Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Marjorie Merriweather Post (March 15, 1887 – September 12, 1973) was an American businesswoman, socialite, and the owner of General Foods, Inc.wikipedia
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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Marjorie Merriweather Post (March 15, 1887 – September 12, 1973) was an American businesswoman, socialite, and the owner of General Foods, Inc. She used much of her fortune to collect art, particularly pre-revolutionary Russian art, much of which is now on display at Hillwood, the museum that was her estate.
The former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood is known for its large decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on the House of Romanov, including Fabergé eggs.

Mar-a-Lago

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She is also known for her mansion, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, which after her death became a resort owned by President Donald Trump. In addition to Hillwood and other estates, Post's other lavish home was Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
Mar-a-Lago is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Springfield, Illinois

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Marjorie Merriweather Post was born in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter and only child of C. W. Post and the former Ella Letitia Merriweather.
Both John L. Lewis, a labor activist, and Marjorie Merriweather Post, the founder of the General Foods Corporation, lived in the city; Post in particular was a native of Springfield.

General Foods

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Marjorie Merriweather Post (March 15, 1887 – September 12, 1973) was an American businesswoman, socialite, and the owner of General Foods, Inc. She used much of her fortune to collect art, particularly pre-revolutionary Russian art, much of which is now on display at Hillwood, the museum that was her estate.
His daughter, Marjorie Merriweather Post, had been raised in the business and was familiar with virtually every aspect of its operations.

Camp Topridge

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Post also owned Camp Topridge on Upper St. Regis Lake in the Adirondacks, which she considered a "rustic retreat".
Camp Topridge is an Adirondack Great Camp bought in 1920 and substantially expanded and renovated in 1923 by Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder of General Foods and the daughter of C. W. Post.

Sea Cloud

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Post and her second husband, E. F. Hutton, owned Sea Cloud (Hussar V), the largest privately owned sea-going yacht in the world at the time.
Sea Cloud was built in Kiel, Germany, as a barque for Marjorie Merriweather Post and her second husband Edward F. Hutton of Wall Street's E. F. Hutton & Co..

Benjamin A. Muncil

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The expansive Great Camp, built in 1923 by Benjamin A. Muncil, eventually contained nearly 70 buildings, as well as a Russian dacha, on 300 acres.
He was a major figure in the architectural development of the Adirondack Great Camps; among his many projects was Marjorie Merriweather Post's Camp Topridge, Northbrook Lodge, and White Pine Camp, a summer White House of US President Calvin Coolidge.

Harry Winston

Some of Post's jewelry, bequeathed to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is displayed in the Harry Winston exhibit.

Palm Beach, Florida

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In addition to Hillwood and other estates, Post's other lavish home was Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

Edward Francis Hutton

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Post and her second husband, E. F. Hutton, owned Sea Cloud (Hussar V), the largest privately owned sea-going yacht in the world at the time.
He married his second wife, General Foods heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post, in 1920.

C. W. Post

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Marjorie Merriweather Post was born in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter and only child of C. W. Post and the former Ella Letitia Merriweather.
His 27-year-old daughter, Marjorie Merriweather Post, inherited his company along with most of his vast fortune, one of the largest of the early 20th century.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

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The Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor concert venue in Columbia, Maryland, is named for her.
It is named for the American Post Foods heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post who promised and withdrew donations to Rouse for the facility.

Joseph E. Davies

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Another home, which she shared with Joseph Davies in Washington, D.C., was called Tregaron.
His second wife was General Foods heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, whom he married in 1935; the couple divorced in 1955.

Tregaron Estate

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Another home, which she shared with Joseph Davies in Washington, D.C., was called Tregaron.
From 1942 to 1958 it was occupied by Joseph E. Davies, who had served as the ambassador for the United States to Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Soviet Union and his second wife Post Cereal Company heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Dina Merrill

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*Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (1923-2017), better known as the actress Dina Merrill.
She was the only child of Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her second husband, Wall Street stockbroker Edward Francis Hutton, founder of E. F. Hutton & Co. Merrill had two older half-sisters, Adelaide Breevort (Close) Hutton (July 26, 1908 – December 31, 1998) and Eleanor Post (Close) Hutton (December 3, 1909 – November 27, 2006), by her mother's first marriage to Edward Bennett Close, grandfather of actress Glenn Close.

Goshen Scout Reservation

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The 425-acre (172 ha) Lake Merriweather at Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen, Virginia, was named in her honor.
Lake Merriweather was named for Marjorie Merriweather Post, an ardent supporter of Scouting in the Washington, DC area.

LIU Post

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It became C.W. Post College in 1954, now known as LIU Post.
The campus is named after breakfast cereal inventor Charles William Post, father of Marjorie Merriweather Post, who sold the property (which had been her Long Island estate known as Hillwood) to LIU in 1951 for $200,000 ($0 today).

Eleanor Post Hutton

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Eleanor Post Close was born on December 3, 1909 in Greenwich, Connecticut, the second daughter of heiress, socialite and company founder Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887–1973) and investment banker Edward Bennett Close.

House of Fabergé

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Hillwood has operated as a private museum since Post's death and displays her French and Russian art collection, featuring the work of Fabergé, Sèvres porcelain, French furniture, tapestries, and paintings.
Other important Fabergé miniature collectors were Marjorie Merriweather Post, her niece Barbara Hutton and even Fabergé's competitor Cartier, who in 1910 purchased a pink jade pig and a carnelian (agate) fox with cabochon ruby eyes set in gold.

Long Island University

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In 1951, their Long Island estate, which she had purchased in 1922 with Hutton, located in Brookville, New York, was sold to Long Island University for $200,000.
In 1951, in response to the growing number of families moving to the suburbs, LIU purchased an 177 acre estate known as Hillwood from cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her third husband Joseph E. Davies.

Napoleon Diamond Necklace

Pieces in the collection include the Napoleon Diamond Necklace and the Marie Louise Diadem, a 275-ct (55 g) diamond-and-turquoise necklace and tiara set that Napoleon I gave to his second wife, Empress Marie Louise; a pair of diamond earrings set with pear shapes, weighing 14 ct (2.8 g) and 20 ct (4 g), once belonging to Marie Antoinette; the Blue Heart Diamond, a 30.82-ct (6.164 g) heart-shaped blue diamond ring; and an emerald-and-diamond necklace and ring, once belonging to Mexican emperor Maximilian.
As such, he kept it intact, reselling it the same year to Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Brookville, New York

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In 1951, their Long Island estate, which she had purchased in 1922 with Hutton, located in Brookville, New York, was sold to Long Island University for $200,000.
Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of cereal creator Charles William Post, and her husband Edward Francis Hutton, the famous financier, built a lavish 70-room mansion on 178 acres called Hillwood.

Mystery on Fifth Avenue

, a film based on The New York Times feature "Mystery on Fifth Avenue", describing a riddle-laden renovation of a triplex undertaken by Eric Clough and the architectural firm 212box, built for Merriweather Post in the 1920s, was in development by J. J. Abrams.
The apartment, a 4,200-square-foot luxury co-op formerly inhabited by Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton, was purchased by Wall Street mogul Steven B. Klinsky and his wife Maureen Sherry for $8.5 million.

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, a film based on The New York Times feature "Mystery on Fifth Avenue", describing a riddle-laden renovation of a triplex undertaken by Eric Clough and the architectural firm 212box, built for Merriweather Post in the 1920s, was in development by J. J. Abrams.
In 2008, it was reported that Abrams purchased the rights to a New York Times article "Mystery on Fifth Avenue" about the renovation of an 8.5 million dollar co-op, a division of property originally owned by E. F. Hutton & Co. and Marjorie Merriweather Post, for six figures and was developing a film titled Mystery on Fifth Avenue, with Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions, and comedy writers Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky to write the adaptation.

Close City, Texas

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The original town site was renamed Close City, named after Post's son-in-law, E. B. Close (Edward Bennett Close), who married his daughter Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1905.