[2011 Sept] The Wheel of Fortune By T Stokes The Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss specialised in honey trapping Hollywood luminaries and political high flyers that were lured into the frame to be blackmailed. The British brothel madam Lindi St Claire, the original Miss Whiplash ran a similar service supplying the most extraordinary beautiful women to those in government in the seventies and eighties. Her underground torture chamber was reputedly rigged for secret sound and film, although I hasten to add that I do not know for which intelligence service, if any. She also would arrange a service called ‘normalising’. This occurred when suspected homosexuals were dining quietly in a cosy romantic restaurant with someone of the opposite sex when press photographers would suddenly burst in on them. The resulting photos would then appear in the next day’s papers. Thus when rumours circulated about pop singer Cliff Richard some years back he was photographed with a female tennis player, killing off any rumours about his sexual proclivities and ‘normalising’ him.