Lecture - Marjorie Merriweather Post: The Life Behind the Luxury

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Palm Beach, FL 33480
Lecture - Marjorie Merriweather Post: The Life Behind the LuxuryFlagler Museum
February 18, 2020 to February 18, 2020
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“The Life Behind the Luxury” is the new biography of Marjorie Merriweather Post, illustrated with a wealth of historical photographs, archival documents, and exquisite works of art and other souvenirs of an extraordinary life. As owner of Postum Cereal Company, and later a director of General Foods Corporation, Post capably created and managed a 20th-century life of luxury. While her good works made the news during times of war and economic crisis, it was not Post’s ability to read a spreadsheet for which was often noted in newspapers and magazines. Instead, her social gatherings, clothes, four marriages, four divorces, and her father’s suicide got more ink. Her life — in all its honorable, glamorous and painful moments — was syndicated news and not a private matter. Author Estella M. Chung goes further, however, in revealing Post to be an astute business executive, a deeply caring and generous humanitarian, and a committed philanthropist.

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