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Thalia Massie
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Socialite
    (February 14, 1911-July 3, 1963)
    Born in Washington , District of Columbia
    Died in Palm Beach, Florida
    Overdosed on Barbiturates at 52
    Basis for the novel and telefilm 'Blood & Orchids'
    Subject of the the 1930s 'Massie Affair' in Hawaii
    Claimed 5 men (2 Hawaiian, 2 Japanese and 1 Hawaiian/Chinese) raped her
    She was petulant, childish and spoiled.
    She embarrassed her Naval officer husband, Thomas Massie, by falling down drunk at a military social function.
    Her rape allegations were proved false and heightened racial tensions on Hawaii.
    After the suspects were released on mistrial, her mother, Grace Hubbard Fortescue, and husband kidnapped and murdered one of the men, Joseph Kahahawai.
    Her mom and husband were convicted of manslaughter, but their sentences were commuted to only one hour in jail.
    Her husband married her only for social connections.
    Clarence Darrow was retained to defend her relatives.
    She may have suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness.

Credit: Black Chic


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 30 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 31 Votes: 70.97% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 40 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 78 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
 
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