What does it cost to blur the line between truth and fiction? A lot, as MGM found out. This is the story of a movie and a libel lawsuit – maybe the only one ever won with a murder confession. Its star? Princess Irina Yusupova. Find out what this quiet, soft-spoken woman did that had her lawyer later calling her “an advocate’s dream.”
Think of these posts as rabbit holes – tidbits of information I stumbled on that led me somewhere unexpected. These stories are too good not to share, even if the women involved aren’t wearing tiaras. For example, when I found a reference to a vampire princess in 18th century Bohemia, I dropped what I was doing to figure out whether it was full of scheisse or a story worth telling. All these stories are jaw-dropping, heartbreaking, hilarious, or all of the above. I hope you enjoy them.
A wife without a husband. A princess without a country. Meet Princess Marie Louise, a woman who lived life on her own terms.
When you google someone’s name and a bunch of vampire references come up, you stop what you’re doing and you investigate. If you’re me, and it’s during quarantine, you stop at nothing to figure out if said google subject is really a vampire princess.
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