Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller Wedding (1956)

On June 29th Marilyn Monroe  and Arthur Miller held a press conference at Miller’s house in Roxbury, Connecticut, whose local newspaper had dryly announced the day before that:

 ‘Local Resident Will Marry Miss Monroe of Hollywood’… ‘Roxbury Only Spot in World to Greet News Calmly’.

Once the 400 pressmen had gone away, the couple sneaked off to the Westchester County Court House in nearby White Plains, where they were married.  There was not a solitary pressman or flash camera in sight.

A traditional Jewish rite later went ahead on July 1st at the home of Miller’s agent, Kay Brown, near Katonah.

Marilyn was given away by her acting teacher Lee Strasberg. There were twenty-five guests and the ceremony was performed by Rabbi Robert Goldberg.

The writer George Axelrod made a witty speech congratulating the happy couple and adapting George Bernard Shaw to wish that their children would have Arthur’s looks and Marilyn’s brains.

The newlyweds soon went off to London for the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl.

The marriage lasted five years.

(source)

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Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer Wedding (1954)

The marriage of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer took place in Burgenstock, Switzerland, where they made their home.They married at a private civil ceremony on 24 September 1954 attended by close friends and family, followed by a service at the local Protestant chapel the following day.

The couple had been introduced at a party hosted by Hepburn’s co-star in Roman Holiday, Gregory Peck.

Her next role in Sabrina, released shortly after her wedding in October 1954, established a life-long working relationship and close friendship with Hubert de Givenchy, who designed the vast majority of her wardrobe from then on. However, on the occasion of this, her first marriage, Hepburn wore a gown of white organdie by French couturier and costume designer, Pierre Balmain.

Hepburn and Ferrer had a son, Sean, and divorced, at Hepburn’s instigation, in December 1968 (source).

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ELVIS PRESLEY & PRISCILLA WAGNER Wedding May 1, 1967

Shortly before Christmas 1966, Elvis had proposed to Priscilla. They got married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.

The wedding featured very few guests and was over in only eight minutes.

It was followed by a quick press conference and a $10,000 breakfast reception, attended by friends, family, and business associates from MGM, RCA, and the William Morris Agency.

Following the reception, Elvis and Priscilla boarded a private jet and enjoyed a short honeymoon in Palm Springs.

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Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli Wedding (1945)

In 1945, 23-year-old Judy Garland married director Vincente Minnelli, her second husband.

Garland and Minnelli entered into a relationship, during the filming of Meet Me in St. Louis, after some initial conflict between them. Having to cope with Judy Garland’s chaotic behavior, Vincente Minnelli had to adopt an authoritarian attitude that slowly turned into a protective affection towards a self-depreciating and vulnerable actress. The relationship also surprised their entourage who observed that strange couple made of an elder effeminate director and a young troubled star.

While they were married, Garland and Minnelli worked together on The Clock (1945) and The Pirate (1948). Their daughter, Liza, was born in 1946, and the marriage lasted until 1951.

The romance began to weaken with Judy Garland’s worsened problems due in part to the discovery of her husband’s homosexuality that only increased the lack of confidence she had in herself, a postpartum depression and struggles in her career while Vincente Minnelli found himself in an ambiguous situation:

‘As director, I should have insisted on her fulfilling her assignment As concerned husband, I couldn’t. So I made excuses.’

The couple divorced in 1950 incapable of making one another happy (source).

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