Some say it's because it's a seaport town.
Others say it was inevitable since it's an island dangling off of the south shore of Texas.
But no one disagrees with the universal opinion that Galveston, Texas has an overabundance of characters, now and always has.
The Night Owl by Christie "The Beachcomber" Mitchell with Bill Cherry chronicles the island's most famous public relations man, as he and his wife, Janie, weave their ways through the "What's Up" of Galveston during the '40s and '50s, and tell about it in Walter Winchell style through Mitchell's weekly newspaper columns.
Those were the times when social sins like gambling, prostitution, night time carousing through night clubs and casinos, and debauchery in general were the Island's tourists' drawing cards.
The Night Owl became available to the public July 10th. Amazon is reporting remarkable, brisk sales.
Bill Cherry is the author of Bill Cherry's Galveston Memories, published in 2000, which has sold thousands.
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