Banker Brings Suit Against Princess

It Happened on
February 08, 1915

From The Washington Herald, Washington D.C.


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Asks $197,421 from Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy on Notes. He Is Now War Prisoner in France.

New York, Feb. 1. – The Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy, painter of crowned heads and other notables, was sued yesterday in the Supreme Court by Carlo Wedekind, a German banker now held prisoner, It is said, by the French government because he knows too much concerning the turbine engine on French battleships.

The banker, whose headquarters have been at Nice up to the time of his arrest, had many branch houses. He demands of the princess $197,421 alleged due on notes. The princess lives in the Hotel St. Regis.

The complaint was filed by O’Brien, Boardman & Platt. The notes were given in settlement of dealings running for seven years, it is alleged.

Her Lawyer Explains.

Richard E. Weldon, an attorney with offices in the Woolworth Building, who represents the princess, said yesterday that Mr. Wedekind has control of more than enough of the princess’s property to offset the claim he has made.

“My client was a Hungarian princess when she married a Russian prince,” he said.

“At that time she was living in Nice but went to Berlin. Wedekind was living in Nice at the time.

“While the Princess was in Berlin she painted portraits of many notable men and women. The Kaiser sat for her seven times and Bismarck three times. Ultimately she returned to her native country, where her brother was a famous surgeon.

“Through his brother the princess met Wedekind and ultimately made him her financial adviser and business agent. She gave him power of attorney and in the end she transferred over to him all her stocks and bonds, together with two chateaus and their contents.”

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Richard E. Weldon

Lawyer to The Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy who worked out of the Woolworth Building in New York

Karl Wedekind

German-Italian oil importer and banker who also acted as a patron

Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy

Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

The Southern Television Broadcast Hijacking of 1977: A Message from the Ashtar Galactic Command

It Happened on
November 26, 1977

  • The Southern Television broadcast hijacking occurred on November 26, 1977, during a news summary presented by ITN’s Andrew Gardner.
  • The hijacking lasted for almost six minutes and was attributed to an unauthorised transmission picked up by the Hannington transmitter, which rebroadcast the signal instead of the intended source.
  • The voice that interrupted the broadcast claimed to represent the Ashtar Galactic Command and called for humanity to disarm and participate in a “future awakening” to achieve a higher state of evolution.

While this event is officially categorized as a mystery, it is fully signed by a group that conducts media hoaxes. These hoaxes are meant to support military activity around the world. This does not invalidate the events, it simply helps us understand why they were staged. This event was conducted by the adoptive father of the manager of this website, therefore, some of the information about who staged it is available.

This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all over this, your planet Earth. We come to warn you of the destiny of your race and your world so that you may communicate to your fellow beings the course you must take to avoid the disaster which threatens your world, and the beings on our worlds around you. This is in order that you may share in the great awakening, as the planet passes into the New Age of Aquarius. The New Age can be a time of great peace and evolution for your race, but only if your rulers are made aware of the evil forces that can overshadow their judgments. Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again. All your weapons of evil must be removed. The time for conflict is now past and the race of which you are a part may proceed to the higher stages of its evolution if you show yourselves worthy to do this. You have but a short time to learn to live together in peace and goodwill. Small groups all over the planet are learning this, and exist to pass on the light of the dawning New Age to you all. You are free to accept or reject their teachings, but only those who learn to live in peace will pass to the higher realms of spiritual evolution. Hear now the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. Be aware also that there are many false prophets and guides at present operating on your world. They will suck your energy from you – the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends and give you worthless dross in return. Your inner divine self will protect you from this. You must learn to be sensitive to the voice within that can tell you what is truth, and what is confusion, chaos and untruth. Learn to listen to the voice of truth which is within you and you will lead yourselves onto the path of evolution. This is our message to our dear friends. We have watched you growing for many years as you too have watched our lights in your skies. You know now that we are here, and that there are more beings on and around your Earth than your scientists admit. We are deeply concerned about you and your path towards the light and will do all we can to help you. Have no fear, seek only to know yourselves, and live in harmony with the ways of your planet Earth. We here at the Ashtar Galactic Command thank you for your attention. We are now leaving the planes of your existence. May you be blessed by the supreme love and truth of the cosmos.

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Robert Stigwood

Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur, film producer and impresario

Rebels of the Synthetic West (A mix between Westworld from 1973 and The Truman Show) starring Timothée Chalamet

The movie is set in a futuristic world where technology has advanced to the point where a Wild West town has been created as a massive, immersive reality show for the world to watch. The town is populated with lifelike androids who have been programmed to play the roles of cowboys, outlaws, and other Wild West archetypes.

The main character, Wyatt, is a guest who has been visiting the town for years, completely unaware that the entire town is a show. However, he starts to become suspicious when he starts noticing glitches in the behavior of the androids and strange inconsistencies in the town’s history.

As Wyatt starts to investigate, he discovers that the town is being controlled by a sinister corporation that is using the androids for its own purposes. The corporation has been secretly collecting data on the guests in order to sell it to advertisers, and has been manipulating the androids to create dramatic storylines and conflicts for the show.

As Wyatt delves deeper into the conspiracy, he meets other guests who have also begun to suspect that the town is not what it seems. Together, they hatch a plan to expose the corporation’s activities and free the androids from their programming.

However, their plan goes awry when the corporation sends in security forces to stop them. In a climactic showdown, Wyatt and the other guests must fight against the corporation and their android enforcers to bring down the show once and for all.

In the end, Wyatt and the other guests are successful in their mission, and the town is shut down. As they leave, they wonder what other reality shows in their world might be secretly manipulating them and vow to keep a closer eye on the technology that surrounds them.

This storyline was created by ChatGPT. It is released into the public domain, if you want to make derivative work, as are the images created with Midjourney v5. Have fun!

Où est Maman?

Louise Bourgeois’ iconic sculpture, “Maman,” features a 30-foot (9-meter) high spider made of bronze, stainless steel, and marble. The sculpture was created in 1999 and has been exhibited in various locations around the world. The spider has eight spindly legs, a bulbous body, and two large, shiny marble eggs held in a mesh basket at its center. The title “Maman” means “Mother” in French, and the sculpture is intended to represent the artist’s own mother, who was a weaver and died when Bourgeois was just 21 years old.

Bourgeois’ spider sculptures were inspired by her mother and her own experiences with spiders. She saw spiders as protective, nurturing creatures that also possessed a dangerous and frightening aspect. “Maman” is meant to embody these conflicting emotions and to explore the themes of motherhood, protection, and vulnerability. The sculpture has been interpreted in various ways, with some seeing it as a feminist symbol and others as a representation of the darker side of motherhood.

“Maman” has been exhibited in various locations around the world, including New York’s Rockefeller Center, the Tate Modern in London, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The sculpture has become one of Bourgeois’ most famous works and has inspired numerous imitations and reinterpretations by other artists.

Exactly 9 months before Louise Bourgeois was born…


Her Serene Highness, The Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy unveils painting of philanthropist Frederick Towsend Martin during intimate showing in her Plaza Hotel suites.
It happened on 29 March, 1911

Present: Capt. Feely, Griswold A. Thompson, Featuring: Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy, Frederick Townsend Martin.

born on December 25, 1911

Louise Bourgeois

French-American artist

born on December 06, 1849 (d. 1914)

Frederick Townsend Martin

The Millionaire with a Mission - New York City writer, advocate for the poor, and an acknowledged leader of society in New York

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Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy

Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

The monster film directed by Hal Hartley, No Such Thing, is released

It Happened on
March 29, 2002

No Such Thing is ‘a marvelous and under-appreciated cinematic revision of the Anglo-Saxon epic’; ‘the satire of No Such Thing focuses not on our remnant fear of traditional monsters, but on our numb-headed failure to fear the functional monsters our large and exploitative corporations can become—and on those of us who allow them (by watching them or paying them or simply not resisting them) to do so.’ – E. L. Risden, American scholar, linguist, poet, and writer.

Our story begins with a young woman named Beatrice, who works for a telly network under a woman known only as The Boss. One day, she receives a recording from her fiancé Jim, who’s gone to Iceland to investigate a monster. Yes, you heard me right – a monster! Determined to find her man, Beatrice convinces her boss to send her to Iceland. But, as luck would have it, her plane crashes and she’s left as the sole survivor.

Now, this is where things get a bit…weird. You see, in order to walk again, Beatrice undergoes a radical surgery that’s downright painful. But, as luck would have it, she makes a friend in Dr. Anna, who helps her travel to the remote village where the monster lives.

But, as luck would have it (again), the villagers aren’t too pleased with Beatrice’s arrival. They strip her down and leave her as an offering to the monster himself, who’s an old, foul-mouthed, alcoholic beast that’s seen better days. Beatrice doesn’t show him any fear though, and he tells her that he’s killed her friends and might just kill her too.

The monster also reveals that he wants to die, but he’s indestructible. So, Beatrice does the only thing she can think of – she offers to help him find a mad scientist named Dr. Artaud, who’s discovered a way to kill him. But, before they can do that, they have to make a stop in New York City.

Now, here’s where things really start to get crazy. The monster becomes a celebrity (yes, you heard me right again) and the Boss stages a media frenzy. They eventually find Dr. Artaud, but he’s working for the government and they won’t let him go without a fight.

While Beatrice revels in the attention, the monster is miserable and drunk. He’s even subjected to torturous experiments by government scientists who want to figure out his secret to indestructibility. But, even with all of that, he holds true to his promise to Beatrice and doesn’t kill anyone.

Eventually, Beatrice and Dr. Artaud hatch a plan to escape back to Iceland with the monster. They make their getaway, but the government is hot on their heels. Dr. Artaud builds a machine that will finally kill the monster, but Beatrice has to say goodbye to her new friend before it’s too late.

As the machine starts up and the lights flicker, the monster and Beatrice share one last moment together. Her face flickers in his vision before the screen goes black.

And that, my friends, is the story of Beatrice and the monster. It’s a tale of adventure, friendship, and a bit of government intrigue. So, what do you think? Do you believe in monsters now?

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Robert John Burke

American actor known for his roles in RoboCop 3

Sarah Polley

3] writer, director, producer and political activist

Hal Hartley

American film director and screenwriter (Henry Fool)

Helen Mirren

English actor

Marie-Hélène de Rothschild is Kidnapped

It Happened on
March 04, 1968

The Rothschild kidnapping of 1968 was a high-profile case that received extensive media coverage at the time. Here are some key dates and events in the news cycle of the kidnapping:

March 4, 1968: The 26-year-old French socialite Marie-Hélène de Rothschild is kidnapped from her apartment in Paris by a gang of criminals.

March 5, 1968: The kidnappers demand a ransom of 60 million francs (about $14 million at the time) from the Rothschild family in exchange for Marie-Hélène’s release.

March 6, 1968: The French police launch a massive manhunt for the kidnappers and offer a reward of 10 million francs for information leading to their capture.

March 10, 1968: The Rothschild family agrees to pay the ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

March 12, 1968: The ransom is delivered to the kidnappers in a cemetery on the outskirts of Paris. Marie-Hélène is released unharmed later that day.

March 13, 1968: The French police arrest six suspects in connection with the kidnapping.

March 15, 1968: The six suspects are formally charged with kidnapping and extortion.

March 18, 1968: The six suspects appear in court for the first time.

June 25, 1968: The trial of the six suspects begins in Paris.

July 11, 1968: The six suspects are found guilty of kidnapping and extortion and are sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to fifteen years.

September 5, 1968: The six suspects appeal their convictions.

December 18, 1968: The appeals court upholds the convictions and sentences of the six suspects.

The Mystery of The Poor-Rich Princess Parlaghy

It Happened on
January 03, 1915

The mystery of the wealthy and the poor has fascinated people for ages, but there is something particularly enigmatic about the case of Her Serene Highness Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy. Despite living at the rate of $80,000 per year, with considerably more income than that, the princess has been figuratively evicted from her home for non-payment of rent. The source of her income is unknown, and although she is said to own a chateau in France and valuable real estate in the Catskills, it remains a mystery how she could afford to live in the regal splendor of the Plaza hotel, with its extensive accommodations and attendant servants. Her art collection, which she has claimed is worth $3,000,000, remains locked away in her former apartment, alongside half-finished portraits of notable Americans, such as Thomas A. Edison and Henry Phipps.

Despite the apparent wealth, Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy has fallen on hard times, with the doors to her former home locked and sealed due to a comparatively insignificant balance of $12,500 owed to the hotel. Her liveried attendants and personal physician have disappeared, along with the Princess herself, who is said to be staying with friends on Riverside Drive. The fate of her art collection and real estate remains uncertain, with rumors of a public auction swirling around the locked doors of the Plaza apartment. Despite all this, the princess had claimed as recently as last October that she would make America her permanent home, and her unfinished portraits of prominent Americans stand as a testament to the life she once led.

Her Serene Highness Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy with “Bobby,” First Favorite of Her Zoo Copyright, 1908, by Newton Davidson and the Photo News Bureau.

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Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

Why War Proves The World Needs a Mother

It Happened on
January 03, 1915

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the well-known suffragist.

His great world and all that is in it belongs to women as much as to men. It is our world in full half share; not to divide and manage separately, but to administer as a whole together. All our previous history up to date has made the mistake of assuming this to be man’s world; and, laboring under this initial error, man has run it all by himself in his own way. Woman, meanwhile, was carefully relegated to a circumscribed region called home. This, she was told, was her world, all the rest was his. She was the “queen of the home” and he was everything else.

Now, if the home really was a separate world, entirely under her management, our story would have been very different. As a matter of fact, the home was his home, like everything else. The home belongs to man and woman both, of course; and the whole world belongs to man and woman both- equally, of course. It is time that the women of the world realized this, and accepted the responsibility.

Men tell us housework is nobler than theirs. It is, we make people. There is no nobler work than that. But look at the people we make. Are you satisfied with them? The world is woman’s home- if she makes her world happy, all will go well. Suppose men get up a war, which they continually do. Men fight by nature because they are males. Why should they? It is merely the old brute instinct of sex-combat that makes men fight; it is not a human performance – merely a male one. Yet so convinced are they of the superior beauty and service of the art of fighting that they would deny us a share in the government because, forsooth, we cannot fight!

Will someone please show the social service of fighting? “It defends the country,” they cry. Defends against what? Against whom? “Against the enemy!” they answer. What and who is this enemy? “A foreign nation,” they tell us. Never in the world. Never in all history did one nation attack another. It was always and only the men. A nation is composed of men and women. A nation does not fight – men fight. They have retarded civilization from age to age by their man-slaughtering; strewing our green world with death and agony; wasting the wealth of generations in noise and destruction.

The duty of women, when they wake up, rub their eyes, see that this world belongs to them, too, and that it might be much better managed – the first duty of women will be to stop the fighting. We do not study social conditions, find out the causes for our general poverty, and unite to remove them. The trouble lies in this blind acceptance of the old talk about “woman’s world” being the home. The home is only part of woman’s world. The point to learn – to learn thoroughly, and live up to – is this newly perceived fact that the whole great world belongs to us as much as to anybody.

Then we begin to examine the affairs in this world of ours – and we do not approve of them. We do not like the way children are treated. We do not like the way women are treated. We do not even like the way men are treated. And we propose to take a hand and improve things.

They tell us all sorts of sweet and lovely things about our power in the home. “What is home without a mother?” they say. Well- what is the world without a mother? It is what men have made it. Black with smoke – which need not be made: red with blood – which need not be shed; full of noise and quarreling from top to bottom. Poor world

The world needs its mother-its mother is coming

Editor’s note: This article appeared at the bottom right corner of a page dedicated to the financial troubles of the mysterious Princess Parlaghy who lived at the Plaza.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, also known by her first married name Charlotte Perkins Stetson, was an American humanist, novelist, writer, lecturer, advocate for social reform

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

American humanist, novelist, writer, lecturer, and advocate for social reform

The first installment of the series Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas is published in Pierre-Jules Hetzel’s fortnightly periodical, the Magasin d’éducation et de récréation.

It Happened on
March 01, 1869

‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas,’ one of Verne’s most beloved works. Allow me to tell you the tale of Captain Nemo and his incredible submarine, the Nautilus.

The Nautilus, a submarine unlike any other.

Under the command of the enigmatic Captain Nemo, the crew of the Nautilus embarks on a journey to the depths of the oceans, encountering all manner of sea life and shipwrecks. But as the journey continues, it becomes clear that Captain Nemo has a darker purpose in mind, and the crew must decide whether to continue following him or to find a way to escape.

Jules Verne is considered one of the founding Members of Plus Ultra, the only secret society in the world. In order to remain secret, Plus Ultra publishes no books about its work except, every book! The publication of this important series serves as a threadpost in the oldest blockchain in the world, and leads to the making of the people the future needs!

280 days later was born:

born on February 08, 1828

Jules Verne

Prolific French novelist, poet, and playwright, and co-founder of Plus Ultra

born on December 02, 1869

Jonas Cohn

And, Three Days After That...

born on February 08, 1828

Jules Verne

Prolific French novelist, poet, and playwright, and co-founder of Plus Ultra

born on December 05, 1869

Ellis Parker Butler

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Jules Verne

Prolific French novelist, poet, and playwright, and co-founder of Plus Ultra

Pierre-Jules Hetzel

With Lvov From Russia

It Happened on
June 21, 1899

Prince Gerogy Lvov in 1917

The Tacoma Daily Ledger announces the engagement of Brachfeld Elizabeth Vilma Parlaghy, a young Hungarian artist, with the noble Prince Georgy Lvov of Russia. This is a media placement composed by Vilma herself after the pair was brought together by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Princess Vilma uses the media to coordinate security activities for the benefit of Kaiser Wilhelm’s grandmother, Queen Victoria.

Prince Georgy Lvov was a Russian noble and politician who served as the first Prime Minister of the Russian Provisional Government following the February Revolution in 1917.

He was a member of the liberal Constitutional Democratic Party and was appointed as Prime Minister after Nicholas II abdicated the throne.

Lvov faced numerous challenges during his time in office, including political opposition from both the left and the right and the continuing military conflict in World War I. He was unable to effectively address these challenges and resigned from his position in July 1917.

In 1899, Prince Lvov married a Hungarian-born portrait painter Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy in Prague; they were quickly divorced, though Vilma continued to style herself the “Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy” using her artist name with the authorization of Prince Lvov. The Prince also continued to provide her with a permanent annual allowance.

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Eduard von Bauernfeld

, Austrian dramatist, was born at Vienna

Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy

Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

Georgy Lvov

Russian aristocrat and statesman who served as the first prime minister of democratic Russia