The Heart is a Burial Ground: The lost, wild world of Caresse Crosby
Mrs Caresse Crosby takes a ride around the grounds of Rocca Sinibalda, her vast estate just outside Rome in 1964. Photograph: Getty Images
“She is credited with inventing the modern bra, launched Salvador Dali on the international arts scene and founded a publishing house for writers including Hemingway, Joyce and Faulkner. But the extraordinary life of Caresse Crosby, a notorious figure in 1920s bohemian Paris, has been largely forgotten.
Now her remarkable story is being told, and in parts re-imagined, in a book written by her great-granddaughter, Tamara Colchester.”
The Heart is a Burial Ground, by Tamara Colchester, is published by Simon & Schuster on 8 March
Sounds absolutely fascinating. I wonder what those Italian men were thinking as they lugged her around. Extraordinary how much society can change in a relatively short time. I can’t imagine anyone (in Europe) successfully convincing their house staff to carry them around in a sedan chair these days. Imagine the conversation – “Look I’m going to sit in this chair, and the two of you are going to carry it from the house to under that tree over there.”