Category Archives: Decades

John Waters on hitchhiking adventures and his long-ago arrest at Johns Hopkins

By Bret McCabe (Johns Hopkins University “Hub,” 9/22/2014) “…In the prologue of the book you write that your parents expected you to hitchhike to school. When my parents wanted me to hitchhike—I went to Calvert Hall—and in private schools and … Continue reading

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H. L. Mencken rips Gum-shoe Steiner & sour old maids at Pratt Library

The following excerpt was published in yesterday’s Baltimore Sun (“Sage Words” by Mary Carole McCauley, September 21, 2014). It’s taken from H.L. Mencken, “The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition,” edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers (Copyright 2014 by The Library of America, … Continue reading

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“Route 66″ gets its kicks in Baltimore, Maryland

And Buz Murdock does geneology research at Pratt Library! “The Mud Nest” Route 66: Season 2, Episode 7 November 10, 1961 An encounter with a rural Maryland family bearing a striking resemblance to him leads Buz (George Maharis) to Baltimore … Continue reading

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