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DIARY DISCOVERIES PODCAST
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF VIOLET & VIC'S STORY
Violet's 1934 Diary
Great Depression Era
Dust Bowl Era
Gangster Era/Bonnie & Clyde
Photo's Found in Diary of Bennington Vermont
CAST OF CHARACTERS
VIOLET - Our Author
VIC - Violet's Boyfriend
K. - Kathryn, Violet's Best Friend
B. - Barnaby, Violet's Friend
S. - Kathryn's Sister
MRS. A. - Landlady
MR. C. - Mrs. A.'s Boyfriend
SHERMAN - Mrs. A.'s Crazy Dog
MR. M. - Hospital Patient
JOHNNY G. - Vic's Friend, Kathryn's Boyfriend
CLARA - Neighbor
F. - S.'s Husband
DAISEY - Violet's Friend
T. - Todd, Daisey's brother, Barnaby's Boyfriend
STRANGER AT DOOR-Stranger at Door
DETECTIVE D. - Wait and find out
VIOLET & VIC - JANUARY 1934
Geannelis Restaurant Putnam Memorial Hospital 1930's
VIOLET & VIC - FEBRUARY 1934
Romantic Dinner at Delaney Hotel on Saturday Night February 10th.
Over Night at the Dewitt-Clinton Hotel Saturday February 17th.
Dewitt-Clinton Hotel under Renovation 2014
VIOLET & VIC - MARCH 1934
Overnight at the Roosevelt Drinks at St. Regis, King Cole Bar
Parisian bartender, Fernand Petiot, who invented the Bloody Mary
Maxfield Parrish Mural at King Cole Bar St. Regis Hotel NYC
Our Bloody Mary's (Red Snappers) & Violets Diary
VIOLET & VIC - APRIL 1934
TEN FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT CHARLES LINDBERGH
1. His father was a US Congressman
2. He worked as a daredevil & stunt pilot
3. He wasn't the 1st person to make a transatlantic crossing in an airplane
4. He experienced hallucinations and saw mirages during his famous flight
5. He achieved several more "firsts" in aviation
6. Gangster Al Capone offered to help find Lindbergh's kidnapped baby
7. He played a role in the advent of the space program
8. He helped invent an early artificial heart
9. He was a major opponent of US involvement in WWII
10. He was a staunch conservationist
VIOLET & VIC MAY 1934
Robert Frost Stone House Museum Route 7a Shaftsbury VT
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost 1915
VIOLET & VIC - JUNE, 1934
Downtown Bennington & Hotel Putnam in the 1930's
1930's Map of Vermont. You can see a few of the places Vic took Violet on their dates: Willmington & Hoosick Falls are shown. Rutland Vermont is 55 miles North of Bennington (not shown), Albany New York is 38 miles S. W. of Bennington and New York City is 184 miles South (also not shown). Then notice the "star" I drew on the map, that area I designated on Route 7 is where the house would have been that Vic bought.
And of course, pre-cooked "Chateau Potatoes"
VIOLET & VIC - JULY 1934
In the 1930's - Bennington Battle Mounument - Now
Toasting Violet & Vic with our Blood and Sand drink
Jeff, Sally, "Violet" or Stacey & Bret (my son & Stacey's husband)
FBI's Public Enemy No. 1 - John Dillinger
July 22nd, 1934 Crowd outside Biograph Theater Night of Dillinger's Death
Our wonderful interview with Elliott J. Gorn about Violet's diary, gangsters and his book.
Violet's pivotal entry.....
VIOLET & VIC - AUGUST 1934
VIOLET & VIC - SEPTEMBER 1934
Bennington College School of the Dance
With Martha Hill & Martha Graham
Violet & Vic - October 1934
Grand Central Station 1930's
Joliet Prison - Illinois
On October 8, 1934: Bruno Richard Hauptmann is indicted for murder in the death of the infant son of Charles A. Lindbergh.
VIOLET & VIC - NOVEMBER 1934
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1934
Broadway Play Premiere
Staring Ethel Merman
Staring Bette Davis
VIOLET & VIC - DECEMBER 1934
Violet's Last Entry
Stacey as Violet
Ted Fio Rito and his Orchestra, "I'd Be Telling A Lie." Muzzy Marcellino, vocal
Christmas in Bennington 1930's
VIOLET & VIC LAST EPISODE - THOUGHTS & THEORIES
Daisy & Violet Hilton
My Detective Board
Daisy & Violet Hilton
Books & Movies
"Rose Fernandez, an acrobat who sometimes appeared in the same vaudeville lineups with Daisy and Violet, talked about the conflicting emotions that stirred within her whenever she saw them on stage: "You laughed at their girlish patter. You applauded them when they sang or played their saxophones and violins. You rose to your feet when they danced. But all the time that you were witnessing their triumphs on stage, you had tearing eyes and a lump in your throat. They were so radiant and beautiful, so cheery, so lovely as humans beings in every way. But yet they had such a heavy cross to bear."
From "The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton by Dean Jensen."
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