Joe Carstairs, born Marion Barbara Carstairs, was a wealthy British power boat racer known for her speed and her eccentric lifestyle.
Joe was openly lesbian, usually dressed as a man, and had tattooed arms. She had numerous relationships throughout her life, including with Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, and Marlene Dietrich.
Carstairs was given a doll by her girlfriend, Ruth Baldwin, and named it Lord Tod Wadley, which she took everywhere, except into her speedboats, out of fear of losing it. Following her death in 1993, Carstairs was cremated along with the doll, and were buried in Sag Harbor, NY.
This was Carstairs' final residence.
By jdubble07 @ 2020-07-12 10:47:27