Egyptian Princess Fawzia Fuad became the first wife of the crown prince of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlevi in 1939. Two years later he succeeded his exiled father and assumed the title of Shah of Iran.
The marriage was not a success and Fawzia returned to Cairo in 1945.
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Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor shown as they returned to Hollywood May 14 after their wedding shortly after midnight at San Diego, California. (May 14, 1939)
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Barbara Stanwyck & Robert Taylor, 1936
Barbara Stanwyck was hesitant to remarry after the failure of her first marriage. However when she began a whirlwind affair with Robert Taylor the romance was so public that MGM studio eventually insisted on an engagement. The couple married in 1939 and were seen as having one of the most stable and enviable marriages in Hollywood.
After their divorce in 1950, Stanwyck often cited Taylor as the love of her life, she never remarried.
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Barbara Stanwyck & husband Frank Fay
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Louis Prima with second wife Alma Rose
they eventually divorced when she discovered he was cheating on her with Jean Harlow (.)
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Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor at the races, 1939
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Bette and her first husband Ham eating corn on the cob, 1936.
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Mary Astor & George S. Kaufman, 1936
"His first initial is G, and I fell like a ton of bricks. I met him Friday. Saturday he called for me at the Ambassador and we went to the Casino for lunch and had a very gay time! Monday—we ducked out of the boring party. It was very hot so we got a cab and drove around the park a few times and the park was, well, the park, and he held my hand and said he’d like to kiss me but didn’t.
Tuesday night we had a dinner at ‘21’ and on the way to see Run Little Chillun he did kiss me—and I don’t think either of us remember much what the show was about. We played kneesies during the first two acts, my hand wasn’t in my own lap during the third. It’s been years since I’ve felt up a man in public, but I just got carried away.
Afterwards we had a drink someplace and then went to a little flat in 73rd Street where we could be alone, and it was all very thrilling and beautiful. Once George lays down his glasses, he is quite a different man. His powers of recuperation are amazing, and we made love all night long. It all worked perfectly, and we shared our fourth climax at dawn. I didn’t see much of anybody else the rest of the time—we saw every show in town, had grand fun together and went frequently to 73rd Street where he fucked the living daylights out of me.”
—Excerpts published in Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon, from the diary of actress Mary Astor, whose affair with the playwright and critic George S. Kaufman was exposed during her 1936 custody battle. She claimed the snippets leaked to the tabloids were inaccurate. We’ll never know: A judge in 1952 had it burned. (New York Magazine)
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