Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth

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Ida Wood never had any intention of renewing contact with the outside world, but on March 5, 1931, death made it necessary. At four o’clock that afternoon, the 93-year-old did something she hadn’t done in 24 years of living at the Herald Square Hotel: she voluntarily opened the door, craned her neck down the corridor, and called for help. “Maid, come here!” she shouted. “My sister is sick. Get a doctor. I think she’s going to die.”