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Entry from December 15, 2013
Wolf of Wall Street

Wall Street has had bulls, bears, lambs and other animals. Several people have been called a “wolf of Wall Street.”

“As the wolf of Wall street has a leaning toward lambs with mint of money sauce” was cited in print in 1884. Wall Street stockbroker James R. Keene (1838-1913) was called the “gray wolf of Wall street” in 1911. David Lamar (1877-1934), a conman who impersonated a member of Congress, was called a “wolf of Wall street” in 1913. American financier Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) was called a “wolf of Wall street” in 1920.

The Wolf of Wall Street was the title of a 1929 silent film starring George Bancroft and a 2013 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The 2013 film was based on the autobiographical book The Wolf of Wall Street (2007) by American businessman and convicted criminal Jordan Belfort.


Wikipedia: Wolf of Wall Street
Wolf of Wall Street may refer to:

People
. David Lamar (1876–1934), a con artist known as “The Wolf of Wall Street”
. Bernard Baruch (1870–1965), an American financier, stock investor and philanthropist sometimes referred to as “The Lone Wolf of Wall Street”
. Jordan Belfort (born 1962), American businessman and convicted criminal nicknamed “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Films
. The Wolf of Wall Street (1929 film), a silent film starring George Bancroft, directed by Rowland V. Lee
. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013 film), a film based on Jordan Belfort’s memoirs, directed by Martin Scorsese

26 July 1884, Galveston (TX) Daily News, pg. 4, col. 4:
WHILE they were trying a batch of anarchist rioters at Marseilles the leader was seized with cholera. order has invoked many plagues in its defense, but the cholera is a volunteer, and from its action may be suspected of a leaning toward anarchy as the wolf of Wall street has a leaning toward lambs with mint of money sauce.

25 September 1908, Fort Wayne (IN) Daily News, “The Do-Less Administration,” pg. 6, col. 3:
Mr. Olney, “the gray wolf of Wall street,” as Mr. Bryan once saw fit to designate him, recognized this possibility very clearly and dwelt upon it with glowing anticipation in his letter advocating Bryan’s election.
(Richard Olney, 1835-1917.—ed.)

Chronicling America
15 July 1911, Tacoma (WA) Times, pg. 3, col. 2:
JIM KEENE ILL IN LONDON
James R. Keene, “the gray wolf of Wall street,” is a very sick man.

3 January 1913, Grand Rapids (MI) Press, pg. 5, col. 1:
GRAY WOLF OF WALL
STREET PASSES AWAY
James R. Keene Leaves Millions Made in Stock Gambling and Race Horses.
MADE AND LOST FORTUNES
(...)
He was called the gray wolf of Wall street.

3 July 1913, The Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), pg. 1, col. 6:
FORGERY OF $82,000,000 COMMITTED
ON BOOKS OF UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD,
CHARGES DAVID LAMAR, IN LOBBY PROBE
WASHINGTON, July 2.—David Lamar, “the wolf of Wall street,” claiming that it was out of friendship and gratitude to Lawyer Edward Lauterbach of New York, told with smiling effrontery how he had impersonated Congressman Palmer of Pennsylvania on some occasions, and on others Congressman Riordan of New York, because they were high in the confidence of President Wilson’s administration, over the phone in talks with Judge Lovett, Lewis Ledyard and other prominent figures if Wall street, intimating to the latter in these talks that the connection of Lauterbach with teh SOuthern and Union Pacific dissolution matter would prove valuable to those railroad interests.

12 July 1920, Fort Wayne (IN) News and Sentinel, “Cox and Wilson,” pg. 7, col. 2:
The fact that he has the backing of Tammany Hall and Wall street does not relieve him in the least from the odium of Wilsonism, for President Wilson himself was close to both, a circumstance attested very strikingly by his making Barney Baruch, a wolf of Wall street, the most powerful man in all the land next to himself.

The Internet Movie Database
The Wolf of Wall Street (1929)
Drama - 9 February 1929 (USA)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
Writers: Doris Anderson (screenplay), Julian Johnson (titles), 1 more credit
Stars: George Bancroft, Olga Baclanova, Nancy Carroll |

OCLC WorldCat record
The Wolf of Wall Street, etc. Novelized ... from the screen play by Doris Anderson, etc.
Author: Blake MACVEIGH
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlop, [1929]
Edition/Format: Book : English

The Internet Movie Database
Margie: Season 1, Episode 25
The Wolf of Wall Street (5 Apr. 1962)

TV Episode - 30 min - Comedy
When Harvey gives Margie an old war bond, she starts dreaming about what she could do with her newfound “wealth”.

The Internet Movie Database
Grindl: Season 1, Episode 3
Grindl, She-Wolf of Wall Street (29 Sep. 1963)

TV Episode - 30 min - Comedy
Director: Sherman Marks
Writer: Joe Bigelow
Stars: Imogene Coca, Jerome Cowan, Paula Lane

OCLC WorldCat record
Baroness of Hobcaw : the life of Belle W. Baruch
Author: Mary E Miller
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : Biography : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
Belle W. Baruch (1899-1964) could outride, outshoot, outhunt, and outsail most of the young men of her elite social circle-abilities that distanced her from other debutantes of 1917. Unapologetic for her athleticism and interests in traditionally masculine pursuits, Baruch towered above male and female counterparts in height and daring. While she is known today for the wildlife conservation and biological research center on the South Carolina coast that bears her family name, Belle’s story is a rich narrative about one nonconformist’s ties to the land. In Baroness of Hobcaw, Mary E. Miller provides a provocative portrait of this unorthodox woman who gave a gift of monumental importance to the scientific community. Belle’s father, Bernard M. Baruch, the so-called Wolf of Wall Street, held sway over the financial and diplomatic world of the early twentieth century and served as an adviser to seven U.S. presidents. In 1905 he bought Hobcaw Barony, a sprawling seaside retreat where he entertained the likes of Churchill and FDR. Belle’s daily life at Hobcaw reflects the world of wealthy northerners, including the Vanderbilts and Luces, who bought tracts of southern acreage. Miller details Belle’s exploits-fox hunting at Hobcaw, show jumping at Deauville, flying her own plane, traveling with Edith Bolling Wilson, and patrolling the South Carolina beach for spies during World War II. Belle’s story also reveals her efforts to win her mother’s approval and her father’s attention, as well as her unraveling relationships with friends, family, employees, and lovers-both male and female. Miller describes Belle’s final success in saving Hobcaw from development as the overarching triumph of a tempestuous life.

OCLC WorldCat record
The wolf of Wall Street
Author: Jordan Belfort
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 2007.
Edition/Format: Book : Biography : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
The former head of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont describes the rise and fall of his financial empire, his life of jet-setting glamour and excess, and the scandal that destroyed his empire, sent him to prison, and led to a near-fatal brush with drug abuse.

OCLC WorldCat record
Blackstone and the wolf of Wall Street
Author: Sally Spencer
Publisher: Sutton : Severn House, 2010.
Series: Inspector Sam Blackstone series.
Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
Inspector Sam Blackstone and his partner Alan Meade investigate after reclusive millionaire William Holt is kidnapped from his Coney Island home and a huge ransom is demanded from the victim’s sons.

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