Albert H. Morehead

Articles and other writings



  1. "The Daniels Hotel" (New York) (a reminiscence)
  2. "Wolfeiana" (a commentary on Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel and Cambridge, Mass. in the 1920s)
  3. How the President is Guarded. An article my father wrote for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1949 about the security surrounding President Truman. I remember seeing him live on TV, probably around this time, in my father's New York pied-à-terre on 7th Avenue.
  4. Monica Lewis — Miss Leg-o-genic (actress/singer who just passed away, father wrote an article on her in the 50's)
  5. The Campaign That Failed, an article about a gambling establishment and the unexpected intervention of a certain Al Capone
  6. [Professional Gambling], an article on how to be a subsistence gambler (keep in mind that the money amounts are mid-1950s dollars -- multiply by 8.15)
  7. Why Do People Gamble?, an article written for the New York Times and revised several times but never published
  8. Daughters of Joy.
  9. No Waiting For Lefty. A short article about a hustler named Lefty. Perhaps an adjunct to the dissertation-long book on The Hustler which my father wrote in the 40s, never published.
  10. Phony Opportunities. An article on counterfeiting.
  11. The Mortified Assassin. An article on a murderer who wants to be a pool hustler.
  12. Clever, These Chinese. An article on Chinese cooking.
  13. That's the McCoy! A short article on "The" in British noble titles.
  14. Red Hot Poker. An article on the poker clubs of Gardena, California.
  15. Why Don't They Speak? An article for Cosmopolitan Magazine (1949) about the de Havilland sisters (esp. Joan Fontaine) and their alleged feud.
  16. Lucille Ball.A draft of an article for Cosmopolitan Magazine (1953) about Lucy and Desi.
  17. For Fifteen Years Nobody Finer. An article for Cosmopolitan Magazine (1955) about the legendary Dinah Shore.
  18. Liars' Club. An interesting collection of Liars' Club tall tales.
  19. Meeting with Brackett. A letter from my father to my mother about a meeting with Charles Brackett of Paramount Pictures (in preparation for an article about the de Havilland sisters) and relating, among other things, a bridge game with Brackett, Billy Wilder, and a man named Shore.


  1. AHM Residences 1909 - 1966
  2. Albert H. Morehead Sr. Articles about my grandfather, a tenor and choir conductor, whose mother Lavinia was a dedicated clipper of articles about her son.
  3. The Diary of Rose Loveman. A daily diary (in pdf form, 8.8 MB) covering the post-Civil War period from late December 1866 thru April 1867 in the life of a young woman (my great-grandmother) in Nashville, TN. Transcribed, with explanatory notes and illustrations. To download, click here.
  4. Black-Loveman History. An article by May Loveman Sobel, written to tell her grandchildren about the history of her family.
  5. "Annie's Story" my father's reminiscences of his African-American nurse Annie Williams
  6. An interesting exchange of letters on the Scopes trial.In which AHM claims to have been the youngest reporter at the trial.
  7. Letter to a Young Writer. A letter written by AHM to a relative giving very valuable advice on writing and style.
  8. Kitty Newman.An interesting letter about the Loveman family history and my cousin Kitty Newman (1860-1957?) in particular.
  9. Lookout Mountain School. Another letter from AHM to his Aunt Mary about an institution on Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain.
  10. "Commentaire bref on Christmas Giving" (a true story!)
  11. Barclay Street. Written by AHM Spring 1924, age officially 14, for Baylor Short-Story contest — "not submitted, for reasons I have forgotten. Perhaps because of my classmate & friend, Lester Grant, called 'Useless.'"
  12. Congo Encounter.An article by Dr. James G. Diller, who was for three years a medical missionary of the Congo Inland Mission, one of the founders of which was AHM's father-in-law. The mission was active for more than fifth years until the upheavals around 1960.
  13. Kipling Said. For his graduating year from Baylor School (1925) AHM wrote the prize-winning short story, reprinted here.
  14. A History of Firearms and the American West A narrative by my wife's grandfather, Leon Henry Nichols (1888-1958), dealing with the use of firearms and a number of the outstanding characters of the old West, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and many others.
  15. Bianca Noa's Graduation Program 1891. A (probably) typical graduation program from the late 19th century, my grandmother's graduating class. I have no idea why the names were arranged the way they are, but she's on the top of the list, and it's not alphabetical
  16. Best Dressed Woman. An article written by AHM in 1952 for Cosmopolitan magazine but not used.
  17. Claudon Family History. A short history by my mother about her family, written for her Economics class.
  18. Morehead's Menagerie. A lighthearted poem about one of my grandfather's choirs (not sure which one), probably from the early 20th century.
  19. White House Head Former Soloist. Article about my grandfather and a soloist who worked with him becoming head of music for the Harding White House in 1921.
  20. Letter by W.D. Howells. An article about my grandfather and his mother's album of reminiscences.


  1. Life of Culbertson. A short history of the life of the famous Ely Culbertson, bridge expert, author of many books on the card game (some of them ghost-written by my father), and also a seeker of world peace.
  2. Palindromes (a particular favorite of my father's, a number of good examples are given here)
  3. Allen Harvey letter. An interesting letter about a bridge player who was in a car accident and whose brain was severely damaged with unusual results.
  4. The Daily Bridge Column. An article by NY Times travel editor George Copeland about father and the move to a daily bridge column at the Times. Some interesting tidbits about father's background, and a reference to the article on Harry Truman linked above.

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