Franklin

The Plaza : the secret life of America's most famous hotel / Julie Satow.

Author/Creator:
Satow, Julie, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York ; Boston : Twelve, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Hotels -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate / Commercial.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA).
Plaza Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Plaza Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- History.
Form/Genre:
History.
NonFiction.
Summary:
"The Plaza is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century."-- Dust jacket flap.
Contents:
Parade of millionaires
A typical French house
A Greek tragedy
The Wet Age
The big landlord
The 39 widows of the Plaza
Wartime
The real Eloise
Party of the century
Prostitutes promenade
Trump's Mona Lisa
The prince and the billionaire
Save the Plaza
Shell game
The Indian Great Gatsby.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-346) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Jones Fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9781455566679
1455566675
9781549175930
9781455566662
OCLC:
1057242880
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