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Ask Vance September 2011

Highly Recommended: The New Book "Memphis Belle: Dispelling the Myths"

Everybody knows by now the story of the Memphis Belle — the famed B-17 Flying Fortress that was the first bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe during World War II. The plane piloted by Captai... more »

Sep 27, 2011 10:16 PM Ask Vance

Another Estate Sale at a Historic Location — the Lakeland Bandstand

Don't worry; I don't intend to use my valuable blog space promoting estate sales every few weeks. But this weekend, there will be an estate sale at a rather unusual location — a sprawling Adirondac... more »

Sep 22, 2011 10:42 PM Ask Vance

Meet Estelle Eggleston — Better Known as the Movie and TV Actress Stella Stevens

The beaches of Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have been drawing Memphians to their gleaming white sands and clear blue waters for decades, and the Lauderdale Library contains an album of photos ... more »

Sep 20, 2011 11:02 AM Ask Vance

Lost Memphis: The Krack Drug Company

I don't care if it's the owner's last name. It's the wrong thing to call your drugstore. From a 1924 Christian Brothers College variety show program.... more »

Sep 19, 2011 11:42 PM Ask Vance

Don't Miss the Estate Sale This Weekend at Jim's Place East

If you're like the Lauderdales, you have wonderful memories of the many fine meals you had at Jim's Place East — the old restaurant, I mean — before they moved to the Poplar-Perkins area. But if yo... more »

Sep 15, 2011 11:06 PM Ask Vance

Last-Minute Reminder: "Ask Vance" Book-Signing Tonight at The Booksellers at Laurelwood

Maybe you already know about this, or maybe you don't.But tonight will be the first official book-signing of my brand-new book Ask Vance: MORE Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History Exp... more »

Sep 13, 2011 2:50 PM Ask Vance

Lost Memphis: Remembering When the "Big Shoe" Got the Boot

Everyone called it "The Big Shoe" but I don't think that was ever its official name. It doesn't matter. What does matter is how many people were dismayed when this very bizarre building on Lamar was d... more »

Sep 8, 2011 12:10 PM Ask Vance

"Ask Vance" Book Signing — Tuesday, Sept. 13 at The Booksellers at Laurelwood

It's the event you've been waiting for. Mark your calendars. Reschedule your vacations. And tell your parole officer where you'll be.Because the First International Ask Vance Book Signing will take pl... more »

Sep 6, 2011 11:26 AM Ask Vance

Lost Memphis: H. Scott's Sons Liquor Distributors — A Lauderdale Family Favorite

In the September issue of Memphis magazine, which is on newsstands NOW, you can read the story of a rather curiously named liquor business: H. Scott's Sons.Judging by the name, H. Scott — whoever he w... more »

Sep 4, 2011 9:40 PM Ask Vance

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