Dear Readers, sorry that I neglected the blog this past year. I’ll try to write more in 2019. If there is a Hollywood, Florida topic you would like me to cover from the years 1920-1950, please send an email. Currently I’m researching a possible 3-person biography about 3 from Hollywood who served in World War One, an army pilot, a Navy man, and an army nurse.
Last summer I was the subject of a full-page interview by Robin Kerr Drulard, editor of the Hollywood Gazette. The story and photos are in the August 2018 issue, p. 8: “Hollywood Historian Joan Mickelson, Ph.D. wants everyone to know the story of Joseph W. Young’s Seaside Paradise.”
On February 17, 2019 I’ve been invited to take part in a big Hollywood celebration, Vintage South Florida, held on Hollywood Boulevard, Downtown. I’ll be in the Hollywood Historical Society’s Chautauqua tent, in front of Melina’s, and will give a “soapbox” talk on J. W. Young’s original–and lasting–design for his city.
March 14 to 17, 2019, I’ll be taking part in SleuthFest 2019, sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Boca Raton, Florida.
November 3, 2019 I’ll give a PowerPoint talk on “Flight in Hollywood, 1920s to 1940s: From Bi-planes to Grumman IBF Avengers.” This Hollywood Historical Society lecture will be held at the Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Florida, 1 – 3 pm. Free.