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A New Year and a New Blog Update Too

Happy New Year, dear readers—and what a year it’s been. Somehow, we’ve managed to make it through an entire year of pandemic insanity…and we might have to push through another one, as the pandemic doesn’t seem to have an end … 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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Turtle Soup and Oyster Stew: A New England Jazz Age Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! As you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and American tables will be overflowing with mashed potatoes, turkey, and pumpkin pie, to name but a few…though sea turtle soup, oyster stew, and broiled lobster probably won’t be on the menu! … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en How-To: A Crafty Miniseries for October 2017!

~*~ Hello everyone! Lately I’ve noticed a big uptick in last year’s Halloween post, How to Make a REAL 1920s Halloween Costume. So, in light of that, I thought it might be fun to do a short mini-series on how to … Continue reading

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Fact and Fiction in Episode One of AMC’s “The Making of the Mob: Chicago”

So a few days ago I finally had a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s The Making of the Mob: Chicago. Since this year’s season is set in Chicago and follows Al Capone, I figured I’d start reviewing … Continue reading

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I’m Back! Kinda…

  Hello again everyone! 🙂 Thanks for sticking around in spite of my break. As promised, I’m going to restart this blog again as of this month! 😀  The thing is, though, due to some unforseen circumstances, my big project still … Continue reading

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Give in to the Feeling Blog Tour Starts Today!

Hey there everyone! February 18th marks the beginning of my friend Sarah’s awesome new blog tour, Give in to the Feeling! Give in to the Feeling also happens to be the title of her NEW novella going on sale March 4th, 2016 … Continue reading

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Update: Al Capone’s House Could be Yours!

Remember that post I wrote about Al Capone’s house last month? Well, as of today, February 5th, Al’s house is back on the market! For less than $200,000 ($179,000 to be exact), YOU could own an important piece of Chicago history—and … Continue reading

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New Posting Series: Resource Spotlight

Looking for some fun, new, or terribly odd errata from the 1920s? In this new series, I’ll be putting a spotlight on some of the stranger materials I come across while digging through online databases on various topics related to the 1920s. Each resource will always be … Continue reading

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Raise a Glass: Today is National Bootlegger’s Day…and Al’s Birthday, Too!

Thanks to the magic of Google Alerts I found out that today—January 17th—is none other than National Bootlegger’s Day. What’s National Bootlegger’s Day, you ask? Well, according to NationalDayCalendar, this day was created to celebrate bootleggers and their various attempts to … Continue reading

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