Ask Vance April 2013


photo courtesy Bonnie Kourvelas

In my award-worthy "Ask Vance" column, found each and every month (well, usually) in the pages of Memphis magazine, I spend long minutes researching and answering readers' questions about people an... more

Apr 26, 2013 11:40 AM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Some two years ago, I wrote a column about Marjorie Duckett, a very talented dancer here. I'm sure you remember the story, because it was quite possibly one of the finest things I've ever done, dis... more

Apr 22, 2013 11:40 AM Ask Vance

A few days ago, I showed you a photo of the Filler Burger Drive-In, which I had located in a 1972 Frayser High School yearbook. Here's another (slightly blurry) view of that same establishment ... more

Apr 19, 2013 11:42 AM Ask Vance

This question is directed to any and all graduates of Frayser High School, though others may feel free to chime in. Does anybody remember the Filler-Burger Drive-In? I found this half-page ... more

Apr 15, 2013 2:34 PM Ask Vance

I hope you've appreciated the old color slides that I've posted recently (here and in the magazine) showing the ruins of the Russwood Park fire. Well, mixed in with that tray of slides was this... more

Apr 4, 2013 10:42 PM Ask Vance

In our April issue — on newsstands NOW — I showed you several great color photographs of the April 17, 1960, fire that destroyed Russwood Park. It's still considered one of the worst fires in our c... more

Apr 3, 2013 11:09 AM Ask Vance