December 4, 1987 |
Crown Publishers next week will publish a book that contains startling theories about the powerful Bingham family of Louisville, Ky. Earlier this year Macmillan Publishing Co. dropped the book project after challenges by the family. The book, "The Binghams of Louisville: The Dark History Behind One of America's Great Fortunes," theorizes that family patriarch Robert Worth Bingham founded the family fortune in 1917 when he "murdered his second wife for money," according to a statement by Crown.
February 1, 1989 |
When she was growing up on a secluded estate in Louisville, Sallie Bingham felt the presence of "this lurking something" in the Big House, the family name for the grim mansion on the Ohio River that housed her aristocratic tribe. When she went back last year for the funeral of her father, newspaper publisher Barry Bingham Sr., she felt it again, she said. "It's still there . . . the hovering presence of something unexplained that has malevolence."