France’s Secret Bluebeard: Henri Landru


This update on #545 -- The tale of a modern Bluebeard -- and is from the UK Spectator, December 8, 2018 edition. The book review by Zoe Apostides "Vanished without a Trace" comments that the Landru trial was France’s response to the English Jack the Ripper, except the London police never apprehended Jack.  Richard Tomlinson…

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Bicycling Julius “Nicky” Arnstein


He was born Julius Wilford Arndstein in Norway on July 1, 1879, the son of a German Jew named Moses Arndstein and his Dutch wife, Thekla Van Shaw¹.   They came to the United States when he was an infant and received a good education and worked as a contractor for a time. But Nick was…

Roman Polanski


Download the chart of director Roman Polanski who was the husband at the time of actress Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson.  This chart has been rectified to an Ascendant of 29 Libra Ascendant that E. C. Matthews calls "strangeness." Mr Polanski is also known for his extradition because of a rape of a 13…