Society: Saratoga Story

"According to an old saying, a fashionable woman can get by with just her pearls." Recalling this, Marie Louise Schroeder Hosford Whitney, 41, fourth wife of Multimillionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt ("Sonny") Whitney, 68, bravely fastened on the $500,000 string of pearls that had once adorned the throat of France's Empress Eugenie and set out for her own party at the Saratoga Golf Club. Even Marylou, as she has styled herself ever since she got to like the signature on her oil paintings, admitted that the big pearls might seem "too much" for just...

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