Tag Archives: Jack Brewster

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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Speakeasies and Kindles

                                   Photo courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews In Splendid Summer, Grace Wentworth asks Jack Brewster, “Do you know all the speakeasies in Southern California?” “No”,  Jack replies, “Only in San Diego.”  When Prohibition began in 1920, and the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alchohol became … 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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Jack Brewster, Grace Wentworth and Tatania

“When I was born the Doctor slapped my mother.”   Jack Brewster quote. Aviator and Detective Jack Brewster barely made it out of WWI alive.  Some of his buddies weren’t as fortunate.  For those who fell, Jack will honor their sacrifice by ridding the free … Continue reading

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