molly brown

  1. Cam Houseman

    Margaret Brown "Increasingly eccentric," and her later life

    Hi y'all In my copy of "Titanic: An Illustrated History," it was said that Molly became more eccentric. In what ways was she becoming increasingly eccentric? Later in life her husband (second husband?) died, and her kids were at odds with her about his money. Who got the money, and what...
  2. Dan Kappes

    Did Margaret Brown's husband really try to shoot her twice?

    I've just watched the 1996 TV mini-series Titanic and in it, the character of Hazel Foley (Eva Marie Saint) points out Molly Brown (played by Marilu Henner in this film) to Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta-Jones) when the Titanic is docked at Southampton and she says this quote about her...
  3. Arun Vajpey

    The Unsinkable Molly Brown

    There is a short Titanic sequence in the 1964 Debbie Reynolds musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I saw it at a rerun in 1967 and that was what started my interest in the Titanic saga.
  4. M

    Maude Young

    I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but does anyone know why the Molly Brown character was renamed Maude Young when other historical figures such as Smith, Lightoller, The Astors and The Strauss' kept their names? I still love the "Pay a thousand dollars to ride on the greatest ship...
  5. M

    Mrs Brown and George Brereton

    I just bought a 39 page pamphlet published in 1956 by The Golden Press of Denver, Colorado. Its entitled "The Unsinkable Mrs. Brown," by Caroline Bancroft. This paragraph on page 28 brought me right out of my chair: "On that fateful April night when J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of the Board...