Empty Mansions - Introduction, An Apparition, Still Life and Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Bill Dedman
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Introduction

Bill Dedman was searching for a home in Connecticut when he came across a listing for a mansion that was originally listed for thirty-five thousand dollars. The listing stated that the house had not been lived in for more than fifty years. Curious, Bill Dedman went to the house and found a caretaker who told Bill Dedman that he had never met his employer. Through real estate records, Bill Dedman discovered this same person had a large home in Santa Barbara California that also had not been lived in for fifty years and several apartments on Fifth Avenue in New York City that had been unoccupied for the last twenty years. The owner of these apartments was Huguette Clark, a copper mine heiress.

Paul Clark Newell, Jr. was Huguette Clark’s second cousin from his father’s...

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