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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! :)

A Bit of Holiday Fun: Boozy Easter Eggs from 1932

“How much for the eggs?” John Huntley asked, eyeing the large display of Easter candy on the delicatessen’s counter. He’d heard the stuff had been selling like hot cakes, and no one was sure why—but being a Prohibition agent, he … Continue reading

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There Goes the Neighborhood: Al Capone’s House Has Finally Been Sold!

Al Capone’s House is officially off the market— and for double the asking price! ~*~ ~*~ Well, dear readers, it finally happened! Al Capone’s family home at 7244 South Prairie Avenue, the travails of which I’ve posted about on numerous … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Gangsters, and Widows: An Interview With Sherilyn Decter, Author of INNOCENCE LOST, Book One of The Bootlegger Chronicles

     Hello Dear Readers! Today I’m very excited to bring you something new and different: an interview with author Sherilyn Decter!     Decter’s marketing team over at MC Book Tours reached out to me to join her book tour, … Continue reading

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It’s Back, Folks! Al Capone’s House is Back on the Market, and Just in Time for Valentine’s Day <3

Al Capone’s home is back on the market, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! So go buy it for your sweetie…or inflict it on your worst enemy. 😉 ~*~ It’s baaaaack, folks! 😀 Al Capone’s house, which his extended … Continue reading

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Learn About Preserving Lost Silent Films with the Smithsonian and Movies Silently

~*~ Guys! One of my favorite bloggers was published by Smithsonian Magazine! 😀 ~*~ This month, one of my favorite bloggers was published by Smithsonian Magazine’s website. Fritzi Kramer’s excellent article, Why We Need to Keep Searching for Lost Silent Films, discusses the search … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: A Hot Drink to Warm Up Your Winter, Courtesy of Harry Craddock

  ~*~ In 1925 London, “hot cocktails” were all the rage thanks to Harry Craddock, that famous Savoy bartender, whom a pond-hopping Chicago Tribune reporter cited as “providing a hot cocktail for visitors from the cold outside world,” using “a new … Continue reading

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Got 15 Minutes to Spare this New Year’s Eve? Then Why Not Save a Piece of History?

The Library of Congress needs YOUR help to transcribe over 28,000 thousand letters sent to President Abraham Lincoln by the end of TONIGHT. Why not take a moment today to help them reach their goal? ~*~ ~*~ On October 28th, 2018, … Continue reading

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Convicts in the Kitchen: Rural Jails in 1920s and 1930s America

~*~ Hello dear readers! Today, as a quick aside, I thought you all might enjoy this nifty true crime post which I ran across recently on one of my Facebook groups about 1920s history. This one comes from the folks … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: Celebrate the Savoy with a Classic 1920s Cocktail by Forgotten Bartender Ada Coleman

This July, the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar in London earned a slew of coveted cocktail awards at the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans: Best International Bar Team, Best International Bar, and World’s Best Bar, an award they … Continue reading

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This 1931 Chicago Gangland Map Could Be Yours…For Only 20,000 English Pounds!

Looking to own a colorful piece of Chicago history? This amazingly intricate and humorous map of Chicago’s 1930s gangland, entitled “A Map of Chicago’s Gangland from Authentic Sources,” is going on sale this June at a London auction house. The … Continue reading

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