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The Resource Madame Claude : her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power, William Stadiem

Madame Claude : her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power, William Stadiem

Label
Madame Claude : her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power
Title
Madame Claude
Title remainder
her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power
Statement of responsibility
William Stadiem
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In post-WWII Paris, Madame Claude ran the most exclusive finishing school in the world. Her alumnae married more fortunes, titles and famous names than any of the Seven Sisters. The names on her client list were epic<U+2015>Kennedy, Rothschild, Agnelli, Onassis, Niarchos, Brando, Sinatra, McQueen, Picasso, Chagall, Qaddafi, the Shah, and that's just for starters. By the 1950s, she was the richest and most celebrated self-made woman in Europe, as much of a legend as Coco Chanel. Born Fernande Grudet, a poor Jewish girl in the aristocratic chateau city of Angers, the future Madame led a life of high adventure<U+2015>resistance fighter, concentration camp survivor, gun moll of the Corsican Mafia and erstwhile streetwalker<U+2015>before becoming the ultimate broker between beauty and power. She harnessed the emerging postwar technology of the telephone to create the concept of the call girl. But Madame Claude wasn't just selling sex<U+2015>she was the world's ultimate matchmaker, the Dolly Levi of the Power Elite. She was also one of the most controversial<U+2015>and most wanted<U+2015>women in the world. Now, through his own conversations with the woman herself and interviews with the great men and remarkable women on whom she built her empire, social historian and biographer William Stadiem pierces the veil of Claude<U+2019>s secret, forbidden universe of pleasure and privilege. - Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stadiem, William
Dewey number
  • 338.4/730674092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ194.M28
LC item number
S73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grudet, Claude
  • Grudet, Claude
  • Prostitutes
  • Businesswomen
  • Prostitution
Target audience
adult
Label
Madame Claude : her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power, William Stadiem
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781250122384
Lccn
2017055116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1883730
  • 873150
Label
Madame Claude : her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power, William Stadiem
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781250122384
Lccn
2017055116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1883730
  • 873150

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