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Henry Bellamann, musician and teacher, hoped to write a three-volume novel about the lives and loves of his home, own, Fulton, Mo. (pop. 10,040). The first volume, Kings Row, published in 1940, leaded bestseller lists, sold more than a million copies, was made into a movie 'starring Robert Cummings and Ann sheridan) that kept much of the novel's sadism, incest and violence. After Bella-nann's death in 1945, his wife Katherine completed and published his Parris Mitchell of Kings Row. The third volume has never been written.

Last week Katherine Bellamann, sixtyish, promised to "continue...

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