Peggy Guggenheim - Exhibitionist

"At the age of fifty-one,

[Peggy Guggenheim] took up naked sunbathing on the roof of her palazzo -- directly across the water from the windows of police headquarters -- and developed an attitude to sampling the local men which her friend Mary McCarthy compared to her attitude toward the local olives and crusty bread. She herself was delighted with this image, and when one of her guests inquired, 'Mrs. Guggenheim' -- as she was known in later years -- 'how many husbands have you had?' she shot back, with perfect Mae West timing, 'D'you mean my own, or other people's?'"

[A similar tale is told of Zsa Zsa Gabor.]

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