When: Tue., Aug. 1, 7-8 p.m. 2017
Extreme wealth could buy a mansion on Euclid Avenue’s Millionaires’ Row, but not immunity from unsavory business dealings or shameful behavior. May Hanna gave her millionaire ex-husband’s hired Pinkerton detectives the slip to sneak out of the country with their children. Married to a Millionaires’ Row doctor, the infamous con woman Cassie Chadwick posed as Andrew Carnegie’s illegitimate daughter and forged a fake $5 million check. Alan Dutka delves into these and other tales of anguish and deceit that offer a startling perspective on Cleveland’s super-rich. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.