Zsa Zsa Gabors Mother Jolie by Pal Fried

We bought part of Zsa Zsa Gabors estate from her only daughter francesca hilton, she and Conrad Hilton had a daughter . we will be offering several items from this estate so if of interest keep watching us.
This is a large painting by Pal Fried of Jolie Gabor the Countess De Szigethy
Zsa Zsa Gabors mother.
In the 1930s, Jolie opened Crystello, a shop selling crystal and porcelain in Budapest, as well as Jolie’s, a handmade-costume-jewelry shop at 4 Kígyó utca in Budapest; she also established another branch of her eponymous shop in Győr.[23] Eventually there were five such shops in the Budapest area.[24] The firm’s jewels also incorporated semiprecious stones and were admired for their old-fashioned settings and workmanship.[25]
“Just like Bulgari is known in Rome, that’s how well-known I was in Budapest”, Jolie once stated. “Jolie’s did so well that at holiday time they were standing outside in line waiting until somebody goes out from the inside.”[26] The rise of Nazism in Germany forced her to curtail her retail business, Gabor recalled, “Everybody told, ‘Jolie is crazy to go now to Berlin and Leipzig for jewelry.’ I never went again.”[27]
She was forced to close the stores when Hungary was occupied by the Germans, at which time she and other family members fled to Portugal.[28] They were assisted by Carlos Sampaio Garrido,[29] Portuguese ambassador to Hungary — Gabor’s daughter Magda reportedly was either his aide or his mistress — who provided safe passage to many Hungarian Jews in 1944.[30][31] An article in Vanity Fair stated in 2001 that it was under Sampaio’s guidance that the family “… had been spirited out of the country …”[32] Her brother, Sebestyén (or Sebastian), also a jeweler, spent part of the war in labor camps, beginning in 1942, until he and their mother, Franceska, were killed in a Budapest bombing raid during World War II.[33]
Gabor arrived in the United States on December 30, 1945.[11][34][35] She opened a successful costume jewelry business (called simply Jolie Gabor) in New York City in 1946, with $7,200 borrowed from her daughters.[24][36][37] It later moved to 699 Madison Avenue.[38] Gabor also established a branch of the firm in Palm Springs, California. Among the company’s designers were Elsa Beck and Stephen Kelen d’Oxylion, as well as her own daughter, Magda.[11][39]
One of the saleswomen was Evangelia Callas, mother of future opera diva Maria Callas.[40] In 1953 the store introduced ornamental metal fingernails studded with rhinestones.[41] In 1975, almost 80 years old, Jolie signed with the Keene Lecture Bureau as an inspirational speaker. She toured the country speaking about the relationship between beauty and female empowerment.[42][43]


DIMENSIONS: 36.75ʺW × 6ʺD × 47ʺH
STYLES: Hollywood Regency, Portraiture
ART SUBJECT: Pop Culture
PERIOD: 1940s
ITEM TYPE: Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
CONDITION: Very Good Condition, Unknown, No Imperfections

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