The bizarre true story behind the “this is a work of fiction” disclaimer. [Duncan Fyfe/Slate] MGM was sued for defamation by the wife of a Russian prince, now penniless and exiled, who had murdered Rasputin, after the studio released a 1933 movie claiming to be a fictionalization of the true story of Rasputin’s murder.

Pretty interesting. Everything seems to be Romanoffs for me nowadays.