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In 1931 Janet Flanner fell in love with the singer Noel Haskins Murphy (1895-1982) and spent increasing amounts of time with her at her country home in Orgeval. Solano had to come to terms with this intrusion into her relationship with Flanner and became a frequent visitor to Orgeval. The two-story stone house behind a high wall shielding it from the street was cool and quiet, bordered by a magnificent rose garden of which Janet was especially fond. Noel had been living in France since 1920, when she and her husband, Frederic Timothy Murphy (1885-1924), moved there. Fred had been seriously wounded in the war and had hoped that his health could be restored by living in a part of the world that he already knew well and liked. However his health deteriorated rapidly, and he died in May 23, 1924. Noel was almost inconsolable and couldn’t bear the idea of losing him. She bought the house in the village of Orgeval, northeast of Paris and not far from where Fred was buried in Saint-Germain-en-Laye Old Communal Cemetery (78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France). After the outbreak of WWII Solano and Flanner returned to New York. A few years later Solano left Flanner after Flanner started an affair with Natalia Danesi Murray, an Italian-born radio broadcaster who later became vice president of Rizzoli publishers; meanwhile Solano fell in love with Elizabeth Jenks Clark. When Clark's parents' health began to fail in the early 1950s, Clark and Solano moved to the Jenks family's Mount Kemble property and lived there until 1958, when the two women moved to Orgeval, close to the home of Flanner’s lover, Noel. Solano died in 1975 and was buried in Orgeval. 

Timeline & Places:

• December 25, 1895: born.

• 1924 to 1982: lived at Orgeval, 78630 Orgeval, Francia

• 1982: died.

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906695 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1979631112 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979631115
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