F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Automobile


We try to bring updates on the nativities as we run across them so our readers can understand their cultural context.  Here's something on F. Scott Fitzgerald from the New Yorker Magazine,  March 2015, on how the automobile changed American society.  Is he right though?  Wasn't "bundling" a Pilgrim tradition?¹  Or how bout going out…

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#118 The IT Girl, Clara Bow


Clara Bow was born in Brooklyn, New York City on July 29, 1905 to Robert and Sarah (nee Gordon)  Bow.   She was the third child born to them, at her uncle's, a Methodist minister, house at 697 Bergen Street; their  first two girls, Alene and Emily, dying shortly after birth.  The parents expected the same…