HOPE HAMPTON KEPT HER WEDDING SECRET

HOPE HAMPTON KEPT HER WEDDING SECRET

New York Times

Film Star Married Jules E. Brulatour, Her Manager, Aug. 22---His Third Marriage
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To the surprise of their friends it became known yesterday that Hope Hampton, the motion picture actress who was last seen on the screen in "The Gold Diggers," and Jules E. Brulatour, a director of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, had been married an Aug. 22 last in Baltimore.

The bride's sister, Miss Evelyn Hampton, and her father, Ellsworth Hampton, were present at the ceremony, which was preformed [sic] at the home of the Rev. James M. Wallace.

When asked why the marriage had been kept a secret for so long, Mr. Brulatour laughed and said: "We kept it dark just because we wanted to be a little different. We thought we would reveal it in one year, but it became known, you see. We imagined that it would be rather original for a well-known motion picture actress not to make known the fact that she had been married. My home is at 1,207 Park Avenue and my wife has been living in another apartment at 1,145 Park Avenue. We have been out together constantly, but we were always chaperoned wherever we went."

Mrs. Brulatour was born in Houston, Texas, and educated in Philadelphia. Several years ago she succeeded in obtaining stellar roles in films. For some time her company was known as the Hope Hampton Productions. Lately she has acted with success for First National, the Fox Film Corporation, Famous Players and Warner Brothers. A month or so ago she was seen in Allen Dwan's production of 'Lawful Larceny," and still more recently in "The Gold Diggers," in which she made her most successful screen effort. Mr. Brulatour has been her manager for several years.

This is Mr. Brulatour's third marriage. Under the terms of a preliminary separation agreement with his first wife in 1915 she was to receive $20,000 a year. In April of that year the first Mrs. Brulatour made an application in the Supreme Court to compel her husband to insure his life for $65,000 in her favor. Mr. Brulatour delayed insuring himself, and while he was still fighting the pressure brought against him he was sued by Mrs. Julia Smith for $20,000 for injuries received when she was hit by Mr. Brulatour's automobile. When the damage action came up in court testimony revealed the fact that at the time of the accident Mr. Brulatour's car was being driven by Miss Dorothy Gibson, who was then studying for the operatic stage. Miss Gibson was one of the Titanic survivors, and she became Mr. Brulatour's s second wife, a divorce having been obtained on incompatible grounds in the Kentucky courts. The second Mrs. Brulatour attained fame as the original "Harrison Fisher Girl." She later became a motion picture actress.

Pending the trial of her suit for divorce, Mrs. Dorothy Brulatour in August, 1919, asked for $48,000 alimony, but the court allowed her only $10,000 a year.

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