Re Jean Wallace
I'm loving what I've been reading about Franchot Tone and all his crazy dames.
Here's Jean's entry on one of my favorite sites, one that gives amusing chronological biographies of, well, Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen:
June 48 comes out of Helena Rubinstein's with her hair opalescent pink
23 August 48 Tone claims that Jean was an unfit mother and that she associated with Johnny Stompanato, lieutenant of gangster Mickey Cohen.
21 November 49 stabs herself with a butcher knife after a Christmas shopping tour with her two sons. [I know kids can be a pain in the ass, but wow.]
And not overlooked is her comfortable motoring: check out "24 December 49"
Also on the site are Patricia Knight, who was Cornel Wilde was married to before he married Jean Wallace:
November 52 her brief romance with actor Scott Brady ends when he splashes a glass of champagne into her face at Denise Darcel’s big Hollywood party. In the meantime, Steve Cochran amuses the guests by taking off his trousers and dancing around the room.
And of course, there's La Payton: