Lee Radziwill
American actor
Lee Radziwill
Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield Radziwill Ross best known as Lee Radziwill, is an American socialite, public relations executive, and former actress and interior decorator. She is the younger sister of the late First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. Her niece Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is named after her.
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Music and Memories: Toasting Two of New York Grand Dames
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Lee Radziwill celebrates her new book, ‘Lee,’ while Mica Ertegun holds court at the opening of the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium.
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T Magazine: Never-Before-Seen Portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Lee Radziwill and More, From a Photographic Legend
NYTimes - almost 2 years
A new exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery draws from the personal archives of the iconic photographer Bert Stern.
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Gimme Some Truth: Remembering Albert Maysles
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died last night at 88, had long been on my bucket list of interviews, and it was with great anticipation that I sat down with him last year to reflect on his remarkable life and career. The man himself said it all, both on-screen and in our chat below. RIP to one of the greats, and thanks. "I'm sick and tired of hearing things/From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth/I've had enough of reading things/By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth." - John Lennon Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries such as Robert Drew, Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker helped launch the "Direct Cinema" movement, devoted to capturing real life as closely as possible, in all its unscripted reality. Today, f ...
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T Magazine: By Design | The Masterful Work of Renzo Mongiardino
NYTimes - over 3 years
A new monograph celebrates the brilliance of the legendary Italian designer. Lee Radziwill, one of his most famous clients, recalls their collaboration.     
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Carl Sferrazza Anthony: PHOTOS: Christmas at the White House
Huffington Post - about 4 years
No matter how much we may imagine them now as marbleized icons of history, even presidents and first ladies enjoy searching out the ideal gifts to give loved ones at the holiday season, and sometime delight with an equal degree to receive them. After staging a Christmas pageant during their 1962 holiday in Palm Beach, Jackie Kennedy speaks with her son John Kennedy, Jr. as daughter Caroline Kennedy looks on. (Kennedy Presidential Library, National Archives) In 1789, during his very first holiday season as president, George Washington proved himself an indulgent husband. That year, he paid 16 pounds for a fashionable set of seed pearl earrings and, suggesting a consciousness of themselves as national symbols, a seed pearl pin in the shape of the American emblem of the eagle. Lady Washington, however, didn't seem to necessarily reciprocate at gift-giving. It was that for his Christmas as the first president that George Washington bought his own fur cloak. Bill Clinton go ...
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Jonas Mekas: the man who inspired Andy Warhol to make films
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Jonas Mekas, 'the godfather of avant-garde cinema', talks to Sean O'Hagan about working with Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Jackie Kennedy Jonas Mekas, who will be 90 on Christmas Eve, has an intense memory of sitting on his father's bed, aged six, singing a strange little song about daily life in the village in which he grew up in Lithuania. "It was late in the evening and suddenly I was recounting everything I had seen on the farm that day. It was a very simple, very realistic recitation of small, everyday events. Nothing was invented. I remember the reception from my mother and father, which was very good. But I also remember the feeling of intensity I experienced just from describing the actual details of what my father did every day. I have been trying to find that intensity in my work ever since." We are sitting at a table in the small kitchen area of Mekas's expansive studio in Brooklyn beneath a fading photograph of Arthur Rimbaud, one of his abiding inspirations. Around us ...
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Liz Smith: Journalism As Fiction, Fiction As Journalism: The Capote Dictum
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"THE THING is there are people who are writing phony romans a clef about people they never knew or met. Like Jackie Susann. If you are writing about people you actually know, then it's different. But to take Mrs. Onassis or Lee Radziwill or me, like Susann has done, is not playing the game fair. If you know the people and have some basis to make a judgment, it becomes a work of journalism or reportage!" I JUST found again this statement made by Truman Capote back in 1976. It would have worked perfectly into the current examination of Capote that you can find in December's issue of Vanity Fair. I see that I filed it under the headline "Twerked Off!" It seems friend Truman believed he was the only one entitled to examine the famous among his important friends. This kind of thinking about what constitutes real "journalism or reportage" would render the works of historians and biographers useless. And a lot of stories of gossip and current goings on, would be useless. An ...
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Mary Duncan: Stars Party in Paris for Obama
Popeater - over 4 years
Paris Fashion Week provided the excuse to party and party we did. On October 1, Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, hosted a fundraising event for Obama. The Obama Victory Fund was good at keeping secrets. When 150 donors paid from $2,500 to $10,000 each to attend a cocktail and dinner party, we were told that Anna Wintour was hosting and Scarlett Johansson would be there. Plus, the organizers promised, a few surprise stars who had been attending the Paris Fashion Week would drop by during the evening. We were not disappointed. Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Stella McCartney and Lee Radziwill mingled with us as we drank champagne and dined on scallop filled hors d'oeuvres. Scarlett, who was wearing a cream silk dress with sheer sleeves, laughed and told me she earned her trip to Paris. The Democrats had sent her to the Midwest in the winter and the East Coast during the summer. Mick Jagger was good humored about the fans who crowded around him. Even tho ...
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Real Housewives Of New York: Ho Ho Hos & A Bottle Of Rum
Crabby Golightly - over 4 years
PIRATES' BOOTY Real Housewives Of New York: Ho Ho Hos & A Bottle Of Rum By Trisha B. WE BEGIN A THREE-EPISODE VACATION ARC WITH THE ladies on the scary little plane from St. Maarten to St. Barths. While everyone's chattering away about rooms and views, Carole sits silent with headphones. She tells us she’s thinking about her friends, John Kennedy, Jr. and his wife, Caroline, dying just this way. Then, we're in St. Barths, bitches, and it is stunning. LuAnn tells Heather she hopes to see a friend of hers named Catherine who lives on the island. Heather's not impressed. She’s not a St. Barth’s chick; this is her first time here. She balls in Turks and Caicos, a group of islands for the frolicking rich where they can also blow their money; it also installed American B-actress Lisa Raye as its First Lady a few years ago. Upon arrival at their rental home, Villa Oasis de Salines, they are greeted by the owners and given a tour of the property. The amazing rental i ...
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PHOTOS: A Sheer Dress At Age 48?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Not every 48-year-old could get away with wearing a totally sheer dress with nothing but a bra and boy-shirts underneath. Then again, not every 48-year-old is a Real Housewife of New York, a Kennedy cousin and a daughter-in-law of a prince. Carole Radziwill is the newest cast member of "The Real Housewives of New York City", with her first episode set to air on June 4. But the New Yorker has been on the scene for years as wife of the late Anthony Radziwill, son of Prince Stanislas and Lee Radziwill. (Lee, for those who aren't up on their fashionable senior citizens, is Jacqueline Kennedy's sister.) Which makes Carole royalty, either by inheriting her in-laws' titles or marrying into American Royalty: the Kennedys. Either way, she's embracing the limelight like never before, walking the red carpet of the 10th Annual TV Land Awards in a show-stopping dress. Posing with "RHONY" co-star Aviva Drescher, Radziwill wore a sheer black gown covered in a sequined lace patter ...
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Real Housewives of NYC: 5 Things You Don't Know About New Cast Members
US Magazine - almost 5 years
When Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City premieres its fifth season June 4, there will be three new ladies in the fray to bring the Big Apple drama. Joining returning cast members Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer this season will be Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson. Here, Us Weekly uncovers need-to-know info about NYC's newest Housewives before the show's summer premiere. PHOTOS: Cattiest RHONYC moments 1. Aviva's an authentic New Yorker. For the first-time ever, the Big Apple Bravo franchise will feature born and bred NYC native Drescher. A cousin of The Nanny's Fran Drescher, the new housewife raises her four children with her investment banker hubby Reid on the city's Upper East Side. And unlike her NYC Housewives counterparts, don't expect to see Drescher on the party circuit. "I can honestly say I've never inhaled…I've never even been drunk!" she tells The New York Observer. VIDEO: Sonja Morgan whoops it up in the new ...
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Jacqueline Kennedy called Indira Gandhi a 'Pushy woman': Book - Associated Press of Pakistan
Google News - over 5 years
In interviews recorded 47 years ago, the newly-widowed Jacqueline recalled her 1962 trip to Pakistan with her sister, Lee Radziwill, says she was so appalled by what she considered to be the gaucherie of the newly appointed United States ambassador to
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In Tapes, Candid Talk by Young Kennedy Widow
NYTimes - over 5 years
In the early days of the Cuban missile crisis, before the world knew that the cold war seemed to be sliding toward nuclear conflict, President John F. Kennedy telephoned his wife, Jacqueline, at their weekend house in Virginia. From his voice, she would say later, she could tell that something was wrong. Why don't you come back to Washington? he
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Maria Callas: A Greek tragedy - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
... her wear glasses so that she stumbled around on board the Christina, forcing her to cut her long, heavy hair into a short bob -- she turned a blind eye to his neglect, and to his continued dalliances with other women, one of whom was Lee Radziwill
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Your morning jolt: When Jackie Kennedy called Martin Luther King Jr. a ... - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A teaser issued last night by ABC News: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962 during a boat ride on Lake Pichola in India with her sister, Lee Radziwill. (Metropolitan Museum of Art/The New York Times) Speaking in the months after her husband's
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Hayes, Rabe and Stiles among Grey Gardens cast, Melbourne - Aussie Theatre (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
While Jackie O and her sister, Lee Radziwill played out their lives on the world stage, Edie and her mother became East Hampton's most notorious recluses. Set in two eras – 1941 when the estate was in its prime (where Little Edie is 24 and Big Edie is
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Our man in Paris - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
Now Grant's mannequins are living, breathing, legendary style icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, among them Lauren Hutton and Jackie Kennedy's younger sister Lee Radziwill, a front-row regular at his collections. Although he never met Hutton
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lee Radziwill
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 79
    She was interviewed by producer Sofia Coppola for a June 2013 blog article about Coppola's film The Bling Ring and about the loss of privacy.
    More Details Hide Details In 1973, Radziwill introduced documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles to her reclusive cousin Edith Bouvier Beale and aunt Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale. The resultant 1976 release, titled Grey Gardens after the name of the Beale home, was later turned into a 2006 musical of the same name in which the characters of Lee and Jackie Bouvier appear as visiting children in retrospect. An HBO television movie based upon the Grey Gardens story appeared in 2009 and featured both Radziwill and her sister Jackie as children and as adults who later assisted their aunt and cousin to refurbish their dilapidated, condemned home.
    She was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
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  • 2009
    Age 75
    Her Paris and Manhattan apartments were featured in the April 2009 issue of Elle Décor magazine.
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  • 2008
    Age 74
    She received the Légion d'honneur from the French government in 2008.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 38
    She frequented celebrity company, including travelling with the Rolling Stones during The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972, during which she was accompanied by Truman Capote.
    More Details Hide Details For some years, Radziwill was a public relations executive for Giorgio Armani, the Italian fashion designer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 28
    She visited India and Pakistan along with her elder sister Jacqueline Kennedy (then First Lady of the United States) in March 1962.
    More Details Hide Details A London townhouse and a manor Turville Grange in Turville that she shared with her second husband, both of which had been decorated by Italian stage designer Renzo Mongiardino, were greatly admired and frequently photographed by Cecil Beaton and Horst P. Horst. She herself worked briefly as an interior decorator in a style much influenced by her association with Mongiardino. Her clientele were the wealthy; she once decorated a house "for people who would not be there more than three days a year".
  • 1959
    Age 25
    Caroline and Canfield divorced in 1959, and the marriage was annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in November 1962.
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    Her second marriage, on March 19, 1959, was to the Polish former prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, who divorced his second wife, the former Grace Maria Kolin, and received a Roman Catholic annulment of his first marriage to marry the former Mrs. Canfield (his second marriage had never been acknowledged by the Roman Catholic Church, so no annulment was necessary). Their marriage ended in divorce in 1974. On September 23, 1988, Radziwill became the second wife of American film director and choreographer Herbert Ross. They divorced in 2001, shortly before his death.
    More Details Hide Details She reverted her surname to that of her second husband. In the 1960s, Radziwill attempted to forge a career as an actress. Her acting attempt was unsuccessful if highly publicized. She received dismal reviews in the 1967 production of The Philadelphia Story, starring as spoiled Main Line heiress Tracy Lord. The play was staged at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, and Radziwill's performance was widely panned. A year later, she appeared in a television adaptation of the Hollywood film Laura, which was also badly received. Radziwill discontinued her acting work.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 19
    Radziwill has been married three times. Her first marriage, in April 1953, was to Michael Temple Canfield, a publishing executive who had been adopted as an infant by the American publisher Cass Canfield.
    More Details Hide Details Canfield's mother was the American socialite Kiki Preston. It was rumored that his biological father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, a member of the British Royal Family; if so, then Canfield would be a first cousin of the present Queen.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Born
    Born in 1933.
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