The Last Great American Dynasty – Taylor Swift

Folklore: el álbum estableció un nuevo récord de transmisión de 24 horas en Apple Music (35,47 millones) y vendió 1,3 millones de copias en todo el mundo en las primeras 24 horas, según Republic Records.


“Me encontré no solo escribiendo mis propias historias, sino también escribiendo sobre o desde la perspectiva de personas que nunca conocí, personas que conocía o desearía no haber conocido”, detalla Swift de su nuevo álbum. Se refiere a la canción “la última gran dinastía estadounidense” específicamente cuando escribe sobre “una viuda inadaptada que se vengó alegremente de la ciudad que la echó”.

Sobre quién estaba escribiendo Swift y por qué. La investigación identificó rápidamente a Rebekah Harkness, la antigua propietaria de la enorme mansión de Swift en Rhode Island. La crónica de “Rebekah” Swift en “la última gran dinastía estadounidense” es Rebekah Harkness, una heredera y divorciada de St. Louis que se casó con William “Bill” Hale Harkness. Según The New York Times, las letras de Swift sobre la vida y el amor de Rebekah con Bill son históricamente precisas. “Bill era el heredero del nombre y el dinero de Standard Oil, y la ciudad dijo: ‘¿Cómo lo hizo una divorciada de clase media?’”, Canta Swift. “Eligieron una casa y la llamaron Casa de vacaciones, sus fiestas eran de buen gusto aunque un poco ruidosas / El médico le había dicho que se calmara, debe haber sido su culpa que su corazón se rindiera”.

Rebekah Harkness

Rebekah West Harkness (April 17, 1915 – June 17, 1982) also known as Betty Harkness, was an American composer, sculptor, dance patron, and philanthropist who founded the Harkness Ballet. Her marriage to William Hale “Bill” Harkness, an attorney and heir to the Standard Oil fortune of William L.

Rebekah Semple West nació en St. Louis, Missouri en 1915. Era la segunda hija de tres hijos de un corredor de bolsa socialmente prominente y cofundadora de G. H. Walker Company, Allen Tarwater, y Rebekah Cook (de soltera Semple) West. Su abuelo fundó St. Louis Union Trust Company. Criado principalmente por una serie de niñeras, Harkness comenzó a bailar y patinar sobre hielo para perder peso y fue muy disciplinada en ambos esfuerzos. Asistió a la Escuela Rossman y la Escuela John Burroughs en St. Louis, luego a Fermata, una escuela de terminación en Aiken, Carolina del Sur. Harkness era amiga de un joven Potter Stewart, a quien cariñosamente llamaba “Potsie”; su relación fue escrita por su biógrafo Craig Unger.

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By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.

The Last Great American Dynasty – Taylor Swift


[Verse 1]

Rebekah rode up on the afternoon train, it was sunny
Her saltbox house on the coast took her mind off St. Louis
Bill was the heir to the Standard Oil name and money
And the town said, “How did a middle-class divorcée do it?”
The wedding was charming, if a little gauche
There’s only so far new money goes
They picked out a home and called it “Holiday House”
Their parties were tasteful, if a little loud
The doctor had told him to settle down
It must have been her fault his heart gave out


And they said
There goes the last great American dynasty
Who knows, if she never showed up, what could’ve been
There goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen
She had a marvelous time ruining everything

[Verse 2]

Rebekah gave up on the Rhode Island set forever
Flew in all her Bitch Pack friends from the city
Filled the pool with champagne and swam with the big names
And blew through the money on the boys and the ballet
And losing on card game bets with Dalí


And they said
There goes the last great American dynasty
Who knows, if she never showed up, what could’ve been
There goes the most shameless woman this town has ever seen
She had a marvelous time ruining everything


They say she was seen on occasion
Pacing the rocks, staring out at the midnight sea
And in a feud with her neighbor
She stole his dog and dyed it key lime green
Fifty years is a long time
Holiday House sat quietly on that beach
Free of women with madness, their men and bad habits
And then it was bought by me


Who knows, if I never showed up, what could’ve been
There goes the loudest woman this town has ever seen
I had a marvelous time ruining everything


I had a marvelous time ruining everything
A marvelous time ruining everything
A marvelous time
I had a marvelous time

Taylor Swift

taylor literally raised us so well that we figured it out in like 5 mins and i’m very proud of that and i hope she is too June 4, 2020: MESSAGE TO TAYLOR- It hurts me to much to say this but we are beyond disappointed with your lack of involvement towards the black lives matter movement.

Taylor Swift

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