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Bizarre Tales: The Armless Aviatrix

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Bizarre Tales: The Armless Aviatrix DEATH VICTOR OVER AVIATRIX Girl Born Without Arms Loses Life in Plane Crash ABILENE, Tex., September 28, 1929 (UP) – Death wrote the last entry in the aerial logbook of Miss Josephine Callaghan, who distinguished herself as an aviatrix despite the fact she was born with clumsy stumps instead of […]

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Los Angeles Witch-Woman

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Working Witch

Newsflash from the Past: No Trace Found of ‘Witch-Woman’ LOS ANGELES, November 15, 1929 — (UP) — Police said today that had no trace of the so-called “witch woman,” hunted for beating 4-year-old Tommy Hetherington last Wednesday after luring the boy from his mother’s parked automobile.  Several suspects have been taken into custody, it was […]

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Valdeo & the Countess Adrienne de Coriche

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The lives of few entertainers have ever matched that of actress/dancer/vaudevillian Valdeo Lord Parker and her mother, Maude. Both performed under many aliases throughout their lives, which requires a lot of reading between the lines to understand who they were and what happened to them. According to U.S. Census records, Valdeo was born in Lincoln, […]