Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr.

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Emily Hall Tremaine - diamond skull publicity (1940)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 08 Feb 24

Emily Hall Tremaine - diamond skull publicity (1940) Almost 70 years before Damien Hirst’s publicity-driving diamond skull, arts figure Emily Hall Tremaine did the same, but became the diamond skull herself, wearing in today’s value, 14.5-220 million in diamonds. This generated media coverage...

Emily Hall Tremaine fights back:
Nazis in California (1933-45)
(book preview)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 05 Feb 24

...Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr. of San Francisco. 1940- 1941 Emily and Adolph were in the “He’s a Nazi. No, SHE is” divorce case reported in media waves across America into the 1940 election. Emily publicly supported Willkie and greater intervention in the European war. The case was later...

Emily Hall Tremaine - crazy anti-Nazi media coverage (1940)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 16 Jan 24

Emily Hall Tremaine - crazy anti-Nazi media coverage (1940) 1930s California society publicity queen Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels) sued her husband for divorce just a year after marriage, occupying American newspapers for months with allegations of his pro-Nazism and spousal...

Emily Hall Tremaine - publicity outputs, Emily-style (1939)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 12 Jan 24

Emily Hall Tremaine - publicity outputs, Emily-style (1939) The "original It Girl" Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) married Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr. in August 1939. See the full-on reporting of the young publicity queen across the United States and beyond. Five months later, she generated...

Rachel Maddow’s "PREQUEL: An American Fight Against Fascism" & Emily Hall Tremaine (formerly Von Romberg - Spreckels)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 23 Nov 23

Rachel Maddow’s "PREQUEL: An American Fight Against Fascism" & Emily Hall Tremaine (formerly Von Romberg - Spreckels) Top left: After a year-long second marriage, Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels) sued for divorce (7 Sept 1940; New York Daily News. Top right: Three months later,...

Rachel Maddow’s "Ultra" (2022) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 14 Jul 23

Rachel Maddow’s "Ultra" (2022) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels) Top left: After a year-long second marriage, Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels) sues for divorce (7 Sept 1940; New York Daily News. Top right: Three months later, Adolph B. Spreckels declares...

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews foiled Nazi plots against Hollywood and America (2017) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 14 Jul 23

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews foiled Nazi plots against Hollywood and America (2017) & Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Von Romberg - Spreckels) Top left: After a year-long second marriage, Emily Hall Tremaine (previously) Spreckels sues for divorce (7 Sept 1940; New York Daily News....

Emily Hall Tremaine’s 1930s: In danger, madness, decadence and publicity

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R. J. Preece - 02 Aug 21

...Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., San Francisco sugar heir, previously resident in Coronado, near San Diego, prior to the marriage). In her initial court filing, Emily alleged that Spreckels was pro-Nazi, and clearly stated that she found the Nazi cause repugnant and against her principles and ideals....

Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels) vs. Adolph B. Spreckels, initial divorce court filing & deposition (1940)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 29 Jul 21

...Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr. in September 1940 - April 1941: the first four pages of the filing and Emily’s deposition. (Note: there are 10 additional pdf files with a file size of about 10MB each.) The court record is over 180 pages and includes two signed statements by Emily and one by Adolph....

New discoveries: Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels), Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., Brünninghausen & more

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 11 Apr 21

New discoveries: Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels), Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., Brünninghausen & more Living in California in the crazy and increasingly dangerous late 1930s into the WWII period, the two socialites collided with anti-Nazi vs. alleged pro-Nazi thinking, extreme spousal...


R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Apr 19

...Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr. This micro-site is packed with a lot of new information clarifying Emily’s work and life. Overlooked for too many years and falling through various cracks, artdesigncafe took action starting in 2016 with the Tremaine / Miller Co. documentation recovery and dissemination...

Emily Hall Tremaine into her afterlife - publications list (1992+)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Apr 19

...Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., Brünninghausen & more. artdesigncafe. (Viewed 20 May 2024.) Online - artdesigncafe.2021 - article Preece, R. J. (11 April 2021). New discoveries: Emily Hall Tremaine (previously von Romberg), Max von Romberg, Brünninghausen and more. artdesigncafe. (Viewed 20 May...