Privacy: The Prince & the Monk

Like a ghost out of his own past, the frail Russian prince sat in a darkened Manhattan courtroom and watched a TV re-enactment of one of history's most famous assassinations—the 1916 murder of Rasputin, the lecherous monk who held Svengalian power over the Czar and Czarina. Then the lights went on, and Prince Felix Youssoupoff, the man who did the deed, now a 78-year-old Parisian, got down to business—his $1,500,000 suit against the Columbia Broadcasting System for invasion of privacy.

Pray! Hard of hearing now, stumbling over questions as translators worked with him in French,...

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