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Re: Nelly
Fri Feb 8, 2019 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 remaining 20% of the pieces are still on the table. We'll probably never know the inspiration behind Boad Nelly. Your "Nellydon" is no less speculative than my "Nellie Bly."

  • 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: Nelly — Joe, Fri Feb 8 11:53
      • 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
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