FashionSpeak Fridays: The Curse of Beauty
Friday, November 4
Long before the 1980s, there was an original supermodel. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and she appeared in gold, bronze, and stone, gracing bridges, skyscrapers, fountains, churches and monuments across the nation including New York’s Municipal Building, the Manhattan Bridge, the Frick Mansion and the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel. Her name was Audrey Munson.
Her beauty paved the way for a life of glamour, passion, and ultimately tragedy. She dated the millionaires of Newport and became the first American movie star ever to appear nude in a film, but her promising film career tragically collapsed. On her 40th birthday her mother committed her to an insane asylum where she remained until her death in 1996 at the age of 104.
Join James Bone, best-selling author of The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous and Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America’s First Supermodel for an evening exploring the tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model. James Bone is the former long-time New York bureau chief of The Times of London newspaper.
Supermodel Style is highly encouraged. Books will be available for purchase.