Author of The Poisoned Glass (2019) and Cold Heart (2020)

The names of the people who match all six people to the correct handwriting will be placed into a drawing, and two people will win a signed paperback copy of The Poisoned Glass.

This contest will be open until next Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 6 p.m. (PST), when a follow-up post will appear with the answers.

  • Vincent Van Gogh, painter (most famous work is Starry Night)
  • George Orwell, writer (wrote Animal Farm and 1984)
  • Walt Whitman, poet and humanist
  • Pablo Picasso, painter, father of Cubism
  • Nikola Tesla, inventor (AC current)
  • Josephine Baker, singer, dancer

Good luck!

Imagine my surprise when I came across a large number of photos featuring Lou Tellegen!

Lou Tellegen was a famous actor back in the 1910s. I’d never seen his movies or even a picture of him. But I knew his name right away because Dorothy Parker reviewed Women Have Been Kind. The book was Tellegen’s autobiography and it catalogued his relationships with his numerous girlfriends and wives.

Mr. Lou Tellegen, circa 1913. LOC

 

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