Friday, July 22, 2016

Storydello: Muriel and the Hollywood Hotel

In 1906 there were thirteen divorces in Canada. Muriel's was one of them. But it would take more than a little social stigma to hold back this determined young woman.

After her divorce, she bought a resort in New Jersey called the Hollywood Hotel. There were already two mortgages on the property. Muriel took out six more and re-married (a rich husband, this time!)  She borrowed money from him to keep the hotel going.

It didn't work. Within a year, she was declaring bankruptcy. But even that didn't slow her down for long. Muriel was irrepressible.

Posted today on Storydello.