Tags » 1930s

Snippet: Rafael Tasis (1906-1966), writer

from the Wikipedia (Catalan):

Rafael Tasis i Marca (Barcelona, March 9, 1906 – Paris, December 4, 1966) was a Catalan writer and politician, librarian and owner of a family printing shop. 445 more words


Dutch 1930s modernist magazine holder.

Designer unknown – Attributed to Pander Co. in Den Haag.

Painted plywood and chromed metal.




On this day: Ireland legalises divorce

On the 24th of November, 1995, Ireland became the last country in Europe to legalise divorce. This occurred because of a referendum to change the constitution – not the first attempt to achieve this. 69 more words


John Rhode’s Death on the Board

John Rhode’s 1937 Dr Priestley mystery Death on the Board (published in the United States as Death Sits on the Board) opens with a bang. Literally. 895 more words

Crime Fiction

The Greta Garbo Blogathon...

Greta Garbo was my favorite actress in the world.  For three years I’d come out of my dressing room every day, run past hers, and call ‘Good morning!’ I could hear her deep voice talking to her maid but she never did speak to me.

814 more words

When Austin Found met Austin Answered

Austin Found was created a few years ago by social media editor Jackie Stone to showcase old images of Austin and Texas. I happily grabbed the baton in 2016 and added short historical stories and context to the roll of compelling images. 271 more words