23 Aug 2015

Winnaretta Singer

From Appointment, 9:00 am on 23 August 2015
Winnaretta Singer: Self portrait ca. 1885

Winnaretta Singer: Self portrait ca. 1885 Photo: Public Domain

Part One: La Belle Epoque

The Parisian salon hostess La Princesse de Polignac was an American heiress to the vast Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Winnaretta Singer married into the French nobility and became an important private patron of the arts. The Fondation Singer-Polignac is still active in Paris.

This is the first of two programmes presented by Elric Hooper and Des Wilson.

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