Published June 1, 1930
Ellin Mackay's father said his daughter would wed Irving Berlin "over my dead body'—he was not about to see her marry a Tin Pan Alley songwriter. But the heiress and the songwriter nevertheless eloped in 1926. And while Mackay was disinherited, the happy marriage lasted until her death in 1988. Here, the couple pose for Cecil Beaton in the June 1930 Vanity Fair.
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