According to Melanie, Paige was afraid of a sex tape being seen by certain people or a certain person. Melanie also said the tape was made of Paige at the Playboy mansion.
I have to wonder if one person in Paige’s mind was Desmond Guinness (and his crowd?)
It’s just a hunch, but enough for a lead.
It is interesting that Desmond was visiting in Los Angeles , 6 months apart. After being photographed with Paige in Santa Barbara in the fall, He was back in Los Angeles in March of 1974.
These were last few weeks of Paige’s life. It’s unknown if they ever saw each other outside of that one documented date at Guy Roop’s house.
I was able to find and email with a couple who were well acquainted with Desmond during those years. When they visited Desmond in Ireland several years later they said had a marvelous time with him.
Then I wrote back and never mentioned a name, only asked “Did Desmond ever mention a young woman he knew (early 70s) who committed suicide? I never heard from this couple again.
The following Suzy high society gossip column, was published 9 days before Paige’s suicide. Desmond in bold.
The article below is 7 days before Paige’s suicide.
There is proof that Desmond and Marina also appeared in Raleigh, NC on or around March 28th, 1974, see article below.
This article is unusual in that it brings up the uncomfortable subject of his mother Diana Mitford and step-father Oswald Mosely.
Did John Huston and Desmond Guinness know each other?
Given how much Desmond traveled around Ireland meeting people, restoring castles and seeking funds for the Irish Georgian Society, almost certainly. Desmond’s obituary below says they did.
A renowned socialite, party animal and generous host, Guinness entertained the international jet set at his home, Leixlip Castle. Those who visited included British royalty Princess Margaret, her husband Lord Snowdon, and Lord Mountbatten, A-listers such as Jacqueline Kennedy, film director John Huston, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, and his stepfather the British fascist leader Oswald Mosley, his mother Diana Mitford’s husband.Desmond Guinesses obituary in The Irish Times August 29, 2020.
This also makes me think Desmond and Mariga knew Ricki Soma Huston, John Huston’s 4th wife and mother to Angelica and Tony.
Rikki lived in St. Clerans in the 50s and 60s and raised her children there until she moved to London sometime in the late 1960s.
Anjelica Huston wrote a memoir about growing up in the St. Clerans estate.
Did Paige meet Desmond Guinness when she stayed with John and Celeste Huston at St. Clerans in 72-73 ish? Possibly.
Ricki Soma Huston in a photo by the legendary photographer Philippe Halsman.
1960 issue of Color Photography Magazine. One is a series entitled “Halsman’s Women.” She was married to John Huston from 1950 until her untimely death in a car accident in 1969. However, the had split in 1962.