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Zelda Magazines, A Great Way To Pass The Time!

Want something to do while you’re at home? Read a back issue of Zelda Magazine! We have the current issue, as well as issues 5 through 20 available at here!

Zelda Advertisers: Discount Rates!

To help promote our sponsors, we are offering discounted advertising!

Many of our advertisers are small, independent businesses (just like Zelda Magazine) and to help them stay in business and reach more customers, we are cutting our rates in half!

If you have a business related to art deco style, early 20th Century ephemera, or something with a Jazz Age twist, and would like to advertise in the latest issue of Zelda Magazine for Spring/Summer, scroll down for our rates and contact info.

Zelda Magazine

All advertising rates include:
Your print advertisement in Zelda Magazine and a free banner for weblinks on our site for six months as a sponsor of the magazine

“BARGAIN” BANNER AD – (5” wide x 1” tall) – $24 with free web banner ad

QUARTER PAGE AD – (2.5” wide x 3.5” tall) – $37 with free web banner ad

HALF PAGE AD – (5” wide x 3.5” tall OR 2.5” wide x 7.5” tall) – $60 with free web banner ad

FULL PAGE AD – (5” wide x 7.5” tall) – $99 with free web banner ad

INSIDE BACK COVER AD – (5.5” wide x 8.5” tall; full bleed 5.75” wide x 8.75” tall) – $142 with free web banner ad

INSIDE FRONT COVER AD – (5.5” wide x 8.5” tall; full bleed 5.75” wide x 8.75” tall) – $158 with free web banner ad

BACK COVER AD : (5.5” wide x 8.5” tall; full bleed 5.75” wide x 8.75” tall) – $192 with free web banner ad

Contact with any questions you may have, and to book space in Zelda’s upcoming issue!

Doris Eaton Travis – Last Private Interview!

Doris Eaton Travis was the last living Ziegfeld girl, she passed away at 106 years old in 2010. Ten years ago, Diane Naegel interviewed her for Zelda Magazine. It was Doris’ last published interview.

Until now!

Diane and I met Doris the last time Doris came to visit New York, to talk with her and give her the newly published issue of Zelda, with her interview, and I took her last formal portrait. While we were there the wonderful singer and actor David Giardina videotaped her final interview, discussing everything about her remarkable life and incredible career! You can watch it here now, at Doris Eaton Travis – Last Private Interview.

To learn more about Zelda, and get the latest issue, simply go here: Purchase Zelda!

The Tenth Anniversary of Zelda Magazine!

Welcome to issue 21, the tenth anniversary issue of Zelda Magazine!

For our Fall/Winter issue our cocktail historian Garret Richard describes Planter’s Punch and author/historian/barkeep Jeff “Beachbum” Berry shows how Prohibition and Repeal led to the creation of “tropical” cafes, rhum rhapsodies, and the birth of tiki! We’ll explore flapper’s signature accessory, the headband, and demonstrate ways to wear a pocket watch. Kathryn Smith recounts episodes in the life of flapper and society bon vivant Gertie Gertrude Sanford Legendre and we interview the bandleader/ musical director and producer of Babylon Cabaret, and interview Chicago transplant and burlesque hostess Kami Oh!

As always, Mr. Burton advises on social engagements, we display images of the past season’s Jazz Age events in “On The Town,” and our Recipe Box goes back to 1920 for “Baker’s Coconut Recipes. And in honor of our first issue, we revisit the great metropolis of New York City.

We’d like to thank our retro retail to non-profit advertisers for their sponsorship, and we hope you will appreciate the work they do by taking advantage of their services and products. Just click on the links to the right!

Advertise in Zelda Magazine!

We are busy working on the twentieth issue of Zelda Magazine! Do you have products or services for the Jazz Age/Vintage music, art, literature, dance, etc crowd? We are taking new advertisers for the next issue of Zelda Magazine!

We have low rates for advertisements and special twenty discounts for repeat sponsors! For rate cards and more information, please contact:

Join Zelda in NY this Wednesday at the All-Star Daiquiri Discussion presented by the Rum Reader!

Zelda Magazine is a sponsor of the next All-Star Daiquiri Discussion at Slowly Shirley on 9/18/19 in NYC!

The Daiquiri: a seemingly simple drink, rich with endless variation to explore. It’s become a “bartender’s handshake” as a crucial go-to when assessing a bar’s skills. Learn about the Daiquiri’s history and subtleties of flavor from New York’s most creative bartenders in this unique panel discussion plus Daiquiri tasting.
Featured panelists include:

* Dave Arnold, co-owner of Existing Conditions and author of Liquid Intelligence: The Art & Science of the Perfect Cocktail
* Shannon Mustipher, beverage director of Glady’s Caribbean and author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails
* Eryn Reece, bar director of Banzarbar
* Jim Kearns, beverage director of Slowly Shirley and Golden Age Hospitality
* St. John Frizell (moderator), owner of Fort Defiance and all-around drinks scholar

Each panelist will present their own Daiquiri variation, showcasing their own creativity, a range of rum bottlings, and the possibilities of the drink category. You will try a total of six sample cocktails over the course of the discussion.

Tickets at

Last Taboos Salon: Jazzocide!

Zelda fans in NY! If you love the Jazz Age, Prohibition-era stories, and meeting authors who are the experts, come to the Red Room in the East Village Tuesday night for Booze! Blood! Mayhem!

Historian and journalist Tony Perrottet interviews New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott about her sensational new book, The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, The Women Who Pursued Him And The Murder That Shocked Jazz Age America.

A special Prohibition night in the Art Deco bar once used by gangster Lucky Luciano as his casino!

The Lineup:
7.30 — Wine Reception; haikus composed in the golden bathtub
8.00 — Live opera
8.05 — Literary conversation
8.30 — Belly Dance!
9.30 — Live jazz

Zelda on the Nile

Authors and Egyptologists Colleen and John Darnell on the steamship Sudan on the River Nile with Zelda Magazine. Read issue 20 for their fantastic article about silent movie star and Egyptologist, Natacha Rambova!

Colleen and John Darnell with Issue 20 of Zelda Magazine and their article about Natacha Rambova.

Zelda Magazine at RumFest NYC

Zelda Magazine at the Real McCoy Rum booth at NY Rumfest with Bailey Pryor last weekend.

Get the latest issue of Zelda and read Mr. Pryor’s interview about 1920s rumrunning and rumrunner Bill McCoy today by clicking here!

The Twentieth Issue Of Zelda Magazine Is Now In Print!

In time for Spring, the twentieth issue of Zelda is available for purchase, just click on “Purchase Zelda” above! We have a new Egyptomania feature in our cover story about Silent Star turned academic Natasha Rambova, and we salute the days of Prohibition with articles about rum and rumrunning, the forgotten mineral water wars, and the lost tradition of bridal orange blossoms. We’ll toast Spring of 2019 with a Stinger, interview the Hot Sardines as they bring hot jazz on tour and Kat Calico as she keeps tradition alive in New Orleans.

Mr. Burton’s advice column is especially spirited, and in some ways our Recipe Book is, too, with a dash of Angostura, Good in All Foods. We finish with a presentation of Jazz Age themed events of the past six months. If you’ve been to one recently, let us know about it!

Thanks to all our readers! if you haven’t clicked on the ads to the right-hand side, please do, our sponsors have great items for you. It’s thanks to both our readers and sponsors that we keep Zelda published twice a year, and it’s always worth it!