Wives and Husbands

Home Work by Julie Andrews takes off from her arrival in Hollywood from England. She achieved success and, with director Blake Edwards, a partner and collaborator. The pair worked together in numerous films, including Victor/Victoria , a gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations. The Husband Hunters by Anne De Courcy is a lively story about American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy.  Like the fictional Crawley family of Downtown Abbey, the women gained social cachet while their husbands acquired needed funds for their failing estates.

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