Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 25 September: Moscow to Chicago, IL – 237 miles

Saturday, 25 September 1937

Left Moscow early this morning in heavy rain.  Had a lovely drive to to Chicago, a beautiful city.  With a most wonderful drive at the Michigan Lakes and Avenues of trees, for about 15 miles, the most beautiful we have seen so far. Cars galore, and huge buildings. Like Chicago very much. Had to drive some distance out of town to get suitable accommodation, all had hot baths.

Jack & Floss went back to see the City lit up. I did not, as we had had a big day.

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Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 16 September: Coney Island, New York

Thursday, 16 September 1937

Caught boat for Coney Island 25 c each. Passed statue of Liberty: took 1 ½  hours by boat, a very large place of amusement. Side shows of every description, wonderful lighting effects. After spending some hours went back by train, very tired.

New York; 15-18 Sep 1937
New York waterfront taken from the Coney Island boat; 16 September 1937
Coney Island, New York; 16 Sep 1937
Florence Spriggins (left) and Thirza Pidgeon at Coney Island, New York; 16 September 1937

Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 13 September: A wet day at the pictures

Wrote letters

Monday, 13 September 1937

A very wet day, pouring so went to 2 pictures shows. Colbert in I met him in Paris and it was still very wet so went to Jean Harlow in Saratoga. Enjoyed both of them. Both shows cost 10 c each. Had hamburgers in the show. Later Floss went to the shops to get some food, and got lost for 2 hours, at last she got back when we had tea. Went to bed early, very wet and miserable.