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Zelda Issue 4 Now Available! (And Zelda Has a New Look!)



Hello Vintage Enthusiasts!

A quick announcement that Zelda: The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau's Issue 4 is NOW available on http://www.zeldamag.com/ ! We have some special new things going on with the site- the first of which is an exciting new design! Check out Zelda's blog on our main page with Zelda and vintage news of all kinds! We are also excited to release the new Vintage Shopping Guide- highlighting some of the most exciting offerings from our sponsors!

THE FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

STEAMPUNK APOLLO : GEORGES MELIES AND LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
by David Avallone
EARLY EXOTICA : ISLANDS OF LOST TREASURES
by Jason Benjamin
CALYPSO, RUM & COCA-COLA : PUTTING THE VERSE IN SUBVERSIVE SINCE 1912
by Bryn Esplin
SPLITTING HAIRS : THE PERFECT SHAVE WITH MICHAEL HAAR
interview by Don Spiro
TUTORIAL : THE 1920S GLAMOUR FACE
by Gin Minsky, text by Diane Naegel
FORMERLY FAMOUS : SYLVIA ULBACK
by Brett Leveridge
CAREFREE : A DATE WITH GINGER ROGERS
by Joshua Curtis
ALBERTO VARGAS : FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
by Don Spiro
BELLE OF NEW ORLEANS : MESCHIYA LAKE
interview by Shauna Leone
EMPIRE OF LOVE : MICHELLE L’AMOUR
interview by Diane Naegel
VINTAGE CITY 101 : AUSTIN
compiled by Amelia Raley
SAGE ADVICE : ASK MISTER BURTON
by Mister Burton
THE RECIPE BOX
compiled by Diane Naegel
ON THE TOWN : SNAPS FROM VINTAGE SOCIAL EVENTS FROM COAST TO COAST
ILLUSTRATIONS & COMICS BY FYODOR PAVLOV AND LAWRENCE GULLO www.baritaria.com

ALSO!

If you haven't gotten your hands on Zelda yet or would like to send issues to a friend, now's the time! We are proud to offer our four issue bundle (one of each issue 1-4) for only $25 domestic or $35 international! That's a $5 savings for domestic delivery, and a whopping $11 savings on international orders! All prices include shipping.

Thank you for your support of Zelda, and I hope you enjoy reading issue 4 as much as I have enjoyed bringing it together!

xo
Steampunk II

12 March 2011 - Durham, NC USA - Captain Pyewacket's Unauthorized Excursion

Too long since your last cotillion, safari, or what-have-you?
No place to rock that bangin' vintage outfit?
Have you been to the Casbah?

Ladies and Gentlemen, set your time machines for.....

Captain Pyewacket's Unauthorised Excursion

(A time traveler's dance party)

With the Davenport Sisters of
the Clockwork Cabaret
and the Clockwork Ball
and Special Guest DJ Scaramouche

Directions to the Casbah (google map):
1007 West Main Street, in Downtown Durham, NC U.S.A.
(3 doors down from Brightleaf Square,
near James Joyce Irish Pub and the Federal Lounge)

Doors 8PM / Dancing 9PM-2AM
Cover: $5
Ages: 18+
Parking: Adjacent to club and on nearby streets
Click here for food details & links
Appropriate dress encouraged

Here is the inevitable Facebook Page link..

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Zelda : The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau - Issue 3 Now Available!



Hello!

I wanted to let everyone know that the new issue of Zelda : The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau is now available online! Our cover story in this issue is a never-published interview with Charles "Buddy" Rogers : known as "America's Boyfriend", star of 'Wings', and husband to Mary Pickford! There are amazing stories in this piece, including a tale about the very first Academy Awards.

There's a sneak peak of some of our pages on the website as well as some bonus vintage recipes to try!

MORE ARTICLES:
Film: Gold Diggers of 1933, Formerly Famous: Ursula Parrott , The Berkeley Cocktail, Wig Wearing Tutorial, Tie Wearing Basics, Illustrations by Fyodor Pavlov, Lawrence Gullo, and Dame Darcy; Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society, Midnight Magic : Medianoche, Nell Brinkley : Queen of Comics, Sage Advice : Mister Burton, Vintage City 101: Paris, On the Town (photos of vintage events coast to coast), The Recipe Box (Vintage Recipes)

We're also featuring a vintage holiday gift guide on the Zelda site! Check out some fabulous resources for shopping for that vintage lover on your list this season! :)

http://www.zeldamag.com

I hope you enjoy!
Terry reading

Social Accomplishments

Someone once said that a gentleman is "A man who knows how to play the bagpipes - but doesn't".
I always took this to mean that a gentleman is a fellow who has at his disposal a wide range of skills and abilities, but also has the discretion and modesty to keep quiet about them until they're needed. If you ask me this takes fun out of being able to do stuff in the first place.

Of course, showing off isn't the mark of a gentleman. It's the mark of a cad. A bounder. A downright rotter. No prizes for guessing which side of that divide I'm aiming for, though, eh?
Anyway, thinking about it last night, it struck me that a cad does not have skills; he has 'social accomplishments'. By social accomplishments, I mean those little abilities which are of no actual value whatsoever except just looking pretty cool when you do them. You know, things like raising one eyebrow in a quizzical manner. As far as I'm concerned, half the point of privately working hard to be able to do things is so you can do them in public in an offhand, casual way and then look mildy surprised and a bit disappointed when other people can't do them: so being able to play the bagpipes and then not doing so just doesn't count.

Off the top of my head, a cad should be able to:

• Raise one eyebrow.
• Mix (or order) a martini without suggesting that doing so makes him James Bond.
• Perform a perfect riffle shuffle of a deck of cards.
• Blow a smoke-ring.
• Whistle for a taxi with 2 fingers in your mouth.
• Tie a proper bow tie, simply to make everyone wearing a pre-tied elasticated one look uncomfortable when you untie it after dinner.
• Undo a bra with one hand.
• Strike a match with a thumbnail, or light a zippo with one flick.

What else should a cad be able to do?
cartoon, happy

Mika

I was about to post this on a steampunk comm, but my eye wandered over here.

This man's clothing made me think of my variety of male steampunk fashion. This video reminds one of A Clockwork Orange. I'm not exactly sure what this song is talking about, but the beginning is fantastic.

What do you think of the dancing of the lead singer or others?

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Disclaimer: I have no idea who this MIKA is and whether people such as us loathe him because I'm extremely out of date with popular music.
getting her drunk

The world turn'd upside down.

People who know ukmonty won’t be in the least bit surprised to learn that he is a member of a private, members-only cocktail bar in Soho. It isn’t the sort of place which minor celebrities are pictured staggering out of at 3am without any knickers on. Of course not – it’s rather more exclusive than that. Instead, it’s the sort of place you find down a side street and behind an anonymous, unmarked door that you need a password to get through. A password! It’s my sort of place.

Inside, it’s decked out in a decadent 1920’s/30’s style, rather like the first class lounge on the Titanic would have looked if they’d decided to spend a bit more on it; wooden panelling, art-deco ornaments and plump armchairs are the order of the day. They play a jaunty selection of 20's jazz hits and the Whisky selection is pretty much a who's who of major distilleries. The staff are uniformly attractive and unobtrusive and I barely noticed as the waitress shimmied up as we sat considering the cocktail menu last night.

“What can I get you?” she asked.

I looked at the options. A Gin Sling? A Screwdriver? In the end I settled for the Alcoholics Delight, which appeared to consist of a shot of everything behind the bar in a bucket with a fried egg on top. She turned to Monty.

“And you, sir?”

Monty regarded his menu with something of a pensive air. He tapped a finger. “A Moscow Mule, please”, he said, thoughtfully.

“Certainly, sir. Will that be strong, or low alcohol?”
I gave a loud guffaw. Low alcohol? Plainly this woman did not know Monty.

“Ah...the low alcohol, please.”

My head shot round like it was on a spring. Had I heard aright? “What?", I said. “Are you quite serious?"

He nodded, rather more firmly this time. “Low alcohol”, he confirmed.

The waitress sashayed away and I opened and closed my mouth like a confused fish. “But, Monty!” I cried. “You...it...booze...drinking...low alcohol”, I explained further.

Monty had the grace to look a little crestfallen. “I know”, he said. “But...I’ve started getting hangovers. Now I understand what you lot have been going on about all these years. And anyway,” he added, pointing ruefully at his tummy. “My liver. Size of a football, you know.“

“Tommyrot”, I said, firmly. “Your liver would need Kryptonite to stop it, and believe me that’s not the green colouring in absinthe.”

But so the evening went on. As I wrapped myself around a series of spectacularly inebriating drinks like the Dialysis Supreme (“We pop a funnel in your mouth and keep pouring gin in until you pass out. With a dash of sours and an olive”) and the Boozeguzzler ("We’re not telling what’s in this one, but trust us when we say drinking it will invalidate your life insurance”), Monty sipped abstemiously at small port. I felt utterly confused. “So…” I said, trying to change the subject. “What plans have you for the rest of the week?”

“Oh”, said Monty. “I’m coming back here tomorrow.”

I nodded. At least some things haven’t changed.

For all the Foodies, Chefs & Bakers

Hello.

I wanted to invite those of you with an interest in cooking and yes, eating to vintage_chefs. I thought it would be interesting to create a community for those of us whose love of all things vintage and traditional spilled over into our love for food. A community to replicate heirloom recipes and show off our antique kitchen appliances,vintage cookbooks, recipes and dishes.


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Victorian 'Absinthe' Sandwhich Cake baked by Me

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