She demanded sex, often, from the men she was with, yet remained strangely aloof from the process.
Investigators would probe deeply into both sides, but the initial feints into Ed's Friendly side came up dry -- he had been an executive at California horse racing tracks, and detectives had a hunch that organized crime might have played a role.
But he was rebuffed by family lawyers and bankers who were skeptical of his prowess in the field of investments.
At her home in Marrakech, she hosted parties and hobnobbed with the likes of Paul and Jane Bowles, Gore Vidal, Andre Gide, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams, picking up the tab for elegant soirees of wit and dandyism.
So they just spent it - and bought their own destruction in the process.
Though he is now 55, the greying at his temples is the only visible testimony to his age.