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After Marrying Jackie, JFK Sent Woman Love Letters

He fell for Gunilla Von Post weeks before his lavish wedding

(Newser) - Exactly 52 years and one day after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a batch of letters the then senator wrote to Swedish socialite Gunilla von Post sold for $15,000 at Upper East Side auction house Doyle New York, reports People . This set includes two complete letters on Senate stationary,... More »

Man Pens Love Note to Wife Every Day for 40 Years

The happy couple's advice: Put the phones down and focus on each other

(Newser) - Bill and Kirsten Bresnan are off to an early Valentine's Day start—they've been sharing holiday-themed cards since Feb. 1. But that's not even close to the whole story. Bill has penned a love note to his wife nearly every day since 1974. Bresnan tells the Asbury ... More »

Revealed: Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh's Love Letters

And they're pretty steamy

(Newser) - Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh embarked on an epic affair in 1936 while playing lovers in Fire Over England; after keeping their relationship secret for four years, they married, only to divorce in 1960. Throughout that time—and even after they divorced—they wrote passionate letters to each other; 200... More »

Couple's Attic Find: WWI Love Letters

They're returned to relatives of soldier

(Newser) - A remodeling project that turned into a rediscovery: an Indiana couple found love letters dating back to World War I tucked away in their attic. A contractor hired for the home renovation found the letters in the couple's attic insulation; they were written by Clement Berger, a soldier heading... More »

LBJ Love Letters: He Proposed on First Date

Letters between Lyndon Baines Johnson, Lady Bird released

(Newser) - In a Valentine's Day treat, the LBJ Presidential Library released today the full set of letters exchanged by a 26-year-old Lyndon Baines Johnson and a 21-year-old Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor when they were courting in 1934. LBJ was quite taken with Lady Bird—so much so that... More »

Jagger Love Letters Up for Auction

Old flame Marsha Hunt is 'broke,' she explains

(Newser) - Ten old love letters written by Mick Jagger are going up for auction at Sotheby's next month, reports the Guardian . Given that he wrote them in 1969 to Marsha Hunt, the inspiration for "Brown Sugar" and the mother of his first child, they're expected to fetch up... More »

7 Celebrity Love Letters

Stars, VIPs woo their partners

(Newser) - Today's celebrities have sexting; yesterday's had the love letter. The Huffington Post rounds up seven romantic notes from VIPs to their significant others:
  • Johnny Cash to June Carter-Cash: "The ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout."
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Nixon: Young Politician in Love

Nixon Library displays 6 love letters to Pat

(Newser) - Richard Nixon—disgraced former president, political scoundrel ... and tender romantic? Six love letters from Nixon to his wife will go on display this week at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library to celebrate what would have been Pat Nixon's 100th birthday, reports AP . The letters were written by the former... More »

Letters Spill Details of Liz Taylor's First Love

17-year-old was engaged to William Pawley

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor is famed for becoming a bride eight times over, but more than 60 love letters reveal a romance that predated all of those: Unpublished letters written by a 17-year-old Taylor to her first fiance will be auctioned in May. The young starlet wrote to William Pawley on pale... More »

Letters Bare Intimate Details of Edith Piaf's Love Affair

No, not the one with Marcel Cerdan; the one after him, with Louis Gerardin

(Newser) - Edith Piaf's affair with married boxer Marcel Cerdan, who died in a plane crash en route to see her, is widely known. What you may not know is that she followed up that affair with another, with world championship cyclist Louis Gérardin. The extent of their passion has been... More »

Goldman Love Letters at Heart of SEC Case

Fooling 'widows' part of emailed sweet nothings

(Newser) - If there's anything Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Tourre has learned it's: 1.) Don't rip off the public, and 2.) Above all, don't brag about it in love emails on a company computer to your gal pal. Tourre is the only individual named in the SEC fraud action... More »

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