Pauline Musters by Olga Jansz

Pauline Musters, alias Princess Pauline (1878-1895) Pauline Musters was born on February 26, 1878 in the village of Ossendrecht, the Netherlands, close to the Belgian border. Her parents Anna Couwenbergh and Michiel Musters were very poor. Michiel took a loan to build...

Edward Metcalfe: The Splendid Foil, By Joyce H. Munro

Let wars rage still while I work with a will at this peaceful trade of mine. “Armorer’s Song” from Robin Hood I. Doloroso He lies beneath a rectangular stone set flush with the ground behind the Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, Long Island, New York. I haven’t...

The Tutt Brothers: Pioneering Black Impressarios by David Soren

African-American performers, producers and writers Salem Tutt Whitney (born Indiana 1869 – Chicago, Feb. 12, 1934) and J. Homer Tutt (born Logansport, Indiana January 31, 1882- Los Angeles, February 10, 1951) billed themselves as brothers although they may have been...

The Wiere Brothers: Organized Mayhem by David Soren

Harry (June 23, 1906- January 15, 1992), Herbert (February 27, 1908- August 5, 1999) and Sylvester Wiere (September 17, 1909- July 7, 1970) were a zany comedy team born in Berlin, Vienna and Prague respectively so that each had a different nationality despite being...