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A Zelda Magazine Holiday Special!

Beginning on Cyber Monday (what better way to promote a Jazz Age sale!) we are offering a special bundle for the holidays!

For a limited time you can order fifteen issues for the price of a dozen! It’s a great way to give personal gifts,  stocking stuffers, or get the entire remaining print collection for only $90 ($138 International). You’ll get all fifteen issues still in print and only pay the cost of twelve! That’s issues five through nineteen, featuring all the great articles, interviews, and features for your whole collection!

Click on “PURCHASE ZELDA” to buy the entire bundle!

Zelda Magazine Issue 19 is here!


Our latest issue is now available for purchase, just click on the link above! We have some great features for you in these pages, from articles about the Westmore family make up dynasty to Vitagraph’s early silent films, from the birth of bodybuilding to the distinction of the bow tie. We have interviews with burlesque artist Clara Bodacious and jazz singer and musician Queen Esther, as well as our regular features: a classic cocktail of the season, Mr. Burton’s singular advice, and our ‘newest’ vintage recipe book.

You’ll learn about Doctor Sara Josephine Baker, thanks to distinguished scholar Lily Fehler, and explore the Jazz Age and retro spots of Cincinnati.

We also have shots of Jazz Age parties and happenings from all over. We are always looking to cover the latest events, so if you’ve been to one lately, let us know. And don’t forget to check out our sponsors, just click on the links to the right!

Issue 18 of Zelda Magazine Has Finally Arrived!


After a long delay, issue 18 of Zelda Magazine is back from the printer and is available for purchase!

Our multi-talented co-editor, Gin Minsky, is on a national tour, leaving it up to us to try to fill her always tapping shoes. As an all-volunteer small press, we rose to the challenge and overcame setbacks to bring you the latest issue of Zelda, and you won’t be disappointed! (And follow Gin’s exploits at

We’ll introduce you singing idol Nora Bayes, as Michael Cumella renews her star to its former glory. You’ll see why Sally Milgrim was one of the most important designers of the early 20th Century, and why the Block in Baltimore has a history of entertaining adults. Big band leader George Gee and ecdysiastic entrepreneur Delysia La Chatt will tell you in their own words about performing under the influence of the Jazz Age in modern culture, and burlesque historian Rosey La Rouge will show how striptease secured new accessories. And when it comes to athletics equipment, Zelda mentions the unmentionables with a timeline of strapping sportsmen.

Professor Esplin reminds us of a forgotten Baltimore cocktail, and Mr. Burton again gives guidance to the inquiring hopefuls. We’ll treat you to the Recipe Box, and show you around Charm City, the vintage sights and sounds of Baltimore! And if you’ve been wondering about what’s been going on since the last issue, we have a gallery of pics of all the parties.

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

Advertise in Zelda!

Do you have a company with an interest in the Jazz Age? Do you like early 20th Century music, fashion, and films? Do you want to reach people around the word you like vintage culture?

Advertise in Zelda Magazine! We have interviews with hot jazz musicians, cabaret, and burlesque performers, articles on jazz age history, and features on all jazz age things happening today.

The next issue will be published in the late Spring/earlySummer of 2018, and we would love to have you as a sponsor. Contact us at for our rates!



The next issue of Zelda will be ready for the Spring, so get your artwork and copy in now!

Issue 18 will feature the expected celebration of all things Jazz Age, plus some special items that will be sure to please.

Reply to for all the info!


Gin Minsky of the Minsky Sisters, featured in the first issue of Zelda Magazine, (who also happens to co-edit Zelda) is profiled today in Racked!

Zelda Issue 16 is available for purchase now!


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”

Musette Badeau, featured in issue twelve, winner of “Best Debut”

Perle Noire, featured in issue six, leader of “Best Large Group,” the House of Noire

And Medianoche! Featured in issue three, winner of “Most Dazzling,” and the newly crowned Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic world 2017!


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

The 1940’s Ball



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:

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.