Friday, 26 August 2011

Wallis Simpson and her Black Pugs



The duke and duchess owned a pack of pugs with great names: Disraeli, Davey Crockett, Black Diamond, Imp, Trooper, and Ginseng. Wallis didn’t just love live pugs, though; she also had 11 pug-shaped pillows arranged at the foot of her bed. The pillows were replicas of a needlepoint done by actress Sylvia Sidney and sold for $13,800 after the duchess’ death.



Further reading - I found this article on the Daily Mails website.  A very sad read of the final years of a once glamorous and stylish woman.

5 comments:

  1. Awww;) Thank you for doing a followup here on the picture you posted on facebook. The lovestory of the duke and duchess is very fascinating, and discovering they had pugs makes them even more interesting ;)

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  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1367933/Wallis-Simpson-Robbed-abused-Duchess-Windsors-days.html - An interesting and sad artical about her last few years :(

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  3. Oh, thanks! I'll read it later tonight!

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  4. ohmygosh, how adorable! great photos :) i just did a pictorial post on clark gable with puppies, too:

    http://puppylovepreschool.blogspot.com/2011/08/mans-best-friend-clark-gable.html

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  5. glad you did this post.I had two pugs and loved how they loved them too.I watched the movie the woman he loved this weekend.Wallis is played by jane seymour.Loved it.it's on youtube.The clothes and everything are so beautiful and jane did a great job playing her.They truely loved each other.

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