He was 92. Does anybody today under the age of thirty even know who he was? Have any of you youngsters ever heard of the “Von Bulow Affair”? It was big news back in the day. It typically is whenever a millionaire is murdered, and police believed Von Bulow tried to murder his heiress wife Sunny in 1980 by injecting her with insulin. She survived, technically, but went into a coma from which she never recovered. Von Bulow was convicted in 1982 but was acquitted in a retrial in 1985. They made a movie, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, starring Jeremy Irons as Von Bulow. Having studied the case, it seems that Von Bulow was in fact innocent.
What the heck does this have to do with vampires, you ask? At the time of the alleged crime, Von Bulow stood to inherit a wad of dough that would choke a horse. Adding to the appearance of his guilt, he had a mistress who he wanted to marry. This latter lady was one Alexandra Moltke. If her name sounds familiar to you, it should. She played goody-goody nanny Victoria Winters on the original DARK SHADOWS. Reportedly the notoriety the case brought to Moltke was a key factor in her decision never to appear at any DARK SHADOWS conventions or be involved in any of the audio dramas.