It’s 1941 and ALICE HUFFMAN—who prefers to be called Al—and her childhood friends come from the potato fields of Long Island to New York City to make it on the Broadway stage. Al meets Juliana, a perpetually-on-the-brink-of-stardom cabaret singer, and she is thrust into a world of “deviates” as her life is propelled in a direction she never could have imagined back home in the country. Cameo appearances are made by Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall, Tallulah Bankhead and Walter Liberace.
This is my hope for this blog. That you and I might share bits of history from the time period in which Al and Juliana live, not the textbook type, but the small every day life type of history that historians rarely pay attention to. Also if any of these tidbits should trigger a memory about yourself, a relative or if you’re reminded of a story you heard I hope you'll share it. Sometimes, I may not be able to track down an answer to one of the questions I’m trying to find out to make my novel accurate. I'll it put out there, hoping one of you might know and share your knowledge with me.