Wednesday, May 7, 2014
God, I love this!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Farmer was actress Gloria Swanson's fourth husband (from 1931 to 1934). She met the Irish insurance executive in France, and failed to realize he was a raging alcoholic.
Farmer had this trick he'd do at bars and parties: He'd stack champagne glasses end-to-end and rim-to-rim, and then fill the top glass. He'd place them on top of a champagne bottle, and drink. As you can see from these pictures, this entertained Ms. Swanson to no end.
Their divorce was bitter and lengthy, with Farmer suing for custody of their daughter. He died penniless.
By the way, sitting next to Swanson is Jeanette Lee, and to her left Lila Lee.