Punch Magazine predicts Lady Gaga… in 1929!

Yes, now it can be told! My tireless research has turned up a fascinating artifact from the past. Okay, when I say “tireless research,” I actually mean “something I stumbled across because I have weird reading habits.” Over Xmas break, I wrote a story set in Jazz Age London. I thought I should do a…

Punch Prognostication of Lady Gaga

Cited on page 147 of D. J. Taylor’s Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London’s Jazz Ageis mention of a Punch Magazinepiece from April 1929 called “The Dull Young People” which Taylor calls a “labored parody” of the sparkling folk. But the description made me laugh out loud: Here Punch’s correspondent is escorted by…