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This Crazy Thing Called Love: The Golden World and Fatal Marriage of Ann… (original 1992; edition 1993)

by Susan Braudy

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Title:This Crazy Thing Called Love: The Golden World and Fatal Marriage of Ann and Billy Woodward
Authors:Susan Braudy
Info:St Martins Mass Market Paper (1993), Mass Market Paperback
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This crazy thing called love : the golden world and fatal marriage of Ann and Billy Woodward by Susan Braudy (1992)

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    The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick J. Dunne (sandykaypax)
    sandykaypax: Fictional account of the Ann and Billy Woodward marriage.
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To Edward Patterson, Charles Allen, Jr.,

Cynthia and Edward Lasker, Victoria Wildon,

and the memory of Bill Sudduth
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I met Ann Woodword's sons in the early 1970s.   (Introduction)
In 1918 Ethel Smiley Crowell was twenty-three and strong-willed.
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An account of the murder of an heir to a banking fortune by his wife describes how a beautiful actress from impoverished rural Kansas won the love of banking heir Billy Woodward, only to shoot him in 1955 in their Oyster Bay home.

[retreived 2/24/2014 from Amazon.com]

Life Magazine called the episode "The Shooting of the Century." A version of the crime was recounted in Truman Capote's Unanswered Prayers, "La Côte Basque," calling the two principals Ann and David Hopkins.   'Ann learned of the impending publication, in Esquire magazine, of Capote's initial version of the story and killed herself with an overdose of sleeping pills in 1975. "Well, that's that", said her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Woodward, "she shot my son, and Truman just murdered her, and so now I suppose we don't have to worry about that anymore."' (Wikipedia, retrieved 1/24/2014)

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, another fictionalized version of the story by Dominick Dunne, was published in 1985, and subsequently became a movie.
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An account of the murder that inspired Dominick Dunne's The Two Mrs. Grenvilles describes how the beautiful showgirl who married the reckless scion of a New York banking fortune was accused of his murder. Reprint. K. NYT.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:53 -0400)

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