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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.

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Want to advertise in Zelda Magazine?

We’re getting ready to put together the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Zelda Magazine, so get your ads in now! The deadline is March 15th!

We offer a twenty percent discount for repeat sponsors!

Contact info@ZeldaMag.com for details!

We at Zelda are proud to have sponsors who promote all things jazz age, whether it be merchandise and fashion, items of historical value, performance, or non-profit institutions like the various Art Deco Societies or the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. Always creative with marketing, and catering to the jazz age community, a lot of the ad art in Zelda is as much part of the magazine as the articles and interviews.

Zelda and the Green Fairy

Follow Zelda Magazine to the next Green Fairy At The Red Room in NYC!

Thursday February 2nd, 2017! Doors open at 9:30pm. Tasting at 10pm!

Join us as we celebrate our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an exposition of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.

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Also sponsored by Dr. Sketchy’s NYC (drsketchy.com/branch/newyork) and Zelda Magazine!

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

With live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson! Holly H. Pot will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo will mystify you with parlor tricks!

A salon of live models for your drinking and drawing pleasure courtesy of Dr. Sketchy’s NYC, and more surprises to be announced! Thanks to Fyodor A. Pavlov and Lewd Alfred Douglas!

Tickets are available at http://greenfairyfeb2017.bpt.me

Tickets and Dress Code
Suit and tie, cocktail attire ($16 in advance, $20 at the Door)
Suggested Attire
Vintage, evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire ($11 in advance, $15 at the Door)

Two drink minimum!

The Red Room at KGB Bar
85 E 4th St
New York

And while we are talking about new events:

Band leader Glenn Crytzer has an album featuring Dandy Wellington, Dan Levinson, Meschiya Lake, and others profiled in Zelda Magazine: “That New Old Sound: Vintage Jazz from a New Generation,” with 17 trad bands playing music from the teens through the fifties to benefit the ACLU.

More info at https://glenncrytzercompilations.bandcamp.com/releases

Green Fairy at the Red Room January 5th!

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Thursday, Janauary 5th, Doors open at 9:30pm

Join us at our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an edifying salon of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.

Sponsored by Dr. Sketchy’s NYC and Zelda Magazine! Come to Green Fairy at the Red Room this Thursday in NYC and you might win a pass to attend the next Dr. Sketchy’s NYC: Dr. Sketchy’s and the Green Fairy January 15th!

For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2724227

This month we will be tasting Tenneyson Absinthe Royal, a Swiss style French absinthe.

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

With live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson and special guest Robyn Adele Anderson!

Countess Eden will greet you at the door and Miss Tara will be pouring the tastings and predicting your future!


$15 ($20 at the door) with Dress Code: suit and tie, cocktail attire
$10 ($15 at the door) with Suggested Attire: vintage (Jazz Age, for example), evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire

Two drink minimum. Each paying guest will also be served a sample of Tenneyson Absinthe Royale.

The Red Room
85 E 4th St, New York

Get ready for the Holidays with Zelda Magazine!

catalog_5.5inx8.5in_vJust in time for the holidays, Zelda Magazine is proud to announce that Zelda Issue 15 is available for purchase, just click on the “Purchase Zelda” page button above to buy it and all the Zelda issues!

This Fall/Winter issue is filled with insightful interviews about music, fashion and theatrical arts. First, we toast to the Art Deco Oviatt Building in Los Angeles with a cocktail from bartender and law professor Bryn Esplin. Then musician David J discusses his new big band project, and fellow Englishman Gustav Temple explains the philosophy of Chap in British fashion. Andy Schumm talks with us about keeping traditional jazz alive in Chicago, and Janet Fischietto tells us about circus and burlesque in Italy.

John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Manassa Darnell give us the first half of a two part story of Art Deco Egyptomania, Miss Mina Murray will show Zelda readers how to construct a hand made garter, and Robert E. Tevis comments on the colorful Universal film “King of Jazz” from 1930.

Along with our regular etiquette and advice columns from Grace Gotham and Mister Burton, we revive Denison’s “Tables and Favors,” a party guide form 1922.

And our metropolis feature this issue are the Twin Cities, we’ll focus on the art deco, jazz, and swing delights of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

More December Jazz Age Events!

Zelda Magazine is sponsoring two events this month!

First, thanks to everyone who attended the Repeal Society’s FIrst Annual Repeal Day Party at Hotel Chantelle in NYC, it was an amazing night!

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You can keep the Jazz Age going Sunday, December 11th, we’ll be co-sponsoring the Jazz Age Tea Dance at Webster Hall! Hosted in the palatial Grand Ballroom, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra will warm you with the finest Fox Trots this side of Shanghai!
Complimentary dance lessons for all at 3pm. Get tickets here!

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And don’t forget, Zelda is sponsoring another event at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn: “W.C. Fields: From Dime Museums to the Jazz Age, An Illustrated Lecture with Trav S.D,” Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY. Admission is only $8! Tickets are here!

So many Jazz Age Events in December!

In December, Zelda Magazine is sponsoring three events!
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This Thursday, December 1st, Zelda Presents Green Fairy At The Red Room, a monthly absinthe tasting in NYC. We will feature Lucid Absinthe Superieure and live hot jazz from Chris Johnson and Countess Eden, magic from Nelson Lugo, and special treats from Lady Bakery and parlor! For tickets, click on Green Fairy!

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Monday, December 5th, we’ll be sponsoring and vending at the First Annual Repeal Day Party,  at Hotel Chantelle in NYC! Looking for a way to dance, hear amazing live hot jazz, drink great liquor, and see a show? Buy tickets now for our First Annual Repeal Day Party!

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Sunday, December 11th, we’ll be co-sponsoring the Jazz Age Tea Dance at Webster Hall! Hosted in the palatial Grand Ballroom, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra will warm you with the finest Fox Trots this side of Shanghai! Complimentary dance lessons for all at 3pm. Get tickets here!

marx-brosAnd don’t forget, Zelda is sponsoring one last event in November: “The Marx Brothers on Broadway: 1924-1929, An Illustrated lecture by Noah Diamond,” Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY. Admission is only $8! Tickets are here!

The 2nd Annual JAZZ AGE TEA DANCE

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Presenting the perfect antidote to the Wintry winds: The 2nd Annual JAZZ AGE TEA DANCE.

Tickets are now available for The 2nd Annual Jazz Age Tea Dance, Monday, December 11th. These tickets go fast so make sure to buy your tickets now before they’re all sold out!

Historic WEBSTER HALL, circa 1886, returns to its roots as Manhattan’s seminal dance hall and meeting place.

Hosted in the palatial Grand Ballroom, MICHAEL ARENELLA & HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA will warm you with the finest Fox Trots this side of Shanghai.

In homage to the grand British colonial tradition of the afternoon tea dance, a complimentary spread of exotic teas will enliven your senses and soothe your sniffles.
Tickets include complimentary tea service.
Dance lessons in Fox Trot for all at 3pm.
Dance competitions with fabulous prizes!

Cash bar featuring delightful cocktails, and other seasonal treats to be announced.
Photos upon the knee of Kris Kringle, himself ($10, to feed his reindeer), and a magical program of additional guest acts will be announced soon!

Do join us, darlings, for New York’s most elegant holiday soiree of the year!

Green Fairy At The Red Room

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Thursday, November 3rd, Doors open at 9:30pm

Join us at our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an edifying salon of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.

For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2676629

This month our sponsor is Zelda Magazine and Doc Herson’s Natural Spirits! http://dochersons.com/docs_absinthe

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

With live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson and special guest Grace Gotham!

The dapper Holly H. Pot will greet you at the door:
$15 ($20 at the door) with Dress Code: suit and tie, cocktail attire
$10 ($15 at the door) with Suggested Attire: vintage (Jazz Age, for example), evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire

Two drink minimum. Each paying guest will also be served a sample of Doc Herson’s absinthes.

The Red Room
85 E 4th St, New York

Zelda Magazine Presents: Absinthe: Divine spirit or Sinful Fiend?

The first of a new lecture series at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum, sponsored by Zelda Magazine!

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Absinthe: Divine spirit or Sinful Fiend? An Illustrated Lecture with Kellfire Desmond Bray
Sponsored by Zelda Magazine!
Date: Tuesday, October 11th
Time: 7pm
Admission: $8

Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn
Tickets are available here:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598666