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Joe Carstairs (1900 – December 18, 1993)

Dolly Wilde was an Anglo-Irish socialite, made famous by her family connections and her reputation as a witty conversationalist. Her charm and humor made her a popular guest at salons in Paris between the wars, standing out even in a social circle known for its flamboyant talkers. Wilde was the only child of Oscar Wilde's older brother, Willie. She was born 3 months after the scandal. In 1914, she travelled to France in order to drive an ambulance in World War I. About 1917 or 1918, while both were living in Paris, she had an affair with one of her fellow ambulance drivers, Standard Oil heiress Marion or Betty "Joe" Carstairs, at the time 17, who in the 1920s became a speedboat racer and was known as "the fastest woman on water." Joe Carstairs married once to a childhood friend, the French aristocrat Count Jacques de Pret, on January 7, 1918, in Paris. The purpose of the marriage was simply to allow Carstairs access to her trust fund independently of her mother. After her mother's death, the marriage was immediately annulled on the grounds of non-consummation. Other than Dolly Wilde, Joe Carstairs had numerous affairs with women including a string of actresses, most notably Tallulah Bankhead and Marlene Dietrich.

Timeline & Places:

• 1900: born.

• 1920s: lived at 5 Mulberry Walk, Chelsea, London SW3, Regno Unito, sharing with Ruth Baldwin

• 1950s to 1975: lived at Whale Cay, Bahamas

• 1975 to 1993: lived at Naples, Florida, Stati Uniti

• December 18, 1993: died. Buried at Old Whalers Church of Sag Harbor, 44 Union St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Ruth Baldwin

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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