World War 2 play
Gloria Stanford, as she is now known, was one of many New Zealand war brides who fell in love with American servicemen during World War II. She married in 1944, and was supposed to follow her new husband back to the States. Instead she got homesick, abandoned the ship in the middle of the night, and made headlines around New Zealand as the bride who wouldn't leave New Zealand. Her granddaughters Amy and Catherine Waller have written a play about their grandmother's story called Gloria.