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COMPTON-8 - Jimmy Walker and Betty Compton Slip Away on...
Jimmy Walker and Betty Compton Slip Away on Quiet Honeymoon On Riviera CANNES, Frances, April 18. --Former Mayer James J. Walker and Betty Compton, American acti'css, were married here today. The couple entered the city hall by the back door to avoid the curious persons. They were married at 11:15 a. m. by Mayor Gazagnaire' of Cannes. Witnesses for Walker were his lawyer, Alfred Sharon, and his hotel proprietor, M, Martinez. Dr. Joseph Fisher, Walker's physician, was witness for Miss Campton. The bride's mother, an Associated Press correspondent, anil one other person were the only additional spectators at the ceremony. Immediately afterward, Mr, and Mrs. Walker ran through a group of photographers and an inquisitive crowd, escaping without disclosing their immediate plans. The bride wore a green hat ant! a green tailored flannel dress. Walker wore a navy, blue suit, a blue shirt and tie to match. · At the conclusion of the ceremony Mayor Gazagnaire made a brief speech in French, saying .the city of Cannes was grateful to have both the bride and groom living: here.' · , Addressing Walker, the mayor said:. · V . . "I hope when you are recalled to America to take another official position, probably as -mayor of New York, · you will. remember Cannes pleasantly.'? Walker, for whom the speech was translated, did not reply. Friends expect the couple to live at the bride's villa, Beau Gcste, perched on a hill near Cannes, among flowers and mimosa trees, looking over one ol tho most beautiful spots on the Riviera. The bride recently expressed a hope that Walker would buy a home here since the villa, does not belong to her. She said she hoped, too, that they would have children. The couple jumped into an automobile, taking an undisclosed honeymoon trail. The marriage of Miss Compton, one-time Broadway star, and the former mayor of New York, is her third venture into matrimony and his second. They had been friends for five years. As early, as 1928 they were seen together at night clubs, but reports linking their names did not become a matter of public record until Samuel Seabury's investigation, which culminated in Walker's resignation as mayor. At the Bearing-, much was said of an "unnamed person" alleged to have received money from the accounts of Russell T. Sherwood, described by Seabury as Walker's financial agent. Although the name of this person was guarded closely at the hearings, after- ward it became, known that the person referred to was Miss Compton. After resigning before the charges against him were passed upon by Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Walker went to Europe. the same ship were Miss Compton and her mother. They went to Cannes, where the ex-mayor and ,the actress were frequently seen together. Before sailing, Miss Campion had acknowledged that she did from Walker $7,000 referred to the Seabury inquiry. She said it was payment of a bet. She at Seabury the taunt thaf when it came to "slander," it was and children first" with him. Miss Compton's first marriage was to C. S. Riches of Toronto, a union that ended in divorce in 1926. In February, 1931, she married Edward. Duryca Bowling, dialogue director for the movies. After a honeymoon trip to Havana, from which they returned separately, a Mexican divorce ended that marriage. Recently Walker was divorceil by Mrs. Janet Allen Walker, had been married for years to man who once wrote the song "Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May?" She filed suit at Miami, March 9, alleging desertion, and the final decree handed down on March 27. ' Walker is SI: Miss Compton is in her twenties.

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  1. The Brownsville Herald,
  2. 18 Apr 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 15

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