Media Spotlight: Happy Days at Merrywood


A 1930s portrait of with his grandfather, the blind Sen. of Oklahoma. (Collection Gore Vidal/Copy work by )


Vidal lived for a time with his mother, , and stepfather, , at Merrywood (which he calls “a real misnomer”), the family’s Chain Bridge Road home in McLean. The Potomac River estate was later owned, in succession, by Wyatt and , Alan and , and Steve and .

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