The Gilded Age

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The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and huge fortunes were made and lost. In 1882, young Marian Brook moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her aunts Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook. Accompanied by Peggy Scott, an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George and Bertha Russell. Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, Marian must choose if she will follow the established rules of society or forge her own path.

Q-tips say: We are enjoying this an 8 series about Old Money vs New Money. Both serious and soapy, it’s a delight. “The Gilded Age” succeeds in keeping the audience on its toes with its mixture of melodrama and genuine grandeur. It may not be enjoyable movie to all but we did enjoy it.

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