Murder in Philadelphia
Monday, Dec. 22, 1975
John Shivery Knight III was a young man with a future. At 30, he was special-projects editor of an afternoon tabloid, the Philadelphia Daily News. He had a $1,050-a-month apartment in a large building on Philadelphia's fashionable Rittenhouse Square and an art collection worth about $100,000. As a respected reporter for the Detroit Free Press, he had won an American Bar Association award. Most important, he was the millionaire grandson and a presumed heir of John S. Knight, 81, founder of the Knight-Rider Newspapers Inc., the chain that includes some 35 daily papers, such as the Detroit Free Press, the Miami Herald and the morning Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as the News. Unknown to most of his friends, the chunky bachelor was also a homosexual who frequented the nearby "merry-go-round" area of the city, where he sought out male prostitutes and dropped in at leather bars.
Murder in Philadelphia - TIME
City of Brotherly Mayhem - Google Book Search by Ron Avery
TIP OF THE HAT TO Bryson662001
The Dorchester at 20th and Locust which was a rental building at the time and probably the fanciest one in town.. For anyone who lives there it was the 19th floor, a two bedroom and a three bedroom combined with at least one facing the square. Don't know if it was north or south side.I have a paperback copy of "Kings Don't Mean a Thing" and it seems to be an exhaustive investigation, even if Arther Bell does drag too many of his personal homo hangups into the story. I am sure you can find a copy through Google and it is an important part of Philly history for the world it describes IMO.
Also a book about the murder of John Knight.
Kings Don't Mean a Thing: The John Knight Murder Case
by Arthur Bell
Arthur Bell was a writer for The Village Voice for many years till his death in 1984
9780688033439 - Kings Don't Mean a Thing: The John Knight Murder Case by Bell, Arthur - 0688033431
Sketch of Killers
John S Knight III