Carol Marcus (later Matthau), Gloria's lifelong best friend, was a bridesmaid, and Hollywood leading man Errol Flynn stood up for the groom. Another of the bridesmaids was Betty Newling, the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles orthodontist. Sixty years later, Gloria reconnected with this bridesmaid when she signed a copy of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt to her. By then, the former Betty Newling was nearly as well known as Gloria herself, albeit under a different name: Betsy Bloomingdale. The copy Gloria signed to her erstwhile bridesmaid is available here via Nick Harvill Libraries.