Huntington Hartford


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ISBN: 9783958291638 Category:

Juliet Hartford


This book is the career and life story of the A&P heir and American businessman Huntington Hartford (1911-2008), as told by his daughter Juliet Hartford. Huntington Hartford’s grandfather founded the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P supermarket) in 1859 and his two uncles built it into the world’s largest retail empire. A&P became a beloved staple of American life and Huntington Hartford was a symbol of it.

Using a wealth of photographs and visual documents including press clippings and advertisements, the book traces Hartford’s life from a boy in Newport, Rhode Island, to his years at Harvard where he was known as the world’s richest college boy, his time in the US Coastguard during World War II, his Hollywood career producing movies and opening the Huntington Hartford Theatre, to his founding of the oil shale company Tosco and developing Paradise Island in the Bahamas in the 1960s. In Juliet Hartford’s words Huntington Hartford was a cultural and popular hero, “always at the forefront and on the cutting edge. He created a hurricane and walked straight through it, and he changed the world.”

Growing up with my father was extraordinary. He had a brilliant sense of humor and was a charismatic genius. People hung on his every word. He started a cultural revolution and he represented a Great America. Juliet Hartford

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 28.5 x 33 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 31 December 2021
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28.5 x 33 cm
Weight 300 g


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Huntington Hartford (1911-2008) was an American businessman, developer, philanthropist, theatre and movie producer, as well as an art collector and museum founder.

Juliet Hartford is the daughter of A&P heir Huntington Hartford, greatgranddaughter of George Huntington Hartford I the founder of the A&P supermarket, and great-niece of John and George Hartford. Juliet Hartford attended Le Rosey in Gstaad, Switzerland, has inherited her father's estate and is running it.