25 May 2010

Von Bülow Style






















In London I lived across the street and frequently spotted him peddling a bicycle through Onslow Gardens and along the Brompton Road. He wore a brown trilby, light mac, and brown brogues. I've not seen the film--in fact have no desire to do so--and have no opinion on the matter. But I will say, anyone who is the target of slippery Ivy League-trained American lawyers can not be an altogether bad chap. I raise my glass of wine to the rakes, cads, and corsairs of the modern world.

6 comments:

The Ancient said...

During both trials, my sister, who knew them both very well, would only say that "Sunny had a hard time making it downstairs to her own parties."

(I have no opinion as to the facts.)

Main Line Sportsman said...

Actually, old Klaus was defended by a slippery Ivy League Lawyer and his gratitude to that Counselor should be undying.
Ancient is correct...Sunny was a very poor social chemist who often got her mix of liquor and pills all wrong...and the resulting stuporous state was legendary.
Love thses pictures....
The movie is quite good...Jeremy does a tremendous job as does Glenn Close...well worth a view.

Belle de Ville said...

I don't know what to say about Von Bulow...but that woman dressed from head to toe in leather looks like a frightening harpy.

Capt. Mike said...

As a vulgar, slippery Ivy League-trained American lawyer I can tell you that we as a class spend a lot more time and make a lot more money keeping the cads and bounders out of jail than trying to put them in.

K.S. Anthony said...

Klaus pulled none other than Haaaah-vahd's old man Dershowitz out of his pocket.

As an Ivy-rejected cad and hellrake, I avoid courtrooms, hospitals, lawyers and marriage. We as a class prefer to spend our filthy lucre on more leisurely pursuits.

ADG said...

I rounded the corner at St. James one afternoon and literally ran right into Klaus as he was exiting the Ritz. I felt the need to bathe.