Saturday, 29 December 2012

The Headless Man

The case of the Headless man was a high society divorce scandal that happened around 1963/64.  The Duke of Argyll was divorcing his wife after a scandalous photograph was taken of her with an unknown male.  The Duchess was naked except for a necklace around her neck, and she was on her knees in front of this man, giving him a blow-job.  For many years, the arguments raged as to just who the naked man was.  The photograph cut off his head so his identity was unknown, hence the Headless Man.  Candidates who emerged included the grandson of Winston Churchill, the Duke of Edinburgh, but eventually his identity was revealed about 15 years ago.  It transpired that the romeo was none other than actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr.