28. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles | The Set Up

Welcome back to a whole new arc of Done & Dunne! For the next several episodes, we’ll explore the facts and fictions of the 1955 shooting death of William Woodward, Jr., by his wife Ann, and the class-wide coverup that New York’s fanciest families executed. 

Dunne wrote 1985’s The Two Mrs. Grenvilles as a thinly veiled fictional account of the whole sordid tale, which landed right in the sweet spot of his interest in high society’s perfidy. 

Sources

The Murder of William Woodward | Murder Documentary | Crime Stories (YouTube link)

Murder Most Swank | Vanity Fair | July 1985 (vanityfair.com)

Taylor performs “Blank Space” at The GRAMMY Museum (YouTube link)

And Justice for All? – Everything2.com (everything2.com)

News Of Night Clubs (nytimes.com)

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