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America's Castles: Auto Baron Estates DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 1997
The Auto Baron Estates: Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Meadow Brook Hall & Stan Hywet Hall DVD

Along the shores of Lake Michigan, the men who put America behind the wheel celebrated their wealth with some of the most extravagant homes ever built.

The men who dominated the auto industry at the turn of the century took their tremendous profits and built splendid estates. Many of these homes are not open to the public, but they are open to America's Castles.

Visit Henry Ford's Fair Lane, a mansion whose whimsical style seems at odds with the no-nonsense demeanor of its owner. Go inside the stately mansion built by Ford's only son, Edsel, whose name is forever synonymous with automotive failure. His home, however, is anything but a lemon!

In Meadow Brook Hall, heiress Alice Dodge created one of the most stunning of all American homes. An exclusive tour highlights its many remarkable features. And finally, find out how Goodyear founder Frank Sieberling rolled to profits, and see footage of the construction of his English Tudor style villa, Stan Hywet Hall.

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