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But He and His Wife, Formerly Miss Guggenheim, Are Allowed to Leave After Appeal
CAPRI, Italy, Oct. 18---Lawrence Vail, who married Marguerite Guggenheim, daughter of the late Benjamin Guggenheim, American copper magnate, was arrested here after an incident which occurred Sunday evening in a Capri club.

He was sentenced to ten days' imprisonment, but appealed, and with his wife was allowed to leave for Amalfi last night.

Mr. Vail, who is 32 years of age, is a writer of plays and short stories, and is the son of Eugene Vail, a well-known Paris artist.

He was married to Miss Guggenheim in Paris in March, 1922, many of the most prominent members of the American colony attending.
Lawrence Vail and Miss Guggenheim met in New York several years before their marriage in Paris in 1922, but the marriage was arranged suddenly.

Young Vail had intended starting for Capri about the time the Guggenheims arrived in Paris last year, but canceled the trip, and he and Miss Guggenheim were married in the Mayor's office.

Benjamin Guggenheim, father of the bride, lost his life in the sinking of the Titanic.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) YOUNG VAIL SENTENCED TO PRISON IN CAPRI (New York Times, Friday 19th October 1923, ref: #3905, published 6 October 2004, generated 23rd October 2021 05:50:48 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/young-vail-sentenced-prison-capri.html