Susan hayward

cahatton Member Photo

Clipped by cahatton

Susan hayward - Chalkley grew, was losing of her...
Chalkley grew, was losing of her ultra-seriousness ultra-seriousness ultra-seriousness and becoming lighter and happier. was flying in regularly to her," says Helen Rackin, wife producer Marty Rackin. She a good deal of time with and Susan. "When Eaton back, Susan was divinely and she looked marvelous. could see that she was very in love with him." Susan gave a Christmas party year. She flew in her old New friend Sarah Little, who still for House Beautiful and the same decorating talent as deceased sister Martha, to transform the house. By now, a year after her last party, had acquired some taste of own from Eaton. "It was incredible, incredible, the transformation, from silver and the linen to the crystal," says Stan Musgrove. had actually purchased furniture, opting for simplicity rather lavishness, even to decorating Christmas tree with ribbons bows instead of tinsel and The homey effects were wonderful and had to impress the campaign to win him progressed, she made many adjustments adjustments to prepare for a new The fact that the boys were in boarding school, called Chapman, made the relationship with easier, and she began discarding discarding propriety and living openly with Eaton at the house during his three- three- and four-day four-day four-day visits to Hollywood. It wasn't all happiness during this time; there were severe disappointments. disappointments. She had learned months earlier, through an investigator investigator she hired, that Eaton's talk about his various business venturesincluding venturesincluding a car dealership, a law firm and a motel in Carrollton Carrollton had less substance than she had believed. He had business, all right, but not appreciable assets. assets. But, by now, Susan was too much in love with Eaton to worry long about such matters. They began making serious plans. After the New Year, Susan flew to Carrollton Carrollton to join Eaton in a kind of dress rehearsal of their future there. She saw Eaton's large house and met his friends, driving around the small, quiet town. A few weeks later, on the evening evening of Feb. 9, 19S7, Marty and Helen Rackin were expecting Susan for dinner. Actor Edmund O'Brien, who had once been at school with Susan, was to be her dinner partner. Susan never arrived. arrived. The Rackins decided to hold up dinner and wait for her. But after they called her house and hours passed, they finally sat down. A knock suddenly came to the door. It was a telegram from Susan: SORRY COULDN'T MAKE DINNER STOP MARRIED EATON CHALKLEY STOP. There was no further problem with small talk that night. The 48-year-old 48-year-old 48-year-old 48-year-old 48-year-old Chalkley mar- mar-

Clipped from Chicago Tribune25 Jun 1985, TuePage 46

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)25 Jun 1985, TuePage 46
cahatton Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in