By Susan Ronald
A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously filthy rich socialite and shopper of the humanities, who concealed a gloomy prior as a Nazi collaborator in 1940’s Paris.
Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French mom and dad, Florence moved to Paris, elderly 11. Believing that in basic terms cash introduced respectability and happiness, she grew to become the 3rd spouse of Frank Jay Gould, son of the railway millionaire Jay Gould. She guided Frank’s thousands into lodges and casinos, making a luxurious inn and on line casino empire. She entertained Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Kennedy, and plenty of Hollywood stars, like Charlie Chaplin, who turned her lover. whereas the get together ended for many americans after the Crash of 1929, Frank and Florence refused to head domestic. throughout the profession, Florence took numerous German enthusiasts and hosted a debatable salon. because the Allies closed in, the unscrupulous Florence turned embroiled in a infamous funds laundering operation for fleeing high-ranking Nazis.
but after the warfare, not just did she keep away from prosecution, yet her large fortune received her respectability as an important contributor to the Metropolitan Museum, long island college, and Cornell clinical institution, between many others. It additionally earned her associates like Estée Lauder who obligingly seemed the opposite direction. A seductive and completely amoral girl who enjoyed to claim “money doesn’t care who owns it”, Florence’s existence proved a powerful argument that maybe cash should buy happiness after all.
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A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator -- The Life of Florence Gould by Susan Ronald