Austin History Center, IOU a lot, and on Museum Day — Sunday, Sept. 20th — it’s payback time. I spent hundreds of hours at AHC researching my latest book, “1960s Austin Gangsters,” and on Museum Day, 2-3 PM, I’ll be presenting an extra-special multimedia gig in appreciation. Come down to see photos of Hattie Valdes, the most infamous and successful Austin madam of the 20th century, the girls who worked for her, and the bad, bad men who ruled the Austin vice scene in the 1960s. Timmy Overton, his brothers Darrell and Charles, the infamous Jerry Ray “Fat Jerry” James, Hank “the Bank” Bowen, Chester “Magoo” Schutz… their safecracking gear, what they looked like and talked like. I’ll be singing a short set of my Austin underworld ballads, too. Mark your calendar, ya mugs.
Click Austin Museum Day for a press release on Museum Day in Austin and the list of participating places with free admission on 9.20.15.