Tag Archives: Golden Twenties

Mystery Solved – Where is Hemingway’s Cat?

Early readers of this blog — Hi Deb! Hi Ann! Hi Jane! — know that in July, after I read Paula’s McLain’s brilliant book, The Paris Wife, I posted that Hemingway’s Cat is Missing. I explained that I felt drawn … Continue reading

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Roaring Twenties Advertising and The New Yorker

Although Mad Men is great to watch, as I expect anything including actor Jon Hamm would be, for an unparalleled advertising era, look to the Roaring Twenties. An advertisement for Corona In Colors, specifically Moutain Ash Scarlet, promises that “Even … Continue reading

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Top 5 Flappers

Bobbed hair, rouged knees,  beaded dresses and charisma, here’s a list of Top 5 Flappers: 5)  Louise Brooks aka Lulu for trending bobbed hair and evoking a lifetime of devotion from an early boyfriend, CBS founder William S. Paley. 4)  Josephine Baker for dancing the Charleston with … Continue reading

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Faith in the Future and National Aviation Day

 In 1939, in honor of the Wright Brothers, FDR proclaimed August 19th National Aviation Day.  Of course one man defined Roaring Twenties Aviation like no other: Charles Lindbergh.  Ryan Air of San Diego built the aircraft that carried Charles Lindbergh to … Continue reading

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President Herbert Hoover’s Inaugural Address

On March 4, 1929, President Herbert Hoover gave his inaugural address to the nation.  Here’s an excerpt: Ours is a land rich in resources; stimulating in its glorious beauty; filled with millions of happy homes; blessed with comfort and opportunity. … Continue reading

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Splendid Summer

Splendid Summer captures San Diego during the Roaring Twenties with its glorious Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Tent City, Dance Pavillion, Speakeasies, and Bathing Beauty Contests. Grace Wentworth’s plans for a splendid summer go awry when her guardian uncle dies and … Continue reading

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1920s at The Hotel del Coronado

In April 1920, the Prince of Wales visited the Hotel Del Coronado and prompted a historical question:  Did he meet the woman for whom he’d give up a Kingdom at the Del?  Wallis, future Duchess of Windsor, lived in Coronado in … Continue reading

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North Island Aviation and John D. Spreckels

                                       Photo courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews In Splendid Summer, Aviator Jack Brewster explains to Grace that John D. Spreckels sold Coronado’s North Island to the government during WWI.  North Island is the country’s premiere Naval Aviation base. Who was … Continue reading

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