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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 complete making a song "Alone jointly" on the swanky nightclub the hot Yorker and left the level to discover an enthralling stranger at her neighbors' desk. It was once Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic oil magnate 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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She loved doing for others, had great taste, adored the theater, and knew everyone who was anyone in or out of the theater and art worlds. Annie kept an office in a boutique on the ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel on 57th Street, close to the famous Russian Tea Room, near Carnegie Hall. I’d always go along when Mother had an appointment with her. Inevitably, we’d have lunch at that famous tearoom, where Annie would hold court.  . and they all loved Annie. In 1924, when I was eleven years old, Stravinsky stopped at our table, kissed Annie’s hand, and wouldn’t let go.

Six men looked up from their spaghetti. “Hi,” one said, smiling. I knew he must be the boss. ” “Yeah,” he said with a nod, then rose and came around the screen. “I’m Teddy Lynch,” I said, getting down from the chair.  . so I wondered if you might come and see a performance and, if you liked it, you and your friends might put up some money. ” I stopped because he was kind of smiling, looking me over and liking what he saw. ” he asked. ” “Oh, he is,” I insisted, “and so are all the other actors.  Will you come?

About a month later I got a message from Bailey asking to meet. We were supposed to go out on a date that evening, but whatever it was, it couldn’t wait. I was so excited to see him. He was sitting on my couch when I walked into my apartment. I ran to kiss him. He leaned forward and tried to clear his throat.  . ” I went cold. I put out my hand, but he didn’t take it. He just kept looking at me. “Why? ” “No. ” “Then what is it? Are you ill?  .  . don’t you love me anymore? ” “No. I love you, Teddy,” he spoke softly.

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