March 2014

Ask Vance

Famed Memphis Trivia Expert

Look how beautiful Ashlar Hall was in 1912

Ashlar Hall, as it appeared in "The Artwork of Memphis" (1912).


A Midnight party at one of Memphis’ top nightspots

A 1940s photo offers a rare interior view of the Silver Slipper, one of Memphis’ best-known nightspots.


The Last Resting Place of the City Censor

The grave of Lloyd T. Binford memorializes his role as the city censor.


Remembering Cibo Pizza

If the pizza was as spectacular as the building, then Cibo Pizza House was a guaranteed success.


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About This Blog

Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and MBQ: Inside Memphis Business.  Vance is the author of three books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History Expert (2011) and Vance Lauderdale's Lost Memphis (2013). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards, the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den. 

You can find him from time to time in the pages of the Memphis Flyer and MBQ, on WKNO television, and on Facebook. When he is not exploring the highways and byways of Memphis, he spends his time sleeping, napping, and dozing.

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