Tattoos and Two Southern Gothics - George Dawes Green

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Tattoos and Two Southern Gothics

The Moth's founder, George Dawes Green, details the fireworks when his mother learns that her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme park; a spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, GA work in tandem to create a true bohemian; and a guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's mysterious tattoo.

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14:37
The House That Sherman Didn't Burn

by George Dawes Green

A Georgia woman goes to war when her family’s mansion is slated to be turned into a golf ‘clubhouse’.

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16:25
The Apron Strings of Savannah

by Edgar Oliver

The genesis story of a true bohemian: two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, Georgia.

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10:01
Sing Sing Tattoo

by Ted Conover

An inmate’s tattoo intrigues a prison guard.

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George Dawes Green

A Georgia woman goes to war when her family’s mansion is slated to be turned into a golf ‘clubhouse’.

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George Dawes Green’s ancestral home.

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George Dawes Green’s ancestors in front of their home. Photos courtesy George Dawes Green.

Edgar Oliver

The genesis story of a true bohemian: two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, Georgia.

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Helen and Edgar pose for pictures in a photobooth.

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Helen, Edgar and a friend in a cafe in Paris. Photos courtesy Edgar Oliver.

Ted Conover

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Ted Conover in his prison guard outfit.

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