Jim Wood on Winsor French

Mon 3 Dec 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pope Room and Auditorium

Jim Wood will tell us about Winsor French, a flamboyant, wealthy Clevelander who wrote a column on the happenings in Cleveland.

Winsor French was a journalist with a singular voice. His reports of urban nightlife appeared in Parade, a magazine he founded and edited, as well as in two Cleveland newspapers, the News and the Press. His most illuminating observations were items in an about-town column, a metropolitan newspaper format begun in the 1920s to publicize the local affairs of café society. French’s wanderlust, however, led him to extend his geographical boundaries from downtown Cleveland to the “smoke and music” haunts of Havana, Hollywood, Manhattan, Paris, London, and Pago Pago. His sources were crooners, deckhands, fan dancers, hoboes, gangsters, millionaires, redcaps, torch singers, and several of the twentieth century’s most celebrated stage, film, and literary artists, including Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Somerset Maugham, and Cole Porter. –Kent State University press

Lunch menu:

  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Chicken Lasagna
  • Roasted Zucchini
  • Cannoli

Members: $15
Guests: $20

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