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AC Johnston... and "Patsy Parker"    Oct 13, '11 9:13 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #591

ziegfeldgrrl wrote on Oct 19, '11
Thanks so much for putting this up, Vlad :) So the conclusion is.... ?

ohikkoshi wrote on Oct 20, '11
Adele Smith, I think.

ohikkoshi wrote on Oct 13, '11
“Marion Harris was married in 1923 to Rush Bissell Hughes, son of Rupert Hughes, the famous novelist and playwright (and uncle of Howard Hughes). Together they had one child Rush, Jr. They divorced in 1928 following allegations in May 1927 involving a sixteen-year-old chorus girl Adele Smith who accused Rush Hughes of attacking her at the Hughes’ home in Long Island. Miss Smith had a part in the Broadway play “Yours Truly” along with Marion Harris. Rush Hughes was later acquitted by a grand jury but this event took its toll on their marriage. Divorce was granted on January 5, 1928 in Chicago. Custody of their two-year-old son, Rush Jr., was granted to Miss Harris.”
http://www.jazzage1920s.com/marionharris/marionharris.php

HUGHES IS CLEARED.; Grand Jury Dismisses Girl's Accusation...
$3.95 - New York Times - May 14, 1927
" and is on the stage as Marion Harris. Miss Smith was a guest at the Hughes home the night she said the attack was attempted. "

He was acquitted by the kangaroo court, as if by magic (a good innings for the first cousin of HHughes!), but not his wife.
What was it?
... the brute force of sexfiend
... the moment of the passion of flannelled fool
...or just the hungry daughter of horseleech played with the cocky ladies' man.

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