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ISBN:0394428366
Author: Barbara Goldsmith
ISBN13: 978-0394428369
Title: Little Gloria Happy At Last
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Language: English
Category: Arts and Literature
Publisher: Knopf (May 12, 1980)
Pages: 650

Little Gloria Happy At Last by Barbara Goldsmith



Happy at Last was a 1982 television miniseries directed by Waris Hussein. Based on the book by Barbara Goldsmith, it tells the story of the real life Gloria Vanderbilt and how her parents met and married. Gloria Vanderbilt was left a very rich girl at the age of eighteen months when her father died. When Gloria was ten, her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, contested the child's custody with little Gloria's aunt, launching one of the most notorious court cases of the last century.

The book, which Newsday called moth-to-flame reading, was turned into an NBC mini-series in 1982, with Angela Lansbury, Christopher Plummer and Maureen Stapleton. Ms. Goldsmith went on to write several more well-received books, notably Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull (1998), about the women’s rights advocate who in 1872 became the first woman to run for president of the United States, and Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (2005). Barbara Goldsmith’s Little Glori. appy at Last, published in 1980.

byGoldsmith, Barbara. Publication date 1980. Topics Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924-, Artists. PublisherNew York : Knopf. Collectioninlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsorInternet Archive. ContributorInternet Archive.

Rooting around my book shelves I came upon my copy of LITTLE GLORIA which I had always wanted to read. Especially since I loved Goldsmith’s book OTHER POWERS. We met Goldsmith in 2005 and she signed both of our books. So I thought I would give it a try even though I was not in the mood to start another long and heavy book

International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 1856353931. 95 Publication & Distribution: Boston. Little, Brown, (c)1978. Author: Schick, I. T. Der Glühende Leertext : Annäherungen an Paul Celans Dichtung herausgegeben von Christoph Jamme und Otto Pöggeler.

Gloria" Mercedes and her immediate family come off as the money and title grubbing, selfish people they actually were. It's a wonder that "Little" Gloria Vanderbilt survived that awful childhood of hers. Goldsmith attempts to soften the the awful mother in this book by attributing "Little" Gloria's fear of being sent back to her mother as being related to the Lindberg kidnapping. This point was stretched to absurdity by Goldsmith

Not even Hollywood in its heyday could have dreamed up a melodrama so electrifying as the one that swirled around 10-year-old Little Gloria Vanderbilt in 1934 when she became the object of a scandalous custody battle between her beautiful but poor, and none too bright, mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and her rich, powerful aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney whose own private life. included several lovers and a pseudonymous novel about lesbianism. Taking the court case as her focal point, and documenting it every step of the way, Goldsmith has produced a book of fabulous readability

And what she wanted was "little Gloria". In this book we follow a courtroom drama of sensation after sensation, the judge ultimately banning both public and press, the final scandalous testimony reaching to the heart of the English royal family. For the first time, the thousands of pages of documents and sealed court testimony have been unearthed and explored. Hundreds of people have been interviewed. And a writer completely knowing about society and the period has used all this material to create a compelling narrative of vitality, resonance, and fascination. People Who Liked Little.

In LITTLE GLORIA, Barbara Goldsmith has written the definitive biography of Gloria Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt has had a life that reads like a preposterous soap opera. The fact that the focus of this well-publicized battle was just a single little girl too often is forgotten. This book is a thorough look into a fascinating footnote to history, and a glimpse at the lifestyle of America's richest family from.

The circumstances surrounding the highly publicized 1934 custody struggle between her aunt and mother for ten-year-old Gloria Laura Vanderbilt are recounted and dramatized
Reviews: 7
Kekinos
"Gloria" Mercedes and her immediate family come off as the money and title grubbing, selfish people they actually were. It's a wonder that "Little" Gloria Vanderbilt survived that awful childhood of hers. Goldsmith attempts to soften the the awful mother in this book by attributing "Little" Gloria's fear of being sent back to her mother as being related to the Lindberg kidnapping. This point was stretched to absurdity by Goldsmith. I did not feel one bit sorry for Gloria Vanderbilt (the mother) as she "struggled" to adjust to not being able to criss cross the Atlantic 20 times a year and live off her daughter's 4K per month inheritance while the not even seeing the child for months on end. A cat is a far better mother than that women ever was to her daughter.
Jay
The author presents the story from many viewpoints as well as adds historical and social background to explain much of what was missing in Gloria's childhood.
Akir
I don't want this story to end. It's sad, entertaining and well-written.
Virn
This book has everything. Historically correct, interesting people and times. Gossipy. Scandalous sex. And one spoiled, confused,
doted-on little girl right in the middle. It's amazing she kept her sanity!
Jugore
Have been watching and reading about the family, I was curious to learn more. Great read.
Shaktit
I loved this book. I had read it quite a long time ago, but enjoyed reading it again and will probably read once more a few
years down the road... A great book.
Tehn
I absolutely love this book. I bought it when it first was published, but lost it in a house fire. If you are interested in the subject of this book and can find it in new condition, grab it up !
I could hardly put the book down. I am amazed at the culture of these people-learned so much from this book about the times this story happened-things were SO different then & who could know how these people lived.