× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Unmarried Couples and Alimony Lawsuits / Marvin Case #501340

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 07, 1979
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Report concerns upcoming hearing in lawsuit filed against actor Lee Marvin by Michele Triola Marvin, who lived with but never married actor. Background of earlier legal decisions in case given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Los Angeles, California) Scenes from Lee Marvin film shown, courtesy 20th Century Fox. Background of Marvin versus Marvin lawsuit given; decisions of California and 6 other state courts that unmarried couples have right to sue for alimony reported [Divorce attorney Marvin MITCHELSON - says there's need for unmarried couples to have redress in court] [Lee MARVIN - refuses comment.] Actor Marvin's contentions about lawsuit stated. Expected impact of decision in Marvin case, include possible effects on homosexual relations noted.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

Reporter(s):
Lewis, Meredith;
Savitch, Jessica
Duration:
00:02:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.