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Sunday, January 15, 2017


Kelleygrams: Signed Edition Hardcover – January 1, 1950

by Camille McGee Kelley (Author), Photos (Illustrator), Mary Pickford (Foreword)

A collection of wisdom gathered from the courtroom of renowned Southern judge, Camille Kelley. She was implicated in the infamous "Baby for Sale" Scandal in Memphis during the 1940's with Georgia Tann, the director of The Tennessee Children's Home of Memphis, Tennessee. Judge Kelley, without due process of law, would place children with The Tennessee Children's Home, and Georgia Tann, its director, would deliver them to Los Angeles for placement with Movie Stars and wealthy Los Angeles families far away from Memphis. In 1948, Anti-Crump Governor, Gordon Browning appointed a young prominent lawyer, Bob Taylor, a descendant of two Tennessee Governors, to investigate rampant rumors of baby selling. Mr. Taylor staked out the Tennessee Children's Home, and then followed a nurse with several infants to the Memphis Airport where they both boarded a plane to Los Angeles. Mr. Taylor followed the nurse to a hotel where he witnessed the baby transfer in the lobby of a hotel. Shortly thereafter, Judge Kelley, no longer protected by political boss, E.H. Crump, was allowed to retire, and Georgia Tann died before she could be prosecuted. The foreword to this book was written by Mary Pickford. Several books, television documentaries and exposes were done on this scandal which ruined many innocent lives in the process.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 100 pages
  • Publisher: By Author (January 1, 1950)
  • ASIN: B0007F9EPU
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,159,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)