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April RMMWA meeting: Dick Kreck-Rich People Behaving Badly

April 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

April 13, 2017 meeting

Public respectability does not always translate into tidy private lives, and our interest in the naughty behavior of the rich and famous will never be satisfied. Former Denver Post reporter Dick Kreck takes us back through Colorado’s history to show that the voibles of people—rich or poor—remain the same. Included are socialites such as Louise Sneed Hill, who created and ruled over Denver’s “Sacred 36” circle of society; Jane Tomberlin, who met and fell in love with a “prince” in an elevator at the Brown Palace Hotel; and prominent Denver clubman Courtland Dines, who was wounded during a frolic with two silent-screen stars in his Holllywood apartment.

In words and vintage photographs, Rich People Behaving Badly exposes the scandals, murders, infidelities, financial misdeeds, and just plain misbehavior from Colorado’s past. Dick will also tie this talk into Murder at the Brown Palace, a related topic. His talk will focus on research, particiularly the benefits of the Denver Public Library.

Dick Kreck Bio: Born in San Francisco. Grew up in Glendale, California. Wrote and published his first newspaper at age 10.

Obtained BA in Journalism from San Francisco State College. Worked as a copy editor at the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times. Joined The Denver Post in 1968 and held various editing jobs there, including a turn as editor of Roundup magazine. He wrote a city column for The Post for 18 years and covered local television and radio before he retired from the paper in June 2007.

In 2010, he was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame.

Reflecting his passion for local history, his books include Colorado’s Scenic Railroads (1997); Denver in Flames (2000); Murder at the Brown Palace (2003), which was on the Denver Post best-seller list for 22 weeks; Anton Woode: The Boy Murderer (2006); Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family (2009); and Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad.  His newest book is Rich People Behaving Badly, released in August.







April 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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