Which included Valentino’s once upon a time, three minute wife (ex), who lived happily ever after with Chloe Carter.

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  1. August 9, 2014

    Really, a girl only needs her pearls. 🙂

    • August 10, 2014

      Apparently! She wears them quite well.

    • August 10, 2014

      Can you imagine? Ropes and ropes of them? Beautiful!

  2. August 16, 2014

    Skuze my iggorance, but which ex-wifey is this?

    • August 16, 2014

      Jean Acker, friend of Alla, who lived almost her entire adult life with her love, Chloe Carter. I think they owned an apartment building in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills. xox, V

      • August 16, 2014

        Lordy my! That’s the nicest photo I’ve ever seen of Jean Acker. Thanks for sharing!

      • August 17, 2014

        I reposted this on my FB page and Bizarre Los Angeles said that it’s actually a photograph of Jean Ackerman who was a Ziegfeld girl. The photo was taken around 1929 by Alfred Cheney Johnston.

      • August 18, 2014

        I wonder if this slightly risque portrait was part of the “private” collection Johnston gave to the Library of Congress? And what became of Jean Ackerman? Do you know? I’d change the photo…but I love the pearls…thank you, Martin!

  3. August 18, 2014

    I did a bit of reading about who Jean Ackerman was. She was fairly busy during the silent years and made her last movie in 1927 just as the talkies came in. The consensus seems to be that she “saw the writing on the wall when talkies came in.” … which I take to mean “she had a horrible voice or accent which didn’t record well.”

    • August 18, 2014

      Damn, she was beautiful, though…

      • August 18, 2014

        Right! Whether it’s Acker or Ackerman, the point is, she knows what to do with her pearls!

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