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Issue 24 of Zelda Magazine is now available for purchase!

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And we have news: After twelve years of publishing Zelda Magazine, this twenty fourth issue of Zelda is our first annual issue. This is a historic time as we seem to be in the final stages of the COVIID pandemic, and we have decided to publish Zelda annually.

Just as we came out of a pandemic a century ago, it will take time to adjust to a new way of normalcy. New technology and social attitudes have changed the way we can research and enjoy jazz age life, and we hope this magazine continues to encourage you to appreciate the best things of the past and look forward to the future. See friends, enjoy a vintage cocktail, and listen to some old jazz while you page through the articles in this issue.

We start with researcher and historian Garret Richard’s take on Trader Vic’s tropical tequila classic cocktail, El Diablo, followed by Eff’s Style Emporium’s review of the allure of that vintage summer fabric, Palm Beach Cloth. We have interviews with Jazz-Age-style singer Greg Poppleton and New York burlesque star Dandy Dillinger. We’ll catch up on the undertakings of Philadelphia bandleader, Drew Nugent and we’ll learn about the history of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.

We’ll learn from Queen Esther how influential accomplishments people of color have gone unacknowledged, and Mr. Burton will enlighten us about appreciating vintage style without vintage values. We’ll introduce you to the sites of jazz age arts and culture in Atlanta, Georgia, and our Recipe Box feature about the U. S. Department Of Agriculture’s Circular 109 from 1918, “Cottage Cheese Dishes,” appropriately shows how to enjoy tasty recipes in hard times, and with social activities returning, we are thrilled to showcase various Jazz Age and Prohibition-era events that our readers have attended in “On The Town.”

Lastly, please take a look at all our sponsors for activities, fashion, and other delights!

Cheers to all our readers!

Zelda Is Going Annual!

Due to various circumstances, we will be publishing Zelda Magazine on an annual basis. You’ll still be getting all the great articles about art, fashion, music, lifestyle and history, as well as features on events, recipes, and travel!

In the meantime, check out this great video by Janet Klein (who wrote the tribute in last month’s issue to contributor Ian Whitcomb, and was the musician featured in the very first issue of Zelda!): “Hollywood Parlor Party with Chanteuse Janet Klein & Author Steven C. Smith,” all about composer Max Steiner!

The new issue of Zelda is back from the printer!

Issue 23, the newest issue of Zelda Magazine, is back from the printer! Enjoy it in the New Year.

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Issue 23 of Zelda Magazine!

Due to the pandemic, the newest issue of Zelda Magazine was late to be printed, and is now late to be shipped, but you can expect the usual great articles and features! We are now taking pre-orders for the New Year.

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Zelda Sale: It’s the Holiday Season!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to think of the holiday season and New Year! We at Zelda want to remind you that Zelda Magazine makes a terrific stocking stuffer, and our “Five for the price of four” bundle makes a wonderful gift! Just click on the “Purchase Zelda” link above!

And click on our sponsor links for some more great gift ideas!



The Niles Essanay Film Museum!

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum is one of the wonderful places that carries Zelda Magazine. The Fremont location is closed for the time being, but you can visit their Youtube Channel for documentaries and online seminars.Check out this great bio about silent film pioneer Mabel Normand, and discover all the great videos the museum has to offer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpxm302htAQ

Zelda sponsored The Rum Reader’s “The Daiquiri Dossier: An All-Star Discussion at Slowly Shirley!”

Is there any cocktail category as wide as that of the Daiquiri? Its formula could be expanded from its first rum/lime/sugar/ice simplicity (let’s include Ti’ and Planters punches) all the way to the ‘Daiquiri squared” of complex “Rhum Rhapsodies” and other innovative variations.

Last September, Zelda Magazine was proud to sponsor The Rum Reader’s seminar on this influential cocktail: “The Daiquiri Dossier: An All-Star Discussion at Slowly Shirley!” You can find a transcript of it here: The Rum Reader!

Moderated by St. John Frizell, panelists included Dave Arnold, Shannon Mustipher, Eryn Reece, and Jim Kearns. (Zelda’s own cocktail contributor, spirits expert Garrett Richard, gets several mentions!)

Who was Olive Thomas?

“On September 10, 1920 movie fans around the globe were stunned by the headlines: screen star Olive Thomas was dead from poison. The popular actress who had married a Hollywood prince appeared to have a charmed life. No one could have predicted this horrific end for the blue-eyed beauty.” Who was she? Read “Footlights and Shadows: The Story of Olive Thomas” by Michele Gouveia in Zelda Magazine Issue 22 to find out all about it!

Olive Thomas, from the article “Footlights and Shadows: The Story of Olive Thomas” by Michele Gouveia in Zelda Magazine Issue 22

Zelda Magazine Issue 22 is Available for Purchase!

ISSUE TWENTY TWO OF ZELDA MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED! FEATURING THE ALLIES COCKTAIL: By Garret Richard; FASCINATING FASCINATORS: The Zelda Guide to Button Hooks; FOOTLIGHTS AND SHADOWS: THE STORY OF OLIVE THOMAS: By Michele Gouveia; WHITE TO BLACK: THE HODGEPODGE OF FORMAL WEAR: The Zelda Guide to Semi-Formal Origins; DENNIS LICHTMAN: MASTERMIND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST: The Zelda Interview; DAMIAN BLAKE: AN IMPRESSION OF VAUDEVILLE: The Zelda Interview; THE LAMBS ENTER THE TWENTIES AGAIN
By Kevin Fitzpatrick; SAGE ADVICE: ASK MR. BURTON: Your burning questions answered by NYC’s favorite dandy!; VINTAGE CITY 101: NEW YORK CITY: Your vintage guide to Gotham!; THE RECIPE BOX: Mrs. Wheelock’s “Salads”; ON THE TOWN: Snapshots of vintage nightlife and events: Were you there?

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*Correction: In the table of contents, Michele Gouveia, author of “FOOTLIGHTS AND SHADOWS: THE STORY OF OLIVE THOMAS” was spelled incorrectly.

Helping Non-Profits!

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont,CA and the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, NV are two non-profits advertised in Zelda Magazine which have to pay rent on brick and mortar venues and are in urgent need of support and promotion.

All the non-profit organizations advertised in Zelda Magazine are worthy of and rely on donations; and we also strongly encourage support of the various Art Deco Societies and historical foundations world wide.