The ghosts of Halloween past

England’s Princess Margaret, wearing fetching long gown, shared toy balloon with one of her favorite escorts, Billy Wallace, at Halloween Ball in London, England on Oct. 31, 1957. Dark object on table in front of Wallace is doll dressed as witch presented to Margaret. The dance was held in the Dorchester Hotel for the Benefit of the National Children Adoption Assn. (AP Photo/BIPPA)

October 27, 2012 3:17 pm  • 

About this blog

"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

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