The Getty Bond-John Line

Michael Wilding wanted to be an artist when he was a teenager – and became one! Did his wife, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, see her husband’s artwork – and watch him paint? Was Liz reminded of the artist Augustus John, whose house she grew up in? Did she consider promoting her husband’s art like her father and uncle promoted John? Did she see the Getty family promoting the artistic legacy of Christopher Wilding when he became engaged to Aileen Getty? Was Liz and Aileen aware they were kin to Ian Fleming via Talitha Pol who married the Anglophile, John Paul Getty 11, the father-in-law of Christopher? Liz married the son of Conrad Hilton who was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor – who dated J. Paul Getty. Did they talk about being married? Gabor married a prince who ran against Meg Whitman for Governor of California. Did Christopher Wilding meet Gavin Newsom, who is the partner of the Pelosi family in Plumpjack? His mother married Jack Werner.

My late sister, the world famous artist Christine Rosamond Benton, was introduced to Garth Benton, by his friend, Lawrence Chazen, who was our father’s private lender. Vic Presco told Larry his daughter was famous, and he talked about the Benton murals. My sister’s and out father formed a family partnership with the legacy of Vic’s mother who wanted to leave to all six members of my natal family. Vic was surprised when I told him Chazen had formed a partnership in the first Rosamond gallery. Why didn’t Chazen tell Vic? Vic was not happy to learn Larry was the number one creditor in the Probate. Vic dies not knowing Liz was our kin – and Ian Fleming!

With the discovery there is the Welch name John in the genealogy of Samantha Bond, who played Moneypenny, and Rosamund on Downton Abby, and learning Wilding starred in a movie about the Women’s Royal Naval Service, then it appears the limited horizon of these BONDED families has been greatly expanded – by me! I can see – for miles! Time to entrust these collected visions under the banner of Royal Rosamond Press, that has been publishing installment of my Bond book ‘The Royal Janitor’.

Above is the mural Garth Benton rendered for Anne and Gordon Getty. Will an agent come forth and represent my Mystery Muse, who wearing a Cameo, will make a unforgettable extra in a period production, such as Downton Abby. She is British. I can see her in a Naval uniform.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

The Taylor, Getty, and Rosamond Children | Rosamond Press

After his wife’s death in 1907, Augustus John’s mistress Dorothy “Dorelia” McNeill, a Bohemian style icon, became his partner; they lived together most of the time from 1904 until his death and had two children, but never married.

  1. Poppet John (1912–1997), John’s daughter by Dorothy, married the Dutch painter Willem Jilts Pol (1905–1988).
  2. Vivien John (1915–1994) was a notable painter.

Willem Pol’s daughter was

  1. Talitha Pol (1940–1971) by an earlier marriage to Arnoldine Adriana “Adine” Mees (1908–1948). (Thus, Talitha was step-granddaughter of both Augustus and Dorothy). Talitha was a fashion icon of 1960s London, who married billionaire oil heir, John Paul Getty Jr.

Here’s a fuller look at the Getty family tree as it is known to the public today:

JEAN PAUL GETTY had five children

  • George Getty II had one child
    • Anne Catherine Getty Earhart had one child
      • Sara Earhart
  • Jean Ronald Getty had four children
    • Christopher Ronald Getty had three children
      • Isabel Getty
      • Robert Maximilian Getty
      • Conrad Getty
    • Stephanie Marie Getty-Waibel had three children
      • Marietherese Waibel
      • Robert Maximilian Getty
      • Sigourney Waibel
      • Vanesa Waibel
    • Cecile Karin Margarita Getty
    • Christina Therese Getty
  • John Paul Getty II had five children
    • John Paul Getty III had two children
      • Anna Getty
      • Balthazar Getty had four children
        • Cassius Paul Getty
        • Grace Getty
        • Violet Getty
        • June Catherine Getty
    • Aileen Getty had two children
      • Caleb Wilding
      • Andrew Wilding
    • Mark Getty had three children
      • Alexander Getty
      • Joseph Getty
      • Julius Getty
    • Adriadne Getty had two children
      • Natalia Williams
      • August Williams
    • Adriadne Getty had two children
  • Gordon Getty had seven children
    • Gordon Peter Getty
    • Andrew Rork Getty
    • John Gilbert Getty had one child
      • Ivy Getty
    • William Paul Getty
    • Nicolette Getty
    • Kendalle Getty
    • Alexandra Getty
  • Timothy Ware Getty

It was a match made in Hollywood: Elizabeth Taylor’s son and oil tycoon J. Paul Getty’s granddaughter. But the script had a peculiar twist—Christopher Wilding, 25, Liz’s offspring by her late second husband, Michael Wilding, could only plight his troth to Aileen Getty, 20, under a full moon and over salami and crackers at a cocktail party. There won’t be a wedding for three years because her grandfather’s will stipulates that Aileen will be disinherited (and lose $100,000 annually) if she marries before she is 23.
No matter, Elizabeth clearly dotes on the couple. Leaving her husband, Sen. John Warner, in Washington, she sallied West and rallied old friends. Martin Mull, Sissy Spacek, Roddy McDowell, Carol Burnett and Dudley Moore were among the 150 guests at a formal engagement party held at the Brentwood home of Aileen’s divorced mother, Gail Harris Getty. Timothy Leary showed up, as did Taylor’s mother, Sara, 89, and Aileen’s two brothers—J. Paul III, who lost an ear to Italian kidnappers in 1973, and Mark, in from his British prep school, Harrow.

Guthrie quoted former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), who said in an op-ed earlier this month that such an argument is “pure fantasy.”

On February 16, 2010, Anhalt declared he would seek the governorship of California, running as an independent candidate against Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown in the 2010 election.[17] He withdrew his candidacy on August 2, 2010, citing problems with his wife’s health.[18] On September 18, 2017, Anhalt again declared himself a candidate in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[19][clarification needed]

In October 2011, via a large billboard on Sunset Boulevard, Anhalt stated his intention to run for Mayor of Los Angeles in the 2013 election,[20] but then did not pursue this campaign.

A Look Back At Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Nine Marriages (buzzfeednews.com)

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt – Wikipedia

Chazen, Green, De Mattos | Rosamond Press

Trustee: Lawrence J.  Chazen
Larry Chazen grew up in Iowa. He was educated at the University of Colorado where he earned a B.A. in Accounting and Law degree. His career focus has been as an investment manager and advisor. Larry is both a CPA and a member of the California Bar and, since 1994, has served on the Board of Noble Corporation – a Fortune 500 company. He is an owner of the Carmel Restaurant Group, which includes Grasing’s and Kurt’s Carmel Chop House restaurants. Larry and his wife Cece (who grew up in Pacific Grove) live in Carmel and have three children and two grandchildren. Larry enjoys hiking and travel.

ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS

Members of Gavin Newsom’s wine, restaurant, bar, resort and real estate partnerships since 1991:

Kevin & Bronwyn Brunner, John Burton, Casey and Michelle Cadwell, Bob and Barbara Callan, Frank Caufield, Donna Chazen, Lawrence Chazen, Joe & Victoria Cotchett, Michael & Hilary Decesare, Philip DeLimur, Don Dianda, Gretchen Dianda, Edward Everett, Richard Freemon, James Fuller, Stanlee Gatti, Robert Gerry, Andrew Getty, Ann Getty, Anna Getty, Chris Getty, Gordon Getty, Mark Getty, Peter Getty, Ronald Getty, Tara Getty, William “Billy” Getty, Robert Goldberg, Florianne Gordon, Stu Gordon, Gordon Goletto, David Goodman, Arthur Groza, Richard & Martha Guggenhime, Tony and Anthony Guilfoyle, Shelly Guyer, James & Shea Halligan, Bob & Jill Hamer, Erin Howard, Thomas Huntington, Isolep Enterprises (Paul and Nancy Pelosi family personal investment company), Peter Jacobi, Gaye Jenkins, Jeffrey Kanbar, Chad Kawai, David Lamonde, John Larson, Rob Lavoie, Leavitt/Weaver interior designers, Marc Leland, Maryon Davies Lewis, Anne McCutcheon, Chris McCutcheon, Ross McGowan, Rich McNally, Robert & Carole McNeil, Paul Mohun, Robert Mohun, Jeff Morin, Sara Moughan, Terry Moughan, Brian Mueth, Bob Naify, Marshall Naify, John Nees, Barbara Newsom, Brennan Newsom, Catherine & David Newsom, Gavin Newsom, Patrick Newsom,Tessa Newsom, William Newsom, John O’Hara, Jack Owsley, Pacific Design, Matt Pelosi, Robynne Piggott, James Samuel Powers, Elizabeth Rice, Jeremy Scherer, Paul Scherer, Gary Schnitzer, Steve & Theresa Selover, Steve Siino, Trevor Traina, Chris Vietor, Francesca Vietor, Kenneth Weeman, Nicki West, Justin & Aridne Williams, Kevin Williams, Thomas & Kiyoko Woodhouse

Get to Know the Getty Family Tree Los Angeles Magazine (lamag.com)

The Getty family, which has a net worth of $5 billion, has a storied history in Los Angeles. Jean Paul grew up and founded Getty Oil here in 1967. He also had five sons (17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren). When he died in 1976, his children sold the company to Texaco for $10 billion. Today, the Getty museums in Westwood and Malibu are part of the family’s legacy. Andrew’s mother and father have kept that legacy alive; they are long-time fixtures on San Francisco’s social scene. In 1999, it came to light that Gordon, Andrew’s father, has a second family with Cynthia Beck, who lives in Los Angeles. Their three daughters went to court to petition to have their names changed from Beck to Getty. Other notable members of the Getty clan include Andrew’s cousins Aileen, an advocate for the homeless in L.A., and actor Balthazar, who stared in Alias, Brothers & Sisters, and Lost Highway.

Michael Wilding – Wikipedia

Born in Leigh-on-SeaEssex, England, and educated at Christ’s Hospital,[1] Wilding left home at age 17 and trained as a commercial artist. He went to Europe when he was 20 and supported himself in Europe by doing sketches.[2] He wanted to get into designing sets for films and approached a London film studio in 1933 looking for work. They invited him to come to work as an extra.[3]

During an air-raid on Piccadilly, Chief Wren Diana Fraser, who is on active duty with the Women’s Royal Naval Service, meets Captain Alan Pearson, a Royal Marines officer on sick leave after the evacuation from Dunkirk. He invites her for a drink at his house – they dance and fall in love. Impulsively, he proposes to her and they marry.

Alan is posted to North Africa and Diana to Singapore. As Singapore falls to the Japanese, she is evacuated, but the ship in which she is travelling is attacked and she is presumed drowned. However, she and four other passengers survive, including Bill Weston, a Canadian sailor who loves her.

The Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS; popularly and officially known as the Wrens) was the women’s branch of the United Kingdom‘s Royal Navy. First formed in 1917 for the First World War, it was disbanded in 1919, then revived in 1939 at the beginning of the Second World War, remaining active until integrated into the Royal Navy in 1993. WRNS included cooksclerkswireless telegraphistsradar plotters, weapons analysts, range assessorselectricians and air mechanics.

Last year, L.A.’s Project Angel Food honored Ms. Getty with its inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award. She also serves as Ambassador to her former mother-in-law’s organization, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). Aileen married Elizabeth’s son, Christopher Wilding.

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Taylor played an important role in Aileen’s life. Aileen and Chris had just moved into a Los Angeles apartment when his father, British actor Michael Wilding, died. Aileen and Elizabeth met at the Wilding homestead in England when attending his funeral. “To this day, it is just such a good family. I’ve been so fortunate,” she admits with admiration.

Though Aileen and Chris divorced in 1990 after eight years (though together for ten) and two kids, Elizabeth and Aileen remained family. Taylor, who Aileen calls “Mom,” was never judgmental and supported Aileen until her death in 2011. Interviewed for A&U by this reporter in 2003, Elizabeth proudly said, “Aileen is magic. What a survivor. She’s been in and out of hospitals so many times but she fights. Aileen is a tiny woman yet she uses her courage, her brain, and every power in herself. Her spirit is keeping her alive.”

“Mom made me feel loved,” Aileen says softly with heartfelt passion. “This was huge for me but I was never able to reciprocate. I needed somebody to be totally unafraid because I ended up turning people’s fear of me into a weapon that I turned against myself,” she recalls. “To have Mom in my court was an incredible gift. I wasn’t able to engage because I just didn’t have the courage to do so at the time. But none of it went unacknowledged by me. Today I’m here in large part because of Mom and some other anchors who expected more of me.” Aileen takes a sip of Kombucha. “Even to just be attached in name to Mom is huge for me. I feel privileged to be in the same energy field as she’s in. I’m honored to be Ambassador of her Foundation. It’s a direct activity with mom’s spirit and to stay connected with her.”

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