Monday, September 14, 2009

The Racer and the Dancer: New Examiner.com entry


I'm still working on my series about the first auto races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I discovered that racer Lewis Strang, who won the 100-mile race on August 20, 1909, was married to the dancer Louise Alexander, who electrified New York audiences with her "Vampire Dance:"
The drawing of Stran's victory kiss is by my wife, Kathleen Crews Wylder.

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Very nice sketch!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful drawing. I'm always so intrigued by your breadth of knowledge, Steve. I look forward to reading more!

steve on the slow train said...

Charles--Kathleen thanks you.

Elizabeth--Kathleen appreciates it. The late columnist Sydney J. Harris used to have a regular feature in his column called "Things I Learned While Looking Other Things Up," or something to that effect. That's pretty much the way I learned things.

twoblueday said...

I have no thoughts about the content of your post, just wanted you to know I'm still here, reading what you put up for inspection.