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Bellamann, Churchill, Fulton, and the "Iron Curtain" Speech

Several months ago I received an inquiry from Mr. Joe Norton concerning a possible connection between Henry Bellamann's novel Kings Row and the selection of Fulton, Missouri, (the town on which Bellamann modeled his fictional town Kings Row) as the site of Winston Churchill's landmark "Iron Curtain" speech.

I had never heard of such a connection but was very interested in the possibility and began to look into it. Below is a somewhat edited version of correspondence to date on the subject.

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