NEW YORK: Red Blood for Blue

In New York Society a few bosomy sighs were heaved last week, a few gentlemanly tears shed. The social barriers around Tuxedo Park had fallen.

In New York's gilded age, Tuxedo Park was the haven of Manhattan blue bloods to whom wealth was secondary to family and good behavior. Bad behavior was left to the swells—the glamor boys & girls of the day, who wrapped favors in $100 bills, cheered when naked ladies popped out of pies, and swarmed to James Hazen Hyde's notorious $200,000 party at Sherry's. Host Hyde, dogged by unfavorable...

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