Miles here conflates the names Vanderbilt and Astor to represent the pampered elite woman. This passage is a good example of Miles' subversive attitude toward the woman's page which often featured gossip about the socially prominent women at the expense of substantial news about working women or the women's suffrage movement. The wedding of Victor Astor had been the subject of a number stories in the woman's page at the time of this FSC. For instance, a large photograph of his bride-to-be had appeared on April 20, 1914, with a caption explaining, "Miss Helen Dinsmore Huntington is acting as nurse for her fiancÚ, young Vincent Astor, at her beautiful home, Hopeland, near Staatsburg, N.Y., . . . where Astor is seriously ill with pneumonia. The young couple were to have been married on April 30" (6). However, a speedy recovery had allowed the wedding to go forward as planned, and the woman's page of April 30 duly covered the event with lavish pictures of the celebration.