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The secret life of the Savoy

Author: Olivia Williams, (Journalist)
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus Books cloth editionView all editions and formats
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"The captivating story of the famed Savoy Hotel's founders, told through three generations--and one hundred years--of glamour and high society."--Amazon.com
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard D'Oyly Carte; Rupert D'Oyly Carte; Bridget D'Oyly Carte; Bridget D'Oyly Carte; Richard D'Oyly Carte
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Williams, (Journalist)
ISBN: 1643137387 9781643137384
OCLC Number: 1255400098
Description: xii, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Preface --
Richard. Curtain up ; Entertainment of a higher order ; 'Light of the future' ; Off on tour ; 'The Hotel de Luxe of the world' ; The carpet quarrel ; 'Everyone who comes, goes away highly pleased' ; Scandals ; Fluctuat nec migrator --
Rupert. Belle Époque ; No sackcloth and ashes ; Rupert's roaring twenties ; Curzon Street Baroque ; A scrum in Mayfair ; An heir and a spare ; Essence de civilisation --
Bridget. Reluctant heiress ; Static in the swinging sixties ; Pickwick and co. ; Bridget hangs on ; Curtain down --
Postscript: Claridge's Restaurant, July 1990.
Other Titles: Secret life of the Savoy :
Responsibility: Olivia Williams.

Abstract:

"The captivating story of the famed Savoy Hotel's founders, told through three generations--and one hundred years--of glamour and high society."--Amazon.com

In three generations, the D'Oyly Carte family and London's Savoy Hotel pioneered the idea of the luxury hotel and the modern theater, propelled Gilbert and Sullivan to lasting stardom, made Oscar Wilde a transatlantic celebrity, inspired a P. G. Wodehouse series, and popularized early jazz, electric lights, and Art Deco. Williams follows the history of the iconic Savoy Hotel through three generations of the D'Oyly Carte family. In doing so she brings to life the extraordinary cultural legacy of the most famous hotel in the world. -- adapted from jacket

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