The Three Most Interesting History Stories I've Found:
The theft of RUBY SLIPPERS from the museum in Judy Garland's home town: Solved! And the Washington Post has the tale, as winding and fantastical as the Yellow Brick Road. You'll learn all about the making of the movie, about Garland herself, Hollywood memorabilia, the chemistry of the sequins ... but not who swiped the slippers.
U-2 spy planes flew over the Soviet Union, the Middle East, and other hot spots in the 1950s and 1960s; you probably remember hearing about one U-2 that was downed and captured. The pictures taken back then are now declassified--and incredibly valuable to archaeologists. They might show ancient irrigation canals and ruins, for instance. This 1959 picture of Aleppo captures a citiy that has been completely destroyed in recent years.
Remember TIddlywinks? Did you know that playing Tiddlywinks is an international championship sport? It is. Competitors pot the winks with skill and aplomb. You can read a thorough (which means, in this case, long) history of the game since its invention in 1889.
I'm inviting anyone is the Los Angeles area to come hear Beth Whittenbury talk about publishing a book on Amazon's newish Kindle Direct Publishing program
She'll have copies of her books to sell!
Joins us onTuesday, May 21
at 10:30 am.
At the at the Marmalade Cafe in Manhattan Beach,
just off Sepulveda Blvd.
We'll be on the patio. Reply to this email to RSVP.