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Madame Sul-Te-Wan’s Forgotten Brilliant Career

Madame Sul-Te-Wan's Forgotten Brilliant Career

No one knows where the name Madame Sul-Te-Wan came from. It belonged to Nellie Wan, a black vaudeville actress from Louisville who adopted the moniker when she transitioned to film in the mid-1910s. But the origins of her stage name have always been murky. NYU film professor Donald Bogle believes …

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The Forgotten Glories of Department Stores

The Forgotten Glories of Department Stores

For some time, department-store chains have also been trying mightily to capture their own best features online. Amazon’s imperial sprawl allows you to order salsa, saw blades, and syringes from the same website. But such variety is not terribly helpful when you realize, belatedly, that an upcoming reception is a …

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Jack Pierce — Forgotten Make-up Genius – The

Jack Pierce — Forgotten Make-up Genius - The

Six months later, I joined 23 other mourners trying to fill two rows of pews at his funeral. It was a hot day and the minister tried to eulogize a man he knew almost nothing about. Wandering from thought to thought, the preacher sputtered prayers and scriptures until he could …

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