May 30, 2015

Monster Mischief

Poor Mrs. Fradence Frankenstein of London, inconvenienced by pranksters and inconsiderate twits playing upon her fine name. 

At 90, how long had the widow suffered the crank calls before finally seeking respite? And did she ever expect her name and her reasonable request for some measure of privacy to be sent out around the world as amusing newspaper filler material — here from The Straits Times of Singapore, 5 september 1964 — courtesy of United Press International? Surely that was the unkindest prank of all. 

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