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The Story of Nelly Don

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The Story of Nelly Don

Nell's story is important for many reasons: she is one of the first and most successful self-made women millionaires in American business, she designed and sold more dresses in the 20th century than any other single person in the United States and she challenged the notion that women were best suited for domesticity. In 1950, when Nell was 61 years-old, the NBC Radio Network dramatized Nell's life on the Cavalcade of America radio program "The Golden Needle," starring actress Dorothy McGuire. Excerpts from the broadcast are included in the documentary film to help advance the story of Nelly Don. But...

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