The old-school supporters - with one staging a solo pitch invasion - were more like the 1970s inhabitants of the Shed than the nouveau-riche
fans of the new millennium at Stamford Bridge.
But while viewers sympathised with her reduced circumstances, it was her sparky relationship with nouveau-riche
businessman Richard DeVere which caught the imagination of the nation.
In twelve large, exquisitely staged, and sumptuously shot tableaux, a motley cast of performers--characters include Columbine, the Lover, the Trickster, an ex-gladiator Strong Man, the Poet, and a little girl--moves through dilapidated tennis courts and nouveau-riche
colonnades, poolside bacchanals and sylvan executions on a pilgrimage to the sea.
It and nouveau-riche
Chelsea are the only Barclaycard Premiership clubs in a position to spend big money on the squads.
It was with these edifices that the nouveau-riche
Americans, regarded haughtily by high-born creoles (locals of European descent), made grand pleas for acceptance.
Bridging the time span and adroitly connecting the plots of the two parts, as it were, are some strange persons and objects used as leitmotivs, the most important being a valuable Venetian mirror stolen from the rich Nehama's townhouse by the unscrupulous and rapacious mayor in 1944, which reappears some twenty years later in the nouveau-riche
house of his amoral son Anghelos.