Friday, October 30, 2009

Here's your Hallopalooza Scavenger Hunt Clue!

Boomer Chick – post #7

"That's with a Z, and my last name is Barrymore, like Drew, who's a cousin of mine on my father's side."

Milla would have bet that it was Lisa with an "S." Liza Barrymore swore she was related to Drew, but judging from the accent, the only Barrymore this dame knew was Barry Moore from the old neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Milla guessed that Liza, or whatever she called herself, was about 55, but according to the police report, the woman copped only to 44. She had listed her job title as makeup artiste – although that might also mean she spritzed perfume on unsuspecting shoppers at Bloomingdales. She was wearing a black sweater over a red silk flapper costume.

Liza was hired for the party by Diana Trent, who was the host's ex-wife. "She wanted me to make her look like Cleopatra. Hell, I'd have made her look like the snake just to get in this joint."

"Diana Trent hired you just to do her makeup and provide touchups during the evening?"

"No. She had me do hers and then offered up my services to anyone else at the party who wanted a professional touch. I set up in a room near the ballroom. There were a lot of fancy costumes here tonight, but most people hadn't thought much about their makeup. Diana is very generous. I think she always hired someone for the Halloween Ball when she still lived here, and just continued the tradition. Mr. Howard seemed pleased.”

"Did you do Carla Jordan's makeup?"

"The Sunflower? Sure. I did hers. She didn't give me a tip. Lucky for me others appreciated my efforts. Those tips are going to pay next month's rent. You should have seen them. Not everyone likes masks, you know. I did some of my best work last night. Of course most people have changed out of their costumes now and my hard work's been washed down the drain."

Milla glanced at her watch. It was noon.

Next Clue Location -


  1. This is fun! I feel like Jessica Fletcher.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  2. Still having fun.

    jagmiller5 at gmail dot com

  3. Hmmm, information packed in a small space ... and this is a great place to visit!
    PK the Bookeemonster

  4. A lot about Myrtle Beach here, and I love it! My parents owned a house on Myrtle Beach and I spent all three months of summers there while growing up. Brings back lots of great memories! Thanks for your participation in Hallopalooza. Lots of fun! Suzy

  5. I have never thought to dress as a sunflower. Hmmm....
    jbh307 at bellsouth dot net

  6. Thanks for adding your website to the fun this weekend.

    Helen Kiker

  7. This is so exciting! Who could it be?!?


  8. Another neat blog to add to my list of places to visit online. Thanks for joining the halloween party

  9. I still have no idea whodunit! This is cool!

  10. Having such fun!! I have never done anything like this before! Hope you continue it every year.

  11. I think it could be anyone at this point

  12. Hi Boomer Chick! Thanks for hosting and entering me in your drawing!

    emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com


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