Dallas' H8 anniversary
On Oct. 24, 1963, Dallas' 'City of Hate' nickname was coined.
That's when Cora Lacy Frederickson assaulted Ambassador Adlai Stevenson at Dallas’ Memorial Auditorium Theater.
Cora Frederickson inspired my "Breakfast at Neiman's" photoshoot for "214 Trans4m."
Raised in Tulip, Texas, Lulamae Barnes then married Doc. Golightly and emerged as "Holly."
But Neiman Marcus inspired Dallasites to Texas-sized greatness.
"City of Hate" notes, from 214 Trans4m: "Breakfast at Neiman's.'
Perhaps Dallas’ reputation for “pretentiousness” can be traced back to the oil-boom years.
That’s when shifting class mobility was especially pronounced — back when, women possessed deep insecurities with being “right.” Or at least in being “not wrong.”
Wearing the wrong hat or gloves with a suit was a disaster.
But Neiman Marcus offered confidence by instructing wives about what to wear to a tea and how to cater a dinner for six for her husband’s boss.
However, frustrations combined with insecurity can incite anger and the desire to lash out.
Let’s not forget the Dallas myth of the compulsive right-wing woman...
Cora Lacy Frederickson was an insurance executive’s wife and a prominent figure in downtown lunch clubs.
On Oct. 24, 1963, Mrs. Frederickson assaulted U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson at Dallas’ Memorial Auditorium Theater. Stevenson first approached a screaming Mrs. Frederickson merely to ask her about the source of her anger. In response, she struck the ambassador over the head with her “Down with U.N.” picket sign.
Mrs. Frederickson was arrested, but Stevenson didn’t press charges.
Coincidentally, on Oct. 24 2020, twitter's Amy Gruesome @flawwsome1 published a photo that went viral.
A swastica was discovered in Dallas near Reunion Tower, on Dallas city garage.