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Well, Paul Reinhardt was a widower and I was very attracted to him because he had
a great feeling for pictures, and he was a very agreeable and pleasant man. The
only trouble with him was that I thought he drank too much, which indead he did.
He didn't get drunk but he was a heavy drinker. My mother had a brother who
ruined his family because he was an alcoholic, and I thought I wasn't just going
to start with anybody who was an alcoholic, so I said to him that I'd marry him
if he didn't drink, or I couldn't marry him because he did drink. And he said,
“I'll give it up.” Well, I didn't believe that, but after
a year he did, that is, he gave it up for a year, and after that I was convinced
that he probably could do it, and I did marry him.
He was considerably older than you, was he not?
Yes, he was about 12 or 13 years older.
Was this a gallery that he had begun?
His father began it, and he had inherited it. They sold marvelous pictures to Mr.
Edward Libby, who founded the Toledo Museum. He had sold him a marvelous
portrait by Holbeing of Catherine Howard, a superb picture, and a number of
other superb things, including a Velazquez. He'd also sold beautiful pictures to
John North Willis and his wife, and he'd sold a beautiful Madonna to Mrs.
Gardiner, by Bellini. He'd never
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