In putting together Lizzie's Place,
Lizzie and her friends compiled a list of internet sites by or about some very
interesting Lizzies. Unfortunately, Lizzie couldn't fit all of them on her
So here is Lizzie's first list of FIFTY of these sites -- all of
which will lead you to discover other fabulous Lizzies:
Welcome to lizzie @ gweepnet!
Another personal lizzie site by local unix sysadmin and all-around girrrl geekLizzie Stewart. More or less interesting with many pages on various
topics of interest to Lizzie. Lizzie is a Virgo, born on August 26th.
By the Chinese Astrology calendar, she is the boar. And, if you pay
attention to numerology, her life path number is seven. And, she is a
graduate of Worcester Polytech in Computer Science and has eight years
of experience as a sysadmin working with high-end Sun systems. Her web
site is hosted on gweep-net
which is a story in and of itself.
Dear Lizzie : Memoir of a Jewish Immigrant Woman
Leona Tamarkin recounts her ordeal as a Jewish refugee during the
First World War and her life as a young immigrant in America after 1920.
Tamarkin's narrative rings with determination, will to live, and
boldness, even within confining circumstances. First conveyed as a
letter from a grandmother to her then fifteen-year-old granddaughter,
Lizzie, the memoir offers a story too painful to say out loud but too
important to be left unsaid. More than simply a family story, Tamarkin's
written words bring immediacy and humanity to distant historical events.
(Edited with an introduction by Elizabeth Reis)
Lizzy's Ice Cream
The Scoop on Lizzy's: Way back in 1995, Lizzy’s was founded by
Nick Pappas (one of those eccentric corporate world types.) In a bout of
mid-life crisis, Nick cashed in his chips as a Digital manager—and dove
head first into his dream of making the most delicious ice cream around!
Lizzy's Ice Cream Parlor, 367 Moody Street, Waltham, MA
Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard - White Star Line
Launched on September 27, 1938, Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth was the
ultimate luxury liner, plying the Atlantic between England and America.
Over the next three and a half decades, the Queen Elizabeth would lead
several lives: as war ship, as a cruise ship, as a Florida hotel. It all
ended in Hong Kong in 1974.
"and yes I said yes I will Yes... she was the very Lizziest of Lizzies..."
The web log and journal of Lizzie B: "I am applying to transfer to the
University of Chicago's Professional Masters Program in Computer Science. Not
that they'll want me. My GPA was in the low 3.3s in college, and I'm way too
quirky and not factually oriented enough for the U of C. But heck, it's worth
a try. And if I get in, I never have to attend another DePaul CS class again."
(Definitely Lizzie's kind of Lizzie!) Read her blog or read her journal.
A distance learning site created by Northern Arizona University to
teach "Classroom Management of Exceptional Children." It is aimed at
educators and others interested in working with children. The computer
technology people have produced an impressive site for self-paced
intruction using teaching aids with sound and animation. The talking
"Detective Lizzie" will never replace Bogart as Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon,
but he/she is still one of the more interesting gumshoes you're likely to meet online.
Lizzie Borden - Inductive Approaches to History
University of Massachusetts web programmer Erik Haugsjaa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
of Amherst gathered user requirements and iteratively protoyped this
course website. It's purpose is to demonstrate how to structure online
teaching materials. It does this by presenting a full course in
historical research using primary-source instruction based on web-based
guided discovery. The medium is the message.
Yet Another Lizzie Borden site
This site used some very nice stylized paintings and animation
which was originally done for "Queer Television." It concentrates on
Lizzie Borden and her presumed lesbian relationship with actress Nance
O'Neil. The creative visual content makes this site well worth a visit.
Liz Blizz from SoBe
The advertising copy says "A tropical refresher that celebrates the sport
of snowboarding. Enhanced with echinacea, zinc and vitamin C." Or, as
wrote in her blog on March 16, 2002: "I've discovered a new SoBe which I
absolutely love! It's the SoBe Liz Blizz kind... it looks like milk. But
the flavor is coconut! Mmmm... it's heaven."
Will Lizzie go crazy?
Lizzie, a woman with a low self-concept, meets a man who is "a real
catch." Just how much will she let him get away with? (A story written
by Jean M. Bradt, Ph.D. for the website "Will I go crazy?" Bradt sets out
to help remove the stigma from mental illness by showing people exactly
what kinds of thoughts we think, what kinds of feelings we feel. Each one
of the stories on this site, whether it specifically mentions mental
illness or not, relays the same basic message: "We are human, just like
The Silver Lady: Elisheba Paule
Elisheba Paule was born into a family of extremely talented artisans.
Her mother paints, silkscreens, and lithographs and her father
sculpted. Her dream to come true is to stay at home creating new
pieces while being able to open her studio to the public. And that's
exactly what she does, allowing folk to view her sculptures nestles in
her charming country garden in The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Elisheba Paule teamed up with Devorah Susman in the '70's, so that
Elisheba could concentrated on design and Devorah on technique. Their
effort was so successful they needed a third person and brought in
Christi Potter. "The Silver Lady" operates a shop in Lexington (MA)
presents exquisite silver jewelry. See: Silver Lady (Jewelry) -
Devora Susman, 33 Wachusett Dr., Lexington, MA 02173 - 617-861-8875.
Lizzie the Dragon Slayer's Secret Diary
This site is about one of the major characters the video game
"Rampage" in which a transformed (but not reformed) female reptilian
monster runs amok. A fan of the game has created this hypothetical
diary which "Lizzie" keeps as she attempts to destroy the world.
(PMS, anyone?) Very amusing.
About the game itself: "Rampage was a truly original game
that featured the ability for up to three players at once. Seemingly
inspired by countless classic monster movies, Rampage unleashed
players onto unsuspecting cities as George the Ape, LIZZIE the
Lizard, and Ralph the Wolf. At the time, Rampage
offered a unique game concept with small touches of humor..."
Film maker Linda Elizabeth "Lizzie" Borden
Borden truly made her mark in filmmaking in 1983 when her feminist
classic Born in Flames --directed and produced on a budget of
about $30,000 -- received considerable critical attention. Borden
wrote, directed, edited, and produced the 1986 film Working Girls,
a feminist docudrama that attempts to de-eroticize the subject of
prostitution. Its main character is a Yale graduate who lives with a
female lover and aspires to become a professional photographer.
The origins of the name "Lizzie"
Curious about how many forms of Elizabeth are there?
So far we've found: Elisheba, Elisheva, Elizabeth,
Elisabeth, Elzbietka, Alcippe, Alzbeta, Elisabet,
Elisabeta, Elisabetta, Elizabeta, Elsabeth, Elspet,
Elspeth, Elzbieta, Eliza, Elisa, Elise, Elsa, Elsie,
Beth, Bethie, Bethy, Bet, Bettie, Betty, Bess, Bessie,
Bessy, Betsy, Lisa, Liza, Lizza, Lizzie, Lizzy, Liz...
The Liz Claiborne Woman
Liz Claiborne, Inc. was founded in 1976. Liz Claiborne, Inc. designs and
markets an extensive range of women's and men's fashion apparel and
accessories appropriate to wearing occasions ranging from casual to dressy.
The company also markets fragrances for women and men. Liz Claiborne Inc.'s
brands include Axcess, Bora Bora, Claiborne, Crazy Horse, Curve, Dana
Buchman, Elisabeth, Emma James, First Issue, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Liz
Claiborne, Lucky Brand, Mambo, Marvella, Mexx, Monet, Monet 2, Russ,
Sigrid Olsen, Trifari and Villager. In addition, Liz Claiborne Inc. holds
the exclusive, long-term license to produce and sell men's and women's
collections of DKNY Jeans and DKNY Active, as well as CITY DKNY better
women's sportswear in the Western Hemisphere. The Company also has the
exclusive license to produce women's wear under the Kenneth Cole New York,
Unlisted.com and Reaction Kenneth Cole brand names. Liz Claiborne, Inc.
employs over 7,000 people worldwide. And, yes, designer Liz Claiborne
is a real person.
Lizzie Simon: "DETOUR"
Lizzie Simon attended Columbia College at Columbia University, graduating in
1998. Simon was also the Arts Director at WKCR 89.9 FM for two years. On
her writing of DETOUR: I wanted to collect testimonies from young
bipolar people who had been treated successfully and were in the process
of building careers and families and healthy lives. I felt that our stories
weren't being told anywhere. There were books about bipolar people, but
they were written by much older people who had much different issues than
I had had. I knew there was a generation of us who were young enough when
we were diagnosed to not be truly and permanently disabled by the
disorder. I talk about it explicitly in DETOUR, that going crazy
at seventeen was the most traumatic experience I have ever had, and that
at that time I felt without role models, without resources, without road
maps." Simon is currently developing several projects including a show
for MTV based on DETOUR.
The biblical Elizabeths
There were two biblical Elizabeths: Elizabeth, the wife of Aaron,
Moses' brother. And, in the New Testament, there was Elizabeth, cousin
to the Virgin Mary and mother of John the Baptist. (The Hebrew version
of name Elizabeth is Elisheba, which means "God is fullness".) Just
as Elizabeth was wife of Aaron, the first Hebrew priest, the husband of
Elizabeth in the New Testament is also a priest. She is barren and
elderly, so the couple has no children. And, similar to other famous
women in the bible, including Sarah, Rachel and Hannah, all of whom bore
children after a promise from God. When Mary learns that Elizabeth is
pregnant, she journeys to Ein Kerem, west of Jerusalem. Her visit is
accompanied by manifestations of the Holy Spirit and Elizabeth's baby
stirs in her womb. Elizabeth is called the "kinswoman" of Mary. While
this is assumed to mean "cousin," the exact relationship is unknown.
These two web pages offer caligraphic art in Hebrew characters. The name
"ELIZHIVA" is painted in Hebrew with a kabbalistic explanation: the letters
featured in this work are ALEPH YUD LAMED ZAYIN BET TAV. Taken together,
and reading from right to left, they spell ELIZABETH. This name has
been transliterated into the Hebrew phonetically. According to Kaballah,
each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet has a special meaning. Here
are a few brief stories about these letters . . .
Elizabeth Brunner My Beloved Elizabeth - Stories out of the life of Elizabeth Brunner,
eminent Hungarian painter. The dedication reads: "May this book be my
humble contribution towards the realisation of Elizabeth Brunner’s
dream and of the mission assigned to her by Rabindranath Tagore: 'Take
two lights to every nook and corner of world'." A fascinating tale of
Brunner's travels in India in the 1930s.
The Thin Lizzie Sundae
Hersey's provides a recipe for a reduced-calorie fudge sunday called
the "Thin Lizzie." All you need is fresh strawberries, kiwi fruit,
peaches, vanilla frozen yogurt, some Hersey's fat-free fudge topping
-- and whipped cream. Yum.
The Incredible Shrinking Lizzie Thin
Did you hear about Miss Lizzie Thin? She went and committed the
ultimate sin.... She got fat!!! (Doggerel verse which may
amuse. And the poem is its own morality tale, too.)
Elizabeth Seeman's admission (to college)
After the first moments of their shock, I realize my religion must
be explained. Yes, I really am Jewish, and no, I was not offended by
that joke you said about Hitler, but no, I do not want to hear the
other one. One of my friends will say, "Shut up! Lizzie's Jewish."
Then laughter, and after a blank expression on my face is read, an
apology is given.
Elizabeth the Vampire Slayer
Another role playing game fan's attempt at prose: "Elizabeth backed
a little into a clearing where the moonlight allowed her to see the
figures easier. The two hell beasts continued to advance towards
their prey and when they reached the clearing, the moonlight
revealing their identity, Elizabeth gasped. She knew these two
people -- well she knew these two beasts. Tears started to well up
in her eyes. As they came nearer, she backed away. 'Elizabeth,
long time no see,' said the vampire as he moved towards her."
Lizzie's Barn - An Animal Sanctuary
A small, family-run animal rescue without any paid staff, Lizzie's Barn
finds homes for abandoned dogs both locally in South Wales and in other
parts of the UK. The folks at Lizzie's Barn have a specially converted barn,
which they use in preference to kennels. It is surrounded by 10 acres used
for the dogs' exercise. Some of the dogs will stay with them forever due to
old age or ill-health while others are ready to go to new homes. Much of
their work is with abandoned dogs and with puppies rejected by commercial
Lizzie Magie and the Game of Monopoly
On March 23, 1903, Lizzie J. Magie, a young Quaker woman living in
Virginia, applied to the US Patent Office for a patent on a board game
she had invented as an easy, fun-filled method of teaching the evils
of land monopolism. She was granted patent number 740,626 on January
5, 1904 by the US Patent Office.
"Liz gave me my first doll when I was five. Twenty-four years later,
Raggedy is still in wonderful shape. Now Liz, with her granddaughter
Lizzie, is creating heirloom quality handmade cloth dolls for your
children and grandchildren to love."
Chicago's Tin Lizzie Bar
Not Your Typical Sports Bar, the Tin Lizzie claims to be
Lincoln Park's hottest alternative sports bar and a great place to
start early to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, especially for TV sports
events or after the Cubs games. Things definitely heat up late at
night with the best music and the coolest crowd.
Thin Lizzy -- A Rock Legend
From a 1972 review: "THIN LIZZY is a considerably underestimated band.
Phil Lynot a gifted writer and he has a lot of skill In arranging common
language to fit into rock songs. Also he can take a straight-ahead strutter
like this and add enough melody to give the whole certain unexpected little
charms and yet "Little Darling" is good, direct, aggressive rock music with
something of the mid-period Stones about it. Lyrically its a 1970’s
courtship dance. There's some squirting, slippery guitar to be enjoyed
too, which perfectly complements the elusive, quicksilver element in Phil’s
vocal technique - strong. simple. beautiful." Read the
history of Thin Lizzy from
1969 to 1983 on this very comprehensive
Twin Lizzy -- Probably the first Lizzy tribute band
"Our band is called TWIN LIZZY and is a Thin Lizzy tribute band. Somebody
jokingly suggested the idea of doing all Thin Lizzy songs. This was taken
seriously by the rest of the band members and before we knew it ... done.
But we needed a new name more in keeping with the material and all four of
us and many more Friends thought long and hard for a name which would
connect us to Thin Lizzy in some way or other, preferably with the name
Lizzy in the title. Some suggestions (and reasons for their exclusion)
were: Fat Lizzy (crap), Thin Lizzie (too close), Bizzy Lizzy (Well known
plant), etc. This went on for weeks until we went to a birthday party and
one of our drunken mates staggered past us and casually slurred the now
famous phrase "Eeeeeaaarr" (long pause, stagger, slurp, burp, fart,
surprised look, longer pause) "I fink yer should call yerselfs TWIN LIZZY
geddit'?? Eh! TWIN LIZZY Eh? Eh? Any friggin good?" (daft drunk grin,
wobbles off, slips, disappears into the crowd). You could have heard a
very small pin drop quite a short distance. Thus Twin Lizzy was the name."
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddal
19th century painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti had big ideas about "saving"
Lizzie and moulding her into his ideal woman. At first, Rossetti thought
Lizzie was his perfect woman, but soon grew disillusioned when it became
clear to him that real women were far more complicated than his fantasy.
Read more about this tragic love story and see some of
Rossetti's paintings of Lizzie here and here.
How Lizzie came from China
In Summer 2000, Angela, a single mom from Kansas was lucky enough to
take the "trip of a lifetime" and travel to China to adopt a baby
daughter. This is the story, in words and pictures, of Lizzie and
how she became a U.S. Citizen on February 27, 2001 with thousands of
other adopted children in the United States. (Note: This is a
"Geocities" hosted web site but worth suffering through the
An Airlift Baby Returns to Vietnam
Riding an emotional roller-coaster of excitement and apprehension,
Lizzie Sowles, a 25-year-old "babylift" orphan, climbed aboard a
jetliner Thursday night for a pilgrimage to her native Vietnam -- a
homeland and a war she knows only through stories. . . .
Lizzie's Bat Mitzvah Speech
"Five years ago, I couldn't recite a prayer in Hebrew, let alone
recognize any of the letter that belong to this foreign and ancient
language. I couldn't tell you the names of the three patriarchs or
the four matriarchs, or list any cities located the state of Israel.
Now I am familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, and can recite numerous
prayers. In addition, I am filled with knowledge about Israel, Jewish
festivals and holidays, Torah stories and so much more."
Izzie Lizzie Aligator
A children's book by Suzanne Tate which won the Children's Choice
Award from the International Reading Association in 2000. The book is
about the fascinating family behavior of alligators and how pollution
affects these giant lizards. Children learn alligators can be dangerous
to humans. And did you know that the name aligator comes from
the Spanish el lagarto meaning the lizard?
The Lizzie Lincoln Haunted House
Venture into this house on Lincoln Road, near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.
A house with a long history of a poltergeist named "Lizzie". Does her
spirit still roam the corridors of this 100 year old house? Explore
the dark halls where reality ends and terror begins... (Be sure to
bring the $10 admission fee.)
"Our Lizzie" - a novel by Ana Jacobs
"Our Lizzie, a historical novel written by Anna Jacobs, is a tale of
the home front in World War I: Lizzie Kershaw is an independent
spirit. At twelve she loses her father and her happy family life ends
as her mother grows to resent her. Then circumstances push Lizzie into
an early marriage, where she finds her mother's petty cruelties
replaced by her husband's frequent beatings. But she is a survivor.
When World War I breaks out, Lizzie husband is forced to join up and
she seizes the opportunity to run away. . ." (Read excerpts from the
LIZZIE: software for stockbrokers -- in Argentina
This site is all in Spanish but is reasonably comprehensible. Take client
orders, place trades, provide confirmations online. Read the details of
the "LIZZIE" application.
Don't cry for me Argentina -- unless you have investments there.
Lizzie's Sexuality: Were the Rumors True?
"In the course of her trips to Boston, Lizzie went backstage to make
the acquaintance of the actress Nance O'Neil. Miss O'Neil had seen better
days on the stage, but the tragic roles she typically played struck a
chord with Lizzie. . ." Czech-born writer David Rehak takes a look
a historical look at Lizzie Borden's private life -- and love.
Lizzie Roper: British Comedienne
Actress, comedian, writer, virtual presenter, radio loud mouth,
promoter, director, produce and burner of toast... Lizzie Roper is
an accomplished actress and comedian. Her most recent West End
appearance was during the successful run of What's Wrong With Angry
at the Arts Theatre - recently she has also appeared in Copenhagen in
the same show. Lizzie has also played a prominent role in both Freedom
broadcasts, notably co-hosting Tim and Betty in the Afternoon, with
Tim Purcell in December 1995. She currently co-presents G.A.Y. on
London's Spectrum Radio with Jeremy Joseph on Thursday evenings and
has also presented pieces for Viva! and for the BBC.
Dizzy Miss Lizzie and the Flying Lizards Dizzy Miss Lizzie is the same version that appears on the 1984
LP record titled Top Ten. On the flip side is Dizzy,
a nice, striped down and re-worked version with no vocals and snippets
of piano playing by Julian Marshall.
"The Flying Lizards is the
name adopted by producer David Cunningham to
indulge his megalomaniac desires to make pop records (and to play with
possibilities which were difficult to introduce into his other, more
formal work.) His constant shift of personnel can be attributed not
only to the megalomania but also to foster the idea of a band that
wasn't a band - that could do anything, that could be a heavy metal
outfit on one record and Abba on the next. (Or even more interestingly, the
possibility of being both at the same time.) Perhaps this never worked
but the results of this bizarre constraint were equally worthwhile. To
Cunningham, pop music stardom is not interesting; his personality is
unsuited to the conventional showbiz idea of what a
pop group should do. This, in combination with his complete inability to sing
in tune or play the same thing more than once, leaves him little option
but to invent some other strategy to interfere with pop music."
Dizzy Miss Lizzie is an out-of-print collector's item and hard to find.
Lizzie Greystock of The Eustace Diamonds
"Lizzie looked round upon her brother-in-law and sighed. She had never
yet told the story in all its nakedness, although it had been three or
four times extracted from her by admission. She paused, hoping that
questions might be asked her which she could answer by easy
monosyllables, but not a word was uttered to help her." Lizzie Greystock
is the heroine of Anthony Trollope's classic 1873 novel The Eustace
Lizzie Harper - illustrator
Winner of the 1997 Artists and Illustrators Magazine Student Award,
Lizzie Harper illustrates the natural world with her work for the
UK's magazine of microscopy, Micscape.
Lizzie: the little Pom from the puppymill
PuppyMillRescue is an internet-based non-profit organization created to locate,
foster, and place in forever loving homes, purebred dogs previously used as breeders
in PuppyMills. This page tells the story of Lizzie, a small Pomeranian dog, placed
in a new home. Unfortunately, Lizzie has a serious heart problem and may not survive
Lizzie Hitches a Ride
"Lizzie is a special kind of lizard found in Australia, but Lizzie
is even more special than that ... she is a real adventurer ... and
this is how we came to meet her." Pia Laura Robledo Mendez writes
about this fictional lizard.
Lizzie the British wrestler
Although new to wrestling, this English beauty is very confident
and can handle herself. Lizzie's got a strong, lithe body from years
of dancing and strong legs which she intends to use to crush
opponents! This site features female wrestlers, amateurs and
professionals from around the world, who wrestle in semi-competitive,
competitive, mixed, and fantasy style matches.
Prozac Nation - the film adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel's book
A reed-thin Christina Ricci plays Lizzie, a budding writer and
Harvard freshman, trying to put a lifetime of emotional wreckage
(battling, divorced parents; childhood therapy; a history of
self-abuse) behind her. She makes a new friend in roommate Ruby,
loses her virginity to comely classmate Noah, and wins a Rolling
Stone magazine prize for best student reporting for a review she
writes of a Lou Reed show. Soon, though, she alienates her
friends with increasingly bad behavior and becomes so paralyzed
by depression that she can't write . . .
By Lizzie - a book by Mary Eccles
How does a smart, spunky kid deal with the trials of being
a middle child? She writes about it-that's how! When Lizzie
finds her mom's old typewriter, she decides to write the tales
of a year in her life. That is, if she can find time between
being pestered by her baby sister and teased by her older
brother. The middle-child life isn't easy, but if anybody can
make it fun, Lizzie can. (From the Penguin Putnam Books for
Young Readers series designed specifically for middle-grade
readers. You can read an excerpt.)
The Other Lizzie: Liz Bailey
Did you ever type www.lizzie.net instead of www.lizzie.com? If so, you've
met London's Liz Bailey, freelance journalist and internet researcher.
(Take a look at her list of
links to other sites -- most of which are not about anyone named Lizzie.)
Not enough Lizzies? Here are even more fabulous Lizzie links to explore: