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Loula Long Combs – The Mistress of Longview Farm

A Testimonial

“Loula certainly seems to have chosen you to tell her story and keep her memory alive, and you have done so as thoroughly and lovingly as if you were a member of her family!”

– B. Beavers, Philadelphia, PA .

 

Don’t Miss the “Great Lady” Feature
with Wedding Dress Picture

In the Kansas City Shoot Page of this Web Site’s section about the PBS Film “Ours to Give”- 2007, there is reference to a chat session on May 25, 2007 with legendary Kansas City Star reporter Laura Rollins Hockaday.  Laura interviewed Loula Long Combs 40 years ago and wrote a memorable feature “Great Lady of A Grand Era.” (To read her article, CLICK HERE)

Known for her generosity of spirit and exceptional style, Loula Long Combs was a horsewoman extraordinaire and Queen of the American Royal.  As mistress of Longview Farm in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, she was both elegant and down-to-earth.  Daughter of lumber baron and philanthropist R. A. Long, she lived in stately Corinthian Hall in Northeast Kansas City. 

Lovingly referred to as Kansas City’s Ellie May Clampett, she was an early champion of animal welfare, owning as many as 18 dogs at a time – not to mention Mary the pig, Jocko the monkey, and skunks Gardenia and Magnolia.  Learn about this memorable and colorful character in local history.

Approximate time: 45 minutes

Set up requirements:

  • Can be done without or with PowerPoint slide show – (needing projector, computer and screen)

  • Two tables up front for display

  • Microphone (hand held cordless or hand held with a long cord)

Cost:

Program prices vary depending on:

  • Location of event/distance

  • Date (April, May, Sept and Oct. more costly due to availability and demand)

  • Number of attendees
Please contact Bonnie for a price quote.

(CLICK on pictures for enlargements)

Bonnie Hansen dressed as turn-of- the-century Loula Long Combs
Bonnie Hansen dressed
as turn-of- the-century
Loula Long Combs

A reproduction of the Brewster Roof Seat Break Carriage
A reproduction of
the Brewster Roof Seat Break Carriage

(copy of a carriage in the collection
that belonged to Loula Long Combs)

That’s Bonnie in the BIG hat.

Courtesy of Goose Neck Bend Farm
The horses are American Saddlebreds.

(Photo reprinted with
permission from the Northeast News)

 

Bonnie Hansen dressed as turn-of-the-century Loula Long Combs

Bonnie Hansen dressed as turn-of-the-century Loula Long Combs

 

Bonnie Hansen in riding costume with part of the Loula Long Combs display
Bonnie Hansen in riding costume
with part of the
Loula Long Combs display
Display of Loula Long Combs family photos
Display of
Loula Long Combs family photos

 

It is easy to see from this photo why Loula loved BIG hats.
It is easy to see from this photo
why Loula loved BIG hats.
Loula Long Combs - circa 1940
Loula Long Combs - circa 1940
Ever elegant in pearls,
gardenia corsage and
a fabulously whimsical felt hat.

 

Bonnie Hansen with display of Loula Long Combs family photos
Bonnie Hansen with display of
Loula Long Combs family photos
Display of Loula Long Combs hats
Display of Loula Long Combs hats

One more Loula hat
One more Loula hat


Gibson/Flapper First Ladies Outrageous Hats ’40s – ’50s Fashions
Loula Long Combs The Harvey Girls Underpinnings   Text
New Programs 2011 Pioneer Fashion First Ladies of ’20s Victorian “Extras”