Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas lights tour - Dec 15


WHEN: Fri Dec. 15 

The Valley is filled with fantastic light displays at the holidays, but who has time to do all that planning and all that driving? Sit back, relax and leave it to us. Join Marshall Shore, tour guide extraordinaire on the Holiday Lights Tour, complete with candy canes, carols and kazoos.

Tickets + Info

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Haunted Phoenix

Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour Explores the Spookier Side of Downtown
When: Sat, Feb. 10th, 2018, from 5-7
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.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Haunted Tour with Costumes

Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour Explores the Spookier Side of Downtown + Special Costume Edition


When: Sat, Oct. 28st, 2017, from 5-7
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. This special tour will inldude a costume contest and special suprises. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour

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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.

Ticket

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 

BINGO @ The Clarendon



Free
Where: Rooftop, Clarendon Hotel, 401 W Clarendon Ave
When: Tuesday, June 20th,  7-9p
Rooftop BINGO FREE + Prizes = Fun Where: Lounge at Cafe Tranquilo/ The Clarendon Hotel 
Host: Marshall Shore, The Hip Historian
Ball Girl: Jenny Kuller, Redhead Sadie 

Signs of the Times: Arizona's Golden Age of Neon & Signs



Where: Ed Robson Library9330 East Riggs Road, Sun Lakes    When:6/ 13 @1p
Where: Gila Bend Library 202 N Euclid Ave, Gila Bend                When: 6/ 28 @1p
The rise of car travel in the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s meant that thousands of people were traversing the broad expanses of the Southwest looking for new landscapes and adventure. As the cars sped past, restaurants, motels, curio shops and gas stations needed large, bright signs to make an impression. This informative and entertaining visual presentation explores the social significance of the rise of commercial neon signs, and references the designers whose signs became iconic images that defined the West in the age of the automobile.

Trivia Night at Alamo


WhenTuesday, June 13 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Phoenix, 4955 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler
Hear about the East Valley’s baseball past, while you compete with other trivia enthusiasts at this inaugural event. Have a night out with friends enjoying delicious local craft drinks, amazing food and the outrageous fun that is Marshall Shore. Compete with a trivia team of four or six. Reserve your spot today.
Doors will open at 6:30pm with Trivia starting promptly at 7pm.
More information at chandlermuseum.org .

LGBT+ History in Arizona @ Tempe Library


When: Monday, June 12 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM      
Where: Tempe Public Library/ Meeting rm A, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe
Join us for an educational workshop about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) History in Arizona with Marshall Shore (Hip Historian). Also, learn how to preserve personal archives and local history for future generations with Nancy Godoy (Archivist from Arizona State University). Free archive kits will be distributed!

Vegas in Space: Phoenix Premiere


Vegas in Space with Miss X & Marshall Shore
Where: FilmBar 815 N. 2nd St.Phoenix
When: Wednesday June 28 2017 7:30 P
Join San Francisco legend Brad Chandler, aka Chad Wrangler, aka Miss X! Founding member of San Francisco’s drag troupe Sluts A Go Go, Brad is writer, star and producer of the Troma film, Vegas In Space.
The event is a fundraiser for the Arizona LGBT+ History Project, an initiative to preserve stories and other archival materials that document the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history in Arizona. 

LGBTQ: History in Arizona

LGBTQ: History in Arizona
Where: Ironwood Library, 4333 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix
WhenTuesday, June 27, 2017  6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with Phoenix's own Hip Historian Marshall Shore as he shares the story of Arizona's LGBTQ History. From pre-statehood to present day, Shore will use storytelling magic, found film footage and photos, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state's LGBTQ heritage to life in an entertaining and educational presentation. Supported by the Friends of Phoenix Public Library Ironwood Chapter.

Malinda's Alley Mural


This June Third Friday, come see downtown’s bold new mural, enjoy a cocktail on us, and hear about the colorful character and namesake who inspired this piece.  Join artists Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle, Downtown Phoenix Inc., and Renaissance Hotel for a dedication and cocktail
This June Third Friday, come see downtown’s bold new mural, enjoy a cocktail on us, and hear about the colorful character and namesake who inspired this piece.
Join artists Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle, Downtown Phoenix Inc., and Renaissance Hotel for a dedication and cocktail reception at the mural, which now graces the alley behind the Renaissance Hotel.
Enjoy complimentary refreshers while you hear from the artists and mural project supporters. After, we'll head down to the speakeasy bar Melinda’s Alley for an after party with hosted appetizers and cocktails, and little-known narratives of the mural's namesake, Malinda Curtis, as told by Marshall Shore, Phoenix's resident Hipstorian.
For more details on the artists, Malinda and this project, read our latest blog: http://bit.ly/MalindaMural

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Forbidden Room Cabaret
When: April 8th, 8-10, doors open at 7:30
Where: 364 N 7th Ave, Phx, American Legion Post #1
Why: A Benefit for the Arizona LGBT+ History Project
Forbidden Room Cabaret to Support Arizona LGBT+ History Project
An Unparalleled Evening of Song, Dance and Intrigue Awaits Daring Audiences
Phoenix, AZ: Daring audiences are cordially invited to enter the Forbidden Room: an evening cabaret featuring music, song, dance, burlesque and maybe a dramatic surprise or two. The event will take place in the historic 1930s social hall at the Luke-Greenway American Legion Post 1, 364 N. 7th Avenue in Phoenix, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8 to 10 PM. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online

Rooftop BINGO





Free
Where: Rooftop, Clarendon Hotel, 401 W Clarendon Ave
When: Tuesday April 11th,  7-9p
Rooftop BINGO FREE + Prizes = Fun Where: Lounge at Cafe Tranquilo/ The Clarendon Hotel 
Host: Marshall Shore, The Hip Historian
Ball Girl: Jenny Kuller, Redhead Sadie

Arizona Kicks on Route 66


FREE
Where: Verde River Greenway State Park
When: Fri, April 14 at 7p
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.

History Underground: Obscure Anecdotes of Phoenix Events

History Underground: Obscure Anecdotes of Phoenix Events
When: Sunday April 9th 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.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour


Explore the Spookier Side of Downtown
When: Sat, Feb 18th, 2017, 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

Winnie Ruth Judd: Arizona's Most Infamous Murderess


Tickets

When: Saturday, Feb 18th, 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.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.

Post-World War II Growth in Arizona

Marshall Shore talked about what led to the population boom in Phoenix, Arizona, and surrounding towns such as Tempe following World War II.

See the C-Span 3 Video

Feb '17 Programs Around the State



Arizona Kick on Route 66   
When: Thu. Jan,  26 @ 2:00 PM  
Where: Queen Creek Library - 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek

Arizona Ghost Towns  
When: Sun Jan 29 @ 1:00 PM  
Where: Agua Caliente Park - 12325 East Roger Rd, Tucson , AZ


Programs with support from the


Signs of the Times: Arizona’s Golden Age of Neon & Signs   
When: Sat Jan 21 @ 2:00 PM   
Where: Mohave Museum of History and Arts - 400 W Beale St, Kingman 

Arizona Kick on Route 66   
When: Mon, Jan 30 @ 3:00 PM   
Where: Oro Valley Public Library - 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Tucson

Cut + Paste @ Zinnia's

Join for Cut + Paste hosted by  Zinnia's at Melrose Mall
When: Wed Jan 18th 6:30 -8:30 
Where: Zinnia's at Melrose Mall - 724 W Indian School Rd
FREE collage night hosted by Cut + Paste PHX at Zinnias at Melrose! This is our first themed event: all things Arizona. BYO beer/drinks, Arizona Highways magazines, AZ maps, postcards and scissors. We'll have plenty of other magazines and glue sticks to share.

Phoenix Tonight: The Valley's Live, Local, Late Night Talk Show

We may have started a new year, but Phoenix Tonight remains the same old homage to classic late night television, simulating a live taping of a late night talk show at Phoenix's premiere independent theater, Space 55! Come for the monologue, and stay for these amazing guests:
Marshall Shore: Arizona's hip-storian
Matt Micheletti: stand-up comedian
Birdie Birdashaw: webcomics/haiku master
Tickets are only $5 at the door, but the entertainment will be a priceless memory!
Where: Space 55, 636 Pierce Street, Phoenix                                   
When: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30 PM