From Mark Twain's final days in Redding, Conn. to Marlon Brando's last tango in Los Angeles, wills drafted by the rich and famous testify to the dramatic changes in American culture during the past 100 years. Evidence of respect for women increased over the course of the century. By century's end, estate planning for same sex partners became commonly accepted, even expected. Meanwhile, children born out of wedlock were included in estate plans, voluntarily or otherwise. All this and more is ...

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