At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel

At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel

Curtis Gathje


At The Plaza is a pictorial checklist and an anecdotal historical past of the world's most renowned inn: New York's Plaza. As a narrative, it traverses the breadth and scope of Gotham's excessive society in the course of the American Century. As a photograph assortment, it is like no different, shooting the hotel's outstanding presence at the ever-changing manhattan scene.

For nearly 100 years, The Plaza has reflected the social historical past of new york: its tastes in layout, leisure, eating places and lodgings, in addition to its adjustment to Prohibition, the good melancholy, global Wars, the chilly conflict, women's rights, people who smoke' rights, animals' rights and British rock-and-roll. the 1st site visitors to signal the register-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt-set the traditional for the lengthy procession of luminaries that undefined: Mark Twain, Diamond Jim Brady, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Beatles, between many others.

In At The Plaza, the hotel's legit historian has compiled an important choice of pictures and vignettes chronicling the colourful heritage of a development, an establishment, and a city.

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