The Duke & Duchess of Windsor Society Quarterly Journal Issue 2-2009 The Duchess of Windsor's Baltimore.
Gaulding, Mark (publisher).
Place Published: Palm Desert, CA:
Date Published: 2009.
Description: Duke & Duchess of Windsor Society Journal--Back Issue 2/2009. The Duchess of Windsor's Baltimore. A 66-page four color spiral bound news journal. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Society is an exclusive Society of individuals interested in Wallis and Edward ("WE"). Membership in this "almost cultish" group allows you to participate by sharing your own WE interest and collection with other like-minded individuals throughout the world. The Society was founded over twenty years ago. This organization is founded upon member participation and interest, which is collectively focused in a quarterly journal. Throughout the years it's members have visited and reported on tours of exclusive WE-sites, such as Frogmore, The Mill, among others. Join us for future exciting visits to Windsor haunts around the world or read about the couple's many contributions to fashion, food, entertainment and design. Perhaps you'll be the one who is reporting! This issue features: COVER: Oil painting of the Duchess of Windsor, painting of Duchess of Windsor by artist, James Joyner, is from the collection of Society Member Philip Baty. See the enclosed article about Baty's extensive art collection and Duchess of Windsor Museum which is located in his home at 206 E Biddle, just a few doors down from the Duchess of Windsor's childhood home at 212 E. Biddle; Editor's Column: A review of this issue as well as topical commentary on current stories that are in the headlines; BALTIMORE, MARYLAND By Mark Gaulding (CA)/Dr. George Scheele. Introduction to the city of Baltimore with an overview of its history and a biography of Richard Warfield, the progenitor of the Warfield's of Maryland by George Scheele, MD; THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR'S BALTIMORE by Mark Gaulding (CA)/Artwork by Tom Chalkley. Cartoon drawing of the Duchess of Windsor and the neighborhood where she grew up, Mt. Vernon. Artwork by Baltimore artist, Tom Chalkley. This begins the cover section of this issue which focuses on two Society Members and Baltimoreans, Zippy Larson and Philip Baty and the Duchess's childhood neighborhood of Mount Vernon; SEREN-ZIPP-ITY: A WALKING TOUR OF WALLIS' CHILDHOOD NEIGHBORHOOD, MT. VERNON, WITH SOCIETY MEMBER ZIPPY LARSON (MD) by Mark Gaulding (CA). Baltimore historian, tour guide and Society Member Zippy Larson takes us on a walking tour of the historic Mount Vernon area of Baltimore where Wallis Warfield grew up. Numerous photos including: Christ Episcopal Church (where Wallis married first husband Lt. E. Winfield Spencer), Belvedere Hotel, 212 E. Biddle St.; HOUSE OF BATY by Mark Gaulding (CA). Society Member and art collector Philip Baty welcomes us to his Baltimore townhouse at 206 E. Biddle which houses his collection and a museum dedicated to the Duchess of Windsor...just a few doors down from Wallis' childhood home. Numerous photos of Baty's home, art collection and the Duchess of Windsor museum; PRESS, POLITICS AND THE ABDICATION OF EDWARD VIII by Brandi McCary Powell. Interesting research paper about the abdication which was originally published by Loyola University New Orleans Department of History and reprinted with permission of the author and David W. Moore, Chair of the History Department, Loyola NO. Discusses the role of the press, particularly the US press, in influencing the abdication crisis; DUKE & DUCHESS OF WINDSOR SOCIETY: MEMBER PROFILE CLAUDIA CHYLE SMITH (VA) An interview with Society Member and writer, Claudia Chyle Smith; THE FIRST LABOUR DAY: THE BAHAMAS PART TWO by Sir Randol Fawkes, edited by Rosalie Fawkes. Second installment of an article about The Burma Road Riot in 1942 in Nassau and how the Duke of Windsor helped influence the success of the Bahamian Labour Movement. This first-hand account is by the "Father of Labour" Sir Randol F. Fawkes/ Edited by his daughter, Rosalie Fawkes. Includes numerous original black & white photographs; THE WINDSORS, A BOAT AND HOWARD JOHNSON by Erin Frances Schulz (NY) Society Member and WE biographer, Erin Frances Schulz (The King & Mrs. Simpson) brings us the story ofthe Duke and Duchess' 57-foot Elko yacht, Gemini, which they owned during their Bahamas years. The Howard Johnson is THE Howard Johnson who started the famous restaurant/hotel chain. Color photo and black & white photo illustrated (one includes Howard Johnson aboard his own Elco yacht); AYE, AYE CAPTAIN WINDSOR! by Mark Gaulding (CA) A photographic article/essay of original photos taken of the Duke of Windsor wearing a Captain's hat next to his yacht. Also of his "lovely and very charming Duchess." The original photos were taken by Nels Benson in Nassau in 1941. Black & white photo illustrated with original pictures; DUKE & DUCHESS OF WINDSOR REGIONAL MEMBER EVENT WASHINGTON DC, MARCH 20-21, 2009 by Mark Gaulding (CA) Photographs and article from the wonderful weekend meeting of Society Members in Washington, DC. Society Member and host of the event, Sylvia Grossberg (MD), provided a lovely "Windsoring" weekend with dinner at the private club, The George Town Club, followed the next day by a visit to Hillwood, the estate and museum of Marjorie Merriweather Post, "Where Fabulous Lives." Extensively illustrated with color photographs of both the event as well as the Hillwood mansiom rooms and items from the Hillwood Museum, reprinted here with permssion. Items include: Faberge Imperial Eggs, Paintings of Russian Tzar Nicholas II and Catherine the Great, Russian Icons, Sevres porcelain, the nuptial crown worn by Nicholas II's bride Alexandra; WE: CUISINE-WISE by June Gaulding (CA). An elegant dessert using the Duchess of Windsor's recipe for Lady Baltimore Cake. NEW MEMBERS/MEMBER NEWS/FOR SALE Member news including exclusive WE photographs for sale, new Members, and the First Member Conference of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor Society schedule for October 16-19, 2009 at the chic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. Featured speaker for the event will be noted historian/biographer, Hugo Vickers, author of The Private World of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor as well as the upcoming new biography, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: The Life and Death of the Duchess of Windsor. Additional, guest speakers to include Society Member James Leo who is former dean of the American Cathedral and vicar to the Duchess of Windsor in her final years. Leo administered last rights to the Duchess and performed the burial services for her at Frogmore. Leo will be signing his memoirs, Exits and Entrances. Also guest speaking will be Society Member Richard Rene Silvin, who is currently writing a memoir about his friendship with the Duchess of Windsor, titled Noblesse Oblige. Silvin was a friend of the Duchess' in the early 70s when he was administrator of the American Hospital in Paris, an organization where the both the Windsors received their healthcare and also in which the duchess served on the Board of Governors. The event will feature a cocktail party and gala dinner Saturday night, with a custom menu prepared by the hotel's chef which features menu items or recipes of the Duchess of Windsor. Entertainment will include excerpts by Society Member and playwright and actress, Lena Farugia, author of the Duchess of Windsor play, UNTITLED, which recently had its European debut this year in London at the Finborough Theater. The event will also feature the research material by Benjamin Sacks, PhD, including the Legend of The Duchess of Windsor and Coronado.BACKISSUE22009Binding: Spiral
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