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Plum Fountain

A woman whose nickname was the source of some amusement at the trial, Fountain's married name was actually Olivia Tesone.

When offering evidence of his close relationship with the Hisses, Whittaker Chambers said he had met a friend of theirs named Plum Fountain while dining with them at a restaurant in Georgetown. Ms. Fountain testified for the defense at the second trial. She said that during her friendship with the Hisses, she had never met them at a restaurant in Georgetown nor had she ever met Chambers.