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  Consuelo Vanderbilt
The penultimate marital prize of the Victorian age, Consuelo Vanderbilt (March 2, 1877 - December 6, 1964) was the international emblem of the kind of glory that could be attained if a girl only had a mother bloodless enough to force an emotionally unwelcome but socially advantageous marriage.
When Consuelo -- an docile teenager whose only notable characteristic at the time was abject obedience to her fearsome mother -- made plans to elope, she was locked in her room as Alva threatened to murder Rutherfurd.
It was only when Alva Vanderbilt claimed that her health was being seriously and irretrievably undermined by Consuelo's stubbornness and appeared to be on death's door did the gullible girl acquiesce.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Consuelo Vanderbilt (March 2, 1877 – December 6, 1964) was a member of the United States Vanderbilt family seen as the ultimate marital prize of the Victorian age and an international emblem for socially advantageous marriages.
Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough's second marriage, on July 4, 1921, was to Lt. Col.
It may be noted that her brother, William Kissam Vanderbilt II (1878-1944), had a daughter born in 1903 who was named Consuelo Vanderbilt in her honor.
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 Definition of Consuelo Vanderbilt
Consuelo Vanderbilt (March 2, 1877 - December 6, 1964) was a member of the United States Vanderbilt family seen as the penultimate marital prize of the Victorian age and an international emblem for socially advantageous marriages.
When Consuelo — a docile teenager whose only notable characteristic at the time was abject obedience to her fearsome mother — made plans to elope, she was locked in her room as Alva threatened to murder Rutherfurd.
The Marlboroughs divorced in 1921, and the marriage was annulled, at the duke's request and Consuelo's assent, on August 19, 1926.
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 DenverPost.com - Societal ties that bind
Soon after Consuelo Vanderbilt, who married the ninth Duke of Marlborough in 1895, met her husband's imperious grandmother, the old woman told the young American bride, "Your first duty is to have a child, and it must be a son, because it would be intolerable to have that little upstart Winston become Duke."
Consuelo did as she was told, and Winston Churchill, freed of the possibility of a dukedom, went on to a distinguished political career.
Consuelo caved in, although guests noticed the bride was red-eyed and arrived so late for her wedding that some wondered if it had been called off.
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 NPR : 'Consuelo and Alva': An Early Story of Celebrity
It was an unhappy marriage from the very start, and eventually Consuelo freed herself of it, and went on to find meaning in her life as a political activist (she supported the suffrage movement early on) and true love with a less exalted, but more simpatico companion.
Consuelo's extremely forceful mother Alva led the attack on this kind of social distinction while Consuelo was still quite young by challenging Mrs.
Consuelo certainly wasn't ahead of her time in feeling she was entitled to a love match, but even society love matches of that period were subject to family approval and made within a very tiny caste of the very rich and grand -- their young weren't allowed to meet anyone else.
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 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt at AllExperts
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (July 6, 1884 – July 4, 1970) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family who was a railroad executive, a champion yachtsman and a champion bridge player.
Born in Oakdale, New York, the third child and second son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith, to family and friends he was known by the nickname "Mike." He was a brother to William Kissam Vanderbilt II and Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt was also a card game enthusiast who, in 1925, invented the scoring system by which the game of contract bridge drove auction bridge into utter oblivion.
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 Consuelo Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Consuelo Vanderbilt (March 2, 1877 - December 6, 1964) was amember of the United States Vanderbilt family seen as the penultimate marital prize of the Victorian age and an international emblemfor socially advantageous marriages.
Born in New York City, she was the only daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt, a New York railroadmillionaire, and his first wife, a pugnacious Alabama belle and budding suffragettenamed Alva ErskineSmith (1853-1933, later Mrs.
When Consuelo -- an docileteenager whose only notable characteristic at the time was abject obedience to her fearsome mother -- made plans to elope, shewas locked in her room as Alva threatened to murder Rutherfurd.
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 Funny DVD: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age - $19.29   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
However, the story of Consuelo and Alva is not simply one of the emptiness of wealth, of the glamour of the Gilded Age, and of enterprising social ambition.
Consuelo thrеw herself into good works; Winston Сhurсhill encouraged her to make her first public sреесh, and her social and political campaigns proved an antidote to loneliness.
Not even Consuelo's own autobiography gave as clear a sеnsе of her humanity as Stuart does here; similarly, none of the books about Alva and her dedication to the women's suffrage mоvеmеnt givеs as good a picture of that lady herself.
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 PRESS RELEASE Knightsbridge Announces Licensing Agreement for New Series of Vanderbilt Fine Wines; Consuelo Vanderbilt ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin lends her name and talent to the joint venture, serving as the spokesperson for this exciting new series of Vanderbilt wines.
Consuelo returned to the United States at age fifteen to attend Purnell boarding school in New Jersey, where her focus shifted to dance and music.
Within a year, Consuelo was back in Los Angeles, living with her father, concentrating her energies on singing, modeling and completing her high school education.
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 'Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt,' by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times
'Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt,' by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
Consuelo was so rigorously home-schooled that by the age of 8 she was reading and writing French and German in addition to English.
The acute unhappiness Consuelo suffered in her loveless marriage was soon allayed by the birth of her two sons, John Albert Edward William and Ivor (an "heir and a spare," a phrase she is said to have coined).
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 Hunter Online Shop: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age - $19.29   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
However, the story of Consuelo and Alva is not simрlу one of the emptiness of wealth, of the glamour of the Gilded Age, and of enterprising social ambition.
Consuelo threw herself into good works; Winston Churchill encouraged her to make hеr first public sреесh, and her social and political campaigns proved an antidote to loneliness.
Not even Consuelo's own autobiography gave as clear a sense of her humanity as Stuart does here; similarly, none of the books about Alva and her dedication to the women's suffrage movement gives as good a picture of that lady herself.
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 Consuelo Vanderbilt - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com
Consuelo Vanderbilt was married at St._Thomas_Episcopal_Church, New_York_City,_New_York, on November_6, 1895, to Charles_Spencer_Churchill,_9th_Duke_of_Marlborough (1871-1934), and had two sons.
The Marlboroughs divorced in 1921, and the marriage was annulled, at the duke's request and his former wife's assent, on August_19, 1926.
A reviewer in the ''New_York_Times'' called it "an ideal epitaph of the age of elegance." She died at Southampton, Long Island, New York on December 6,1964, and was buried alongside her younger son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill, in Saint Martin's Churchyard, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England churchyard near her former home, Blenheim Palace.
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 The Seattle Times: Books: The rebirth of a woman to the manor born
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt at a suffrage rally in July 1914, in the Vanderbilt family's Marble House mansion in Newport, R.I. Alva Vanderbilt
For Consuelo, the bounty included a British castle with too many rooms to count (the estimate is 170), a fiefdom that included townspeople who regarded her as an angel and a Gosford Park lifestyle.
The woman whose marriage to William K. Vanderbilt was based on their shared desire for social prominence gave way to a daughter who transcended it.
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 Vanderbilt, USA
Patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt a noted philanthropist, established the family fortune by monopolizing steam-driven transportation to and from New York City, at first on water, and later by rail; his heirs increased the Vanderbilt wealth, and in later generations the family continued to produce leading names in high society, fashion, philanthropy, and the sporting life.
In 1855 the Commodore Vanderbilt donated fifty acres of property to the Moravian Church and Cemetery Staten Island, New York, reserving a small plot for the Vanderbilt mausoleum, which was redesigned in 1885 by Richard Morris Hunt.
Vanderbilt was a member of the Laws Committee of the Whist Club of New York that made the American laws of contract bridge 1927, 1931, and the first international code 1932.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt II
William Kissam Vanderbilt II William Kissam Vanderbilt II was born in New York City, the second Child and first son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Kissam Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt was educated by tutors and private Schools and sent to study at Harvard University but dropped out after the first year.
Willie Kissam Vanderbilt II died in early 1944 of heart ailments and was interred in the family mausoleum at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, New York.
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 Facts about consuelo vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
She died at Southampton, Long Island, New York on December 6,1964,and was buried alongside her younger son,Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill,in a Bladon,Oxfordshire,England churchyard near her former home,Blenheim Palace,five days later.
It may be noted that her brother William Kissam Vanderbilt Jr.
had a daughter,born 1903,who was also named Consuelo Vanderbilt.It is this younger Consuelo who appears with her sister Muriel in a portrait by Boldini.
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 ttgapers store - USA - Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age - Amanda ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age
When she arrived, twenty minutes late, anyone who caught a glimpse beneath Consuelo Vanderbilt's veil would have seen that her face was swollen from crying.
Consuelo threw herself into good works; Winston Churchill encouraged her to make her first public speech, and her social and political campaigns proved an antidote to loneliness.
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 Giovanni Boldini 's Consuelo Vanderbilt and son
Consuelo Duchess of Marlborough (1877-1964) [this painting] was the daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt I and sister of William Kissam Vanderbilt II, whose first wife was
Edith Suyvesent Dresser Vanderbilt (1873-1958) was the wife of George Washington Vanderbilt, youngest brother to William Kissam Vanderbilt I (Consuelo's father) and therefore uncle to William Kissam Vanderbilt II and Consuelo Marlborough.
The painting (thumbnail above) also painted by Boldini, is more around c.1915 - Consuelo was the younger of the two and born in 1903 - Dale guesses that she is about 12 in the picture.
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 ipedia.com: Consuelo Vanderbilt Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Consuelo Vanderbilt was a member of the United States Vanderbilt family seen as the penultimate marital prize of the Victorian age and an international emblem for socially advantageous marriages.
She died at Southampton, Long Island, New York on December 6,1964, and was buried alongside her younger son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill, in Saint Martin's Churchyard, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England churchyard near her former home, Blenheim Palace.
It may be noted that her brother, William Kissam Vanderbilt Jr (1878-1944), had a daughter born in 1903 who was also named Consuelo Vanderbilt.
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 Royal Wedding Gowns
Consuelo Vanderbilt and the Duke of Marlborough, as shown in the November 1895 issue of Harper's.
Then again, perhaps Consuelo managed to get some control over this aspect of the marriage and used it as a subtle statement against her parents and her future husband.
Whatever the case, the gown was lavish, with the humongous sleeves of 1895, a tightly corseted waist bound off with a wide sash, and a wide choker of pearls around her long, elegant neck.
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 Dowling College - The Estate and Environs - Bowling Alley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
One of the early Vanderbilt buildings, the Bowling Alley was imported in its entirety from Switzerland by William K. Vanderbilt in the 1880's, after he had admired it on one of his European trips.
Vanderbilt found the building in Europe, he was especially fond of the moss-covered roof slates.
Because of this, it was christened "La Recreation." In her autobiography, "The Glitter and the Gold," Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsam recalls fondly her childhood summer days when she and her brother were permitted to cook supper there under the supervision of their governess.
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 USATODAY.com - 'Vanderbilt' gets under surface of the Gilded Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The marriage between the 18-year-old American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt and Britain's ninth Duke of Marlborough in 1895 appeared to be a straightforward bargain: cash for class.
Consuelo's husband was a first cousin and friend to Winston Churchill.
Her daughter Consuelo was a sheltered teen who was coerced by her domineering mother to give up her American beau and marry the duke.
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 Amazon.com: "Consuelo Vanderbilt": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When the heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt married into the family, she introduced a radical note of American magnanimity -separating different kinds of leftovers in different tins,...
When Consuelo Vanderbilt married the Duke of Marlborough in 1895 she received astonishing jewels, among them a yard-long string of mammoth pearls that...
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
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 BookPage Nonfiction Review: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt
Rudimentary research revealed that Consuelo's strong-willed mother, Alva, though initially infamous for masterminding the most ambitious match of the Gilded Age, later became known for her powerful leadership in the international suffrage movement.
Her mountainous research has been rendered into an empathic portrait of daughter and mother, social philanthropist and feminist respectively, amid the social and economic flagrancies of the Gilded Age and the eroding aristocratic culture of Britain's nobility.
She opens with a suspenseful, fiction-like prologue chronicling Consuelo's wedding day: we observe curious crowds lining the route to New York's St. Thomas Church; we marvel at the opulent floral displays and watch Mrs.
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 Class and Leisure at America's First Resort: Newport, Rhode Island, 1870-1914
William K. Vanderbilt (1849-1920) was the second son of William Henry Vanderbilt and the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, patriarch of the Vanderbilt dynasty.
The Vanderbilts frequently took long cruises aboard Alva, one of the largest yachts in the world when it was built in 1886.
Eager to establish ties with English nobility, Alva arranged a marriage for their daughter, Consuelo Vanderbilt, to the Ninth Duke of Marlborough.
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 Us Weekly, c. 1895 - January 9, 2006 - The New York Sun
To Alva, the ambitious wife of William K. Vanderbilt and granddaughter-in-law of billionaire shipping and railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, Sunny's title made him a perfect match for her daughter, Consuelo.
And the Vanderbilt fortune was, of course, a perfect match for the duke and his decaying manse.
Consuelo, then 18, was less thrilled with the idea - she had already committed herself secretly to an American suitor - but her mother had the stronger will.
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