Join us as stories of historic Vizcaya take over Coral Gables Museum with Dr. Robin F. Bachin, editor of Big Bosses. This rediscovered manuscript follows the life of Althea McDowell Altemus (1885-1965) as an independent working woman and single mother in the Jazz Age. In her memoir, she vividly recounts her life as a secretary for prominent (but thinly disguised) employers in Chicago, Miami, and New York during the late teens and 1920s. Alongside her we rub elbows with movie stars, artists, and high-profile businessmen, and experience lavish parties at Vizcaya while also gaining more intimate glimpses of daily life at the estate.
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