February 15, 1924

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News from February 15, 1924

News from February 15, 1924 (Buffalo Courier, via Newspapers.com™)

Paper Publishes Divorce News about Society’s Elite

In the bustling era of the Roaring Twenties, the captivating entanglements and high-profile relationships within elite social circles garnered public attention. On February 15, 1924, the Buffalo Courier relayed multiple happening events within these spheres.

In Paris, the discussion amongst society centered on American divorces and love stories involving screen stars, notable divorcees, and individuals of nobility. Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer, wife of the notable publisher of the New York Morning and Evening World, filed for divorce in the Seine tribunal. Her case highlighted that even prestigious marriages could come to an end.

The narrative of actress Lillian Gish mirrored this theme of love and the complexities it brings. Gish found herself in a new relationship after rumors circulated about a previous divorce purportedly to enable another marriage. On her way to Italy aboard the Conterosso liner, she met Pierre Frois, the first officer, and decided to marry him upon the expiration of her contract with Inspirational Pictures. Frois, from a wealthy family, seemed to have captivated her affections.

Elsewhere, society papers published Baron d’Erlanger’s announcement that he would no longer be responsible for his wife’s debts, signaling the financial and marital divide between the couple.

These personal stories of the social elite were widely chronicled in the press, reflecting the era’s fascination with the personal lives of prominent individuals.

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