At the Plaza : an illustrated history of the world's most famous hotel

by Gathje, Curtis.

Format: Print Book 2000
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TX941.P58 G38 2000
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TX941.P58 G38 2000

At The Plaza is a pictorial record and an anecdotal history of the world's most famous hotel: New York's Plaza. As a story, it traverses the breadth and scope of Gotham's high society during the American Century. As a photo collection, it's like no other, capturing the hotel's remarkable presence on the ever-changing New York scene.

For almost one hundred years, The Plaza has mirrored the social history of Manhattan: its tastes in design, entertainment, restaurants and accommodations, as well as its adjustment to Prohibition, the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Cold War, women's rights, smokers' rights, animals' rights and British rock-and-roll. The first guests to sign the register-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt-set the standard for the long procession of luminaries that followed: Mark Twain, Diamond JimBrady, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Beatles, among many others.

In At The Plaza , the hotel's official historian has compiled a tremendous collection of photographs and vignettes chronicling the colorful history of a building, an institution, and a city.

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Subjects Plaza Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xi, 180 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes filmography (pages 167-169), bibliographical references (pages 170-172) and index.
ISBN 0312261748 (hbk.)
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