[LMB] Firefly OT:

PAT MATHEWS mathews55 at msn.com
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 07:31:12 -0600


>From: "Paula Lieberman" <paal at gis.net>
>
>Real life example of someone who did NOT have a heart of gold -- Robin
>Benedict, a prostitute who had a Tufts Medical professor utterly in her
>thrall.  He spent his federal grant money on her when he ran through his
>discretionary liquid assets paying for her services.  He was utterly
>besotted with her.  Her murdered her ultimately, because she was laughing 
>at
>him as pathetic.  She quite cold-bloodedly accepted tens of thousands of
>dollars from him and spent time with him which he paid for, and scorned him
>when his funds, including the embezzled ones, starting running out.  
>Someone
>who wasn't a completely cold-blooded b*tch would have blown the fellow off
>far earliers instead of using his obsession as an utterly mercenary
>predator. She and her boyfriend had a really good time with all the money
>she got from the professor.
>

Didn't Somerset Maugham have a tale along those lines? Marelene Deitrich 
played in the movie version, I believe.