Friday, July 24, 2009

Count Adrian de Suiza worked for Spanish ruler Franco, before fleeing to West Palm Beach

"The Count opens a leather-bound scrapbook full of snapshots and hand-written greetings from friends, visitors and fellow party-goers. ... "Ah, here is my friend Adnan," he says. The Count, looking like a '70s-era De Niro, is cheek-to-cheek in one picture with Adnan Khashoggi, whose name is always followed in news stories by "international arms merchant" and sometimes by "world's richest man." (To show this is no chance photo-op, The Count reaches into another file and retrieves other photos of the pair and a stack of letters and Christmas cards the two have exchanged over the years.) ... "