Consuelo's father, William K. Vanderbilt a wealthy business magnate gave the Duke 2.5 million dollars to repair Blenheim Palace . Consuelo in course of time, spent many more millions to renovate the ‘decrepit heap' that was Blenheim, at the time of her marriage. Consuelo and Duke "Sonny" drifted apart steadily. - Photo from "The Vanderbilt Women" 1991
French Sampler: Consuelo Vanderbilt Duchess of Marlborough
Consuelo Vanderbilt | During the 1880s Mr. & Mrs. William H. Vanderbilt leased "Devilstone," the George Bowler cottage at Bar Harbor, ME, as a summer residence and hosted family retreats. Pictured (1884) center porch: Then-patriarch William H. & Maria Kissam Vanderbilt, his wife. Seated on step to right: a young Consuelo beside Uncle George W. Seated on step to left: Consuelo's mother Alva.
1935 Movie Star C. Henry Gordon Socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt Cafe Photo
"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...