The American Invasion Of British High Society

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Many marriages took place between rich American heiresses and impoverished aristocrats.

Dollars became available for the purpose of refurbishing England's crumbling stately homes.

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With the finances of so many British stately homes and castles boosted by the American dollar, the race was on to see whose flight of fancy could be the most imaginative or preposterous.

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The arrival of the American heiress into the British aristocracy was soon followed by that of the American hostess, including the irrepressible Tallulah Bankhead.