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Atlanta Chapter

The Atlanta Chapter organizes a variety of cultural and social events for its members throughout the year. Proceeds from Chapter benefits have been designated for specific grants that members have voted to support. The Atlanta Chapter has raised funds for restoration projects in France, such as Hôtel de Talleyrand, Château de l’Hermitage and Abbaye de Valmagne, as well as for properties in the United States, such as Jean Hasbrouck House, and for New Orleans as part of French Heritage Society's Katrina Heritage Rescue Fund.

Chapter activity highlights include the annual luncheon with a guest speaker and a theme drawn from history, and the "Réveillon de Noël," an elegant Christmas dinner and silent auction at a private club. Intimate soirees, held throughout the year, complement an active program of lively speakers who present talks related to art and architecture, design, preservation and history.

French Heritage Society’s Atlanta Chapter Co-Chairmen are Suzy Wasserman and Liz McDermott.

For further information or to learn more about Membership, please contact the Atlanta Chapter directly.
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Elsie de Wolfe's Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm


The Atlanta Chapter of French Heritage Society 


Harry Norman Realtors,
Forde Kay, James Simons, and the Buckhead North office
Rob Owen, Senior Vice President
Carter Kay Interiors

cordially invite you to the introduction of the newest book by Charlie Scheips

Elsie de Wolfe's Paris: 
Frivolity Before the Storm

11:00 Reception
11:30 Luncheon

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cherokee Town Club
155 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta

Donation: $125

Each guest will receive a complimentary copy of the lavishly illustrated coffee table book included in your reservation.

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Harry Norman Small
CK Small

Host Committee

Valerie Alston
Jean Astrop
Barbara Guillaume
Mary Boyle Hataway
Pat King
Liz McDermott
Patricia McLean
Gloria and Ed Norris
Leslie Petter
Martha Stobbs
Susan Tucker
Suzy Wasserman

Charlie Scheips is a curator, art advisor, artist, writer and cultural historian who has curated exhibitions and published books and articles on fashion and art in the United States and Europe. He was the founding director of the Conde Nast Archive in New York and served for two years as the Worldwide Director of Photographs for Phillips de Pury auction house. He writes the Art Set column for the New York Social Diary website and lives in Manhattan.

The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858-1950) was the international set's preeminent hostess in Paris between the two world wars. She had a legendary villa in Versailles where in the late 1930's she held two fabulous parties - her Circus Balls - that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists, caterers, florists, party planners and decorators. A landmark work of social history and a poignant vision of a vanished world.