The novelist Elsa Maxwell died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Known as the Hostess with the Mostess, she was the world’s premiere party-giver during the Roaring Twenties. She first gained fame as an author and gossip columnist.
She was born in Keokuk, Iowa, at a theater, during an opera performance.
“Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.” (Elsa Maxwell)
“Serve the dinner backward, do anything – but for goodness sake, do something weird.” (Elsa Maxwell)
“Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores.” (Elsa Maxwell)
“Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished.” (Elsa Maxwell)
“Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband.” (Elsa Maxwell)