Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Threats for Grand Duchess

January 9, 1939

Grand Duchess Marie, who arrived in Los Angeles today, has received "Communist threats" against her, reports the New York Times.

The Los Angeles police considered the threat to be serious, and provided the Grand Duchess with an armed guard when she arrived.  

She is in Los Angeles "on a lecture tour."  She received a police escort to the hone of Mrs. Hugo Rumbolz, where she will stay for the next few days.

Grand Duchess Marie is a first cousin of the late Nicholas II.

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