“I’m not even angry at those who have done all of this to us. I just feel sorry for them, because they’re so unenlightened. They just don’t know, you know?” 64-year-old Charlene Marshall sighs in her living room. It’s a sad November afternoon, foggy and dim. Her husband wears a blue-striped shirt and red tie Read More
“What’s odd is that a trial is a certain amount like a movie set, it becomes your real life. And I think it’s going to be really odd for all of us that it’s over,” Astor chronicler Meryl Gordon said Friday, a day after the verdict was announced in the trial of Brooke Astor’s son, Read More
“I do have enough money to buy new frocks, don’t I, Terry?” Brooke Astor had once asked her longtime attorney, Henry “Terry” Christensen.
He thought she was joking.
Mr. Christensen, formerly a partner at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, which represented the wealthy socialite for half a century, had been Ms. Read More
Wherever Meryl Gordon sets her Baltimore Orioles seat cushion in Judge A. Kirke Bartley Jr.’s courtroom often becomes the center of an orbiting cast of reporters.
Ms. Gordon, 58, author of the 2008 tome Mrs. Astor Regrets, is a one-stop reference on virtually every facet of the case against Anthony Marshall, son of the late Read More
“I like it better the other way,” legendary interviewer Barbara Walters said after spending two hours answering questions on Thursday afternoon, May 21—mostly about her close friend, the late Brooke Astor, whose son, Anthony Marshall, stands accused of raiding his mother’s estate.
“Give me this!” Ms. Read More
“I’m so bleary, I don’t know,” Naomi Dunn Packard-Koot, the former social secretary to the late philanthropist Brooke Astor, admitted to Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Loewy, near the end of a marathon day of testimony on Thursday, May 14.
Ms. Packard-Koot is the upteenth witness called thus far in the high-profile trial Read More
“You like being on stage, don’t you?” defense attorney Fred Hafetz asked. “And you want to be center stage in this case, don’t you?”
Naomi Packard-Koot, the former social secretary for the late philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor, had calmly chewed her gum all morning, but she nearly rose from her seat at Read More
In 2002, when Brooke Astor was being fitted for the Oscar de la Renta gown she would wear to her 100th birthday party, the grande dame of Manhattan high society was saying strange things about her son, Anthony Marshall.
“She kept referring to Mr. Marshall as her husband,” Naomi Read More
James C.Y. Watt owes his job to the late philanthropist Brooke Astor.
His title: Brooke Russell Astor Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Asian Art.
On Wednesday, May 13, Mr. Watt became the second Met official to testify in the high-profile trial of Ms. Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall, who Read More
New York Post: If you hadn’t been following yesterday’s National Transportation Safety Board hearings into the crash of Continental Flight 3407 outside Buffalo, in which all 49 people on board and one on the ground died, you’d be looking for a place to read the transcripts that were released there of the conversation in the Read More