The demolition of the Third Avenue Elevated subway line set off a building boom and a white-collar influx, most notably of young educated women who suddenly found themselves free of family, opprobrium, and, thanks to birth control, the problem of sexual consequence. transferred the answers onto a computer punch card and fed the card into an I. In the beginning, was restricted to the Upper East Side, an early sexual-revolution testing ground.“By the time we got back to the station house, he told me he had had sex with her.” (The question of exactly when Polanski first admitted having sex with Gailey is a matter of dispute.)But the case did not end there, and, almost thirty-three years later, it’s still not over.
You filled out a questionnaire, fed it into the machine, and almost instantly received a card with the name and address of a like-minded participant in some far-flung locale—your ideal match. He called up his friend Robert Ross, a programmer at I. M., and they began considering ways to adapt this approach to find matches closer to home. “This loser happens to be a talented fashion illustrator for one of New York’s largest advertising agencies.[read more...] GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: LESSONS LEARNED ELLE AUGUST 7, 2012 BY JULIA ALLISON And so my chapter as a Guinea Pig of Love comes to a close. They say you teach what you yourself need to learn.the morning of March 11, 1977, Detective Philip Vannatter, of the Los Angeles Police Department, arrived at his desk in the West L. division to find a report that had been placed there a few hours earlier. So I said I’m going to do what is right.“After I read him his rights, I asked him to take me upstairs to his room, so I could do the search,” Vannatter went on.“As we were walking through the lobby, I saw Polanski getting out of the elevator,” Vannatter said. “As we say on the farm, he was nervous as a hen on a hot rock.He kept asking me for the quaalude back, so he could take it and calm down,” Vannatter said.On August 8, 1977, pursuant to a plea bargain, Polanski pleaded guilty to the least serious of the charges against him, having unlawful sex with a minor—statutory rape.