Aline Countess of Romanones Message Board
Bob posts on 1/2/2017 12:27:52 PM
Is the Countess still alive? I'm reading a fascinating book in which I was surprised to see her name show up, stating she was working with CIA spook Howard Hunt in 1972 in planning for Watergate, the hoax.
Anita Savino Fournier posts on 8/5/2014 8:08:33 PM
The Countess knows all about the Book, Edmundo.
Huddleston is the son-in-law of Edmundo.
Edmundo was "quite a character" as I have read the book.
Angela posts on 3/5/2014 6:05:13 PM
Susan, I hope you find this post as it has been a couple of months since you inquired about Robert Huddleston's book. It is called Edmundo: From Chiapas, Mexico to Park Avenue. I am sure you can find it online at numerous sites, and I am guessing the Countess has already read it. I'm sure she at least knows of it.
Angela posts on 3/4/2014 6:12:04 PM
Watching the movie Monuments Men made me think of the Countess' book, The Spy Went Dancing, when Aline and the Duchess of Windsor were uncovering artwork stolen by the Nazis. Talk about exciting detective work, uncovering a masterpiece! Thank God most items were found and rescued.
Anita Savino Fournier posts on 1/30/2014 4:35:23 PM
I apologize as I am in error. I did get Pierre, and Top Hat mixed up.
I wish the Countess would let us know more about her characters as I remember researching so many of them after reading her books 3 times.
Still a Fan posts on 1/24/2014 5:17:13 AM
No, Anita. You are confusing Pierre with Top Hat, who was Edmundo Lassalle. Pierre, according to the Countess, was a composite character. In her book, she also said about Pierre, "but he did exist."
Tracy Hans posts on 1/24/2014 4:58:13 AM
Hi! Lol Angela!
Donna, I can relate. I want the countess to know the influence she had on my life. I've never met her, but I have always wanted to.
I'm paying it forward. She inspired me when I was just 14. I had to do a report on a local author and I found her books. I was so intrigued and I wrote her. She wrote me back twice. I was so appreciative of these handwritten letters- she helped clarify concerns I didn't even know I had!
"Do not worry. With your obvious love of life, you'll find adventure wherever you go and whatever you do".
I still have one of her letters from, <gulp>, 27 years ago. At the end she had written "Please reach out to me if you're ever in Spain, or perhaps I will see you in Rockland".
What a sweet, sincere, and kind lady! It was centering. She was indeed right- life is an adventure for those in love with life.
Susan Milla posts on 1/24/2014 4:30:19 AM
Hello Robert Huddleston or Anita, How can I get a copy of the book about Edmundo La Salle? I am sure the Countess would love to read, as well as myself.
Anita Savino Fournier posts on 1/20/2014 4:20:51 PM
Pierre's real name(he is now deceased) was Edmundo LaSalle. There is a book written about him by his son-in-law, Robert Huddleston. Edmundo was a real "Dandy:!
Angela posts on 11/1/2013 3:31:45 PM
Donna, How lucky are you? Of course, had I been in that situation I would have been too shy to approach her outside of asking for an autograph! What did you ask her, and what did she answer? Mainly the juicy stuff, mind you. It would be neat if there were a compilation of interview highlights posted somewhere. I would have liked to ask her who Pierre was, you know, the good looking spy from before Luis came along! Ha, I wish she could say.
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