Legacy::Diamond Jim Brady


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Legacy Brady was the inspiration for a 1935 film written by Preston Sturges entitled Diamond Jim and might have inspired a character called "Big Jim" in the Bob Dylan song, "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts."

Brady is mentioned in an episode of I Love Lucy (S04E01), to describe a very generous person (Ricky to Fred: "Mr. Hickox? He makes you look like Diamond Jim Brady!").

Brady was mentioned in the Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly!, in the song "Elegance." The lyrics refer to many wealthy, upper-class figures from the 19th century, including Brady.

Brady's appetite is immortalized at Lawry's Prime Rib Restaurants with a 16 ounce, two-inch-thick prime rib.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Brady was the protagonist of the fictional film Bonjour, Diamond Jim that was featured in the 2012 film Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Brady was mentioned in Caleb Carr's novel "The Angel of Darkness", follow up novel to "The Alienist", where he is introduced as one of the patrons of the Canfield Casino.

A story about Brady is told in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Jailbird", in which Brady, while dining at the famous Hotel Arapahoe, eats four dozen oysters, four lobsters, four chickens, four squabs, four T-bone steaks, four pork chops, and four lamb chops - on a bet.

In his 1969 novel "The Delta Factor", Mickey Spillane made a reference to Brady, describing a casino in a fictional, corrupt Latin American country: "There was a Diamond Jim Brady atmosphere and you could almost hear the money rustle in the thick wallets of the patrons."

Brady was mentioned in "The Odd Couple" (1968) by Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) to sarcastically describe Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) for ordering only a hot tea in the diner.

Brady was mentioned in "The Wonder Years" (1989) in "The Cost of Living" (Season 4, Episode 4) when narrator Kevin Arnold (Daniel Stern) refers to wealthy student Mark Kovinsky (Justin Whalin) as "Diamond Jim Kovinsky".

In the Family Guy episode "No Meals on Wheels", Peter refers to a customer in his restaurant as Diamond Jim Brady for asking if the restaurant accepts Discover Card.

Brady inspired Monty Python's Flying Circus to create the fictional character Mr Creosote, who appeared in The Meaning of Life'.

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