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By Paul Aron

From royalty to rock stars, count number the methods delves into the most eye-catching amorous affairs of our occasions, together with the stumbling blocks, dramas, joys, and not-always-happy endings. find out how love conquered the British monarchy while Edward VIII abdicated his throne in prefer of the yank divorceée Wallis Simpson. ask yourself why the affection of Lee Krasner saved painter Jackson Pollock sane, but the devotion of F. Scott Fitzgerald drove his spouse, Zelda, mad. Witness the braveness of affection with Christopher and Dana Reeve, as their marriage overcame a sad twist of fate to offer new intending to the vows "in ailment and in health." notice how Ronald and Nancy Reagan proved that love and politics can combine and the way Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow confirmed how love and crime don't. and do not overlook Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the tumultuously enamored couple for whom scuffling with used to be itself a type of lovemaking. those tales etc are right here, each one followed through a notable black-and-white photograph of the couple. Love tales are too usually diminished to both storybook romance or scandal, but-as count number the methods proves-the fact in the back of them frequently seems to be extra attention-grabbing . . . and extra romantic.

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Friends knew about it, of course, but they kept it to themselves. Even those in the press who suspected an affair restrained themselves, partly out of respect for Louise Tracy’s work with the deaf, partly out of respect for Spencer and Kate. ” Occasionally, Kate and Spencer feared the secret might leak. In , while he was staying at Claridge’s in London (and she at the nearby Connaught), the management asked to speak to him about her daily visits. Spencer feared they were going to object to an affair on their premises, or worse, threaten to reveal it to the press.

Lucy has never been a Communist. Not now, and never will be,” he said. ” The audience gave Lucy a standing ovation. That night’s episode, by chance, was “The Girls Go into Business,” as capitalist a title as anyone could ask for. Public support for Lucy was so wholehearted that some historians see it as a turning point after which McCarthyism was never again so powerful a force in Hollywood. Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball 25 But the couple’s political problems were more easily solved than their personal ones.

Mr. Tracy, I think you’re a little short for me,” she said. “Don’t worry,” Mankiewicz answered. ” As Hepburn walked away, Tracy railed about her handshake (too firm) and her suit (unlike other stars of the era, Hepburn never wore a dress). “Not me, boy,” said Tracy. ” In front of the camera, sparks continued to fly. The first scene they shot took place in a bar where the tough sportswriter (Tracy) and the famous columnist (Hepburn) tangled over her suggestion that baseball be banned during World War II.

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