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Harry Lay, Kansas City Barber
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TitleHarry Lay, Kansas City Barber
AbstractBiographical sketch of Harry Lay, "a veteran barber" in Kansas City "for more than forty years." Description of his life and carere, born in Troy, Missouri, in 1863 and coming here in 1883 "as a circus performer" before opening his barber "shop in the Grand Theater building at 706 Walnut street" in 1891 until its demolition, then moving to 724 Walnut Street, residing at 2407 Cleveland Avenue. Reminiscences about the many celebrity visitors to his barber shop in Kansas City.
NotesThe following celebrities or personalities are mentioned as visiting or frequenting Harry Lay's barber shop: (1) Senator James Reed, (2) Al Jolson, (3) Ed Wynn, (4) Frank James and Jesse James, (5) Charlie Murray and George Sidney, "who appeared together in motion pictures," (6) and boxers Charles Mitchell, John Sullivan, and James Corbett, et al.
AuthorWilliam Rufus Jackson
Date1935
SourceMissouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
LocationMVSC Q 329.3 J14
Volume2
Page831-832
Local SubjectLay, Harry J.
Item TypeBook Section
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Item ID115680
CONTENTdm number6195
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