Barbara Hutton came back into the public eye recently with the Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction of her amazing jadeite necklace in April. The strand, fashioned by Cartier of 27 beads with a ruby and diamond clasp, set an auction record for Sotheby’s with its $27.44 million price tag. The necklace was a wedding gift for Hutton’s first marriage to Prince Alexis Mdivani of Georgia.
Today, however, we’re choosing to remember one of her happiest, and most photogenic, wedding anniversaries, to silver screen legend Cary Grant. He and Hutton tied the knot on this day in 1942. While this wedding was neither’s first or last, Grant was pretty much the only guy that didn’t try to squander Hutton’s inherited fortune, and it is well known that the two remained good friends after their divorce in 1945. What a good man. Happy 72nd Anniversary Barbara and Cary!