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This morning I thought I'd share some of my favorite online references for Lost Things and its sequels, Steel Blues and Silver Bullet.

First, this is Cole Porter singing "Anything Goes" in the period recording our guys would have heard on the radio. This is more or less the theme song for the Lost Things books, and isn't it fabulous?

tricksterquinn sent me the link to this awesome Etsy site featuring this gorgeous dress which I used for Stasi in Silver Bullet. This is the dress she wears at the beginning of the book, when the gang has gone to see Grand Hotel in the movies.

This extremely useful map of New Orleans was one of two maps I used to plot out the chase through New Orleans that is the centerpiece of the middle of Steel Blues.

Wonder which radio stations our guys can pick up? I did. Every station they listen to is real, as is the programming.

The Pavillion Hotel in New Orleans has always been a fine hotel. It was called the Hotel Denechaud when the Gilchrist Aviation air race team stayed there in 1932!

Wonder what day of the week November 18, 1932 was? This lovely site will do calendars for any year

It's easy to find out what movies came out in what year, but when were they playing? If you went to the movies on any particular date, what was on? Fortunately, there are people who compile useful sites like this.

Stasi wears fingerwaves like my grandmother did, but I never learned how to do them. But there are wonderful instructions for period dance enthusiasts!

You could not make this building up. This is the American Legion post in Hollywood where Henry takes Lewis and Mitch in the opening sequence of Silver Bullet.

Porn was invented yesterday, right?" Or you could check out the covers of Weird Tales from 1932-33. All those girls whipping each other are metaphorical. The October and November 1932 issues appear as plot in Silver Bullet.

Interested in period airline routes and times? So are some very obsessed people at the Airchive!

Period men's clothing for the great outdoors brought to you by LL Bean. Most of Lewis and Mitch's wardrobe comes from this. In fact, I can point out Mitch's boots in Silver Bullet if you like, and Lewis's navy chamois shirt.

Anyway, I have lots of fun references, and I hope you enjoy them too!

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kickstand75
Sep. 21st, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
ack! Brain on overload from so many new nerdy links to check out! :) Love it.
jo_graham
Sep. 22nd, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Aren't they fun? This is so much fun to research.
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