Monica Randall, Guest Speaker and best selling author is available for Libraries, Colleges, Historical Societies, Fund Raising Events, and Book Signings. Below are brief descriptions of her lectures. For a more detailed description download or view the pdf.
LEGENDARY WOMEN OF LONG ISLAND:
During the glory days of Long Island's fabled Gold Coast, all of society was ruled by an elite group of glamourous women. They were the first American Super-stars as their lives, loves, and scandals played out on the pages of newspapers all over the country. Download .pdf
GATSBY’S LONG ISLAND:
is based on the 1987 best seller ‘Mansions of the Gold Coast’. It includes rare photos of the sprawling castle that inspired F Scott Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby.
LONG ISLAND'S MOST HAUNTED MANSIONS:
Monica shares amazing true stories of spectral beings who sometimes show up on film and make their etherial voices heard during the night. You will come away believeing that truth can sometimes be greater than fiction.
PHANTOMS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
is an illustrated slide program about the lost river world along the Hudson, with its abandoned and ruined castles and the amazing people who built them.
WINFIELD: Living in the shadow of the Woolworth's is an evocative history of the sixty room mansion built by five and dime king, F.W. Woolworth.
THE GOLD COAST AND THE MOVIES:
Go behind the scenes with location scout Monica Randall as she shares her experience working with film icons Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Robert Redford, and Martin Scorsese.
Brings to life the magic and enchantment of the winter season as it was celebrated during the last century. The program also features many of the Gold Coast mansions as they are rarely seen during the winter months when they are garlanded in snow.
During the sixties and seventies hundreds of the great estates were bulldozed to make way for housing developments. The attics of these doomed palaces were often filled with steamer trunks filled with the most expensive gowns money could buy.
TIFFANY'S LAURALTON HALL:
Designed by Louis Tiffany without the aid of an architect it became the setting for some of the most dazzling parties ever hosted in the country. The stucco, art nouveau showplace was unlike anything ever built before or since. Learn about this extraordinary home and it's tragic fate.
For press kit, newspaper reviews, & and more detailed information these unique and original programs please call 516-921-7438 or write to;
Monica Randall Box 75, Oyster Bay, New York 11771