Brendan Da Costa articles


Dastardly Facts About Doc Holliday, The Wild West Gentleman

John Henry “Doc” Holliday was the dentist-turned-outlaw who gambled and gunned his way across the Wild West. But there was one enemy he couldn’t outrun.
April 2, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Portrait of Mrs. Herbert Asquith

Scathing Facts About Margot Asquith, The Witch Of Downing Street

Nothing gave socialite Margot Asquith greater pleasure than shocking high society—until she went too far.
March 25, 2024 Brendan Da Costa

Shameless Facts About Fanny Murray, Queen Of The Courtesans

When Fanny Murray got involved with her richest client yet, she thought she’d hit the jackpot. Instead, he dragged her into the twisted world of the Hellfire Club.
March 18, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Cass Elliot Portrait

Tragic Facts About Mama Cass, The Folk Icon

According to rumors, Mama Cass from The Mamas & The Papas died from choking on a sandwich—but the dark truth was even more tragic.
February 20, 2024 Brendan Da Costa

Libertine Facts About Anaïs Nin, The Tell-All Diarist

Anaïs Nin kept a diary from the age of 11. Then her lover published the unexpurgated tell-all pages of her libertine lifestyle and scandalized the literary world.
February 1, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Big Nose Kate

Rowdy Facts About Big Nose Kate, The Wildest Woman In The West

Big Nose Kate and Doc Holliday had an affair that put Bonnie and Clyde to shame, but their “love” story came with an even darker twist.
February 1, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
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Morose Facts About Marilyn Miller, Broadway’s Blighted Blonde

Marilyn Miller is Marilyn Monroe’s namesake—which makes it deeply unsettling that the original Marilyn met an even darker and more twisted end.
February 1, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Danish explorer and author Peter Freuchen, wearing a corduroy jacket, circa 1935.

Adventurous Facts About Peter Freuchen, The Vagrant Viking

The Danish explorer Peter Freuchen had a fascinating life—but in an odd twist, his most shocking moment came just a year before his death.
January 31, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Portrait of Thérésa Tallien (1773-1835)

Touching Facts About Thérésa Tallien, the French Revolution’s “It” Girl

Thérésa Tallien stopped the Reign of Terror and saved the future Empress Josephine from beheading—only to deal her an absolutely twisted betrayal.
January 31, 2024 Brendan Da Costa

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