Happy Times

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Perseus Distribution Services, 2012 - Art - 168 pages
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Leafing through a wealth of private photo albums and personal archives, Lee Radziwill offers a unique perspective of happy times: from the first trip to Europe and the Bouvier sisters to fond memories of Christmas in Palm Beach with President Kennedy, from her years in London to summer days in Conca, Lee Radziwill has enjoyed a very colourful and successful life. She brings alive, with humor and feeling, privileged moments with family and friends. Happy Times is the credo of a lady who, having witnessed historical moments and shared the lives of characters struck by fate, has made the deliberate choice of only remembering what's beautiful. Through anecdotes and pictures, personal notes and drawings, Happy Times offers readers a very personal perspective on a highly publicized life. AUTHOR: Lee Radziwill is the younger sister of the late Jacqueline Onassis. They both attended Miss Porter's School, and after Lee graduated, the two girls travelled in Europe together. When Jackie became First Lady, her most trusted confidante was her sister, and they travelled together on both state visits and private vacations. Lee's second husband was the Polish prince Stanislaw Radziwill, with whom she had two children, Anthony and Anna Christina. Radziwill has been an interior design consultant and a public relations executive for Giorgio Armani, and she received the Legion d'Honneur from the French government in 2008. Radziwill leads a quiet life, dividing her time between Paris and New York City. 250 illustrations

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Lee Radziwill was born Caroline Lee Bouvier in Manhattan, New York on March 3, 1933. She attended Sarah Lawrence College, but left in her sophomore year to study art in Italy. In 1950, she briefly worked as an editorial assistant at Harper's Bazaar. In 1951, she and her older sister Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis toured London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Madrid. Their reminiscences were collected in One Special Summer. She began an acting career in 1967. She studied with teachers from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She made her debut as Tracy Lord in the Chicago revival of Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story. She received poor reviews but finished out the four-week run. In 1968, she appeared in the television play Laura. The reviews were poor again and her acting career ended. In 1976, Radziwill founded an interior design firm. She attracted a few corporate and wealthy private clients and had a feature spread in Architectural Digest, but her designing career was brief. She was a public relations executive for Giorgio Armani from 1986 to 1994. Her book, Happy Times, was published in 2001. She died on February 15, 2019 at the age of 85.

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