Alicia pulls a spiderweb she discovered on another of her podcasts, Done & Dunne, about perhaps the reigning champion of divorce, socialite Barbara ‘Bobo’ Sears Rockefeller. When Bobo died at 91 in 2008, the New York Sun remembered her with this headline: “Bobo Rockefeller, 91, Married Well, Divorced Better.” An ex-wife of both a Sears and a Rockefeller, she was a prominent personality in the 1950s when she had both a well-publicized “Cinderella Wedding” to Standard Oil heir Winthrop Rockefeller, and a Divorce of the Century from him two years later.
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The Story Behind One of Slim Aarons’s Most Famous Photographs (townandcountrymag.com)
Winthrop Rockefeller’s Wedding (1948) (YouTube link)
Piece of the Rockefeller (nypost.com)