A copy of Parkey Sharkey’s “Whiskey Road” has been listed on EBay. Several years ago, the L.A. Daily Mirror acquired a copy and it occupies an honored place in the research library. There are those who assumed that Parkey Sharkey was merely an invention of the late columnist Paul Coates, who wrote about him regularly. No, Sharkey was a real person.
Bidding on “Whiskey Road,” which includes excerpts from Coates’ columns, starts at $24.95.
Here’s the Parkey Sharkey story, which I wrote when the blog was at latimes.com.