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The Barbizon : the hotel that set women free / Paulina Bren.

Bren, Paulina, (author.).

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  • 6 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 305.4097 Bre (Text) 32604070211478 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Checked out 05/03/2021
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 305.4097 BRE (Text) 39230032104182 Adult New Books Reshelving -
Greentown PL - Greentown 305.409 BREN (Text) 75342000091062 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION SOCIAL TOPICS WOMEN Bren (Text) 36626104219829 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 05/11/2021
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 305.4097.c Bren, Paulina (Text) 78294000280102 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 04/30/2021
Jay Co PL - Portland 305.4097 B837 (Text) 76383000482434 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 305.4 BREN (Text) 34330513513649 Adult - New Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 305.409 BRE (Text) 37323005534782 NEW-BKS Available -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 305.4 BREN (Text) 38650833523002 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 04/29/2021
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 305.409747 Bren (Text) 31208913227718 new non-fiction Checked out 04/28/2021
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  • ISBN: 1982123893
  • ISBN: 9781982123895
  • Physical Description: vii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (pages 295-320).
Summary, etc.:
"The Barbizon tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment. Arriving in New York to work in the dazzling new skyscrapers, they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses; they wanted what men already had-exclusive residential hotels that catered to their needs, with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining. The Barbizon would become the most famous residential hotel of them all, welcoming everyone from aspiring actresses, dancers, and fashion models to seamstresses, secretaries, and nurses. The Barbizon's residents read like a who's who: Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly, Tippi Hedron, Liza Minelli, Ali McGraw, Jaclyn Smith, and Phylicia Rashad; writers Sylvia Plath, Joan Didion, Diane Johnson, Gael Greene, and Meg Wolitzer; and so many more. But before they were household names, they were among the young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase, and hope. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Barbizon weaves together a tale that has, until now, never been told. It is an epic story of women's ambition in the 20th century. The Barbizon Hotel offered its residents a room of their own and air to breathe, unfettered from family obligations and expectations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased. No place had existed like it before, or has since"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > New York > Social conditions > 20th century.
Women > New York > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Barbizon/63 (New York, N.Y.)

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