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‘Queen of Versailles’ is fascinating look into a lavish lifestyle

Published 08/24/2012, Duluth News Tribune

Knowing what I already knew about “The Queen of Versailles” when I walked into the movie, I fully expected to hate Jackie and David Siegel, a couple we meet in the process of building themselves the largest private home in America. What I left with was not hatred. I disapproved of the values they represent, but I also found them fascinating and just slightly lovable. When we’re discussing who to invite to a dinner party, my wife, Chaz, and I sometimes use the shorthand, “good value for money,” which indicates guests expected to be entertaining. The Siegels would qualify.

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