flying jenny book front.jpg
       
     
Flying Jenny back flip.jpeg
       
     
Jenny cover slide02.001.jpeg
       
     
Inspiration
       
     
Opening Scene
       
     
 What Jenny Flynn saw when she looked back. Not a lot of space under those bridges. 
       
     
Curtiss JN-4D
       
     
 A 1929 version of "anything goes."
       
     
 A Stunter's first step...
       
     
 ... Wing Walking
       
     
 The house on Gay Street. Lucky for Laura the fire escape was on the back so she could take a breather there from the confines of her attic room.
       
     
 Laura loved her Marcel.
       
     
 Park Row, known as newspaper row. Laura was the only woman in her paper's city room.
       
     
 Laura's morning confidante in the Park Row Building. 
       
     
Newsboys
       
     
   
       
     
 Jefferson Market Courthouse near home on Gay Street
       
     
  In Laura's nightmare, she was flying a yellow taxicab headed straight for the courthouse clock.
       
     
 Park Row Terminal, the terminus of Laura's morning journey.
       
     
 After landing in Oklahoma, Laura and Jenny watch the rodeo . . . 
       
     
101 Ranch.jpg
       
     
  . . .  and see Bill Picket at the 101 Ranch in Ponca City. 
       
     
 Will Rogers did some of his rope tricks at the 101 Ranch...
       
     
 ... before he became one of Hollywood's two biggest stars.
       
     
 They fly to Pawhuska and land behind the courthouse.
       
     
 A long walk from main Street up to the courthouse.   
       
     
 Residents tell Laura and Cheesy their Triangle Building was patterned after the Flat Iron . . .
       
     
 . . . the two New York journalists found that pretty funny.     
       
     
 Laura spots an Osage friendship blanket.
       
     
murder scene.jpeg
       
     
 The Reign of Terror
       
     
       
     
 They stay at the Duncan.
       
     
 When love goes wrong, Laura remembers the many affairs of both her mother and Aunt Edna, the poet, Edna Saint Vincent Millay . . .      
       
     
Aunt Edna 2.jpg
       
     
 … and red balloons the night John Sloan's "Arch Conspirators" declared Greenwich Village a Republic.   
       
     
 Aunt Edna in a more serious time than Arch Conspiracy.
       
     
 Laura's view out the train window of downtown Bartlesville as she leaves for home in tears. 
       
     
 First oil train out of Bartlesville
       
     
 Wiley Post flew the Winnie Mae from this field in Oklahoma City.   
       
     
Inverted Jenny Stamp
       
     
       
     
flying jenny book front.jpg
       
     
Flying Jenny back flip.jpeg
       
     
Jenny cover slide02.001.jpeg
       
     
Inspiration
       
     
Inspiration

Author's mother and namesake, Theasa Logan Tuohy with her old Jenny.

Opening Scene
       
     
Opening Scene

 The flight under Brooklyn Bridge 

 What Jenny Flynn saw when she looked back. Not a lot of space under those bridges. 
       
     

What Jenny Flynn saw when she looked back. Not a lot of space under those bridges. 

Curtiss JN-4D
       
     
Curtiss JN-4D

An airplane synonymous with American aviation in the 1920s. Affectionately known as the Jenny, it was a trainer for the U.S. Air Service during World War I. As surplus, its affordability, ease of operation, and versatility made it the signature plane of the barnstorming era.

 A 1929 version of "anything goes."
       
     

A 1929 version of "anything goes."

 A Stunter's first step...
       
     

A Stunter's first step...

 ... Wing Walking
       
     

... Wing Walking

 The house on Gay Street. Lucky for Laura the fire escape was on the back so she could take a breather there from the confines of her attic room.
       
     

The house on Gay Street. Lucky for Laura the fire escape was on the back so she could take a breather there from the confines of her attic room.

 Laura loved her Marcel.
       
     

Laura loved her Marcel.

 Park Row, known as newspaper row. Laura was the only woman in her paper's city room.
       
     

Park Row, known as newspaper row. Laura was the only woman in her paper's city room.

 Laura's morning confidante in the Park Row Building. 
       
     

Laura's morning confidante in the Park Row Building. 

Newsboys
       
     
Newsboys
   
       
     
   

John Sloan oil painting of the Sixth Avenue el that Laura took to work. 

 Jefferson Market Courthouse near home on Gay Street
       
     

Jefferson Market Courthouse near home on Gay Street

  In Laura's nightmare, she was flying a yellow taxicab headed straight for the courthouse clock.
       
     

 In Laura's nightmare, she was flying a yellow taxicab headed straight for the courthouse clock.

 Park Row Terminal, the terminus of Laura's morning journey.
       
     

Park Row Terminal, the terminus of Laura's morning journey.

 After landing in Oklahoma, Laura and Jenny watch the rodeo . . . 
       
     

After landing in Oklahoma, Laura and Jenny watch the rodeo . . . 

101 Ranch.jpg
       
     
  . . .  and see Bill Picket at the 101 Ranch in Ponca City. 
       
     

 . . .  and see Bill Picket at the 101 Ranch in Ponca City. 

 Will Rogers did some of his rope tricks at the 101 Ranch...
       
     

Will Rogers did some of his rope tricks at the 101 Ranch...

 ... before he became one of Hollywood's two biggest stars.
       
     

... before he became one of Hollywood's two biggest stars.

 They fly to Pawhuska and land behind the courthouse.
       
     

They fly to Pawhuska and land behind the courthouse.

 A long walk from main Street up to the courthouse.   
       
     

A long walk from main Street up to the courthouse.

 

 Residents tell Laura and Cheesy their Triangle Building was patterned after the Flat Iron . . .
       
     

Residents tell Laura and Cheesy their Triangle Building was patterned after the Flat Iron . . .

 . . . the two New York journalists found that pretty funny.     
       
     

. . . the two New York journalists found that pretty funny.     

 Laura spots an Osage friendship blanket.
       
     

Laura spots an Osage friendship blanket.

murder scene.jpeg
       
     
 The Reign of Terror
       
     

The Reign of Terror

       
     
The FBI In Peace And War

The Fence (August 7, 1952)

 They stay at the Duncan.
       
     

They stay at the Duncan.

 When love goes wrong, Laura remembers the many affairs of both her mother and Aunt Edna, the poet, Edna Saint Vincent Millay . . .      
       
     

When love goes wrong, Laura remembers the many affairs of both her mother and Aunt Edna, the poet, Edna Saint Vincent Millay . . .      

Aunt Edna 2.jpg
       
     
 … and red balloons the night John Sloan's "Arch Conspirators" declared Greenwich Village a Republic.   
       
     

… and red balloons the night John Sloan's "Arch Conspirators" declared Greenwich Village a Republic.

 

 Aunt Edna in a more serious time than Arch Conspiracy.
       
     

Aunt Edna in a more serious time than Arch Conspiracy.

 Laura's view out the train window of downtown Bartlesville as she leaves for home in tears. 
       
     

Laura's view out the train window of downtown Bartlesville as she leaves for home in tears. 

 First oil train out of Bartlesville
       
     

First oil train out of Bartlesville

 Wiley Post flew the Winnie Mae from this field in Oklahoma City.   
       
     

Wiley Post flew the Winnie Mae from this field in Oklahoma City.

 

Inverted Jenny Stamp
       
     
Inverted Jenny Stamp

. . . oops. Rare stamp and worth a fortune.

       
     
1920's The Flying Flapper

Elinor Smith