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100 New Yorkers: A Guide to Illustrious Lives & Locations
100 New Yorkers: A Guide to Illustrious Lives & Locations by Julia Holmes 1892145316 9781892145314
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100 New Yorkers: A Guide to Illustrious Lives & Locations by Julia Holmes

100 New Yorkersprofiles musicians, painters, photographers, a journalist who donned disguises to get the inside scoop, comedians, crooners, politicians, a clairvoyanteven a pirateand the places associated with them in the city. It describes affairs and love stories, profound and enduring friendships, feats of the imagination, lurid scandals, and fabulous parties, along with moments of unexpected humorsuch as the description of young Edgar Allan Poe, who routinely draped a white sheet over his head to walk solemnly through his stepfathers dinner parties. Throughout,100 New Yorkersfeatures the incomparable panorama of the citythe drama surrounding the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the 1880s, the music coming out of smoky Harlem lounges in the 1940s, and the bustle of Coney Island in its heyday. Beautifully designed by Milton Glaserhimself an iconic New Yorkerthis book features one hundred intriguing black-and-white photographs. 100 New Yorkersincludes: Diane Arbus, Tallulah Bankhead, Henry James, Jacob Lawrence, John Lennon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Dorothy Parker, Edgar Allan Poe, Jackson Pollock, Diego Rivera, Babe Ruth, Sojourner Truth, Diana Vreeland, Weegee, Walt Whitman, and eighty-five more.

Author: Julia Holmes

Language: English

Edition: 1st Prinitng, November 2004

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 248

Publisher: Little Bookroom

Publication Date: 2002-10-01

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1892145316

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