Celebrity weddings were truly glamorous affairs in the 1950s and 1960s, and the public ate every detail. Fans passed out at pictures of stunning brides and handsome grooms as they exchanged kisses and cut lavishly decorated wedding cakes.
Wedding dresses like those of Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Bouvier have been copied endlessly, as has the selection of pearl necklaces, veils and flowers in the bouquets of countless others. The glamor carried us off into a glittering world of large diamond rings, limousines, yachts and exotic honeymoons.
Of course, everything wasn’t so brilliant behind the scenes.
Some of the most haunted romances have been scandalous, riddled with adulterous affairs, abandoned spouses, and illegitimate children. Many marriages of the era were short-lived. Some broke apart within a few months and collapsed under the weight of alcoholism or professional jealousy. Others ended up on charges of cruelty, violence and ugly custody battles.
Even so, there was sometimes romance. Some of the love stories lasted until death parted them.
Forklift took a look at celebrity weddings in the 1950s and 1960s, drawing on news reports, biographies, fan pages, photo archives, and historical reports.
Take a look at a glamorous journey through time.
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