With libretto by Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face offers a sardonic, camp-tinged, tragicomic take on Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll (1912-93), depicting her marriage, divorce and subsequent decline into penniless obscurity. …
Director William Kerley knew there was already enough camp and melodrama built into the unraveling of 20th century tabloid fixture Margaret, Duchess of Argyll without boldfacing its drama in hot-pink neon. More critical to making this …
"I'm absolutely amazed," the Duchess of Argyll, 68, said in a statement. "I thought that after six years I'd lost them forever. [The jewels] were absolutely irreplaceable, so I'm incredibly delighted. The tiara was a Victorian family one and …
In 2006, the Duchess of Argyll lost a bag containing more than $150,000 worth of jewelry at Glasgow Airport after returning home from a jaunt in London. Among the items lost included a diamond tiara, a Cartier brooch, and emerald …
I thought that after six years I'd lost them forever," said the 68-year-old Duchess of Argyll told the Telegraph. "The tiara was a Victorian family one and the necklace was given to me for my 21st birthday. So everything was very special," …
The librettist Philip Hensher based the story on his faint recollections of the real life of the Duchess of Argyll, but his only intention was to generate an effective opera and he had no interest in presenting an accurate historical portrait. His …
Written by composer Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face is a witty and lusty tale of the Duchess of Argyll, who embarked on promiscious behavior reportedly after suffering brain damage in a fall. She engaged in …
The Duchess of Argyll, 80, subject of a scandalous, world-famous Scottish divorce 30 years ago. The society beauty considered the inspiration for Cole Porter's popular song "You're the Top" was born Ethel Margaret Wigham, daughter of …
SHE was known as the Dirty Duchess after her split from the 11th Duke of Argyll led to a bitter and scandalous …
It’s not every day that duchesses go around losing diamond tiaras (at least, not that we know of), so when the Duchess of Argyll lost a bag with the tiara and three other precious jewelry items at the Glasgow Airport, she was a bit distraught.