Monthly Archives: June 2015

C is for Cocktail: Paris Overreacts to that “vile American mixed drink”

~*~ Hemingway called Paris in the 1920s “one long binge,” and he was pretty much right. Throughout Prohibition, millions of American tourists flocked to France to see the sights and sample the local brews. Author and editor Clifton Fadiman called Paris … Continue reading

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About page updated: email info

Finally got around to doing something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: make an email address for this blog! So if you want to email me about a new post idea, or send some cool links, or just … Continue reading

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“He F*cking Deserved It”: How Al Capone Got His Famous Scars

When reporters worked up the nerve to ask, he’d say he got it from “a German machine gunner” in the trenches, or maybe while he was part of the Lost Battalion—but we already know he never served in World War … Continue reading

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Update: Taking a Break from Cocktails

Hey everyone! This week I thought we could all use a break from cocktails. So, Wednesday’s post will be about something entirely different: how Big Al got his famous scars. Stay tuned! 🙂

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C is for Cocktail: The Bad Boys and Girls of Hollywood

If the stories are true, it seems that all of Hollywood was perpetually drunk during Prohibition. Alcohol flowed at the private parties of the rich just as easily as it did in the shabby low-end speakeasies tucked into Sunset Boulevard. … Continue reading

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