Downfall of the House of Vanderbilt

The photograph of Lauren Bacall lighting up a cigarette is America’s Mona Lisa. There’s a package wrapped in brown paper tied with common twine. The cup of coffee – lives! How the charm bracelet hangs on her famous forearm – is extremely sexy! It undresses her.

This was already my favorite photograph when I met Belle at the Wandering Goat. She was igcognito, wrapped in a mysterious box, that unleashed daemons on me when I dare point out her Rip Van Winkle poem – was too revealing!

When Lauren married Bogart, she was now in the Vanderbilt family tree. She was a Jew. She was kin to this man, and this princess. There is a labyrinth associated with the Dukes of Marlborough. We are going there, and the other labyrinth. I am conducting a Beauty Contest – that might kill me! Von Trump ‘King of New York’ is trying to give the Ultra-Rich a huge tax cut! What do they do with their money? Will Von Trump marry them to Russians?

Jon Presco

John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough

The Vanderbilt family is an American family of Dutch origin that was prominent during the Gilded Age. Their success began with the shipping and railroad empires of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the family expanded into various other areas of industry and philanthropy. Cornelius Vanderbilt’s descendants went on to build grand mansions on Fifth Avenue in New York City, luxurious “summer cottages” in Newport, Rhode Island, the palatial Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, and various other opulent homes.

The Vanderbilts were once the wealthiest family in America. Cornelius Vanderbilt was the richest American in history until his death in 1877. After that, his son William acquired his father’s fortune, and was the richest American until his death in 1885. The Vanderbilts’ prominence lasted until the mid-20th century, when the family’s 10 great Fifth Avenue mansions were torn down, and most other Vanderbilt houses were sold or turned into museums in what has been referred to as the “Fall of the House of Vanderbilt”.[2][3]

Branches of the family are found on the United States East Coast. Contemporary descendants include fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, her youngest son, journalist Anderson Cooper, musician John P. Hammond and screenwriter James Vanderbilt.

The obituaries for Lauren Bacall praise the glamorous actress, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89, for her incredible career, her life with Humphrey Bogart and her three kids — but they gloss over her infamous reputation for being difficult.

Bacall was known to be a terror — just ask Anderson Cooper.

Former Congressman John LeBoutillier recalled sitting next to Bacall at a 1982 dinner that Cooper’s mom (and LeBoutillier’s cousin) Gloria Vanderbilt threw at her Southampton house for Claudette Colbert.

“Gloria’s son Anderson was 14 at the time and he was at the table. The conversation turned to the Mideast and Anderson weighed in and said, ‘Something has to be done to help the Palestinians. We need a Palestinian state,’” LeBoutillier recalled, first on Joe Piscopo’s radio show Wednesday and later to me.

“Bacall, a big supporter of Israel, went nuts. She eviscerates this kid in front of everyone, humiliates the hostess’ son. Anderson was in tears.”

Margietje Aertse Bogart formerly Vanderbilt

Born about in Brooklyn, Kings, New Yorkmap

Ancestors ancestors

Wife of Abraham Bogart — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Descendants descendants

Died in Brooklyn, Kings, New Yorkmap

Aert (Aart) van der Bilt formerly van de Bilt aka Vanderbilt

Born before in Flatbush, Province of New Yorkmap

Ancestors ancestors

Husband of Seytje Pieterse (Stryker) Vanderbilt — married in Flatbush, Kings, New Yorkmap

Descendants descendants

Died in Flatbush, Kings, New Yorkmap
  • John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough (1926–2014), ∞ 1951 (div 1961) : Susan Mary Hornby (1929–2005); ∞ 1961 (div 1971) : Athina Mary “Tina” Livanos (1929–1974); ∞ 1972 (div 2008) : Countess Dagmar “Rosita” Astrid Libertas Douglas (b 1943); ∞ 2008 : Lily Sahni (b 1957)
  • Lady Rosemary Mildred Spencer-Churchill (b 1929), ∞ 1953 : Charles Robert Muir (1922–1972)
    • Alexander Pepys Muir (b 1954), ∞ 1999 : Ann Griffith
    • Simon Huntly Muir (b 1959), ∞ 1990 : Sarah-Jane Jenkinson
    • Mary Arabella Muir (b 1962), ∞ 1991 : J. Timothy Haynes
  • Lord Charles George William Colin Spencer-Churchill (b 1940), ∞ 1965 (div 1968) : Gillian Spreckles Fuller; ∞ 1970 (div) : Elizabeth Jane Wyndham (b 1948); ∞ 2014 : Sarah Goodbody
    • Rupert John Harold Mark Spencer-Churchill (b 1971)
    • Dominic Albert Charles Spencer-Churchill (b 1979), ∞ 2011 : Claire Gillian Troughton (b 1980)
    • Alexander David Spencer-Churchill (b 1983)
  • Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956), ∞ 1947 : Elizabeth “Betty” Cunningham (1914–2010)
    • Robert William Charles Spencer-Churchill (b 1954), ∞ 1979 : Jeanne Maze
      • John Robert I. Spencer-Churchill (b 1984)
      • Ivor Charles E. Spencer-Churchill (b 1986)


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1 Response to Downfall of the House of Vanderbilt

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I am so ahead of the curve. I await you at the End of Old World.

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