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Doris Duke, c. 1925
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Sam Kahanamoku, Doris Duke, James Cromwell and unknown man in Waikiki


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Travels in the Islamic World

In 1935 at age 22, Doris Duke married James Cromwell and embarked on a honeymoon tour of the world. Traveling through the Middle East and South Asia for the first time, Duke was fascinated by the rich cultural traditions she encountered, particularly the Islamic ones. These early travels sparked her lifelong passion for collecting and living with Islamic art. Her appreciation and interest in the Islamic world grew during repeated travels to Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, India and other countries.

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At Home in Hawaii

In August 1935, Doris Duke and James Cromwell arrived at the final stop on their honeymoon tour – the U.S. Territory of Hawaii. Attracted by the islands’ natural beauty and relaxed social environment, they extended their stay by four months. In the company of the multitalented Kahanamoku family and a small circle of Hawaiian friends, Doris Duke enjoyed surfing, paddling canoes, sailing, playing Hawaiian music and traveling around the Hawaiian Islands. In April 1936, she purchased a spectacular, 4.9-acre piece of property to build a seasonal residence in Honolulu. It was the same spot where she had spent leisurely days picnicking, surfing and swimming.
Photographs and home movies from the late 1930s and early 1940s show Duke and her friends engaged in fun and sports at Shangri La - swimming in the pool or ocean below, dining outdoors, and simply enjoying time together. The loyal friendships that she enjoyed with her Hawaiian friends brought Duke back each year. As she grew older, Duke entertained small groups of friends at quiet dinner parties, and periodically hosted larger parties to celebrate important events.

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http://www.dukefarms.org/

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Duke Farms, a 2,700-acre estate in Hillsborough, New Jersey, was developed by tobacco and hydropower magnate James Buchanan Duke beginning in 1893.
By the time he died in 1925, J.B. Duke had transformed more than 2,000 acres of farmland and woodlots into an extraordinary landscape. He excavated 9 lakes, constructed some 45 buildings, and built nearly 2 ˝ miles of stone walls and more than 18 miles of roadway. He also installed approximately 35 fountains and populated his park with countless pieces of sculpture.
Duke engaged in at least three known building campaigns, employed hundreds of laborers, and utilized the latest technologies in excavation, construction, water filtration and agriculture in pursuit of his vision.
Much of the landscape J.B. Duke created between 1893 and 1925 is still clearly evident at Duke Farms, a testament to his ingenuity, resourcefulness and determination, as well as his bold vision and tremendous resources.
When J.B. Duke died, his daughter Doris was 12 years old. She inherited control of the estate, and continued to enhance the property when she became an adult.
Doris Duke adapted her father’s greenhouses to create noteworthy display gardens that she opened to the public in 1964. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she purchased small 19th century farms along the western boundary of the estate, which represent the rapidly vanishing agricultural landscape that once characterized central New Jersey.
Today, visitors can take four unique tours featuring different aspects of Duke Farms, as well as take part in a number of educational programs and recreational activities. The property is owned and supported by the Duke Farms Foundation, which maintains the estate’s array of natural, horticultural and historic resources.

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Doris Duke

On November 22, 1912, J.B. and Nanaline Duke’s first and only child, Doris, was born into one of the wealthiest families in America.
From the beginning, Doris was the darling of her father, a man already in his fifties. He offered her the opportunities that came with prosperity, but he also conveyed to her much of his own philosophy about life. Throughout her life, she enjoyed the large estate that her father left her, but she was careful never to fritter away money, as so many other children of fortune had done.
J.B. Duke died in 1925 at the start of Doris’ teenage years. Doris grew up in many places, but spent most of her time in New York, where she received private tutoring.
But it was Duke Farms that Doris Duke adored because the estate was truly a creation of her father, and she associated it closely with him. It became a touchstone through her life and was the house that she identified as her home and principal residence. Her business affairs and personal finances were managed through its offices, and it was where most of her family photographs were kept.
Doris Duke seemed to have chafed at the bonds that held young women captive in the 1920s and 1930s. She felt the urge to travel and explore cultures and lifestyles different from those within which she had been raised.
In 1935, at the age of 22, Doris married James Cromwell, the handsome, dilettante son of Eva Cromwell Stotesbury. Their honeymoon, which took them around the world, awakened Doris Duke’s interest in other cultures and began her adoration of Hawaii, where she constructed her estate Shangri La from 1936 to 1938. In the same manner that Duke Farms was very much her father’s creation, Shangri La was Doris’ architectural statement.
Doris Duke became a collector with an educated and perceptive eye, and she acquired notable collections of Islamic and Southeast Asian art, as well as a varied display of fine jewelry. In fact, whether she was 25 or 75, Doris Duke consistently devoted painstaking attention to her homes and collections. Only now after her death are her innovativeness and many interests becoming evident to those who lived outside her private circle.
Doris Duke had a passion for all things aesthetic, whether it was Islamic art, historic preservation, music and dance, or the natural environment around us. Ultimately, Doris Duke’s legacy is the charitable expression of her many interests, through agencies such as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Newport Restoration Foundation, the Duke Farms Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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Notable Doris Duke

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and her governess in Myers Park around 1920

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The Jewelry
The ring. A rectangular cut diamond weighing approx. 19.72 carats mounted on platinum, circa 1920, originally belonging to Doris’ mother Nanaline Duke (est. $800,000 to $1.2 million).

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Daddy’s diamonds. James B. Duke purchased this necklace from Cartier on 24 December 1908 for 18,500 fr. Mr. Duke collaborated with Cartier and supplied some of the diamonds (est. $800,000 to $1.2 million).
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Purchased from Fulco Verdura in 1940. Verdura had purchased a set of 18th-century Indian ivory chesspieces and made them into bejeweled brooches, which Duke bought for $400 (est. $8,000 to $10,000).

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With Jack Hearst (left) and her first husband James Cromwell at the Burlesque Ball at the Waldorf in 1937.
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Doris and two of her favorite pals at the Pan Am dock in Oahu in 1937.
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