A Sketch of Ann Douglas
by Traciy Curry-Reyes
by Traciy Curry-Reyes
Ann met Scott when she was 47 years old. She was still very beautiful and in great shape. She was the heiress to the Scripps-Howard newspaper. Basically most everything you see happening in the movie is true. One of her daughters stated that the movie did not even touch the surface of what was actually happening in that house. Scott was absolutely the MOST scary person you would ever encounter. All of the scenes of the beating in the movie were described by friends and family. Anne confided the most in her best friend.
Background on Ann Douglas
Anne Scripps Dougplas was born November 18, 1946. She was a woman of privilege. She was mostly raised by her grandmother because her mother suffered from manic depression. Her grandmother taught her everything she needed to know about being a lady in society. She went to the best schools and colleges. She knew all of the rules of upper class society both written and unwritten. Scott had no idea about these unwritten rules. His behavior was repugnant to her upper class friends. He could not fake it. Whenever he tried he would just....well let’s say....flub it up. Remember the scene in the movie where he was at a dinner party where he tried to give out his business cards? He would do things like that all the time that would make it blatantly obvious that he did not have the class, the tact, nor the education to ever measure up. She doted on her children too. All of her children remember that she was the best mom anyone could ever have. Anne was no different with Tori. Always staying home with her children, she never felt deprived of life.The only thing she really aspired to be was a loving wife and mother. She had intimate relations with only two men in her life, and that was her first husband Anthony Morell and Scott Douglas. Scott was the only man who had ever hurt her in her entire life. Even though Scott was able to fool her in love, she was a very smart woman when it came to her money. She was not parting with it easily. She gave him just enough to play, but the real money, he had no access to. Her grandmother taught her from a very young age to always protect the money above anything else. She died Thursday, January 7, 1994 at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York.
A Sketch of Scott Douglas
Scott Douglas was 38 years old, 6 feet tall and about 165 pounds. He worked as a skilled house painter. His neighbors and ex girlfriend had a hand in telling his true story. He was used to getting everything that he wanted. He was handsome with a great body. Women loved having sex with him. There was always another woman waiting for him. He had many affairs both before and after his marriage to Ann. Some of the women were extremely beautiful with loads of money, and they did not mind giving it all to him. So he was somewhat disappointed with the fact that Anne's money was protected and secure.
Click here to go to the Scott Douglas Page where I have included some notes from an interview that I held with his ex lover. (here)