Harry Archbald: annulllment

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Harry Archbald: annulllment - 'Brandy Marriage' Annulled by Court (By...
'Brandy Marriage' Annulled by Court (By Associated Press) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24. What Mrs. Marie Flynn Riker described as a "brandy marriage" to Edwin J. Tierney, Hollywood dance director, was annulled today by Superior Judge Harry Archbald. Mrs. Riker is the widow of Samuel Riker, wealthy New York business man. She said she and Tierney went to Palm Springs, last Dec. 8, with her sister, Kitty O'Dare, film actress, and Franklin Stevens Jr., to celebrate the marriage of Miss O'Dare and Stevens. Then, she said, her sister and Stevens chartered an airplane to take them to Ensenada, Mexico, to continue the celebration. "I was deathly afraid of flying, and refused to go," Mrs. Riker testified. "So they gave me brandy to steady my nerves, and that's all I remember." The witness said she did not recall landing at Yuma, or going through a marriage ceremony with the dance director. Her first knowledge of the wedding was the next morning. Miss O'Dare corroborated the story, "I told the taxi driver to take my sister to the license bureau and have her married to Tierney," she said. "Had there been anything said about marriage before that," she was asked. "No." "It wss just an Idea that came into your mind?" "Yes." Tierney did not contest the suit, and an annullment was granted.

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 25 Jan 1936, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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