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Mansions, Monuments and Masterpieces: The Glory Days Of Travel DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, 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: July 6, 2002
Tour the extraordinary hotels and resorts that evoke an age when travel was a luxury only the wealthiest could afford.

They were conveyed in grand ships or luxurious steam trains, their luggage attended to by small armies of porters. Their wanderings were dictated as much by the social calendar as anything else, and the stops they made were carefully selected to reinforce their place at the top of society. They were the lucky, rich, few who made the rounds during THE GLORY DAYS OF TRAVEL.

In an age when the Florida weekend is accessible to just about everyone, it is illuminating to look back at the world of travel that existed just a few decades ago.

Here, we'll visit the tourist meccas of an earlier time, palaces of comfort and respite like the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the Greenbriar Hotel, a mountain resort on six thousand acres that was literally kept secret for over 50 years. Hear from the author of The Jekyll Island Club and tour the grounds of this private enclave off the Georgia coast, whose members once owned one-sixth of the world's wealth and had a penchant for shooting their own dinners!

With commentary from authors like George Plimpton and guided tours to off-limits areas, this is the inside story of a vanished world.

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