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Fabulous Photos of Famous Flappers

This post was planned long ago as a followup to The Rise of the Flapper, which looked at some of the reasons for the iconic lifestyle many young women adopted in the 1920s. Some famous flappers were role models, either in real life or in the movies or other entertainment venues, and others only became [...]

An Absolutely Amazing Dollhouse

I’ve always been impressed with dollhouses, but this particular one owned by silent filmstar Colleen Moore is truly amazing. Its opulent interior includes a mural of Cinderella painted by Walt Disney himself and chandeliers with real diamonds and emeralds. Read more about it over at Mental Floss. Link

A Very Tiny Dollhouse with Very Big Treasures

I hate dolls. They just creep me out. But, as I’ve mentioned before on the _floss, I have a bizarre fascination with dollhouses. I’m in good company, though. Included amongst the millions of people interested in miniatures was Colleen Moore, a silent film star whose career fizzled a bit when the talkies came out. But [...]

Want $10k to Live in a Museum for a Month?

Photo link If you loved From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a kid, you’re probably going to be applying for this position before you even finish reading the post. For the second time, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is inviting one lucky person to be a 24/7 guest at the museum [...]