It’s Case Study 38


Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden (December 31, 1881 – October 18, 1966) was born in Woodbridge, Ontario Canada. She left nursing school to open a salon in Manhattan when she was 25 years old. By 1929 she owned 150 salons in the United States and Europe. Elizabeth Arden is still a household name in the cosmetics industry.

During World War II and the Nazi occupation of Europe Arden’s salons remained open. These included locations in Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Milan and Budapest, all occupied cities. One of Arden’s employees, William T Carlson, was also in the service of the OSS. He was a spy working for the United States in Europe.

Released FBI documents show that Arden was investigated as a suspected Nazi associate. The reports indicate the suspicions were unsubstantiated. It is also documented she met with J Edgar Hoover at her request, The last record in the file is a condolence letter to her niece upon her passing in 1966. It is signed by J Edgar Hoover, the acting FBI director at the time.

This begs the question; was Elizabeth Arden a spy for the OSS during World War II? It certainly appears so. Was Arden spying on Nazi sympathizers in the US? Pat DiGeorge, author of the book “Liberty Lady,” explores these and other questions.

Lisa Montgomery

Lisa Montgomery (27 February 1968 – 13 January 2021) was born in Melvern KS. She was a mentally ill woman who endured a life of sexual and violent abuse. According to this Huffington Post article, her abuse began when she was 8 years old and proceeded throughout her life. The obvious brainwashing techniques of childhood abuse allowed her to be used in the murder of a pregnant woman, Bobbie Jo Stinnet, and removing the baby.

Psychiatrists were uncertain if she was even aware of her impending sentence, such is the depth of her psychosis. Trump and Barr have moved swiftly to execute federal prisoners on death row before Biden takes over.

The US Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling to delay her execution and the sentence was carried out at 130 am on Jan 13th. 2021.


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