November 27, 2019: A recent addition to my private collection. This photograph purchased by Steven Louis Brawley from the Auchincloss family archives shows a Thanksgiving at Merrywood in the 1940s. Hugh's back is to the camera. Janet is across from Hugh in front of the sideboard, Hugh's mother is on his left. The young lady to Hugh's right may, or may not, be Jackie, no confirmation. Lee and Janet (Jr.) may also be in the photo, but also not confirmed. I think Gore Vidal is at the far end of the table on the right. More research needed. Pinkpillbox wishes everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.
Image credit line: From collection of Steven Louis Brawley, www.pinkpillbox.com.
June 27. 2019: Jackie's Red Gate Farm has been listed for $65 million by her daughter Caroline.
“Forty years ago, my mother fell in love with Martha’s Vineyard,” Caroline said in a press release announcing the sale. “When she found Red Gate Farm, it was a perfect expression of her romantic and adventurous spirit. The dunes and ponds and rolling hills of Aquinnah gave her the chance to create a world where she could be so close to nature, close to her family and friends, and, most importantly, close to her beloved books. She even built a fairy treehouse for her grandchildren.” Now, she said, it is time to pass on the torch.
“Those grandchildren are grown, so now it is time for us to follow my mother’s example and create our own worlds. We hope that a new family will treasure this place as we have for three generations. We are excited about the next chapter for Red Gate Farm.”
Images courtesy Christie's
By Steven Louis Brawley
October 2, 2018: Happy to announce I have acquired an amazing painting of Jackie by talented artist Chris Burbach. I have known Chris for many years, and have proudly watched as his artistic career has taken off in Palm Springs. Learn about his work. Now I have to find the perfect spot for her in my humble abode. Image courtesy Chris Burbach.