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March 15, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Lady Cathcart, Austin Fairman & George Vivian." Countess Vera Cathcart, playwright-star of the theatrical flop "Ashes of Love," whose visit to America was notable mostly for a scandal involving a champagne-filled bathtub. National Photo glass negative. View full size.