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Byline: Aileen Mehle

The 30-year marriage of Roger Moore, most famous for his James Bond roles, and his Italian wife, Luisa, is over and out. It is Roger who wants the divorce; Luisa, now in New York staying with Joanna Carson at the Pierre, is said to be devastated. Though there have been hints and allegations in the past of another woman, the real story is that Roger just wants to be alone. Luisa doesn't. Just now Roger is in London, but will soon leave for China to make a movie. No legal steps have been taken to dissolve the marriage yet, but, like everything else in the world, it's only a matter of time.

Woody Woodward of the fine old New York family--his late grandmother was that greatest of personages Mrs. William (Elsie) Woodward--and his wife, Lisa, are putting miles between them. He has bought a place in Palm Beach; she will stay in New York. Woody has other residences in London, Paris and the docks of Majorca, where he keeps the sailboat, for now. It's sad news for the marriage, but the Palm Beach ladies will be in palm heaven.

Les girls, Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rita Wilson and Rosie O'Donnell, will begin filming "Gaslight Addition" in Savannah in another month. It's described as a sort of female version of Rob Reiner's "Stand By Me," complete with flashbacks of the four stars' childhoods and that sort of thing. Demi's company is producing the flick, and one hears she has been in and out of Savannah recently. It was rumored for a bit that she and husband Bruce Willis would be renting one of the great old houses on Turner's Rock, one of Savannah's many private islands, but now that Bruce is filming part of "Die Hard III" in Charleston, S.C., maybe they'll take a house halfway between. Pretty exciting, no?

Catherine Moore (Cathy) Tankoos of New York and Palm Beach and Robert J.Barrett III, the Merrill Lynch financial consultant, will be married on April 22 at the Everglades Club in Palm Beach. Cathy will be wearing a flaming red dress designed by Carolina Herrera on the big day. She chose red because, in China, red is the color of love and the color Chinese brides wear. It seems as lovely a reason as any. David Mahoney, the financier/philanthropist, will give Cathy away, Geraldine Fuller is her matron of honor and Barton Gubelmann is the flower girl. We all know that Barton is a tiny bit older than your usual flower girl, but who says you have to be seven and wear a wreath and mary janes. This could start a trend.
Cathy, once married to the late real-estate magnate, S. Joseph Tankoos Jr., was educated at Brillantmont in Lausanne and at the University of Florence. She has modeled for Emilio Pucci, Bill Blass, Christian Dior, etc., and has been a fashion editor and TV producer. One of the top women croquet players in the country, she has been installed in the Croquet Hall of Fame. She is active in charities in New York and Palm Beach. Bob Barrett, a graduate of Georgetown, Columbia Law School and Harvard Business School, has had an active career on Wall Street and now works for Merrill Lynch out of their Palm Beach office. If it sounds as though they were made for each other, well, bliss happens.

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