Alone together : my life with J. Paul Getty by Getty, Jean Paul; Getty, Jean Paul; Gaston, Teddy Getty;

By Getty, Jean Paul; Getty, Jean Paul; Gaston, Teddy Getty; Diehl, Digby

It was once 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch comprehensive making a song "Alone jointly" on the swanky nightclub the recent Yorker and left the level to discover a captivating stranger at her neighbors' desk. It used to be Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic oil wealthy person and America's first billionaire. In her passionate, unflinchingly sincere memoir of 2 outsize lives entwined, Theodora "Teddy" Getty Gaston, now 100 years previous, unearths the glamorous Read more...

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Even though it was the Depression and people were dying from cold and hunger, there was a serious theater shortage on Broadway—there were no theaters available to rehearse in, and no place where auditions could be held. Lee Shubert allowed Leonard to use his theaters in the morning—but not the stage. M. in whatever theater was free, but instead of being onstage, we’d have to perform in the cold, ugly downstairs lobby, right in front of the men’s and ladies’ rooms. This went on for months, but all of us in the cast, which included Henry Fonda and Imogene Coca, were faithful to Leonard—bonded together by hope.

James had a better fate. ” “How fabulous! ” I exclaimed. “We all are,” Paul said. ” I asked. Paul laughed. “No one really knows. ” “John Getty, my grandfather, was only a small farmer, but my father, his son George, worked his way through college, became a lawyer, and at forty entered the oil business. ” “And now you’re a producer, drilling your own oil wells,” I said. He reached for my hand. “Shall we dance before the floor gets too crowded? ” Again I was in his arms, he was holding me close, and it felt right.

I attempted to push him away, but his hand stayed put. Then I started to cry. “Your mother will believe me, not you,” he said, his breath hot on my face. ” His threat stopped my tears. Terrified by his words, I pulled away from him. I grabbed the door handle on my side of the car, and held on tight. When we got home, I ran upstairs to my room, threw myself on my bed, and cried myself to sleep. I never told my mother, not then, not ever. She would have been devastated. She loved Frank, they had those two adorable daughters, and I couldn’t bear to hurt her.

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