Chanel's Riviera : glamour, decadence, and survival in peace and war, 1930-1944
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.
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Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
x, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781250177070, 1250177073

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-282) and index.
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"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."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

De Courcy, A. (2020). Chanel's Riviera: glamour, decadence, and survival in peace and war, 1930-1944 (First U.S. edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

De Courcy, Anne. 2020. Chanel's Riviera: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

De Courcy, Anne. Chanel's Riviera: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944 New York: St. Martin's Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

De Courcy, Anne. Chanel's Riviera: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944 First U.S. edition., St. Martin's Press, 2020.

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