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

It used to be 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch comprehensive making a song "Alone jointly" on the swanky nightclub the hot Yorker and left the degree to discover a captivating stranger at her neighbors' desk. It was once 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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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. While waiting for New Faces, I still had to eat. In the winter of 1933, I got a job as a salesgirl at Atkins on 57th Street. I had to, because I was supporting myself and had to be ready to rehearse whenever Leonard called.

I remember the night Alice stopped me after I finished performing. ” I was stunned! I knew I was singing well. Henry had even spoken to me about doing some recordings with him. I must have looked forlorn, because Alice patted my hand. “Teddy,” she said, “it’s awful and I’m so sorry. It’s not because you aren’t good. You’re great, kid. ” With that, she ran to meet Rudy. I stood there, hardly able to stop the tears. But by the time I reached the apartment, I decided it didn’t matter. I was not going to spend another minute feeling sorry for myself or angry with whomever it was who got me fired.

It was fun, and every college friend of my brother’s vied to be my partner for the evening. It cost them nothing but the price of gas to drive down from Yale, or up from Princeton, to wear a dinner jacket, have supper on the house, and dance till dawn. Although no one knew it, I was the only girl living on that $25 a week. The others still lived with their families on Park Avenue or in River House. I was sharing an apartment with two sisters, Olive and Vida McClain, on the ground floor of a dingy, scary-looking brownstone walk-up at 36 West 75th Street, a half block from Central Park West.

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