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Mar 1, 2018 | Eunice and Julian Cohen Pavilion

ArtSmart Lecture Series:
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Lecturer: Richard
René Silvin

René Silvin was an escort and personal confidant to the aging Duchess of Windsor in Paris in the early 1970s. He infuses this presentation with some of his own encounters with the Duchess as well as a detailed account of her life, her marriage to the Duke and their many travels and adventures—including their ill-advised trip to Nazi Germany in 1937. See rare photographs, learn about the Abdication crisis and the first paparazzi chase in history, which left the Duchess fearing for her life and fleeing England and much more.


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