Love, Once and Always

Synopsis: When Lucy Windsor's (Amanda Schull) childhood sweetheart plans to demolish her great aunt's Gilded Age estate and replace it with a golf course, she fights to preserve it. As they set out ...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Allan Harmon
Production: Mansion Productions, Inc.
120 min

And with the industrial

revolution came millionaires

who'd compete to throw

the most lavish parties

and they'd try to out-do

one another

with their big desserts

or their huge hats.

They'd even compete to see

who could have the most

magnificent mansions.

One man plated his entire

bathtub in 24-karat gold leaf.

Imagine taking a bubble bath

in that.

But miss, aren't places

like that

just in fairy tales?

Oh, no.

No, they're very real.

Trust me.

In fact, I used to spend

my summers in a big mansion

just like that

when I was your age.

Well, back in the States.


Oh, excuse me. Excuse me.

Enjoy the rest of your tour.

Lucy, giving children tours

in the galleries again?

That's what our docents

are for.

Sorry, Isabelle.

I was just passing through

and I guess I got pulled in.

I love that exhibit.

Come along.

I need my director of

development upstairs.

We've got to plan for

the fundraiser tonight.

So catch me up where we are.


So I re-worked

the seating chart.

All of our major donors

will be sitting up front,

and you will be between the Lord

Mayor and Ambassador Philips.

Oh, Lucy. You remind me of me.

Museum directors aren't made,

they're born.

And you truly have the makings

of one of the greats.

You know, I'm relocating back

to New York soon.

I can't think of anyone

who works harder than you.

Thank you.

Your passion and knowledge

of history is undeniable.

Your organizational skills

are top-notch.

Well, I've decided to nominate

you as my replacement

when I retire next month.

Isabelle. Really?

Oh my gosh, that would be

a dream come true.

But before we pop the champagne,

just one more hurdle.

I do need to get the trustees

on board with you first.

I will wear them down like...

Like... like the Duke

of Wellington wore down Napoleon

at Waterloo.



Ok. Name tags done,

catering taken care of,

Isabelle's speech printed

and proofed.

I don't think Hannibal had this

much to do crossing the Alps.


Anything else, Josephine?

Uh, that just about does it.

I'd say we're ready for

the fundraiser tonight.

Well then, since the new

exhibit's going in downstairs,

I might just sneak down

for an early peek.

Boss, you're meeting the Hobart

Foundation at 2:

and then Lady Jacobs to nail

down her gift for the east wing,

and you still have to call back

that cute Cambridge professor

that wants to take you out

on a date.

He doesn't want to take me

out on a date.

He just wants my help writing

his grant proposal.

Lucy, you're a victim

of your own success.

Well, I should take these down

to the archives.


I got it.

And, uh, cover for me

if anyone asks?

Have fun.

Enjoy the new exhibit.

Oops, sorry.

Thank you.

Excuse me, sir.

Is this rubbish

you're throwing out?

Hey. That I am, why?

This pot right here is actually

Delft pottery.

It's a real treasure.

You might wanna hang on to it.

I had no idea.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

Take good care of it.

Hi, Nigel.

Did you have a good day?

Great, Lucy.

Oh, this came for you.

Special delivery.

All the way from the U. S. of A.

Looks official.

H.K. Rourke,

Attorney at Law.

"Lucy Windsor, I've been trying

to reach you

"since your great aunt...

This can't be.


Lucy, I'm so sorry to hear

about your aunt.

Thanks, Isabelle.

She was a wonderful lady.

She passed away last month.

Oh, is that her?

Yes. Aunt Grace.

The kindest, most adventurous

soul you could ever meet.

Wow, what a lovely estate.

I'd guess Gilded Age Era.

Upstate New York?

Close, Rhode Island.

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Susan Batten

Susan Batten (born September 21, 1961, in Clayton, North Carolina) is an American soap opera actress, best known for her role as Luna Moody Holden on One Life to Live, a role she originally played from 1991 to 1995. She graduated from North Carolina School Of The Arts and Columbia University Film School. She wrote and produced the film, Showing Roots, starring Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Grace, and Cicely Tyson. more…

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