Nobody in Hollywood—or almost anywhere else in the United States—had ever heard of LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide.
when Eisenhower was in the White House and America had only 48 states.
Betsy had had lovers before, but she resisted marriage, in large part because of what she had witnessed at home.
Yet Cary was so persistent in his courting that she became convinced he was the anchor she had been seeking all her life.
Betsy made a few more films before she decided to put her marriage ahead of her career.
Determined to be a successful wife, she sought ways to become indispensable to a man who already had a secretary and valet.
Money, emotional traumas, and personal doubts were simply not discussed, even by the closest of friends.