People, Aug. 22, 1955

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

In a pensive mood at a dude ranch south of Reno, one of the age's most resolute fortune huntresses, Anita Roddy-Eden Manville, 32, ninth wife of burned-out (61) Asbestoscion Tommy Manville, airily counted her blessings. Of Tommy's divorce settlement offer of $260,000 in cash (tax free), plus other tokens of affection (jewelry, bonds, etc.), Anita cooed: "Wonderful, generous." A veritable seascape in her getup of fish-flecked sailcloth, a fishnet stole and assorted pearls. Anita announced, however, that she wants the exclusive right to pen...

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