Tom “Midtown is Memphis” Foster Draws the Palace

In 1979, Memphis artist Tom Foster drew a series of cartoon postcards for the Pink Palace. Foster is an accomplished local artist who had drawn courtroom trials, album covers, comic books and theater sets. He trained at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Memphis and Memphis College of Art. After school, Foster worked … More Tom “Midtown is Memphis” Foster Draws the Palace

Clarence Saunders and the German Spy

In the summer of 1934, Clarence Saunders had seen his second fortune vanish with the bankruptcy of his “Clarence Saunders Sole Owner of Name” stores. A well-dressed, suave, continental gentleman with impeccable manners and letters of introduction approached him with an intriguing story. The man, Armgaard Karl Graves, was a well-known celebrity of sorts who … More Clarence Saunders and the German Spy