Miss Doris, Driving: A Roaring Twenties Teen from Portland Hits the Road is the theme of the special bonus History Pub at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd), on Monday, October 15, 2012.
It’s 1925, and Doris Bailey, 15, has chopped off her hair, raised her skirts, climbed out a window and driven off after a cute boy. True story! Award-winning journalist and blogger Julia Park Tracey presents a fascinating program that draws from the real-life diaries of Doris Louise Bailey, a Portland girl who started writing in the Roaring Twenties. Whirling around a dance floor, kissing an a-dor-a-ble boy, getting into Daddy’s gin stash, or driving off into the sunset – Doris reveals all and pulls no punches.
“These delicious diaries provide a colorful portrait of the Jazz Age as seen through the eyes of a teenager. Doris would have fit right in with Gatsby himself,” according to author and San Francisco Chronicle book critic Jonah Raskin.
The presenter is Park Park Tracey, the great-niece of the diary’s writer, Doris Bailey Murphy (1910-2011), and an award-winning writer and editor. Read more about her writings, and her great aunt, at TheDorisDiaries.com, and follow @TheDorisDiaries on Twitter!
The show begins at 7 p.m., entrance is free, and this event is all ages.