The Phantom of Fifth Avenue - The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark-logo

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue - The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

Meryl Gordon

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Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in American, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a personal fortune of $50 million to her name, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society--first living with her mother in a kind of Grey Gardens isolation then as a modern-day Miss Havisham, spending her days in a vast apartment overlooking Central Park, eating crackers and watching The Flintstones with only servants for company. All her money and all her real estate could not protect her in her later life from being manipulated by shady hangers-on and hospitals that were only too happy to admit (and bill) a healthy woman. But what happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse? And what was her life like inside that gilded, copper cage?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

13h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

47:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:05:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:09:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

58:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:14:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:09:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:31