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False Faces on Quality Street: An Intimate Close-Up View of Political Intrigue, Scandal and Romance in the American City, with Its Daily Drama of Struggles and Pathos; Triumphs and Thrills
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TitleFalse Faces on Quality Street: An Intimate Close-Up View of Political Intrigue, Scandal and Romance in the American City, with Its Daily Drama of Struggles and Pathos; Triumphs and Thrills
AbstractBook set in a fictional version of late 1910s to mid-1930s Kansas City (called Larcen City here) and satirizing "the social life and political conditions" revolving around the Pendergast machine. Written by former Missouri state senator David Proctor and published in Kansas City (by the Brown Book Company at 1016 Baltimore Avenue) with changed names for numerous period characters and places in the city.
NotesThe following are fictional versions of prominent Kansas Citians and local places or events used in the book: (1) Larcen City (Kansas City), (2) Puritan Inn (Old Jefferson Hotel, operated by Pendergast), (3) Quackenboss (Thomas J. Pendergast), (4) Hardwick Flint (H. F. McElroy, City Manager), (5) Wiley Hooker (William T. Kemper, banker), (6) William Slye (J. C. Nichols, Real Estate), (7) Tony Acropolis (Johnnie Lazia, gangster), (8) airport slayings (Union Station Massacre), (9) People's Paint Products Co. (Ready Mixed Concrete Co.), (10) Colonel Rockwell (William R. Nelson, founder of the Kansas City Star), (11) Morning Tribune (Kansas City Star under Haskell, Longan and Roberts), and (12) Rigoletto, journeyman painter (Thomas Hart Benton), et al., etc.
AuthorDavid Milton Proctor
Date1937
Location329 P96
Page1-221
Local SubjectProctor, David M.
Kansas Citians--Prominent
Pendergast Machine
Novels
Item TypeBook
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID100151
CONTENTdm number1439
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