DCS: louisa moritz

In her native Cuba, Luisa Cira Castro Netto worked as an accountant. She left Cuba amid the political upheaval of the early 1960s, arriving in New York City with aspirations of a career in acting. Wanting to disassociate herself from Fidel Castro, a distant relative, she adopted the surname “Moritz,” from the Hotel St. Moritz. …

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DCS: roger williams jr.

On September 30, 2019, The Waycross Journal-Herald ceased publication. Its publisher, Roger Williams Jr. made the announcement to his distraught staff. The paper had been in the Williams family since Roger’s grandfather Jack purchased it in 1916. Roger Williams Sr., Jack’s son, served as publisher until his death in 1957. Jack Williams Jr. took over …

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inktober 2019: week five

Inktober 2019 comes to an end and the final week’s illustration is Curt Siodmak. He was a novelist and screenwriter, best known for writing the screenplay for the 1941 Universal Studios horror classic The Wolf Man. Curt’s work created a lot of the legends associated with werewolf ethos, including the sign of the pentagram and …

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inktober 2019: week four

Week Four of Inktober 2019 brings demure Mary Shelley, the unlikely author of arguably the most famous horror novel of all time, Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus). On a summer vacation with family and friends in 1816, 19-year old Shelley conceived the story of a doctor experimenting with dead tissue. The completed novel was published …

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