Elsa Maxwell obit

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Elsa Maxwell obit - Hostess Elsa Maxwell Dies at 80 Refusing to...
Hostess Elsa Maxwell Dies at 80 Refusing to Share Her Position With Anyone, She Defended Her Social Standing in an Autobiography N EW YORK (AP) — socially prominent. She wrote Elsa Maxwell, sharp- of her friends and her ene- toncued critic, ardent , —i f.,n I11F column for the New York Journal-American. Miss Maxwell once boasted: i III f HI “I have more friends than 'EW YORK (AP) - Elsa Maxwell, sharp- tongued critic, ardent friend and full time hostess to the glittering cream of international society, died yesterday in New \ork hospital hospital of a heart ailment. She was 80. “Do good and have fun,” was her credo. Her enemies questioned the first part of her formula. But no one could deny the latter. Miss Maxwell entered the hospital Thursday. Her last public appearance was in a wheelchair at the annual April in Paris ball a week ago at the Americana hotel. Native of Iowa A native of Keokuk, la., Miss Maxwell earned an in- Elsa Maxwell ternational reputation for her parties for the royal and the any living persons. They are my riches.” She did indeed have many friends. But sometimes they became her enemies—as in her celebrated feud with the duke and duchess of Windsor a few years ago. However, they later became reconciled. Her chief rival in the field of social entertainment was Perle Mesta, who won acclaim acclaim in the political realm of Washington. Rivals Brushed Aside However, Miss Maxwell refused refused to share her social (Continued on Page 6.)

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  1. The Kansas City Times,
  2. 02 Nov 1963, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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