Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-12-15 
Yeah, absolutely, Babs! Imagine what the media would do today with a story like this.

If you ever see the musical Ragtime, there's a spalshy musical number called 'Crime of the Century' about this scandal.
Posted by: Babs64 on 2007-12-15 
What a beautiful photograph! Who would think that this 16 year old child would become involved in this kind of a scandal.

Get this....As White moved on to other, young women, Evelyn was courted by young John Barrymore, by whom she became pregnant twice. When he proposed to her, she turned him down because of her emotional involvement with White (in addition to her mother's dim view of the 22-year-old Barrymore's financial prospects), and White arranged to send her away to a New Jersey boarding school run by the mother of film director Cecil B. DeMille, where she had an abortion (or, possibly, the baby)—under cover of being treated for 'appendicitis'.

Wow...sounds like a soap opera to me lol!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-12-15 
There's nothing like a good sleazy tale to arouse the public's interest. Throw in a couple of well-known millionaire womanizers and a pretty adolescent girl and you've got everything you require for a major scandal!