Welcome to the August Scraps Of Elegance , Summer Haven. What a gorgeous and inspirational kit. It features Kaisercraft, Teresa Collins and Fabscraps. Melinda, our talented leader and owner is masterful at coordinating papers and cool fascinating embellishments.
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Now on to this fascinating tale of an actress, espionage, lies, romance and an untimely death - kindof sortof. The story of Miss Sari Petrass:
The Jen abbreviated version for SB.com...SÁRI was born in 1888 in Budapest and began her fabulous career at about the age of 17, appearing Hungary, Austria, Germany, England, and the United States. For several years, she was the toast of London.
In 1915, appeared on Broadway and became the toast of America as well. When she returned to England in 1916, things took a bizarre twist.
The story goes that Sari returned to Britain, not as an actress but as a spy for the British as WWI was raging at the time. She used her celestial beauty to pursue Military Officers to help deliver her messages. (Guess she loved a man in uniform).
It is said she was betrayed by one of her suitors in a fit of jealousy and immediately shot. When taken to the place of execution she fainted and was unconscious when shot.The announcement of her execution was the first news her family had of the charges against her - a surprise for sure.
This rumor circulated in newspapers and print for years but is not clear where or how it started.
The real story? The beautiful actress went on to live many more years in the theater. Death Notice #2 On September 8th, 1930, SÁRI and two companions were travelling by car in Belgium near the River Schelde. The ladies were on their way home from a shopping trip.
The chauffeur became blinded by the beam from a lighthouse on the river, and as a result the vehicle plunged into the water. The driver managed to escape through a window and float to the surface, but sadly SÁRI and her two companions remained trapped inside and drowned.
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