My cousin just sent me this flapper dress that belonged to our grandmother. She wore it in about 1925 and kept it all her life. I remember seeing it in a drawer when I was a child, about fifty years ago. Actually she had two, a green one and this peach one, and I remember being shocked at how heavy they were. Each was laden with silver beads, millions of them. Some have become tarnished, but not all. The dress is short, which is why I date it to the middle of the Roaring Twenties.
I’m planning to bring it with me next year when I do book signings for THE IMPERSONATOR. I think it will make a great show-and-tell, along with other items I’ve collected that relate to the mystery, such as vaudeville programs.