Who was this unenthusiastic mother-of-the-bride?
Hint: Despite her claims to the contrary, this socialite mother was unrelated to General Robert E. Lee.
The answer is after the JUMP.
Janet should not have been ashamed of lineage. Instead of descending from slaveowners, she was the daughter of the prominent New York City real estate developer James Lee, who practically invented the concept of the luxury apartment building. The crown jewel of his portfolio was 740 Park Avenue, which, nearly a century later, remains one of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses.