THE KANSAS CITY FASHION REVOLUTION OF NELLY DON
Nell Donnelly-Reed was born into an Irish Catholic immigrant family in Parsons, Kansas. At the age of twenty-seven, Nell became the second self-made woman millionaire in America with her dress label, "Nelly Don". How did she get her start? What business decisions did she make that led to her success? Why did her seamstresses refuse to unionize? What happened during her nationally publicized kidnapping and rescue? Did the Kansas City mob organization play a role in her rescue? And what exactly was Nell's relationship with the Senator next door, Senator James A. Reed?