John Robilio, Mike Vanelli and Drew Canale join Mark and Joe as we walk from the 1920’s to present day Memphis with our Italian citizens. You will surely know many of these names and places. Our panel for this show is a who’s who of Memphis Italians and the stories are revealing (bootlegging!) and will bring back great memories of a bygone era.
Mary Solari was a big part of Memphis at the turn of the 20th century – read more about her here.
Here are some of the artifacts we discussed.
All photos above courtesy of Mike Vanelli.
Research team: Joe V Lowry, Drew Canale, Mike Vanelli
Moderator: John Robilio
Editor: Trish Gully
Producer: Mark White