Cinema: The Gorgeous Hussy

The Gorgeous Hussy (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is Peggy O'Neale, Washington, D. C. innkeeper's daughter, whose second marriage, to President Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War John Eaton, caused an uproar in Washington society unrivaled until the appearance of Mrs. Dolly Gann in 1929. Peggy O'Neale's first marriage was to a Navy purser named John B. Timberlake, who committed suicide. The uproar started when the wives of other Cabinet members and Mrs. John C. Calhoun, wife of the Vice President, refused to receive her because gossip said she had been Secretary baton's mistress. The President defended Peggy,...

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