When I first heard about this couple from someone who worked in Hollywood during the golden era I was at first dumbfounded but then it made sense considering who is involved.
The man was a mogul whose name and creations you see everywhere on any given day.
The lady was an A-list actress and Oscar winner.
Both were married when they first met in the mid 1930s and started their decades long affair. She privately told friends that he was the father she never had. He told friends that she was terrific in bed and made up for the lack of sex he was getting in his marriage after his wife had bore children.
His mistress was present at the premiere of his first big feature film triumph and avoided his wife who was sitting beside her husband the whole night.
Did I mention that he wanted her to star in one of his films, which was originally planned to be a live action-animated spectacle.
But then a strike with the animators’ union ended that idea until he brought it out of mothballs several years without his mistress starring.
They still continued their affair and were seeing each other on a regular basis right up until his death.
She was to reveal the affair in her autobiography but she feared a lawsuit by his kids and didn’t want to tarnish his company’s wholesome public image.
Movie: Alice In Wonderland in 1951
Source: Mr. X via http://www.crazydaysandnights.net