Fellow writer Sherilyn Decter, who’s getting ready to launch her new 1920s mystery series, has just lauched her blog and there are already some wery interesting articles to read there.
I like this one in particular because… well, you know my interested for the flapper movement and what it meant on a social level. Sharilyn addresses these same issues here.
A true crime which happened in New Orleans in late 1927. We often think that our world is getting increasingly violent and grim. Well, reading this, doesn’t seem as this is the case. This is a story of jelously, supposed or true betrayal and vengeance. The very violent kind.
To honor Black History Month, author Jeffrey K. Walker writes about the 369th U.S. Infantry Regiment, an all African American regiment who fought on the French frontline of WWI and was best known by their German enemies as the Hell Fighters.
The history of these men is particularly poignant. War heroes, trieted as equal by the French soldiers, they went back to a segregated America who had a very hard time to recognise their valor.
Still it is widely acknowledge that this experience was at the heart of the battle for equality of the 1950s and 1960s.
Since the beginning, Dieselpunk has manifested itself in two main, very different forms. A dark one heavily inspired by film noir, and a more hopeful one, heavily inspired by Art Deco and its aesthetics.
While the dark version became popular in the community stright away (what with the focus on both World Wars and gangland setting), the light version, Decopunk as it was later termed, is becoming more and more popular now.
This article addresses wht it is all about.
Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.
Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.
But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.
Journey’s End Official Trailer #1 (2018)
Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.
I stumbled upon this trailer on FB by mere chance. I’ve never heard of it before. But goodness, it does look awesome!
Very nice roundup of tv shows, all set in the 1920s. Some new ones – like Babylon Berlin – and some known ones – like Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. There are quite a few of them.
I suppose that, as we approach the Twenties once again, stories set in this time period will become more common. Can’t say I’m sorry.
I haven’t seen this film, but I have heard all kinds of awesome things about it. Considered one of Lang’s masterpieces and greatly influential on the rise of American film noir, this sounds like a very tense film and not very easy to take (which is why I haven’t seen it yet).
This is a very good review, which goes to some in-depth consideration of the film both on a technical, artistic and narrative level.