New York|Society

A Brief History Of New York Socialites

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Long before the days of Paris Hilton, Tinsley Mortimer, and the Real Housewives, there was a whole different breed of socialites. Their social careers began at their debutante balls and their lives were full of charity functions, parties, and lots of husbands. From Brooke Astor to the fabulous Zelda Kaplan, check out the founding fathers (or mothers) of high society.

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