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The Rockefeller Women

Since 1908, the year Nelson Rockefeller was born here on Mount Desert Island, part of the family has summered here ever since. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was one of the three fathers of Acadia National Park. The Rockefeller women have … Continue reading

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Dining with the Rockefellers

The other day I lunched at La Petite Maison, an upscale restaurant located at 13 W. 54th Street, the house to which the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. moved in 1901. It was here that his … Continue reading

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Diego Rivera and the Rockefellers

  “Are you going to write about the destruction of the Rivera mural at Rockefeller Center?” people invariably asked, when I told them that I was writing a book about the Rockefellers and their art sponsorships and donations. So I … Continue reading

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Updates

Sorry that I have not been blogging in such a long time, but I have been busy with the Rockefellers. First of all, JP Morgan selected America’s Medicis as one of its choices for its 11th Summer Reading List. I also … Continue reading

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Busman’s Holiday: Revisiting MoMA

“Look,” I told my friend Rochelle, with whom I was spending the afternoon at MoMA, “this was Nelson Rockefeller’s gift to the museum on its twenty-fifth birthday.” We were looking at Henri Rousseau’s The Dream, a surrealistic painting in which a … Continue reading

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