MEN IN HER LIFE Stephen Ward, Peter Rachman
and Lord Astor
Now, in the form of Linda Grant's fine novel The Clothes on Their Backs, the late Peter Rachman
(1919-1962) has inspired more than an insulting adjective.
Her dangerous curves earned her a job at Murray's Cabaret Club, Soho, high-flying friends - including a wealthy boyfriend in notorious slum landlord Peter Rachman
- and a new best mate in Keeler.
Meanwhile, Peter Rachman
, the Polish-born owner of slums and the paymaster of thugs, was charging exorbitant rents to poor West Indian immigrants.
There have been many comparisons with the notorious 1950s landlord Peter Rachman
and van Hoogstraten has in the past been credited with saying that stories about Rachman were "out of all proportion".
She would stand at the chemin de fer table while her erstwhile bloke, Peter Rachman
, and I jousted for supremacy.
preyed on poor blacks in West London, charging exorbitant rates for slums and forcing them out with Alsatian dogs when they couldn't pay.
was an infamous 1950s London property owner who so abused his tenants his name became synonymous with bad landlords.
Those who I saw playing at clubs like the 150 in Earls Court Road (owned by Peter Rachman
and run by Serge Paplinski), the Apron Strings in Fulham Road (owned by the Rich- ardson brothers with Rachman) and Esmeralda's Barn in Knightsbridge (run by the Krays) were often outrageous.
I was trying to nick a few quid at the chemin-de-fer table; Christine was there with an unpleasant racketeer, Peter Rachman
(playing alongside me), who was London's most notorious landlord and rich as Croesus.
I had a gaff in Kensington Park Road, owned by notorious landlord racketeer Peter Rachman
Dundee East MP John McAllion said the eviction brought back memories of infamous 1950's slum landlord Peter Rachman