Amy Vanderbilt

Author from United States of America

Amy Vanderbilt (July 22, 1908 – December 27, 1974) was an American authority on etiquette. In 1952 she published the best selling book Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette. The book, later retitled Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette, has been updated and is still in circulation today. The most recent edition (ISBN 0-385-41342-4) was edited by Nancy Tuckerman and Nancy Dunnan. Its longtime popularity has led to it being considered a standard of etiquette writing. She is also the author or collector of cooking materials, including the 1961 book Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Cook Book illustrated by Andy Warhol. It is interesting to note that this cookbook's illustrations are attributed to "Andrew Warhol" (sic), predating Andy Warhol's first New York solo pop art exhibition (hosted at Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery November 6–24, 1962) in which he revealed his groundbreaking Marilyn Diptych and 100 Soup Cans. His illustrations for the Vanderbilt cookbook are simple line drawings in pen and ink, emotionally spare, and contrast starkly with the otherwise sumptuous cookbook setting. Amy Vanderbilt descended from either an uncle or brother of Cornelius Vanderbilt and is therefore not an  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America


Institution From To
New York University


Date of death
Place of death
New York City

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