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Normal Beauty Memories from Ann Utterback

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The salon was called “Normal Beauty” not because that was the kind of style they aimed to execute but rather, this was the salon located in a neighborhood once known as Normal Station. “As I remember it, it was right out of Steel Magnolias. Ladies would sit and gossip while they got their hair permed or styled. That was the …

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Memphis the Mojo City

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We gladly bring you a guest blog post by Tony Kail, author of A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers & Spirituals, who shares a few secrets he discovered about particular landmarks in Memphis during his research. Most of us know Memphis as the home of the blues, the place where rock-and-roll was born and the barbecue capital of the world, but Memphis …

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The Holiday Inn Great Sign

In Guest Posts, North Memphis by Caitlin L. Horton2 Comments

Many of you have asked us about the Holiday Inn sign. Today, we’re pleased to bring you a guest post exploring the history of this iconic sign by Caroline Mitchell Carrico, Exhibits Design Coordinator at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. Without further ado, we present the Holiday Inn sign… In 1951, Memphis businessman Kemmons Wilson took a vacation that changed …

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Remembering Bill Womack

In Downtown, Guest Posts, Midtown by Art Hullender6 Comments

Today we have a guest post by Art Hullender. It is a wonderful tribute to Bill Womack, whose design has left a lasting mark on Memphis. I’m pretty sure it was a late fall in 2002. I didn’t know at the time that this would be the last time I would ever see Bill Womack. He was in line in …

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A Rated PG-13 Guest Post

In Downtown, Guest Posts by Rebecca Phillips4 Comments

Yes, it’s true, I have never actually stepped foot inside a Gentlemen’s Club. However, I do vaguely remember attending a bachelorette event at a Chippendales once. To my dismay, it was nothing like the scene from “Mr. Mom” in where men emerge in space suits on stage and put on a steamy show with the most supreme smiles for the …