Cloak and Dagger of the High Fashion World
Here’s how glamor spies resort to complicated tricks to break through the ‘gilded iron curtain’ of the Paris couturiers… and how the ‘Mata Haris of High Fashion’ steal those precious secrets…
BY HENRI LECLAIR
If you think that international spies only hanker for juicy military secrets and the topmost confidences of diplomats, you are, of course, wrong. Espionage is actually hottest in relatively safer fields, where the secret agent, when caught, doesn’t face the prospect of the gallows and firing squads.
THE SPY QUEEN WAS A NYMPHO!
Revealed for the first time—the biggest secret in the torrid life of Martha Dodd, the Reds’ Mata Hari in the U.S.
By JOHN LEWIS CARVER
IN THE FALL of 1950, a short, cleanshaven, ebullient man had dinner behind closed doors in a Moscow office and while he was munching the excellent meal suddenly realized that this could very well become his last supper. In the midst of pleasantries he abruptly felt the cold gust of death breathing down his spine.
TRAPPING ENEMY SPIES
by THOMAS M. JOHNSON
Author of “Our Secret War” and “Without Censor”
“A SPY simply must communicate with his master,” the foremost American hunter of spies told me. Then he added, fervently; “Thank God!”
For the very act of sending his precious stolen information to the country he serves, places the war time spy in deadly danger. The “spy wireless” by which he sends it, is his strength only if it be safely hidden; once discovered, it is his weakness, betraying him to death at dawn before a firing squad. Through that fatal weakness, American spy hunters recently have detected an astounding number of spies for foreign countries, here among us, stealing our defense secrets.
It seems to me that if the two scientists from “Firm A” are geeking out about their work and not paying attention to the “Sweet Young Thing” then they deserve to lose any secrets they may have.
Electronic Mata Haris
Watch out for that girl, laddie; you might be talking over her head but into her microphone.
AS Willie Shakespeare once said, – “There’s more to this than meets the eye!” This, in the present case, happens to be the bodice of a Sweet Young Thing, said bodice containing microphone, batteries, antenna and transmitterâ€”constituting a miniature radio station with a range of 200-300 feet.