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Actress Mae West declared married in 1937...



Item # 655957

July 17, 1937

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 17, 1937

* Actress Mae West
* Frank Wallace marriage


The front page has a one column heading: "Court Decides Mae West Is Mrs. Wallace" with photo. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with all 24 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the spine.

wikipedia notes: Mae West was married on April 11, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Frank Szatkus, whose stage name was Frank Wallace, a fellow vaudevillian whom she met in 1909. She was 17. She kept the marriage a secret, but a filing clerk discovered the marriage certificate in 1935 and alerted the press. The clerk also uncovered an affidavit in which she had declared herself married, made during the Sex trial in 1927. At first, West denied ever marrying Wallace, but she finally admitted it in July 1937, in reply to a legal interrogatory. The couple never lived together as husband and wife. She insisted that they have separate bedrooms, and she soon sent him away in a show of his own to get rid of him.

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