Count Demitz

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"Count" J T Demitz, writer, entertainment director, master of ceremonies, VIP host, researcher, hotelier, a multilingual, Swedish-born citizen (1956) of the U.S.A.

His hotel career culminated in an executive position at The Beverly Hills Hotel (1979-84) where he wrote their Front Desk Manual and the owners called him "Count" Demitz as a lighthearted courtesy (sort of like ”Duke” Ellington).

His 1996 book Throne of a Thousand Years about all the Kings of Sweden (see Wikipedia) is in libraries all over the world. It was published again in 2020 as Centuries of Selfies, a much more luxurious full-color version.

Demitz has worked with hundreds of Stockholm youths since 1993 in English-language cabaret entertainment and inter-cultural grooming projects. As a ghost writer, lyricist and what Swedes call language doctor, he has coached major talents like Max von Sydow and Björn Skifs, done special projects for the Sunwing Hotels, City of Stockholm, Royal Caroline Institute and many more.

He traced every one of the 3000 descendants of the eight Swedish couples that were his great-great-grandparents and published the illustrated results on a FamSAC website with Tribal Pages in 2008.

Re: name formats, an area of his expertise, he says: "Carl and Carlos have become American English names now, so there are a lot of kings that no longer should be called Charles.

Before about 1900 there were no legally accurate spellings of any names anywhere and lots of variations occurred. Swedes had no legal names, and women no surnames but their own traditional patronymics, until a special law was passed in 1901.

Royalty should sort by first names. One marked difference from genealogical trees, encylopedias and other lists, when listing graves, is that royal women normally should be named by their married names and countries corresponding with gravestones and monuments, not by what they were called at birth.

Kings of Sweden are alone in numbering he first half of a double name, not the whole thing; thus (current) Carl XVI Gustaf, not Carl Gustaf II."

~ Emil Eikner, Deputy Chairman, Southerly Clubs of Stockholm.

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