Epilogue to Aggie’s Autobiography

After “The Enemy,” Aggie worked on two successful pictures for Marion Davies: “The Patsy” and “Show People.” Since both films were directed by King Vidor, it’s likely that the Catalina incident my father described in his 1980 letter occurred during this period. (See Summary of Concluding Chapters) Aggie’s IMDb credits include many more pictures, indicating … Continue reading Epilogue to Aggie’s Autobiography

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Chapter 34: Hijinxs at “The Shack” and High Jumps on the Field

Summary: Polo becomes a family sport for the Dazeys, who are regulars at the Uplifters Ranch. A party at Marion Davies’ new beach mansion begins with a bizarre prank and ends with confusion over two identical bathrooms. *********** While we’d been East, The Uplifters had gone for polo in a really big way. Charlie Wrightsman, … Continue reading Chapter 34: Hijinxs at “The Shack” and High Jumps on the Field

Chapter 32: “Black Boy” Goes to New York

Summary: Inspired by his friend, boxing champion Jack Dempsey, Frank writes another play, “Black Boy.” Paul Robeson is signed to play the lead, but the production in New York does not go smoothly. In Stony Brook, Aggie tends to her mother, who has suffered a stroke, and awaits the birth of her third child. **************** … Continue reading Chapter 32: “Black Boy” Goes to New York