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Wed. Oct 20th, 2021

Boris Johnson by EU2018BG Bulgarian Presidency / CC BY; Joan Crawford by Trailer screenshot / Public domain

S6E6: World Leader Pretend | Boris Johnson & Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

This week, we’re putting a philandering British Prime Minister and a scion of Hollywood royalty under the Trashy Divorces microscope. Stacie has all the deets on Boris Johnson, a man who won’t say how many children he’s fathered, but has certainly mastered the art of failing upwards. Then, Alicia takes us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood for the first marriage and divorce of diva and screen legend Joan Crawford, to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Stacie’s Receipts

Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition, by Sonia Purnell.

Johnson dodges LBC radio host’s questions about his children, The Guardian.

Who is Boris Johnson’s first wife, former Tatler cover girl Allegra Mostyn-Owen?, The Tatler.

Public has right to know Boris Johnson fathered child during affair, court rules, The Guardian.

Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler to get divorced, BBC.

Boris Johnson agrees divorce settlement with Marina Wheeler, The Guardian.

Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM’s home, The Guardian.

The 10 ages of Boris Johnson: a guide to his road to power, The Guardian.

Is Boris Johnson Ready to be Britain’s Prime Minister?, The Atlantic.

Alicia’s Receipts

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Tells His Story (Some of It, That Is), New York Times.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Profiles His Then Wife, Joan Crawford, Vanity Fair.

Joan Crawford’s Relationships Spanned Hollywood & Her Career, Bustle.

The Early Years, joancrawfordma.tripod.com,

Douglas Fairbanks Jr., joancrawfordma.tripod.com.

Joan Crawford: Who was she really? (Jerry Skinner Documentary), YouTube.

 

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