Alice Antoinette Delamar (New York April23, 1895 - Norwalk Conn. August 31, 1983), daughter of Joseph Rafael de la Mar and Nellie Sands, was a Colorado mine heiress, one of America's youngest and richest heiresses. Alice remained unmarried and had no children. She had a half sister, Consuela, from the marriage of her mother with James Hatmaker. She was Eva Le Gallienne's lover and financial supported: disillusioned by the state of commercial theatre in the 1920s, Le Gallienne founded the Civic Repertory Theatre in the former Fourteenth Street Theatre in Manhattan, New York. financially backed by Alice, whose support was instrumental in the success of the repertory theatre movement in the U.S.
Alice was born on Madison Avenue 109, but already the following year she moved with her parents to Paris. Joseph and Nellie divorced in 1898 and Alice went with her father back to New York.
When Joseph was away traveling, he placed Alice in the famous Sherry Netherlands Hotel in New York. She received postcards from her father from all over the world. Sometimes she traveled along with Joseph.
"My parents divorced when I was 2 years old. We lived in Paris and I was on the weekends with my mother and the rest of the week with my father. When I was 5 years old, we moved back to New York and I saw my mother again only when I was 15. I was very bad with my dad along, was rebellious and my education was neglected. My godfather, Uncle Nelson Cromwell, was a lawyer for Spence School and he sent me to that school for girls when I was 12 years old. It changed my life and brought me, for the first time since my fifth year, a sense of security. I suddenly had two allies: Mr. Cromwell and the head teacher of the school. She stood behind me and helped me spend the summer of my fifteenth year with my mother in Paris." (Letter to Alexandra Alice Taylor)Alice DeLamar was a Colorado mine heiress. Alice was Eva Le Gallienne's lover: Le Gallienne founded the Civic Repertory Theatre in the former Fourteenth Street Theatre in Manhattan, financially backed by Alice. When Alice died, she had no arrangement for what was to happen afterwards. Nobody did anything, and her black chauffeur, Charles Edwards, carried her urn to the Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Palm Beach, because his girlfriend was working there in the funeral home, and so Alice is buried in an all-black cemetery. ( Collapse )
(in German, With special thanks to George Jordan, U.S.A.)
Eva Le Gallienne (January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991) was a theatrical actress, producer, and director during the first half of the 20th century. In the late 1950s she enjoyed great success playing the role of Queen Elizabeth in Mary Stuart, an off-Broadway production. In 1934 she met actress Marion Evensen (September 29, 1891 - September 1971), who became her partner of 37 years sharing her house in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut.
In the late 1930s Le Gallienne became involved in a relationship with theater director Margaret Webster, nevertheless maintaining her relationship with Marion Evensen. When they were in New York City, Le Gallienne and Webster shared Webster's apartment, when they were in Connecticut, all three of them lived in Le Gallienne's house. She, Webster, and producer Cheryl Crawford later co-founded the American Repertory Theater, which operated from 1946 to 1948. The relationship with Webster ended in 1948 and in the following years she lived with Marion Evensen. At the death of Evensen in 1971, Le Gallienne was devastated, and it did non help that also Webster died just one year later.
Le Gallienne was born in London to an English poet of French descent, Richard Le Gallienne, and a Danish journalist, Julie Norregard. After Eva's parents separated when she was three years old, she spent her childhood shuttling back and forth between Paris and England. She made her stage debut at the age of 15 in a 1914 production of Maurice Maeterlinck's Monna Vanna.Eva Le Gallienne was a theatrical actress, producer, and director during the first half of the 20th century. In 1934 she met actress Marion Evensen, who became her partner of 37 years sharing her house in Connecticut. In the late 1930s Le Gallienne became involved in a relationship with theater director Margaret Webster. The relationship with Webster ended in 1948. At the death of Evensen in 1971, Le Gallienne was devastated, and it did not help that also Webster died just one year later.( Collapse )
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Le_Gallienne( Collapse )
Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
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Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher
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