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Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire

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Labor Literature and Landmark Lecture Series

Fall 2019

Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire

Susan Ronald


Monday, September 9th AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY

The program starts at 6:30 P.M. – Q&A, BOOK-SIGNING & RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


Critically acclaimed biographer, Susan Ronald will discuss her biography of Condé Nast, the publishing legend of Vogue and Vanity Fair and other illustrious publications.

Condé Nast moved to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style, and fashions to an American audience.

Credited with creating the “café society,” Nast became a permanent fixture on the international fashion scene and a major figure in New York society. His superbly appointed apartment on Park Avenue, became a gathering place for the major artistic figures of the time. Nast launched the careers of icons like Cecil Beaton, Clare Boothe Luce, Lee Miller, Dorothy Parker and Noel Coward. He left behind a legacy that endures today in media powerhouses such as Anna Wintour, Tina Brown, and Graydon Carter.

Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Condé Nast Publications, biographer Susan Ronald will reveal the life of an extraordinary American success story. Born and raised in the United States, Ms. Ronald has lived in England for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of A Dangerous Woman, Hitler's Art Thief, Heretic Queen, The Pirate Queen, and Shakespeare’s Daughter.


20 WEST 44th Street (BETWEEN 5TH AND 6th AVENUES), New York City

Free Admission. Book-Signing and Reception to follow.


To register please contact The General Society at 212 840 1840, ext. 2 or email: genesis.jerez@generalsociety.org. Advance registration is necessary.

www.generalsociety.org


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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