Win a Dancing Lady for Your Fridge Aug18

Win a Dancing Lady for Your Fridge

Everyone needs a lady in red in their life. Even better if she’s dancing. On your fridge. Enter to win this handpainted magnet by Rebecca Phillips, the artist behind Memphis Type Illustrated. This magnet’s muse is currently located on Marshall Avenue, although her scandalous story has her popping up all over Memphis for years. As we share with you in our upcoming book: “While no one will ever know all her secrets, everyone can imagine the riches she’d make from a tell-all memoir – if only she could write one.” Win This Handpainted Magnet Your Entries 0 Total Entries 6 Days Left 5 This mysterious lady in red...

New Memphis Type History Giveaways Aug15

New Memphis Type His...

We’re running a new giveaway every week until our book launches! To make sure you enter to win each one: Like us on Facebook (some giveaways will be held over there) Follow us on Twitter @memphistype (so you’ll get giveaway announcements) Follow this blog: Follow Memphis Type...

Britling’s Fine Dining

“The new Britling “Self Service” restaurant is a distinct innovation, a definite step forward. It’s the ‘if you want it done well — then do it yourself’ saying molded out to fit the eating game. No! No! Not that you cook your own meals — you do not. You select them from our exceedingly wide and varied menu of wholesome home-cooked dishes, and so they are, if strict adherence to the customs and precedents of home kitchens will give those enticing flavors relished by all who still remember the feasts of their childhood.” That came from a 1922 Dallas Morning News article regarding the soon to open Britling Cafeteria, a place people referred to...

Sears Crosstown Part...

In case you’re just now joining our tour, here’s what we’ve already explored: Sears Crosstown Part 1: An Intro to the Tour Sears Crosstown Part 2: We’ve Entered the Building Today we’re heading into the machinery room, which will be demolished. I loved this room...

Sears Crosstown Part 2: We’ve Entered the Bu...

It’s the post you’ve eagerly been waiting for where we take you along on one of the last tours of the Sears Crosstown building. If you haven’t been waiting eagerly you probably missed “Sears Crosstown: An Intro to the Tour” by Rebecca. We’re going to start our blog tour with a little introduction to the sheer size of the Sears building. Built in 1927 along a now abandoned railroad line, the Crosstown building is huge. By huge I mean 1.5 million square feet… or in other words, 27 football fields. The original building was a mere 700,000 square feet. To make the facility happen, the mayor committed...

Joe’s Mixology

  mix•ol•o•gist [mik-sol-uh-jist] noun a person skilled in making mixed drinks; bartender. Though there is some hesitancy in dubbing a mixologist the same as a bartender. A bartender is expected to know a large mass of common and popular cocktails, serve many people at once, and put on the...

Summer Drive-In

As a sales manager for his father’s company, Whiz Auto Products, Richard Hollingshead understood the automobile and society’s love for this personal machine. He also understood a large lady like his mother couldn’t find comfort in the seat of the town’s lavish theater....

Sears Crosstown Part...

The Sears Crosstown building sits recognizably vacant and lonely at the intersection of Cleveland and North Parkway. If today this building, which measures at 1.5 million square feet or the size of 27 football fields, could speak it would surely say it feels “different” or...