Neil Crone articles

Sai Jinhua in 1887 in black

Charming Facts About Sai Jinhua, The Diplomatic Courtesan

When she was only a child, Sai Jinhua was sold into service… She had no clue that she’d become one of the most tragic courtesans in history.
March 15, 2024 Neil Crone
Irving Berlin

Legendary Facts About Irving Berlin, The Christmas Genius

Despite his reputation as a feel-good songwriter, the story of Irving Berlin is not for the faint of heart.
December 20, 2023 Neil Crone