Society: The Cruise Director

Elsa Maxwell gave to the world of society, in which boredom is the occupational disease, an illusion that it was composed of marvelously amusing people having a wonderful time. They thanked her for it by giving her a free ride through the caviar-and-champagne life, the transatlantic life, the gaspy-gossipy life, which she enjoyed so much that she made lots of other people enjoy it too. She was a clown always ready and willing to take a pratfall, and she was often compared to a court jester. But Elsa was really a kind...

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