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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

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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
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Author
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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 - 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-resistance fighter, concentration camp survivor, gun moll of the Corsican Mafia and erstwhile streetwalker-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 - she was the world's ultimate matchmaker, the Dolly Levi of the Power Elite. She was also one of the most controversial - and most wante - 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's secret, forbidden universe of pleasure and privilege" --
Summary
Traces the remarkable life of the head of post-World War II Paris' most exclusive finishing school, tracing her origins as an impoverished Jewish girl from the city of Angers, her concentration-camp survival, the controversies that rendered her one of the world's most wanted women and her celebrated role in famous marriages
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Biography type
individual biography
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10658054
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DLC
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Stadiem, William
Dewey number
  • 338.4/730674092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Grudet, Claude
  • Grudet, Claude
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitution
  • Businesswomen
  • Businesswomen
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitution
  • France
Target audience
adult
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her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power
Label
Madame Claude : her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power, William Stadiem
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Introductory French -- The making of a madam -- Young guns -- The sexual Olympics -- Head mistress -- Crime without punishment -- An American in Paris -- The turn of the screw -- Exile on Rodeo Drive -- The prisoner of sex -- Epilogue
Control code
on1019838507
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250122384
Lccn
2017055116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838507
Label
Madame Claude : her secret world of pleasure, privilege, and power, William Stadiem
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Introductory French -- The making of a madam -- Young guns -- The sexual Olympics -- Head mistress -- Crime without punishment -- An American in Paris -- The turn of the screw -- Exile on Rodeo Drive -- The prisoner of sex -- Epilogue
Control code
on1019838507
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250122384
Lccn
2017055116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838507

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