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Reedy’s Mirror

St. Louis, MO (KPLR)— William Marion Reedy published the most influential magazine in America from his hometown of St. Louis, MO. It was called Reedy’s Mirror.

“It was the go-to magazine. If you wanted to be somebody in the literary world you needed to get William Marion Reedy to publish you in Reedy’s mirror.”said Dr. Robert Archibald of the Missouri History Museum.

A good deal of what appeared in the Mirror was written by Reedy himself. It was mostly wry commentary on the politics of the day. Despite its popularity the magazine frequently claimed to be on the verge of bankruptcy, especially in the year of 1920 when the magazine lost the man in the Mirror.

“It wasn’t very long… within about six months after this death that Reedy’s Mirror ceased publication, but it wasn’t because on the edge of financial disaster when he died, it was largely because he died.” said Dr. Robert Archibald.

William Marion Reedy was certainly one of a kind. But, there were three Mrs Reedy’s, two of whom had something in common. They both ran bordellos.