NEW YORK, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Estate of Aileen Mehle, known to her fans worldwide as the society columnist Suzy, will be sold in two landmark auctions at Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers. Her extraordinary collection of stunning jewelry will be offered as a special section of the April 27 sale of Important Jewelry. Her elegant furniture, decorations, paintings, couture, costume jewelry, accessories, photographs, and memorabilia will be offered on May 24.
During a career spanning over fifty years, Aileen Mehle lived a life as glamorous and exciting as any of the society figures, film stars, and celebrities whose lives she chronicled in her columns. She was married twice and was linked romantically with five-and-dime heir Woolworth Donahue, Hollywood producer Walter Wanger, and Frank Sinatra. In the 1960s, she was a regular panelist on the television program What's My Line? and even had a cameo role in a 1967 episode of Batman.
Writing under the nom-de-plume Suzy, Aileen entertained straphangers, housewives, and the ladies who lunch from 1951 until 2005 with her unique take on society's comings and goings. Alex Hitz described her in a recent tribute for Town and Country as "the undisputed arbiter and Queen of who-was-who in the richest uber-echelon of the rarefied world of that 'high society' or 'beau monde.' She was gossip's grande dame."
When Aileen moved to New York in 1957, she settled into an elegant pre-War building on Park Avenue and made the Upper East Side her home for the rest of her life. She eventually moved into a lavish ballroom apartment in a 1903 mansion designed by Horace Trumbauer, which Aileen's close friend Mario Buatta decorated in the style of the ancien regime.
Aileen Mehle's collection of jewelry reflects her exquisite taste, her vibrant personality, and her fondness for bold, colorful pieces by such designers as David Webb and Andrew Clunn. These were the pieces that she wore to glamorous events around the world during her remarkable life. Her collection is as unique as the charming, beautiful, and intelligent woman herself.
Sale information and the April 27 and May 24 auction catalogues may be viewed at www.Doyle.com.
SOURCE Doyle New York