetheless graces bridges, skyscrapers, fountains, church buildings, monuments, and public structures around the kingdom, from Jacksonville to San Francisco, from Atlanta to the Wisconsin country capitol.

From James Bone, the previous ny Bureau leader of The instances of London, this brilliantly stated investigative biography unearths, for the 1st time, the riveting fact of the forgotten lifetime of an iconic beauty. 

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The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous & Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

The tumultuous and heartbreaking lifetime of a world-famous version whose riveting tale of attractiveness, popularity, ardour, homicide, and insanity within the Gilded Age captivated a state. As the USA used to be entering into the fashionable period, one nice attractiveness grew to become the artist’s version of selection. Her excellent shape turned the brand of the Gilded Age and looks at the maximum monuments of latest York and the kingdom.

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