Harry Woolman (Harry Simon Woolman)

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Elkton, Maryland, USA
Born and raised in rural Elkton, Maryland, the "Marriage Capital" of the East Coast, where elopers would run from neighboring States for a no-wait wedding, Harry Woolman, an aspiring motorcycle daredevil, would ride his cycle backwards or standing on his head, at the outskirts of town attracting the matrimony-bound to stop and ask for directions, when he would offer to guide them to one of the 24-hour chapels for tips. One of these clients was a Hollywood producer down from New York City who invited Woolman look him up for a job if he was ever in California. Read more...