The Thrills of 1924: Dorothy Day Encounters the “Underworld Denizens” of New Orleans

The Thrills of 1924 contains seventy articles (twenty were signed by Day) from The New Orleans Item. “All Around New Orleans” contains an analysis of Day’s unsigned articles, with ten separate indications that prove her authorship. “Visiting Celebrities” includes Day’s articles relating to Italian tragedienne, Eleonora Duse, and interviews with the family of future Louisiana Governor Henry L. Fuqua. Going Undercover in New Orleans includes the fascinating, and oftentimes lurid, accounts of Day’s exposé of vice found in three different dance halls. The section also includes an interview with heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Dempsey, and coverage of his exhibition matches held in the Crescent City. The Thrills of 1924 section contains Day’s reporting upon the rampant rise of gambling undertaken by women. On sale beginning March 19, 2019!!! Price of $23.99 includes $4.00 for postage and handling. All books purchased from this site will be signed by the author.


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