Sunday, August 17, 2008
The Dirty Duchess
I wasn't old enough (just) to hear of this great story the first time around. Argyll v Argyll, "the divorce that shocked Scotland", took place fifty years ago and involved the Duke of Argyll, who took four years to obtain a divorce from his "infamous nymphomaniac third wife and Duchess of Argyll". In the course of the proceedings, the Duke listed 88 men with whom he claimed she had affairs, including Hollywood stars, three members of the Royal Family and two Government ministers. "Pictures of her having sex while wearing nothing except her trademark triple strand of pearls were produced in court along with her lurid diaries." Brilliant stuff - makes some of today's celebrity divorces seem pretty tame.