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Elsa Maxwell said.lTllpD fti fift penc-.e ; t in A Lcnv- standing- to herelci,,. „.„ ~rmh\j- ~rmh\j- in -i -i „„ con- (Cnntlnutd from Page One) comings lo mingle about world with most of the his lory-ma lory-ma lory-ma iting figures of her lifclime-Mtissnlini, lifclime-Mtissnlini, Hitler, Winston Churchhill, Charles. De Gaulle and hundreds upnn hundreds of lesser figures In the ranks of royality, po'ilks. society nnd Ihe arts. "Do good and have fun," was her credo, Her enemies questioned questioned how well she fulfilled the first part of her formula. But no one could deny her adherence lo the falter pari. Miss Maxwell, slightly Ijime, a semi-invalid. semi-invalid. semi-invalid. had been suffering from a heart aifonent and yesterday yesterday entered New York hospital. She died there at 5:« p.m. today. today. She had no known relatives. Appeared In Wheelchair Her Inst pyblic appearance ivas wheelchair at the annual April in Paris ball a week ugu at the Americana hotel. nalive ol Keokuk, Iowa, Miss Maxwell earned an International reputation rtf her parties for the royal and Ihe socially prominent. She wrote of her friends nnd her In n gossipy newspaper column far the New York Journ al-American. al-American. al-American. Miss Maxwell once boasted; "I have mnre friends than any living person, tr.oy are nty rich She did Indeed have m friends. Hut sometimes they came her enemies— as in celebrated feud wilh the Duke and Duchess of Windsor i years ago, Howovcr, they became reconciled. Her Chief Rival Her chief rival in Ihe field of sociul enleiiainment was Perle Mesla, who won acclaim in the political realm of Washington. However. Miss Maxwell refus ed to share her social standing iwun >irs. Mosm or anyone else an autoDio cd thal m]y tnrce \„ ,„ not; ac orn recognized as Ihe arbiter ot mtcmar.enal society and the mnst famous hostess in the world. 1 have entertained more royally man ne.y other untitled hosless. Olivier (of the RlU In Paris) stnl- stnl- hls experience knew haw la or of Wales, afterwards King Ed ward vit, Prince Estcrhaiy Hungary, and Elsa Maxwell." Miss Maxwell traced her career as a pany-givcr pany-givcr pany-givcr to a rebut! she suffered at the age of 12. when sne was loid ner lami.y poor to warrant her being inviied urn „, m d(! m min(, ( wwi,d give great parlies nil ove if a at the al of world," aha later recalled. And so she did. Mrs. Mcsla. to'd in Washing- Washing- n ot Miss Maxwell s passing id with obvious distress in her. voice think rhe was a great hos tess. There won't be another Elsa Maxwell n this era. She was a type of her own. She was me and a good friend. ' Miss Maxwell was ihe daugh ter ot an insurance msn who wrote a column at a salnry or $10 ft week for the defunct New York Dramatic Mirror, a newspaper devoled to the dramatic arts. The family moved to San Francisco where Miss Maxwell grew up, Unusual Career She never graduated from grammjr school. Her father had an aversion to Formal education and taught her himself. As she moved along in her unusviel career career she served as a pianist in ■ nickelodeon, a vaudeville aecom-! aecom-! aecom-! ranisi, a partner in a Paris night- night-

Clipped from The Bridgeport Telegram02 Nov 1963, SatPage 4

The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut)02 Nov 1963, SatPage 4
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