Thom Nickels Signs Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia

Author's new book celebrates local notables who have made a difference in the city.

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On Saturday night Thom Nickels, author of several books on Philadelphia, held a book signing for his latest tome Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia at Il Tartufo in Manayunk. The book is about local notables who have made a difference, but were maybe more under the radar than say Betsy Ross or Frank Rizzo.

A few of the people that made the book are Gerry Lenfest, singer Bessie Smith, PR maven Nicole Cashman, author Pearl Buck, columnist A.D. Amorosi, and world-famous essayist Agnes Repplier, to name a few.

After the book signing, a reception was held next door at The Bazemore Gallery (4339 Main St, Philadelphia, PA), where artist Noel Miles’ works were on display. He is also noted in the book.

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HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary PhillyChitChat.com.