Unauthorized Dwellings 5

Keeping one's lover in the attic, hidden from the resident husband, has to require some chutzpah.

Full story here.

Dolly Oesterreich, 33 at the time, first became friendly with 17-year-old Otto Sanhuber (Jul 16, 1888 - ?)around 1913 and described him as her "vagabond half-brother." The two quickly became lovers and met clandestinely at Sanhuber's boarding room or at a nearby hotel. They also arranged trysts at Dolly's home but, when neighbors began noting Otto's increasingly frequent comings and goings and alerted her husband, Dolly suggested to Otto that he quit his job and secretly move into the Oesterreichs' upstairs attic to allay any further suspicions. He readily agreed to the arrangement. Not only would this put him in closer proximity to his lover but it would also give him time to pursue his dream of writing pulp fiction stories. Sanhuber would later describe himself as Dolly's "sex slave".
     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 30, 2018
     Category: Crime | Unauthorized Dwellings | Death | Sexuality | Twentieth Century

I saw this story made into a movie, but can’t remember the name. Anyone know it? I thought it was fictional. So strange, I couldn’t believe it was true.
Posted by Judy on 05/30/18 at 11:08 AM
This reminds me of an episode of "Get Smart" where one of the characters surreptitiously tells Maxwell that his "daddy left me a slave in the attic." Try getting away with that in a scripted comedy on general broadcast television today!
Posted by KDP on 05/30/18 at 11:11 AM
Judy, Wikipedia has your answer: "The story inspired the feature film The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom as well as the made-for-TV movie The Man in the Attic, with Neil Patrick Harris, and was also the subject of Investigation Discovery's series A Crime to Remember in 2017 (Season 4 Episode 6, "Guess Who?")."

Posted by ges on 05/31/18 at 11:56 PM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.