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Flash Briefing: Marion Davies

Join host Kari Bovee, award-winning author of historical fiction as she shares stories of strong women of history combined with mysteries of the past. >> Listen to Flash briefing HERE. << Most famously known as William Randolph Hearst’s mistress, Marion Davies deserves credit in her own right as an actress, film producer, screenwriter and philanthropist. In […]

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Women in Show Business – 5 Books to Read if You Loved City of Girls

  City of Girls is a novel about women in show business in the 1940’s. Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel illustrates how different women navigated their own lives and their own destinies; in their own unique ways. Gilbert delves into the unique life philosophies of each woman while maintaining themes of love and women’s empowerment. If you


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Women in Show Business History – Olive Thomas, Tragic Beauty

Olive Thomas was born Olivia R. Duffy, October 20, 1894, to a working class Irish American family in Pennsylvania. To help support her family, she left school at 15 years of age.  At 16 she married Bernard Krush Thomas. The marriage lasted two years. After her divorce she moved to New York City, lived with

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Josephine Baker – Entertainer, French Resistance Agent, and Activist

Born in 1907, Freda Josephine McDonald, Josephine, as she was later called, was destined to be an entertainer. Born  to dancer Carrie McDonald and possibly Eddie Carson, (her father’s true identity has never been confirmed) who was also in show business, Josephine made her first appearance on stage at the age of one when the couple brought her

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