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  • Cassandra Rosebeetle
    Manhattan by Sail and Dances of Vice present the enticing Burlesque Sail
    A boat cruise past the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the New York waterfront is an indelible experience. Going on a New York City boat cruise with live entertainment, awesome bartenders and crew, and a hilarious event host is an...
  • "The Great Gatsby" Logo
    BluRay 'The Great Gatsby' if Daisy loved Gatsby she would've waited for him
    “The Great Gatsby” (2013) has now been filmed four times as a motion picture & once for television. It is based on the 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. My favorite version has always been the 1949 black & white film...
  • Big Ben
    Footage of 1920s London has gotten the internet in a sharing frenzy
    Footage of London in the 1920s that was resorted by BFI (British Film Institute) is swarming the internet. It can be watched on Vimeo, here, London in 1927. Many famous tweeters have tweeted the video like actors, Kevin Spacey and Stephen Fry. It&...
  • The Charleston – the most popular dance in world history
    The Charleston – the most popular dance in world history
    On October 29th, 1923, a black musical named Runnin' Wild opened on Broadway, with songs by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack. The first act of the show ended with the song “Charleston.” Elizabeth Welsh, as the character of Ruth...
  • "The Great Gatsby" published
    “The Great Gatsby” published
    Eighty-eight years ago, on April 10, 1925, Charles Scribner’s Sons in New York published The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fourth, best and most famous book, which was later cited as the second-best novel of the 20th century by...
  • Cover of 'The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery' edited by Mathew Prichard
    Read ‘The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery'
    Agatha Christi reins as the most widely published author of all times in any language outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. According to her bio, “her books have sold over a billion copies in English and another billion in one hundred...
  • "Film Slate" by posterize
    Movies that were filmed in San Antonio, Texas during the 1920s
    There were three movies that were filmed in San Antonio, Texas during the 1920s. Find out more about what these movies were and what the storyline for each of them was."The Warrens of Virginia"Filmed in San Antonio during 1923 and...
  • Young Friends Garden Party
    Socialites take over The Parkway- again, this time for the annual Garden Party
    It felt like the longest night of the year, a full moon was upon us, as young twenty and thirtysomethings-year olds flooded The Parkway, all headed to the Perelman Building, which was originally the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company. Just as...
  • The Great Gatsby
    Who is this Gatsby
    The Great Gatsbyis one of my favorite books, so when I heard that this masterpiece, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was going to be made into a movie: I cringed in fear. They had already tried it four times before? Why now?I cringed even more when...
  • Cast of 'The Artist'
    The Oscars: Celebrate ‘The Artist’ with a 1920s evening
    ‘The Artist’ is getting a lot of industry buzz for this year’s Best Picture Oscar. It has already won the Best Picture award at the Golden Globes and The Critics’ Choice Awards, both closely-watched precursors to the...
  • The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
    Scrapbook novel depicts 1920s story
    Charming and a little different, Caroline Preston's new novel, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt (Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers), is a hybrid work where the pictures do the talking. One might describe it as something F. Scott Fitzgerald might...
  • Garrett Peck
    Historian Garrett Peck looks back on ‘Prohibition in Washington, D.C.’ – Part I
    When Woodrow Wilson left the White House in 1921, he moved to a 12,000-square-foot home in Kalorama, an elevated section of Washington that provided him and his wife with an unobstructed view of the city all the way to the Potomac River.Moving his...
  • The Asylum Street Spankers
    The Asylum Street Spankers
    What is it about Austin, Texas that seems to spark so much talent? Sure it's a college town, but that doesn't seem to account for ALL the creativity. Maybe because all the other arid and godforsaken reaches of Texas are sending any flash...
  • Nosferatu
    Horror Month at the library: "Nosferatu" (1929)
    “After my first night in the castle, I found two large bites on my neck. From mosquitoes? From spiders? I don't know.”- Hutter, writing to his love in NosferatuSo far, for Horror Month, I’ve concentrated on some newer films,...
  • ODD WEDNESDAYS at Cafe Was with house band Old Blues Eyes
    Hump-Day has a new name: ODD WEDNESDAYS
    “Odd was hilarious!” said Mindy Vargas, as she walked out the door near Sunset & Vine, vowing to be back in 2 weeks. She was talking about the new music/variety show "Odd Wednesdays" taking up residence at Ivan Kane's...