Alone together : my life with J. Paul Getty by Getty, Jean Paul; Getty, Jean Paul; Gaston, Teddy Getty;

By Getty, Jean Paul; Getty, Jean Paul; Gaston, Teddy Getty; Diehl, Digby

It used to be 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch comprehensive making a song "Alone jointly" on the swanky nightclub the recent Yorker and left the level to discover an enthralling stranger at her acquaintances' desk. It used to be Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic oil mogul and America's first billionaire. In her passionate, unflinchingly sincere memoir of 2 outsize lives entwined, Theodora "Teddy" Getty Gaston, now 100 years outdated, finds the glamorous Read more...

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Babe,” he’d whisper as his hands reached under the covers.  . I don’t want to hurt your mother—or you. ” “Don’t touch me, Dad, or I’ll scream,” I’d say, and suddenly he’d be gone. Looking back, I can’t remember just when it began, but when I was a very little girl, about five or six years old, he used to make me sit on his lap. When I was eleven, Mother started making me go with him in the car whenever he’d say he was “out of cigarettes” and had to drive into Greenwich to buy more. Mother thought this was his excuse to buy liquor instead, and she thought I’d prevent him.

I laughed. “Okay. You might meet that someone at Paradise Beach. Come on, get dressed, let’s go. ” By the time Jean had to return to New York, there was someone for her—a very tall Cuban boy from an extremely wealthy family. There was someone for me, too. He was a handsome, blond, blue-eyed Adonis, Bailey Balken by name, and he was wildly anxious to get me away from the rest of the crowd. A Williams graduate, he was divorced and now part of the New York scene.  . and every night thereafter, sometimes with others, most times alone, and always wanting me to go out with him.

Three men stood up. In the half-light, I saw my brother Ware, Fred, and a man I had never seen before. ” Betzi said excitedly, blowing me a kiss. ” I found myself looking into the bluest eyes of an immensely charming man—tall, slender, with sandy hair. “Hello, Teddy,” he said. “What a beautiful voice you have! ” I replied. At that very moment, the orchestra started playing. Paul had been holding out a chair for me, but before I could sit down, he grabbed my hand. “Let’s dance,” he said. In seconds I was in his arms, and we were dancing.

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