People: People, Apr. 7, 1947

The rich and powerful, as usual, were fighting headaches.

Divorce finally got right into Hollywood's throne room. Louis B. Mayer himself was sued. MGM's 61-year-old, fun-loving chief was charged with desertion by his 61-year-old, home-loving wife, Margaret, after nearly 43 years of marriage. They had been separated for the past three years; everything was pretty well arranged now, and there would probably be no shouting in the courtroom. Mrs. Mayer would get a cash settlement—much more, said her attorney, than the $2,000,000 one tipster guessed at.

Vincent Astor, who was christened William Vincent Astor,...

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