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Class of 39: Lindy Hopping down the Yellow Brick Road

The heady vision of the "World of Tomorrow," had everybody talking in 1939. GMs’ "Futurama" exhibit at the New York World’s Fair tantalized visitors with cars that looked like space ships, superhighways crisscrossing the country, and modern tract homes filled with labor-saving devices.

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Emperor Norton's Hunch: The Yerba Buena Stompers Play Lu Watters

Number 20 Annie St. was the address of a dive called The Dawn Club. The décor was funky, with dark wood and dim light. And fans packed it every Saturday night to dance to the gutsy, back-to-roots music of Lu Watters Yerba Buena Jazz Band.

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