allison dufty

Writer. Talker. Listener.

Everything Else!

Rodin's beard, Vegas pawn shops, The Battleship Arizona, Wonder Woman, jousting, baking hardtack, Ferrari engines, ocsilloscopes, Richard Morris Hunt, The Happy Hooker, bananas, Hitler's bathtub, panda poop, The Golden Gate Bridge, Gilded Age plumbing, hurdy gurdys, Duck presses, Mount Vesuvius, lighthouse keepers, dinosaur skulls, Christmas ornaments, Iron Ladies, Shiva the Destroyer, the perfect omelette, hippo sweat, Elsa Schiaparelli's moles, Betsy Ross' chamberpot, Orville Wright's toaster ...

You name it.

I've written about it,

or interviewed the expert.

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"The aural guide is a revelation." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Dali: The Late Work

High Museum, Atlanta

Vivienne Westwood


Highlights Tour

Field Museum, Chicago

For this tour, I interviewed everyone from the Archbishop of Atlanta to Alice Cooper.
36 years of fashion from Punk and Pirates to Bums and Ball Gowns.
Wonderfully narrated by Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.
Holding Court
Westwood Bum Cushion
Harwa's Mummy