|The late, great, Ann Downey, Palm Beach, via NYSD|
Does anyone still remember Baby Jane Holzer? Baby Jane had a little pied a terre at The Volney, on the UES, and so did Ann Downey. Baby Jane was born in Palm Beach. All very interesting. I used to go over to the Volney when I was at FIT, since my friend Scott Lalley was working for Ned Marshall and Harry Schule, and they had a great apartment there, I think it was a penthouse. Apparently, when Mrs. Downey came back from living in a penthouse in Paris, she took a little place in The Volney. Fond memories!
I always admired Ann Downey's sense of color- and no wonder, since she worked later for the famous society decorating firm, McMillen. Also interesting is that she was quoted as saying that Dorothy "Sister" Parish was her favorite decorator. Demonstrating a very high taste level indeed, and a love of family, and of home. Rest in peace, dear Ann. DF *****
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