Hawley Crippen + the Show Girl


Hawley Crippen  was an American doctor who lived in London with his wife Cora, a London dance-hall girl.  She  was last seen by friends after a dinner at their house in January of 1910. She was known to brow-beat and demoralize her husband in public,  a soft-spoken and relatively meek man, who practiced homeopathic medicine. … Continue reading Hawley Crippen + the Show Girl

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The Splay of Dame Maggie Smith


The header image of Dame Maggie Smith is from 1972 and a movie called the Millionairess.  Never saw it. Dame Maggie is a Splay Temperament Type.  That means she has no oppositions in her chart, and a Grand Trine -- both are requirements.  Typically we have found that one of the trines is in a … Continue reading The Splay of Dame Maggie Smith

Reading New Orleans’s DA Jim Garrison


Jim Garrison was born four and half years after President John Kennedy and about a thousand miles away, but as a quirk of fate would have it, they became intertwined through the President’s murder. In late 1960’s he became quite a cause celebre because of his speculation that Oswald did not fire the gun, and … Continue reading Reading New Orleans’s DA Jim Garrison

Franz Joseph Haydn – composer


Joseph Haydn was a composer and teacher to Wolfgang Mozart.  He was born March 31, 1732 and died May 31, 1809.  He is considered the "Father of the String Quartet" and was instrumental to the piano trio, considered to be the genesis of the sonata form.  His brothers were Michael Haydn, also an accomplished composer … Continue reading Franz Joseph Haydn – composer

Not so Sunny von Bulow


Biograph: Martha (Sunny) von Bülow, was an American heiress who first married Austrian playboy prince and then to a Danish-born man-about-society who was twice tried on charges of attempting to murder her, died on December 6th, 2008 on a Saturday at a nursing home in Manhattan. Mrs. von Bülow, who was 76, had been in … Continue reading Not so Sunny von Bulow