Searching for Beauty

The Life of Millicent Rogers, the American Heiress Who Taught the World About Style

Cherie Burns

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"Burns makes it abundantly clear . . . they just don't make heiresses like Millicent Rogers anymore.” —Hampton Sides

 

Nobody knew how to live the high life like Standard Oil heiress Millicent Rogers. Born to luxury, she lived in a whirl of European vacations, exquisite clothing, and dashing men. 

In Searching for Beauty, Cherie Burns chronicles Rogers's rebellious life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her final days as one of the legendary chatelaines of New Mexico. She eloped with a penniless baron; danced tangos in European nightclubs; romanced Roald Dahl, Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, and Hollywood icon Clark Gable; and triumphed in the world of fashion. She was muse to legendary American designer Charles James, appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and popularized Southwestern style by adopting turquoise jewelry, squaw skirts and short-waist jackets as her signature look. 

With Searching for Beauty, Millicent Rogers enters the pantheon of great American women who, like Diana Vreeland and Babe Paley, put their distinctive stamp on American style.

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Cherie Burns

CHERIE BURNS is author of The Great Hurricane: 1938. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, People, and Glamour, among others. She lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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Searching for Beauty
The Life of Millicent Rogers, the American Heiress Who Taught the World About Style
Cherie Burns

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312547257
ISBN10: 0312547250
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 400 pages, Includes one 8-page black and white photo insert
$16.99

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
September 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312547240
ISBN10: 0312547242
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages, Plus one 8-page black-and-white photograph insert
$27.99

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St. Martin's Press
September 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429988001
ISBN10: 1429988002
384 pages, Plus one 8-page black-and-white insert
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