She lived to be 104 and left behind mansions she never lived in and a $300 million fortune relatives are now fighting over. It’s quite a story, one that fascinates anyone who hears about it. And this month at Ventfort Hall, you will have a chance to learn the story that’s behind behind the story of the rich and reclusive Huguette Clark, who lived the gilded life in a gilded cage of her own making.
That’s because investigative reporter Bill Dedman of NBC News, was able to sniff out the real facts when he went in search of, and discovered, the fascinating, almost unbelievable details.
So spicy is the tale that it that it will appear in hardcover this month, in a book he titles “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.”