George L. Lorton
I remember that discussion with photo of Alice and her parents! Lucky Girl! She had one of each! I think trippy Kippy knew what he was gettin' but Pappy pitched a fit and threatened the old jewel "I'll disinherit you if you up and marry that C...n!" so that Marriage went up in smoke! Going up, going up, up in a buff of smoke! Did that story have a song too? If it doesn't I'll make one up and send it to the Daily Mirror Of Fear! Fear for anyone caught in that rag and wanting to hang on to their reputations! Pity... they probably had to move the Rudy Valentino makes contact with Moochie Medium and describes Ballyhoo Heaven to the back, back pages! Damn! I hope Alice whipped Pappy and Trippy Kippy b*** in court! Go get'em Stuffy Racist Crackers, Shug!Earlier...MUCH earlier...in this thread, I talked about the Red Hot Rhinelander scandal of 1925. "Kip" Rhinelander, old money New Yorker, had married Alice Jones, a lower middle class English girl living in NYC. He was "SHOCKED" a bit later to discover that his wife was half-black. Papa Rhinelander pressured him to have his marriage annulled.
Love it! Jim Kalafus shares bygone Scandals of Yore (Daily Mirror) with Cantankerous Commentary by Geo. Lorton.
Lemme know when you post a copy of Micheline Keating's byline on Pola Negri's Antics at Rudy Valentino's Funeral! Pola Faints, Faints, Faints! It's my favorite! Yes seems I have no taste after all!