92. The Palm Beach Chronicles: Dame Celia Lipton Upton Farris

In our continuing investigation into Dominick Dunne’s coverage of the real Palm Beach, we journey into the life and loves of Celia Lipton Farris. Famous at 15, married to the man who invented milk cartons, and a legendary society hostess, Celia’s life and spiderwebs might surprise you!

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Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of Today, by Dominick Dunne (Amazon link)

The Women of Palm Beach, by Dominick Dunne, April 1986, Vanity Fair (archive.vanityfair.com)

My Three Lives, by Celia Lipton Farris (Amazon link)

A rare glimpse inside a Vanderbilt mansion: It could be yours for $13.5 million (palmbeachpost.com)

Queen of Palm Beach: How Celia Lipton Farris became one of the richest women in the world (dailymail.co.uk)

Farris home sells for $5.2 million, to be restored to ‘original splendor’ (corcoran.com)

Palm Beach Social Diary – Title Search: Reflections on Palm Beach Proper (newyorksocialdiary.com)

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