MANNERS & MORALS: The Last Word

MANNERS & MORALS

When he went into Manhattan supreme court last week to ask annulment of his marriage, middle-aged (51) Dramatist Laurence S. Liebson portrayed himself as a man supremely bilked by the wiles of a perfumed woman. Mrs. Doraine Van Roos DuPont Liebson, he complained, had led him to believe, during six delightfully dazed months of courtship, that "she was a maiden of 26." But after the wedding last February, he discovered that she was nearer 48, that she had a married daughter—and two grandchildren.

This, he implied, was only a beginning. He...

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