In Her Sister's Shadow

In Her Sister's Shadow

An Intimate Biography of Lee Radziwell

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A poignant portrait of a woman who lived a jealous rivalry with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a sister who was a legend--and never quite became one herself--reveals patterns of sibling competition formed in childhood that influenced her entire life. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Even before the days of Camelot, Jacqueline Bouvier was a hard act to follow - and no one felt this more than her charming, pretty younger sister, Lee. This meticulously researched and deliciously revealing biography unveils the patterns of sibling competition that would subtly influence Lee Radziwill to the present day. Jackie's relationship with her sister reveals a darker side: perhaps most tellingly, Aristotle Onassis was Lee's lover - until the day she invited her sister along for a sail on his yacht.
Never quite as graceful in the spotlight as Jackie, Lee made up the difference with glitter and glamour, living at the pinnacle of style in New York and London. First married to Michael Canfield, heir to publishing legend Cass Canfield and rumored to be the bastard son of British royalty, young Lee was off to London, where she was soon a fixture on the social circuit. When the marriage faltered and failed, Lee found Prince Stanislas Radziwill of Poland, her "royal" in exile, who gave her a title, two children, and the freedom to do as she pleased in the capitals and sun spots of Europe. Today she is Lee Radziwill Ross, married a third time to director Herbert Ross, an elite player in the Hollywood hierarchy.
Through the years Lee has tried her hand at acting, writing, filmmaking, and decorating. She has been an international envoy with her sister and a celebrity spokeswoman for Giorgio Armani, but somehow Lee has never discovered her true niche, never defined herself in a career. She has found friends, lovers, and relationships throughout the pantheon of international celebrity, including in her inner circle such luminaries as Rudolf Nureyev, Diana Vreeland, Truman Capote, Leslie Caron, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, and, of course, the Kennedys.

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait of a woman who lived a jealous rivalry with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a sister who was a legend, reveals patterns of sibling competition formed in childhood that influenced her entire life

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316187534
0316187534
Branch Call Number: 920 RADZIWELL, L.
Characteristics: viii, 414 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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