Totally Unauthorized

A side of the film industry most people never see.

My own living history project

I have a very elderly (86) aunt who, by some miracle of genetics, has full recall of days gone by. She’s agreed to take questions about her experiences during the Great Depression and WW2.

She survived a ruptured appendix before the advent of antibiotics, potential starvation during the 30s (Grandma sewed for the WPA and stood in line for food rations), war rationing, and tons of other stuff.

She’s a wonderful lady and has a ton of stories to tell.

Please do keep in mind that said aunt was a child during the Depression and the war, so political questions will probably be met with “I don’t know”

But she does have a very good memory and is willing to let you all pick her brain about daily life during that period.

Don’t pass up the chance – she’s not getting any younger.

Leave any questions in the comments and I’ll pass them on.

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5 Responses

  1. Dave2 says:

    With all the uncertainty during those days, I’m wondering what she did to escape from it all. What did she do for entertainment?

  2. Floyd Thursby says:

    How much, roughly, did bottles of soda and sandwiches cost in a California diner circa 1948?

    And what were some of the Hollywood movies from the 1930s that everyone remembered later?

    Probably not what you were expecting, but they would help with a project of mine.


    — Floyd

  3. John Krill says:

    What was it like to be a female teenager during the Big ONE -WWII?

    • Peggy Archer says:

      You’ll have to be a bit more specific than that, John. She’s got a good memory but this was 60+ years ago. I don’t know about you, but I’d have trouble answering that question and I was a teenager much more recently than that :)

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