Gloria Vanderbilt and Gene Kelly?

Justine Picardie reviews a new book on the life of Gloria Vanderbilt — the headline-friendly socialite, serial wife and fashion designer.

Vanderbilt’s tragedies and tumultuous [life] events were to be chronicled not only by tabloids, television reports, a miniseries and various glossy magazines, but also by Vanderbilt herself in a series of memoirs and autobiographical novels. One of these — It Seemed Important at the Time — described her numerous romances, including those with Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Marlon Brando, who apparently kept two large portraits of himself in his bedroom.

For the record, here’s the only place in Vanderbilt’s book that cites Gene Kelly:


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