The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know: Post 7 – Radicals

As I discussed in my last post, gangsters were one negative aspect of the Twenties. Here's another: The Wall Street Bombing of...1920? The Wall Street Bombing of 1920 plays an important role in SIRENS, as the brother of one of the characters … [Continue reading]

The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know: Post 6 – Gangsters

Last post I talked about Prohibition. Here we see the result: 1920s: Gangsters, Gun Molls, and Gin Joints Danny Connor, in SIRENS, is a gangster. Lou is his moll, or girlfriend. While both are fictional characters, I could envision that when … [Continue reading]

The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know: Post Five – Prohibition

In my last post I referenced Prohibition. Here's what it meant: No More Booze! (Really?) Prohibition in the 1920s In SIRENS, Jo Winter’s father is a bootlegger, a middle man for the sale of alcohol. That gets him into big trouble because it … [Continue reading]

The “Roaring Twenties” You May Not Know: Post 4. Flappers

My previous post addressed 1920s fashion. Here's what happened to behavior: New York City in 1925: Up All Night In one scene in SIRENS Jo goes to a New York speakeasy. She can see that Melody is “up all night” most nights. So were most young … [Continue reading]