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Jules Goux

Just a really quick one today. Jules Goux was an Edwardian Grand Prix motor racing champion (although his career extended far beyond the Edwardian era) who, in 1913, became the first European to win the Indy 500.  The Indy 500, … Continue reading

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Victorian Snark Theatre 3000: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

It’s time for another installment of Victorian Snark Theatre 3000! And this time we’ll be discussing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). As you guys know, I watch a lot of shitty long nineteenth century-inspired films with my good friends … Continue reading

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Mrs Leiter and the Vicereine of India

I found the following story in Anne de Courcy’s The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York (2017). At some point I’d like to do a whole post on Mary Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston (who was also the … Continue reading

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Ward McAllister

I’m reading Anne de Courcy’s The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York (2017), and discovered a character from mid-century New York high society I’d never heard of before: Ward McAllister. McAllister had been extremely hunky in his youth, … Continue reading

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Party Like It’s 1873

I’m reading a fun book right now called The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York by Anne de Courcy (2017) and found this truly ridiculous story of conspicuous consumption (it can be found on page 15). In 1873, … Continue reading

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Victorian Snark Theatre 3000: Fievel Goes West

It’s time for another installment of Victorian Snark Theatre 3000! And this time we’ll be discussing Fievel Goes West (1991). As you guys know, I watch a lot of shitty long nineteenth century-inspired films with my good friend @VictorianMasc (whose … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt’s Sasquatch

Since it was Halloween and Day of the Dead this past week, I thought I’d give you all a bit of a spooky story. For the record, I first heard this from the podcast “Superduperstitious” (Episode 4, starting around minute … Continue reading

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