Porfirio Rubirosa on his wedding day to his first wife, Flor de Oro Trujillo, 1932.
Rubirosa was an adherent to Trujillo’s father, famed Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, and was rumored to be a political assassin under his regime.
He would later gain fame as a professional polo player and international playboy and went on to marry two of the richest women in the world.
6:06 pm • 22 August 2014 • 60 notes
"I asked him about differences in the nature of friendships with men and with women. “Women are more intense about it,” he replied, “because they’re always dealing with other women, and that’s so dicey. There’s always going to be trouble there. Can you imagine the trouble between Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart?” Noting my inquiring expression, he said, “Well, Eleanor was in love with Amelia, and Amelia was in love with my father.” He added, “My father kept taking Amelia and me to college football games, which bored us beyond words. She and I would read, write, and exchange poetry throughout every game. I had hoped that my father would marry her so that she would become my stepmother. But when I asked him why they hadn’t married, he said, ‘She was like a boy. I never wanted to marry another boy.’ ”
- an excerpt from a Vanity Fair, Gore Vidal profile, on important women in his life.
Gore’s father Eugene Vidal was an athlete and aviation pioneer.
7:32 pm • 19 August 2014 • 153 notes
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.
7:24 am • 27 March 2014 • 139 notes
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)
(Source: mariedeflor, via misstanwyck)
7:12 pm • 19 March 2014 • 323 notes
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.
5:36 pm • 19 March 2014 • 149 notes
Barbara Stanwyck & husband Frank Fay
4:13 pm • 19 March 2014 • 90 notes
Louis Prima with second wife Alma Rose
they eventually divorced when she discovered he was cheating on her with Jean Harlow (.)
9:10 am • 1 October 2013 • 27 notes
Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor at the races, 1939
9:36 am • 11 July 2013 • 1,161 notes