Thu Feb 7, 2019 17:00

Not the traveler Nelly Bly.

There was a (then) famous kidnapping involving "Nelly" BRH's wife wore her dresses.

  • Re: Origin of the Boad Nelly?Joe for Steve, Mon Feb 4 11:50
    You're right Steve and I just throw it out there. Could have been the name of the boat Richard rode with Anna through the Coney Island Tunnel of Love when he proposed, the one they rented on their... more
    • Nelly — Anonymous, Thu Feb 7 17:00
      • Re: NellyJoe , Fri Feb 8 08:39
        You're referring to Nell Donnelly, who founded the Donnelly Garment Company with her husband Paul, and had been kidnapped in 1931. As far as I know, Nell was never known as Nelly, has no obvious... more
        • Re: NellyAnonymous, Fri Feb 8 11:17
          That kidnaping case (Nellydon) was widely covered in the newspapers at the time, and was certainly part of the "world affair" that the kidnaper was making reference to. We must avoid being too... more
          • Re: NellyJoe, Fri Feb 8 11:53
            Certainly we need to maintain an open mind and that applies not only to this scenario. I'd venture the jigsaw puzzle that makes up this case is 80% complete with BRH quite central, but not all of the ... more
            • Re: NellyAnonymous, Mon Feb 11 10:06
              Was Nellie Bly kidnapped? ;-)
              • Re: NellyJoe, Wed Feb 13 14:30
                No, but I'd venture she has more of a potential personal association with Richard Hauptmann for the reasons I mentioned, than a dress designer in Kansas City, that seething hotbed of nautical... more
                • inspiration?Anonymous, Mon Feb 18 09:41
                  Sad to say, Nellie Bly died in 1922, ten years before the Lindbergh kidnapping. Why would BRH want to think about her (Bly), consciously or otherwise? But the ower of the famous "NellyDon" dress... more
                  • Re: inspiration?Joe, Sun Mar 3 13:26
                    Hauptmann could well have been thinking of Nellie Bly based on the fact that Bly left and returned to the same Hoboken Pier that he arrived at in 1923. Nellie Bly, written by Stephen Foster is a song ... more
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