Society: A Ford & an Austin

When an apparently splendid marriage goes on the rocks, it sets people to wondering just what brought about the tragedy. All last week, people who knew Anne and Henry Ford—and many of those who didn't—were pondering the chain of events that led the U.S.'s most prominent industrial boss to legal separation—and to what seemed likely to be a European rendezvous with a hand some Italian divorcee named Christina Austin.

The romance between Henry Ford II and Anne McDonnell had been like something out of a woman's magazine. Only more so — since there was so much money around. They met on...

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