Hollywoodland Aug 29 2009
NAKED AMBITION
She was willing to do—and bare—anything to be a star.

Looking at the above cover and interior page from the tabloid Midnight, you’re probably asking yourself: Who is Caroline Lee? Well, she was an aspiring actress from Hong Kong who had complete faith she was going to be the hottest thing to hit Hollywood since buttered popcorn. Just listen to her: “I’m sure I’ll be a success because men will flock to the theaters to see me. I would like to be in a movie in the nude. That would make me America’s biggest star overnight.” Oh, that sad, sweet child. Apparently someone forgot to tell her that wannabe actresses litter the streets of L.A. like paper cups. Of the five Caroline Lees in the IMDB database, she’s none of them, so obviously, she never got to be a star. But her sheer bravado makes us wish we could be young and arrogant forever.
 
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1911—Mona Lisa Disappears
Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, aka La Gioconda, is stolen from the Louvre. After many wild theories and false leads, it turns out the painting was snatched by museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia.
August 20
1940—Trotsky Iced in Mexico
In Mexico City exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe (not an ice pick) by Soviet agent Ramon Mercader. Trotsky dies the next day.
1968—Prague Spring Ends
200,000 Warsaw Pact troops backed by 5,000 tanks invade Czechoslovakia to end the Prague Spring political liberalization movement.
1986—Sherrill Goes Postal
In Edmond, Oklahoma, United States postal employee Patrick Sherrill shoots and kills fourteen of his co-workers and then commits suicide.
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1953—Mohammed Mossadegh Overthrown in Iran
At the instigation of the CIA, Prime Minster of Iran Mohammed Mossadegh is overthrown and the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is installed as leader of the country.
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