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Title   It's Done in the Best Places

Binding   Plastic spiral. Card stock cover.

Book Condition   Near Fine

Edition   First

Publisher   Chicago Calvert Distillers Col. 1938

Seller ID   006007

Scarce -- no copies of this New York nightclub promo found on OCLC or elsewhere. No. 2043 of a limited edition -- the size of the limitation unstated. Folio, 36 by 26 cm. Unpaginated, 34 pages. With translucent blue plastic outer cover. Big spreads on the legendary nightclubs and restaurants of the era, among them, the Stork Club, Versailles, El Morocco, Paradise, Leon & Eddie's, the Rainbow Room, the Colony Restaurant, the Savoy-Plaza Cafe Lounge, the Marguery, the Casa Manana, La Conga, the Larue Restaurant, and Le Coq Rouge. Each of these establishments is given a lavish two page spread, with imaginative lay-outs interspersing and sometimes overlaying the photos on the text, which is more ample, and more informative, than one might expect from such a publication. While this isn't a muckraking venture -- each of the customers of Calvert is allowed to shine -- the proprietors, who are extensively quoted, do go into their philosphies and approaches to many aspects of their businesses, and one can get a real sense of them and their venues. Thus, for example, Sherman Billingsley speaks about how he generally spurns hiring outside name bands, and he goes into great length about the centrality of publicity for his business. With each of these businesses, too, there is a crisp inset setting forth factual details about the place -- location, description of decorations, the rent, type of food, number of employees, average customers per week, charges per customer, and the like.

Price = 1500.00 USD



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