Category Archives: Deaths

R.I.P., Edith Massey (May 28, 1918 – October 24, 1984)

The Eggs-traordinary Egg Lady, Edie Massey Remembered By Tom Warner and Scott Huffines (Baltimore Or Less) Edith Massey, the popular John Waters “Dreamlander” actress (Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester), punk singer (Edie and the Eggs), boutique … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Baltimore Song Still Raising Cane 50 Years Later

by Tom Warner (Baltimore Or Less) (October 23, 2013) – The northwest corner of Baltimore and Calvert streets, where the main office of the SunTrust Bank now stands, was the setting for one of Bob Dylan‘s best songs and one … Continue reading

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The Suicide That Shook Baltimore

“A fellow can keep a lot of things in his safe that haven’t got anything to do with naval intelligence…I know a fellow who keeps a bank vault just to keep 16 photos of Brigitte Bardot locked up.” Continue reading

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Baltimore writer describes life in the death business, her 9 years at a city funeral home

(The Washington Post, 5/29/2013) Sheri Booker was 15 when she got a summer job at a West Baltimore funeral home. In the beginning, she answered phones and babysat bodies, showing guests into the funeral home’s viewing room. But over the … Continue reading

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