Was Leontine Aubart Guggenheim's mistress?


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liz greco

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How does anyone really know if Leontine Aubart was Guggenheim's mistress. After all they traveled on seperate tickets and were they actually seen together on the ship throughout the voyage. There is no real proof to back up this claim, it is all based on rumour.
 
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David H.

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Walter Lord gave an interview in which he stated that Rene' Harris identified Madame Aubert as Guggenheim's mistress. Also Peggy Guggenheim's biography (Ben's daughter)has a chapter devoted to the Titanic subject in which she mentions her uncles greeting "Mrs. Guggenheim" at the Carpathia and sending her back to Europe. Her mother was surprised to see herself on the initial survivors' list!
 

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In the book by John Davis he was not very sure if the mistress of Guggenheim ever really existes, he could not say for certin. Also wALTER LORD NEVER MENTIONED THIS LITTLE FACT IN A NIGHT TO REMEMBER OR THE FOLLOWUP A NIGHT LIVES ON.SO IT NEVER WAS PROVEN IF GUGGENHEIM HAD A MISTRESS ON BOARD THAT NIGHT.
 
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Leontine "Ninette" Aubart was most certainly the paramour of Benjamin Guggenheim.According to the family she was "paid off" and returned shortly afterwards to Paris. She married a French politician named DeLannoy in 1927, he may not have been her frist husband, but they were divorced in 1934. She remarried a Mnsr. Caille and died on 29th October 1964.
 

George Behe

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Hi, Geoff!

Don Lynch knows of a present-day woman who **claims** that Guggenheim and Aubart had a total of three illegitimate children (one, her husband, having been born after the disaster.) The details of the story aren't mine to share, but I'm sure Don will be happy to fill you in if you ask him about it.

By the way, Geoff, did you receive my email? (Please reply privately if you did. Thanks.) :)

All my best,

George
 

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