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 publicity wearing a million dollars worth of diamonds to a party. Then seven months after that, a total shocker: Emily sued her dodgy second husband for divorce with allegations that he was pro-Nazi among a pro-Nazi group in America, resulting in rock n’ roll media coverage waves across the United States for months.

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| 2 September 2023 | Updated 20 January 2024
Emily Hall Tremaine

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In August 1939, social-celebrity Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Emily von Romberg), married sugar heir Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr. in the famous, or by then, notorious Spreckels clan. Shortly thereafter, World War II began in Europe, and the US remained neutral until the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941.

This was a wickedly dangerous and bizarre time with Nazi German officials, etc., still going in and out of the US, and there was some level of support for Nazi Germany within America. During this time, spying by various persons with access took place.


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The announcement of the marriage sometimes was reported on the front pages of American newspapers, and sometimes with an interesting cropped, column-wide photo of Emily. Bizarrely it was from an earlier photo of Emily with Max in 1936 at Aperitif magazine, and just one year earlier, he died in a suspicious plane crash.

Thirteen months later, the marriage between Emily and Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr. erupted into full-on Nazi / anti-Nazi scandal reported in media waves over four months, starting in September 1940.


For more information about Emily’s fast-paced, pre-1945 life and her rock n’ roll media coverage, see sections "G. Publications mentioning Emily Hall Tremaine" and "I. Mystery, danger & misunderstandings: Emily Hall Tremaine in the 1930s" on the Emily Hall Tremaine overview page.


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10 Aug - Emily marries Spreckels

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1939 - social AP wirephoto / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

(10 August 1939). AP wirephoto with caption: Santa Barbara, Cal., Aug. 10— Sugar heir weds in elopement... [photo of Emily with Spreckels]. (Viewed 14 December 2019. historicimages.com: 4 Nov. 2019. P00444).

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1939 - social article - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

(Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckels, baroness get wedding license [no photo]. The Bakersfield Californian, p. 12, col. 2. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01671).

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1939 - social article - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

(Partially UP, Santa Barbara, Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Sugar heir weds in Reno [no photo]. San Mateo Times (San Mateo, CA), pp. 1 & 11. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01670).

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1939 - social article - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

(10 August 1939). Weds sugar heir; Spreckels heir marries baroness [with re-used, cropped portrait of Emily arriving by ship]. Oakland Tribune, p.4, col. 2. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01255).

1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, NV). (10 August 1939). Adolph Spreckels weds baroness [no photo]. San Pedro News-Pilot (San Pedro / Los Angeles), p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 12 December 2019. P01101-02).

1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Associated Press (Reno, Nevada). (10 August 1939). Flashes and dashes; Adolph Spreckels weds [no photo]. Petamula Argus Courier, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01260).

1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Heir to sugar fortune weds [no photo]. The Chico Enterprise (Chico, CA), p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01669).

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1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckels heir weds baroness [no photo]. Long Beach Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), unknown page number, col. 4. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01264).

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1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno). (10 August 1939). Spreckels married [no photo]. Hastings Daily Tribune (Hastings, NE), p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01263).

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1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nev. Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckels weds baroness in Reno [no photo]. Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, Oregon), p. 1, col. 2. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01259).

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1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Sugar heir weds [no photo]. Moberly Monitor-Index (Moberly, MO), p. 5, col. 7. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01691).

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1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Sugar heir weds a baroness [no photo]. The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, KS), p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01667).

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1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

INS (Reno, Nev. Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckels heir weds baroness [no photo]. Salt Lake Telegram, p. 3, col. 4. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01258).

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1939 - social mention - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

INS (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckles [sic], Jr. weds again [with re-used photo, cropped, of Emily (with Max)]. Pomona Progress Bulletin, p. 1, cols. 2 & 7. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01256).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, Nev. Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Adolph Spreckels weds in Reno [no photo]. Santa Ana Register, p. 1, col. 6. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01666).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, Nev. Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckels heir weds in divorce capital [no photo]. Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01668).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

U. P. (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckels, Jr., weds baroness in Reno [no photo]. Hollywood Citizen-News, p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01261).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckels married. [no photo]. Santa Rosa Republican (Santa Rosa, CA), p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01265).

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1939 - social article - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Spreckles [sic] heir, baroness marry [no photo]. Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA), p. 3, col. 5. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01692).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, Nev). (10 August 1939). Spreckles [sic] heir weds [no photo]. Ventura County Star-Free Press, p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01690).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, Nev. Aug. 10). (10 August 1939). Sugar fortune heir marries [no photo]. The Cushing Daily Citizen (Cushing, OK), p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01262).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

U. P. (Reno, Nev.). (10 August 1939). Sugar heir elopes with baroness [no photo]. Santa Cruz Evening News (California), p. 8, col. 5. (Viewed 12 December 2019. P01103; P01257).




11 Aug - Emily marries Spreckels

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1939 - news brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Adolph

(11 August 1939). Adolph Spreckels is wed to heiress [with no photo]. Times Gazette (Redwood City, California), p. 3, col. 3. (Viewed 22 February 2023. P03173).

1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Associated Press. (11 August 1939). Flashes and dashes; Honeymoon later [no photo]. Petaluma Argus-Courier (Petaluma, CA), p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01231).

1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

A. P. (Reno, NV, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). A. B. Spreckels marries Baroness von Romberg [no photo]. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 14 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Inquirer 1939 b – 4213. P00953).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). A. B. Spreckels weds Baroness von Romberg [no photo]. The Hartford Courant (Connecticut), p. 9. (Viewed 14 December 2019. P00530).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, NV). (11 August 1939). Adolph B. Spreckels and baroness wed [no photo]. Atlanta Constitution, p. 11. (Viewed 12 December 2019. P00525).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, NV, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Adolph Spreckels wed; Baroness Emily von Romberg his bride in Reno ceremony [no photo]. New York Times, p. 16, col. 1. (Viewed 14 December 2019. P00047; P00534).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Baroness von Romberg is wed to sugar heir [no photo]. The Chattanooga Times, p. 20, col. 5. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01672).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Associated Press (Reno, NV, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Baron’s widow weds Spreckels [no photo]. San Bernardino Sun (California), p. 2, col. 3. (Viewed 11 December 2019. P01099-1100).

1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, NV, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Baroness weds A. Spreckels [no photo]. Santa Cruz Sentinel (California), p. 10, col. 4. (Viewed 14 December 2019. P01105-06).

1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, NV). (11 August 1939). Baroness weds again [news report] [no photo]. Buffalo Evening News (New York), p. 13, col. 4. (Viewed 13 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Buffalo NY Evening News 1939 a – 1272. P00952).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Baroness weds heir [no photo]. Knoxville Journal, p. 4, col. 8. (Viewed 4 June 2021. P01228).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nevada, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Baroness weds sugar fortune heir in Reno [no photo]. Bristow Daily Record (Bristow, OK), p. 5, col. 5. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01268).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). California sugar heir weds baroness [no photo]. Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, TX), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01237).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nev.). (11 August 1939). Fortunes united in Reno nuptials [with mention of Emily and Spreckels] [no photo]. The Salt Lake Tribune, p. 23, col. 8. (Viewed 3 June 2021. P01227).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, NV, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Spreckels heir weds baroness [no photo]. Washington Post, p. 1. (Viewed 13 December 2019. P00537).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno). (11 August 1939). Spreckels married again [no photo]. Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01673).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Spreckels weds baroness [no photo]. Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, PA), p. 9, col. 2. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01270).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Associated Press (Reno, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Spreckles [sic] 4th bride is a rich baroness [no photo]. Knoxville News-Sentinel, p. 2, col. 1. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01269).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, NV). (11 August 1939). Sugar fortune heir, baroness marry [no photo]. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York), p. 3. (Viewed 12 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1939 - 2647. P00008).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Sugar fortune heir marries [no photo]. Schenectady Gazette (New York), p. 3, col. 7. (Viewed 12 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Schenectady NY Gazette 1939 Grayscale - 4631. P00903).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Nev., Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Sugar heir weds widowed baroness [no photo]. The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT), p. 8A, col. 8. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01232).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Reno, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Widowed baroness wed [no photo]. Bristol News Bulletin (Bristol, TN), p. 6, col. 2. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01230).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Associated Press & AP Wirephoto (Reno, NV, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Adolph B. Spreckels weds Baroness Emily von Romberg [with photo of Emily with Spreckels]. The Sun (Baltimore, MD), p. 2. (Viewed 13 December 2019. P00536).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Ex-Baroness von Romberg weds Adolph Spreckels [no photo]. Union-Sun and Journal (Lockport, New York), p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 14 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Lockport NY Union Sun Journal 1939 - 2008. P00954).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara). (11 August 1939). Former baroness weds sugar heir [no photo]. The Ithaca Journal (New York), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 14 December 2019. P00531).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Honeymoon later [no photo]. The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York), p. 2, col. 3. (Viewed 10 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Kingston NY Daily Freeman 1939 Grayscale - 1653. P00906).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Associated Press (Santa Barbara). (11 August 1939). Section: Overnight news in brief form [section] [no photo]. The Leader-Republican (Gloversville and Johnstown, New York), p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 18 October 2019. fultonhistory.com: Republican 1939 Grayscale - 3024. P00006).

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1939 - social brief - Emily, Spreckels, honeymoon delayed

Associated Press Leased Wire (Santa Barbara, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Spreckels reveal honeymoon later [no photo]. The Bakersfield Californian, p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01226).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Calif., Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Spreckels weds former baroness [no photo]. Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA), p. 13, col. 7. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01693).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Calif., Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Spreckles [sic] newlyweds secluded in mansion [no photo]. Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Jefferson City, MO), p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01267).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Calif.). (11 August 1939). Sugar fortune heir marries baroness [no photo]. The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01235).

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1939 - social brief - Emily, Spreckels, honeymoon delayed

(AP) Santa Barbara, Cal., Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Sugar heir, baroness bride delay honeymoon [no photo]. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, p. 6, col. 5. (Viewed 1 June 2021. P01225).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara). (11 August 1939). Sugar heir honeymoons [no photo]. Utica Observer-Dispatch (New York), presumably p. 8, col. 6. (Viewed 14 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Utica NY Observer 1939 - 5408. P00895).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Wealthy baroness bride of Spreckels [no photo]. Daily News (Batavia, New York), p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 13 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Batavia NY Daily News 1939 00977_2. P00956).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Widowed baroness bride of sugar fortune heir [no photo]. Daily Sentinel (Rome, New York), p. 11, col. 4. (Viewed 14 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Rome NY Daily Sentinel 1939 - 2679. P00960).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Widowed baroness weds A. S. [sic] Spreckels [no photo]. The Daily Home News (New Brunswick, NJ), p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 14 December 2019. P00528).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Associated Press Wirephoto (Santa Barbara, Aug. 10); Associated Press (Reno, Nev.), August 10. (11 August 1939). Sugar heir marries again; Spreckels heir and rich widow marry [with photo of Emily and Spreckels presumably at Montecito home]. St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat, p. 5A. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01229).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Presumably unknown news agency. (11 August 1939). Sugar heir wed [no photo]. The Beacon News (Beacon, New York), p. 9, col. 6. (Viewed 14 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Beacon NY News 1939 00439_2. P00955).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Presumably unknown news agency (Reno). (11 August 1939). Sugar heir wed [no photo]. The Newburgh News (New York), p. 11, col. 1. (Viewed 14 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Newburgh NY Daily News 1939 Aug-Oct 00052_2. P00957).

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1939 - social article - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Randolph, Nancy. (11 August 1939). Spreckels wed again; Baroness 4th bride [with re-used photo of Emily wearing modish hat]. Daily News (New York), p. 18. (Viewed 7 April 2021. P00529).

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1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Special (Reno, NV, Aug 10) & Acme photo. (11 August 1939). Weds Spreckels [photo / illustration of Emily, with caption]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 8. (Viewed 10 December 2019. P00527).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Transradio Press (Reno, Nev., Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). Sugar millionaire marries [no photo]. The Morning Spotlight (Hastings, NE), p. 5, col. 3. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01274).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Unknown news agency (Santa Barbara). (11 August 1939). Former Baroness, Spreckles [sic] wed [no photo]. Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, New York), p. 4, col. 7. (Viewed 12 December 2019. P01104).

1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, NV, Aug. 10). (11 August 1939). A. B. Spreckels Jr. weds Baroness von Romberg; his fourth marriage follows plane elopement to Reno [no photo]. New York Herald Tribune, p. 3. (Viewed 14 December 2019. P00533).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

United Press (Reno, Nev., Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Spreckles [sic] weds baroness [no photo]. The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01234).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Reno, Nev., Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Sugar fortune heir marries [no photo]. The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN), p. 9, col. 8. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01233).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Santa Barbara, Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Baroness Von Romberg, Adolph Spreckels wed [no photo]. The Binghampton Press, p. 10. col. 2. (Viewed 4 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1939 – 5387. P00897).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

UP (Santa Barbara). (11 August 1939). Widow of flier wed to Spreckels [no photo]. Asbury Park Evening Press (New Jersey), p. 2, col. 5. (Viewed 12 December 2019. P00524).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Unknown news agency (Reno, Nev., Aug. 11). (11 August 1939). Sugar heir weds young baroness [no photo]. Greenville Associate (Greenville, OH), p. 5, col. 7. (Viewed 19 June 2021. P01236).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). New Mrs. Spreckles [sic] [photo of Emily, unusually long one-column photo, her face turned, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption] [above]. Elmira Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York), p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 18 October 2019. fultonhistory.com: Elmira NY Star Gazette 1939 - 3806. P00961).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir’s new wife is baroness [(above) photo of Emily, side view, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption]. Dunkirk Evening Observer (Dunkirk, NY), p. 9, col. 3. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01238).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir’s new wife is baroness [(above) photo of Emily, side view, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption]. The Greenville Advocate (Greenville, OH), p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01240).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir’s new wife is baroness [(above) photo of Emily, side view, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption]. Indiana Evening Gazette (Indiana, PA), p. 3, col. 4. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01243).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir’s new wife is baroness [(above) photo of Emily, side view, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption]. Knoxville News-Sentinel, p. 10, col. 6. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01276).

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Pre-Warhol
Unity
&
Variety


See the later "collaboration" of Emily with Andy Warhol. In 1962, Emily advised that Andy— for the famous Marilyn Monroe diptych— put the two panels showing "rise" and "fall" side by side. He agreed, then she bought the artwork which she sold to Tate Modern, London in 1980.

One wonders how much Andy Warhol knew about the late 1930s publicity queen Emily, whose national media coverage included photos and scandal shown in Pittsburgh area media.



Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir’s wife [(above) photo of Emily, side view, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption]. Shamokin News-Dispatch (Shamokin, PA), p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01239).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir’s new wife is baroness [(above) photo of Emily, side view, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption]. Times Herald (Olean, New York), p. 1, col. 8. (Viewed 10 December 2019. fultonhistory.com: Olean NY Times Herald 1939.01508_2. P00962.)

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1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir’s wife is baroness [(spotlighted at top of this webpage) photo of Emily, side view, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), with caption]. Chester Times (Chester, Pennsylvania), p. 1, col. 6. (Viewed 15 January 2024. P03308).

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1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

(12 August 1939). Baroness Spreckels’ 4th bride [with two portrait photos of Emily and Adolph, reportedly taken before the ceremony]. San Mateo Times (San Mateo, California), p. 12. (Viewed 20 January 2024. P03313).

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1939 - social brief - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

AP (Santa Barbara, Calif., Aug. 11). (12 August 1939). A. B. Spreckles [sic], big sugar heir, weds baroness [no photo]. The Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington), p. 12. (Viewed 20 January 2024. P03312).

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1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (c. 12 August 1939). Baroness weds Spreckles [sic] [with photo of Emily, long, one-column, with head turned, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), and caption]. Utica Observer-Dispatch (New York), unknown page number, col. 6. (Viewed 13 November 2019. fultonhistory.com: Utica NY Observer 1939 - 5425. P00896).

1939 - social article - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Randolph, Nancy / presumably unknown news agency. (New Yorn [sic], Aug. 11). (12 August 1939). Adolph Spreckels, Jr., weds widow of German nobleman [with details about previous marriages of Spreckels and Max’s family background] [no photo]. Buffalo Courier-Express (New York), p. 10. (Viewed 19 October 2019. fultonhistory.com: Express 1939 - 4002. P00009).

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1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Unknown photo agency. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir, baroness elope [with photo of Emily and Adolph Spreckels, Jr.]. Capital Times (Madison, WI), p. 3, cols. 2-3. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01241).

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1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Unknown photo agency. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir, baroness elope [with photo of Emily and Adolph Spreckels, Jr.]. The Lima News (Lima, OH), p. 2, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01275).

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1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

Unknown photo agency. (12 August 1939). Sugar heir, baroness elope [with photo of Emily and Adolph Spreckels, Jr.]. The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, MI), p. 4, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 2 June 2021. P01242).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (13 August 1939). Sugar heir’s new wife is baroness [(above) with photo of Emily, long, one-column, with head turned, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), and caption]. Cumberland Sunday Times (Cumberland, Maryland), p. 1, col. 2. (Viewed 20 January 2024. P03311).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

1939 - social photo / caption - Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) marries Spreckels

NEA. (13 August 1939). Sugar heir’s new wife is baroness [with photo of Emily, long, one-column, with head turned, cropped and turned photo from “Work together, live apart” (1936), and caption]. The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, Kentucky), section 2, p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 20 January 2024. P03047).

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Emily Hall Tremaine

Cropped view of page in Emily Hall Tremaine’s 1930s scrapbook showing multiple media coverage on her and her work at Aperitif magazine. In August 1935, Emily transformed or staged a defamation threat into a media / publicity event with national news coverage, promoting the magazine. This is generally the time that Emily’s social publicity power took off with a six-year run. Learn more about Aperitif magazine.