Ann Getty, Publisher and Bicoastal Arts Patron, Is Dead at 79
She married into one of the world’s richest families but refused to let herself be marginalized as a socialite.
Banning books used to be embarrassing. NYT obit of Ann Getty celebrates her purchase of a publisher that "successfully challenged bans on books..."
She married a smart man: "In 1964, the story goes, Ann Gilbert, the Newsom siblings and Mr. Getty met in a North Beach bar, where Gordon told Bill that Bill was too short to date Ann."