90. The Palm Beach Chronicles: Sue Whitmore and Mollie Wilmot

Oh my – we are working our way through some of the stories Dominick Dunne got a piece of in his investigations into this sunny fantasy land for the very wealthy.

In this episode, we sleuth around the stories of Susan H. Whitmore, the Listerine heiress, and Mollie Wilmot, who became famous in 1984 when a 200-foot-long tanker ran into her Palm Beach seawall.

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Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of Today, by Dominick Dunne (Amazon link)

The Women of Palm Beach, by Dominick Dunne, April 1986, Vanity Fair (archive.vanityfair.com)

Susan H. Whitmore Obituary (timesmachine.nytimes.com)

Muppet Mansion Mess (forbes.com)

Listerine’s Palm Beach House! (toptenrealestatedeals.com)

Mollie Wilmot Dies (washingtonpost.com)

Evangeline Johnson Merrill, 93, Prominent Supporter of the Arts (nytimes.com)

The Merry Wives of Leopold Stokowski (simanaitissays.com)

Mollie Wilmot, Socialite, Dies (nytimes.com)

Sand Reef: 1942 (shorpy.com)

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