Friday, August 19, 2016

Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour Explores the Spookier Side of Downtown

When: Sunday, Oct 23th, 2016, from 1-3
Where: Bus leaves from the Clarendon Hotel at 401 W. Clarendon, Phoenix.
What: A guided bus tour hosted by history raconteur, Marshall Shore, who shares
the hidden history of these sites.
Join Marshall Shore, the unofficial Arizona Hip
Historian for a bus tour of historic graveyards, ruins, and ghostly haunts in
downtown Phoenix. The tour commences at the Clarendon, a boutique hotel with a
wildly checkered past. Once the scene of the infamous Don Bolles murder, the hotel
is home to various ghosts, including some recent and some longtime residents.

The tour will include a drive by of the historic Orpheum Hotel (Adams and Second
Avenue), home to the mysterious female spirit who wanders inside; a visit to the
Pioneer and Military Memorial Park, the final resting place to notable figures in
Arizona history and folklore; a peek inside the ruin of the historic First Baptist
Church on 3rd Ave and Monroe, which caught fire in the mid-80’s; a stop at the
San Carlos Hotel, home to the ghost of Leone Jensen, who has haunted it's halls since
1928.

Tour participants can park at the Clarendon 

When: Sunday, Oct 23th, 2016, from 1-3p
Where: Bus leaves from the Clarendon Hotel at 401 W. Clarendon, Phoenix.
What: A guided bus tour hosted by history raconteur, Marshall Shore, who shares
the hidden history of these sites.

Oct '16 Winnie Ruth Judd: Arizona's Most Infamous Murderer

When: Sunday, Oct 23th, 2016, from 3 - 5 pm
Where: Bus leaves from the Clarendon Hotel at 401 W. Clarendon, Phoenix.
What: A guided bus tour hosted by history raconteur, Marshall Shore, who shares
the hidden history of these sites.

Bus Tour Follows the Footsteps of Infamous Winnie Ruth Judd
and the Phoenix Trunk Murders

Marshall Shore steeps himself in the history of Phoenix that others might overlook: the cultural anomalies, the fads, the dreamers, the artists and the eccentrics that provide a unique window into our city’s past.  One such character was the infamous Phoenix trunk murderer, Winnie Ruth Judd.

Back in 1931, the nation was rocked by the grisly details of this gruesome crime. On October 16, 1931, Winnie purportedly killed her two roommates, one of the bodies was cut up, both were stuffed into trunks, and taken by train to Los Angeles.  It was a big job for a small woman, and the twisted tale of adultery, jealousy and murder was complicated by rumors, speculation and uncertainty. Bits and pieces of the story continue to come to light, even to this day.

“As I talk with people in my research, the most interesting things come to light, ” said Marshall, “Just recently, my phone rang and someone began telling me about the Winnie Ruth Judd victim that was cut up in their house’s basement.” 

Sunday, Oct 23th, in true Marshall Shore style, he’s hosting a bus tour covering the historical crime. The tour runs from 3 pm to 5 pm, and begins and ends The Clarendon Hotel.  The bus will travel along the old Brill trolley line, which will give tour-goers an idea of the shape and size of Phoenix back in Winnie’s day.  Other stops will include the houses where she lived and where she met Jack Holleran, a well-known Phoenix businessman with whom she had an adulterous affair; the Grunow Clinic (still a medical clinic!) where she worked; the house where the murders took place; the train station where she attempted to board with the oozing trunks; and the old Maricopa County Courthouse where the trial took place.
The book available on the tour is the first book published about Winnie Ruth Judd which was the  Dobkin's book "Winnie Ruth Judd: The Trunk Murders" published in 1973 and recently republished with additioonal information. The book can be included in the price of the ticket or purchased on the tour. 
Marshall promises a few surprise stops along the way and tour participants will be among the first to hear about details in the story that have recently come to light. The tour will cover more information than found in any book.
Tour participants can park at the Clarendon 

When: Sunday, Oct 23th, 2016, from 3 - 5 pm
Where: Bus leaves from the Clarendon Hotel at 401 W. Clarendon, Phoenix.
What: A guided bus tour hosted by history raconteur, Marshall Shore, who shares
the hidden history of these sites.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

AZ BEATS -N- FASHION

A fashion show featuring Arizona Music genres as the inspiration for outfits and for the runway. Ozea Moldez and WEARizona present a fashion show featuring clothing from; Electric Lyon, Antique Sugar, , Buffalo Exchange, Redhead Sadie and GROWop!Musical inspiration from Duane Eddy, Killer Pussy and Billie Maxwell

Sunday Jul 24, 2016
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM


*Limited seating - General admission

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pride + Dine: Bisbee

When: Sunday, June 19, 10:30a to 1:30p
Where: Café Roka, 35 Main Street, Bisbee
What: A fabulous brunch and storytelling experience


Join Arizona’s Hip Historian Marshall Shore for a Retrospectacular brunch to die for. Enjoy delicious food and drink at Bisbee’s renowned Café Roca and let Marshall regale you with an entertaining and educational history trifecta covering Arizona wine, Arizona gay history, and offbeat Bisbee history.

Marshall Shore’s passion is uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past: the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. Spend your Pride Sunday with Marshall: see what fantastic outfit he’ll be wearing, discover obscure facts about Arizona’s past that will up your trivia game, and celebrate Pride in historic style. 

When: Sunday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Café Roka, 35 Main Street, Bisbee
What: A fabulous brunch and storytelling experience

Tixs/ Info

Friday, May 6, 2016

You Can't Kill A Story: The Murder of Don Bolles

You Can't Kill A Story: The Murder of Don Bolles


June 2nd 1976 was a day that literally shook Phoenix, Arizona. A bomb was planted under the car of Arizona Republicreporter Don Bolles. Eleven days later, after valiant attempts to save his life, he was dead. 40 years later this iconic moment in Arizona history remains an unsolved murder.
On June 2nd, 2016 there will be a gathering of story tellers held at the scene of the crime, On the rooftop of The Clarendon Hotel in midtown Phoenix. Law enforcement, firefighters, journalsists, and family members will recall there first person memories of that unforgetable day.
There will be a post performance reception at The Clarendon.
Seating is limited for this once in a life time, unrepeatable event. Get your tickets for this history making evening now. 
WHEN
WHERE
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa - 401 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Tickets

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mesa's Main Street Neon by Night

WHEN
from             6p-9  Add to Calendar

WHERE
Park and Ride Price Freeway/Apache Boulevard - 2235 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Tickets Available 
Join Marshall Shore, the Hip Historian and Vic Linoff of the Mesa Preservation Foundation on a guided bus tour of Mesa's main Drag. View and photograph these monumental signs. A portion of the proceeds will benegfit the Arizona Vintage Sign Coalition and restoration of the Watson's Flower Shop sign. 
Tour highlights to include:
  • Watson's Flower Shop
  • Kiva Motel
  • Diving Lady
  • BuckHorn Baths

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Trivia Night at The Ostrich with Hipstorian Marshall Shore



What: The Chandler Museum and The Ostrich Bar are hosting Trivia Night with Arizona Historian Marshall Shore
When: Tuesday, January 19, 20167 - 9 p.m.
Where: 10 N. San Marcos Place, in Chandler
Info: 480-917-4903
Cost: Free


The Chandler Museum and The Ostrich Bar are hosting Trivia Night with Arizona Historian Marshall Shore, Tuesday, January 19, 20167 - 9 p.m.
Attendees will enjoy one of the best cocktails in the Valley and delicious bites as they test their knowledge and learn more about the stories that makes up the San Marcos Hotel's past. There are tales of murder, kidnap, enterprise, celebrity and, of course, ostriches.
"We are excited to be partnering with The Ostrich and Marshall Shore," says Jody Crago, Museum Administrator at Chandler Museum. "It is sophisticated fun with a host who will keep everyone entertained with local stories and photos from the Museum's archive."
"Marshall's trivia nights have a cult following in Downtown Phoenix," says Mike Merendino, owner of The Ostrich and upstairs restaurant Crust. "We are looking forward to bringing this event to the East Valley. I cannot wait for attendees to hear some of the fantastic stories that happened right here in Downtown Chandler. People do not want to miss this."
The Ostrich is located in the basement of Crust, near the San Marcos, at 10 N. San Marcos Place, in Chandler. There is no cover charge for this event. For more information or to make reservations, call 480-917-4903.