The ghosts of Halloween past

Mary Woevodsky, English girl on the staff of the American Nurses Club, ties chin ribbons for Capt. Raymond J. Goodhart of Arlington, Va., at the Gala Hallowe’en party staged by the club in London, England, Oct. 11, 1942. (AP Photo)

October 27, 2012 3:14 pm  • 

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"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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