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The New Issue of Zelda is Here!

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Just in time for the holidays, issue 17 of Zelda Magazine is back from the printer and is available for purchase!

With the Fall/Winter issue of 2017, you will step back into the Jazz Age with an interview with pianist and historian Peter Mintun, delight in the marvel of Vitaphone films soundtracks, and get wrapped up in Spur Bow Ties. Be enlightened by Cristina Marcelo’s insight into Uranium glass. Sit down and let master compère Armitage Shanks entertain you with the tale of his craft. View the history of Hollywood glamour photography.

Of course, we have our traditional columns, too: Learn spiritual studies (of the alcoholic kind) from Professor Esplin and Marlo Gamora, get critical counsel from Mr. Burton and try century old recipes from the mysterious Mrs. De Witt C. Owen! And when you are ready to journey, let Zelda guide you through the Southern streets and buildings of old Richmond! Lastly, see how today’s Jazz Age community celebrates around the world with picnics, parties, and other affairs!

Just click the Purchase Zelda button at the top of this page for this and all other issues of Zelda Magazine!

Zelda Issue 16 is available for purchase now!

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Zelda Magazine is happy to announce that our latest issue is back from the printer and available to purchase!
We have articles on a variety of subjects for you about Jazz Age lifestyle, arts and culture, and we especially enjoy featuring obscure and forgotten items of the early 20th Century. In this 16th issue of Zelda Magazine we are happy to feature R. Scott Williams piece on writer Oscar Odd McIntyre, as well as our presentation on how American’s waistcoats were fashionably buttoned completely down. And for a little style below the waist, Lauren Stowell gives us an in depth exploration of vintage footwear.

Speaking of Jazz Age Fashion, Faye Havoc explains how to jazz up your vintage lingerie, and John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Manassa Darnell give us the second half of their two part story of Art Deco Egyptomania!

From Paris, the delectable Sucre D’Orge tells Zelda how she came to burlesque and cabaret, and bandleader Glenn Crytzer discusses his work from Seattle to New York City. Seattle, by the way, is our city feature, and we hope that if you visit that great destination, you will use Zelda as your guide.

As always, we have our regular cocktail column from Professor Bryn Esplin, our insightful advice from Mr. Burton, our featured vintage recipe book, and our coverage of Jazz Age events from around the world.

Just click the Purchase Zelda button at the top of this page for this and all other issues of Zelda Magazine!

Zelda at the Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017

A few weeks ago the editors of Zelda Magazine attended the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, an annual fundraiser for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas, a nonprofit museum with a mission to preserve, celebrate, and inspire the art of burlesque. We are proud to announce that several performers featured in issues of Zelda have received awards at this year’s Tournament of Tease competition!

Gin Minsky, co-editor of Zelda, winner of “Most Classic”
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Musette Badeau, featured in issue twelve, winner of “Best Debut”
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Perle Noire, featured in issue six, leader of “Best Large Group,” the House of Noire
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And Medianoche! Featured in issue three, winner of “Most Dazzling,” and the newly crowned Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic world 2017!

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Zelda is proud to support the museum and all those trying to preserve a vintage American art form and keep it alive and relevant for future generations. Learn more about the museum at
www.burlesquehall.com

The 1940’s Ball

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The 1940’s Ball is June 17th in Boulder Colorado!

Created by the 1940’s Ball NPF, a non profit organization, the Ball features Hollywood’s Satin Dollz, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, WWII era planes, re-enactors and swing dancing, take a step back in time. Info and tickets are at: http://www.1940sball.org/1940sball/1940s_WWII_Era_Ball/

Zelda Magazine is proud to co-sponsor the Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands, May 27th in NYC.

IntrepidJoin us for an epic battle of the big bands and swing dancing on Intrepid’s flight deck, presented by Prohibition Productions and the Intrepid Museum.

Conjuring the music, dancing and style of the World War II era, right in the middle of Fleet Week, three of New York City’s best big bands will go head-to-head on the flight deck, with a 2,000-square-foot wooden dance floor! More bands will be swinging below deck, which will have a 1,000-square-foot dance floor. Swing dance performances, a dance contest, DJs, a barbershop quartet, and beginner swing dance lessons will keep dancers moving until midnight. A vintage fashion show and contest will add to the flair.

Enjoy a spectacular lineup of over 90 performers. Vintage attire and dancing shoes are strongly encouraged!

Last year sold out fast, so buy your tickets today.

Doors open at 7:00pm. Flight deck opens at 8:00pm.

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Battle-of-the-Big-Bands.aspx

The ADSCA Art Deco Preservation Ball!

This weekend!

Join the Art Deco Society of California for the 33rd annual Art Deco Preservation Ball!

The theme is “Death on the Nile”, a tribute to Agatha Christie and the Egyptian Revival style of the Art Deco era.

Tickets and more information at DeathOnThe Nile

www.artdecopreservationball.com.

GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL: Sunday Apr 23, 2017

Zelda magazine is happy to be a part of the Gotham Jazz Festival in New York City, Sunday, April 23rd!

Join Zelda for the debut of Prohibition Productions annual festival celebrating the centennial of jazz in 2017 with 14 of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, and blues bands (nearly 100 performers) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the gilded age, The Players Club!

Tickets are on sale now at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1457275?utm_medium=bks

 

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The ADSCA Art Deco Preservation Ball!

Coming soon!

Join the Art Deco Society of California for the 33rd annual Art Deco Preservation Ball!

The theme is “Death on the Nile”, a tribute to Agatha Christie and the Egyptian Revival style of the Art Deco era.

Tickets and more information at DeathOnThe Nile

www.artdecopreservationball.com.

New Zelda Issue Out Soon!

Get ready for the 16th issue of Zelda Magazine, with articles on a variety of subjects for you about Jazz Age lifestyle, arts and culture. We always enjoy featuring obscure and forgotten items of the early 20th Century, and in this issue we are happy to feature R. Scott Williams piece on writer Oscar Odd McIntyre, as well as our presentation on how American’s waistcoats were fashionably buttoned completely down. And for a little fun below the waist, Lauren Stowell gives us an in depth exploration of vintage footwear.

Speaking of Jazz Age Fashion, Faye Havoc explains how to jazz up your vintage lingerie, and John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Manassa Darnell give us the second half of their two part story of Art Deco Egyptomania.

From Paris, the delectable Sucre D’Orge tells Zelda how she came to burlesque and cabaret, and bandleader Glenn Crytzer discusses his work from Seattle to New York City. Seattle, by the way, is our city feature, and we hope that if you visit that great city, you will use Zelda as your guide.

We have our regular cocktail column from Professor Bryn Esplin, our insightful advice from Mr. Burton, our featured vintage recipe book, and our coverage of Jazz Age events from around the world.

Watch for more announcements, soon!

Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

issue1cover Robert Osborne, the film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies who passed away March 6th, was the interview subject of the (now sold out) first issue of Zelda Magazine. Founder Diane Naegel wanted to start the magazine with an interview subject whom was respected and celebrated by her readers, and whom would be charming and eloquent as well, and her first choice was Mr. Osborne.

Aiming high, Diane reached out to Mr. Osborne and he graciously responded. Zelda Magazine will always be grateful for his contribution and generosity. And although the issue is out of print, we are planning on making it available soon as a downloadable file.