Cinema: On the Block

With a disregard for sentiment that raised even Hollywood's firmly planted brows, Hedy Lamarr closed the doors of her Beverly Hills house behind her, put its entire contents up for auction. She was leaving not only her screen career, but all its trappings, to begin life anew in Acapulco, Mexico, where her new (fourth) husband, ex-Bandleader Ted Stauffer, runs a nightclub. Among the items on the block: a collection of fairy tales inscribed "to the beauty from the beast," a faded black lace evening dress with sewn-in falsies, 75 pairs of shoes, 15 fur...

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