Bunny Mellon: Meryl Gordon with Walter Shapiro

Wed. Apr 25, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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 A new book pulls back the curtain on the life of a style icon.

Bunny Mellon, the American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK, served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.

Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was famously press-shy during her lifetime. With the cooperation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon accessed thousands of pages of Mellon's personal archive; she also conducted over one hundred interviews with Mellon's friends and colleagues. The culmination of this research is presented in her book Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend.

Gordon will discuss Mellon's life and work with her husband, Walter Shapiro, author of Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer.


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The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018