Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

S16E14: Mother | Barbara Daly Baekeland

Some stories shoot right past “trashy” and head straight for “disturbing,” and that is the case of murdered socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland. Alicia recounts the troubling life and times of a family beset by mental illness and too much money, and the tragedy that unfolded as a result.

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Alicia’s Receipts

Savage Grace: The True Story of Fatal Relations in a Rich and Famous American Family, by Natalie Robins (Amazon.com)

Women of Means: The Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics and Other Poor Little Rich Girls, by Marlene Wagman-Geller (Amazon.com)

Fatal Seduction: How a society millionairess seduced her own son to ‘cure’ him of being gay… and paid with her life (dailymail.co.uk)

Barbara Daly Baekeland Biography – Facts, Childhood, Family Life of Socialite (thefamouspeople.com)

Socialite murdered by gay son she tried to ‘cure’ in sick incestuous threesomes – Daily Record (dailyrecord.co.uk)

A Twisted Mother-Son Bond: Barbara Baekeland’s Story (historybyday.com)

Who Made America? | Innovators | Leo Hendrik Baekeland (pbs.org)

Robert Foster Kennedy (whonamedit.com)


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