Mon. May 27th, 2024
Sign on the home of Tommy Manville, who married 13 times and divorced 11.

S15E7: Chapel of Love | Tommy Manville, “The Marrying Manville”

Lest you think that America’s culture of celebrity for no reason is new, Stacie is here to assure you that isn’t remotely the case. Way, way back, asbestos heir and Manhattan bon vivant Tommy Manville made himself the talk of the times by heading down the aisle over, and over, and over again. With 13 weddings and 11 divorces under his belt, “The Marrying Manville” isn’t just a Trashy Divorces All-Star – he’s basically a legend!

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Stacie’s Receipts

I’ve Got a Secret – August 14, 1952 (YouTube link. “I’m Going to Marry Tommy Manville” is the second segment, after the Olympic Swimmer)

Tommy Manville Is Dead at 73; Often-Wed Asbestos Millionaire; His 11 Wives, 13 Marriages and 11 Divorces Attracted Wide Public Notice (nytimes.com)

The Sixties in the News: How an Era Unfolded in American Newspapers, 1959-1973, by William J. Ryczek (Amazon link)

Publicity shot of Marcelle Edwards (and others) with Lew Ayres (IMDB)

Florence Huber Manville Reid’s 1930 lawsuit against her ex-husband (Google Books link)

7th Bride for Manville (nytimes.com)

8th Mrs. Manville (Life, via Google Books)

Undated Press Photo Thomas Tommy Manville Wilhelmina Connelly Boze Marriage – Historic Images (outlet.historicimages.com)

Tommy Manville (en.wikipedia.org)


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