Mystery Monday: Join the Circus
Are you a Super Sleuth, A Sleuth, A Sidekick or an Amateur? Play to find out.
Today's task: The Billboard magazine is widely known as a music industry staple, but did you know it had its roots in carnivals, circuses and other outdoor entertainment? It first began publishing in the 1890s and put out a weekly digest of the industry happenings. The amazing archive at American Radio History has many volumes to explore. Let's go.
Here's how to play:
Step 1: If you don't know how to navigate the American Radio History archive, or if you need a quick brush up, just go here for a video tutorial:
Step 2: Begin the hunt! Open
Step 3: Use your skills to locate the answers to the questions below and then hit submit to receive your Sleuth Level badge.
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What was Suicide Zorsky's act and what was his actual first name?
Find a photo of Hilda Renner. What was her "talent?"
What does Tillie Few Clothes have to say?
What professional leap did Janette Terrill make in February of 1938?
Find a photograph of Speedy Palmer and his Hell Drivers. Where did you locate it? (Publication date and page number, please)
Who was Speedy Palmer's shortest team member?
How did Mlle. Marguerite get injured in June of 1937?
In general, what did Milton T. Middleton have to say about Charles H. Yale?
Page 37 of the January 9th, 1937 issue of Billboard Magazine shows a picture of a woman being held by an elephant. What is that woman's name?
What show did Baby Betty sign up with in 1942? And what was her act?
Bonus Question: Which motion pictures were reviewed in the May 21st, 1938 issue of Billboard?
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