Friday, August 18, 2017

Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour


Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour Explores the Spookier Side of Downtown
When: Sat, Oct. 28st, 2017, from 3-5
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: Sat, Oct. 28th, 2017, from 3-5p
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.


Winnie Ruth Judd: Arizona's Most Infamous Murderer

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.”

Saturday, Oct 14th, 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 additional information. The book can be included in the price of the ticket or purchased on the tour. 
Tour participants can park at the Clarendon 

When: Sat, Oct 14th, 2017, 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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Best Bespectacled Phoenix Celebrity

Thanks Phoenix Magazine for including Marshall Shore in the the '17 Best of the Valley.

Highlighting the the Winnie Ruth Judd Tours, my love of the weird, wonderful and wacky that gives Arizona it's sense of self.

Also, recognizing my eyewear fetish and attention to detail of looking fabulous, in my own way!

Friday, July 7, 2017

TEDx Fashion

TEDxFountainHills (TEDxFH) will host TEDxFHSalon Fashion a  TEDxFHAdventure on July 16, 2017. This exciting event, part seminar, part workshop and fashion adventure - will gather future visionaries, fashionistas, thinkers, (investors) and educators to discuss their ideas and dialog with the community about ‘Wearing Your Heart on a Light String’ and other ideas worth sharing on the edge of fashion technology.
Key event speakers will include: Heather Kirk - The Weaves of Light and Life, Moheeb Zara -The Lost Art of Time in Fashion, Dustin Hoyman - Becoming a Fashion Insider - A Rocker’s Tale, Lisa Takata - Cultural Design in Native American Sheep Herding Traditions, Cody Matthieus - Wearing Your Heart on a Light String, and Sherri Barry -A Fashion Entrepreneur’s Dream Come True.
Sunday, July 16, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at F.A.B.R.I.C., 132 E. 6th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281.
Tickets are $25 for Pre-Sale, $35 General Admission. Pre-Sale tickets will go fast.
Refreshments included
Coming soon the Tour Schedule for July 16. Get excited! You never know who might be your F.A.B.R.I.C. Tour Guide. All highly sought after and professionally trained guides by your own @HipHistorian Marshall Shore, Adventure Leader , Curator Extraordinaire, #TEDxFH.

History Underground: Obscure Anecdotes of Phoenix Events - July

When: Sunday, July 16th @7-8p                                                  Where: Valley Bar, 130 N Central Ave, Bsmt, Phoenix
HISTORY UNDERGROUND: Hosted by Marshall Shore, The Hipstorian.
"Who is Winnie Ruth Judd?” Her story is the inspiration for the art above the Rose Room Bar. The infamous saga of Winnie Ruth Judd, Arizona’s most notorious murderess will kick off each show. Followed by additional obscure anecdotes of Arizona’s semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us what we are today.

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 in Prescott Valley

Free - Friday, July 14, 2017
3:00 PM
Prescott Valley Public Library
7401 E. Civic Circle , Prescott Valley, AZ 
U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road. This multi-media presentation includes music, video clips, still photos, and Shore’s storytelling magic. Made possible with support from the AZ Humanities.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Big Gay Brunch: Bisbee

Where: Cafe Roka, 35 Main St, Bisbee
When: Sunday, June 18 at 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join Afeelya Bunz, Tyra Marie and Arizona’s Hipstorian, Marshall Shore for a Retrospectacular brunch to die for. Enjoy delicious food and drink at Bisbee’s renowned CafĂ© Roca and let the queens enterain you while Marshall regales you with an