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It happened in Manhattan : an oral history of life in the city during the mid-twentieth century

Author: Myrna Frommer; Harvey Frommer
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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These recollections of "old" New York--from after WWII through the 1970s--are by celebrities and high-rollers such as Jimmy Breslin, Jerry Della Femina, Elaine Kaufman, and others who recall the nightspots and their denizens, as well as out-of-the-way neighborhoods. Photographs capture the special mood of places and times past.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myrna Frommer; Harvey Frommer
ISBN: 0425181693 9780425181690
OCLC Number: 47081303
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 On the Sidewalks of New York 3 --
Chapter 2 I Want to Be a Part of It 33 --
Chapter 3 If I Can Make It Here ... 55 --
Chapter 4 Puttin' on the Ritz 83 --
Chapter 5 Sanctuaries in the City 117 --
Chapter 6 High Culture or "Who the Hell Is de Kooning?" 129 --
Chapter 7 Making Music 153 --
Chapter 8 East Side, West Side 175 --
Chapter 9 All Around the Town 213 --
Chapter 10 Politics As Usual 247 --
Chapter 11 Looking at New York Through Its Buildings 267 --
Reprise: If You Live Long Enough ... 289 --
P.S. 303.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer.

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