A Word of Explanation

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Intertitle from an “unidentified Captain Corri film”, according to the seemingly defunct Tumblr blog Silent Film Intertitles

Hello again, dear readers! 🙂

I’d like to apologize for my unexpected disappearance from the blogosphere for the past couple of months. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and what became a week of being unable to find time to produce content for this blog became two weeks and three weeks and then before I knew it, it had been more than a month since I’d posted anything here! 😦

So, I’d like to formally apologize to all of you that have been kind enough to follow my blog so far, and to let you know that this blog is NOT dead—but thanks to my current circumstances, it might take me a few more weeks before I can start posting regularly again. After that, though, I’ve got a few things in mind, starting with a book review of one of the new Al Capone bios that came out last year, plus a few more fun things relating to Big Al.

Until then, let me offer you a series of interesting 1920s links to check out, thanks to the endless stream of Google Alerts I receive every day…


Learn why female bartenders took so long to catch on in America at The Daily Beast


Do you love cocktails and live in Chicago? Then sign up here for vintage cocktail classes at The Violet Hour, one of Chicago’s premiere cocktail bars, which features a cool pre-Prohibition vibe and some rather explicit rules of conduct


Why do people order rum and Coke, rather than rum and Pepsi? Learn about the 1920s soda wars over at Vinepair


Or for something more timely, check out back when the NRA actually supported banning automatic weapons—thanks to Al Capone and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, no less!


Remember how big the KKK was in the 1920s? Women were a big part of that, says author Linda Gordon—much like they are today


Disney World has a new speakeasy-style restaurant called The Edison which actually looks pretty cool


Check out these newly colorized photos of 1920s beauty pageant winners, or these colorized mugshots from the UK. Personally, I find digitally coloring old photos to be kinda wierd. What do you guys think?


Want to add some vintage flair to your summer wardrobe? Try these 1920s inspired unisex bathing suits that look great on men AND women!


Learn how REAL Ceasar Salad was made back in the 1920s—and where you can eat it today, no less


Apparently a funny note from 1925 about men and women has gone viral across Twitter and beyond


Learn how speakeasies paved the way for women drinking publicly over at JSTOR Daily



About lupachi1927

My name's Megan, and I'm a writer with an interest in history. While I might not be a real historian, I'm a very thorough researcher. This blog is my place to post about all the interesting historical tidbits I find that can't use in the novel I'm working on, which takes place in Chicago in 1927. If you're looking for research help, writing feedback, or just want to say hi, feel free to drop me a line! :)
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