Bicycling Julius “Nicky” Arnstein


He was born Julius Wilford Arndstein in Norway on July 1, 1879, the son of a German Jew named Moses Arndstein and his Dutch wife, Thekla Van Shaw¹.   They came to the United States when he was an infant and received a good education and worked as a contractor for a time. But Nick was … Continue reading Bicycling Julius “Nicky” Arnstein

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#138 Funny Girl Fanny Brice


Marc Jones has no time listed for Fanny (born Fania Borach) Brice and gives October 30 1891 for her birth date.   Astrotheme differs with Marc Jones entirely and says she was born the day.  Herbert M. Goldman's biography, Fanny Brice the Original Funny Girl support the Astrotheme date but their  time of 11 am with a … Continue reading #138 Funny Girl Fanny Brice