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    Her beauty and fierce intelligence left Proust and Rodin obsessed, and the upper-classes besotted. Then why did the vivacious Gladys Deacon die a recluse?
    February 7, 2011

    Gladys Deacon on her wedding day to the Duke of Marlborough,1921. Photo Courtesy of Hugo Vickers.

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    • Helen Cadden

      Gladys Deacon and Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough on their wedding day, 25 June 1921. The ceremony took place at the Paris home of her artist cousin Eugene Higgins and was described by one of the guests, Linda (Mrs. Cole) Porter as "the most incredibly vulgar performance I have ever witnessed."

    • Christine Alvarado

      Gladys Deacon on her wedding day to the Duke of Marlborough,1921. Photo Courtesy of Hugo Vickers.

    • Julia Dalton

      Gladys Deacon and Charles Spencer-Chuchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough on their wedding day, 1921.

    • Larry Tenney

      Gladys Deacon and Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough on their wedding day,Jun 25 1921. The ceremony took place at the Paris home of her artist cousin Eugene Higgins and was described by one of the guests, Linda (Mrs. Cole) Porter as "the most incredibly vulgar performance I have ever witnessed." Others witnessing the nuptials were the interior decorator Elsie de Wolfe and several crowned heads, including a maharajah. Royals. Wedding.

    • Irina Sarkisova

      Gladys Deacon on her wedding day in 1921

    • Denise Bradley

      Gladys Deacon wedding

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