Postcards from Times Square: Sight and Sentiments from the Last Century

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These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she’s landed a job with Rudy Vallee’s revue, or of an army corporal letting his friend know that he’ll be discharged by Christmas 1941. Perfect as mementos, pictorial histories, and gifts, the Postcards ...
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Overview

These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she’s landed a job with Rudy Vallee’s revue, or of an army corporal letting his friend know that he’ll be discharged by Christmas 1941. Perfect as mementos, pictorial histories, and gifts, the Postcards From . . . Series transports you back in time, allowing you to explore the events, places, and people that have enriched our country and our culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757001000
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/31/2001
  • Series: Postcards From..Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

George J. Lankevich received his PhD in American History from Columbia University. He taught for over thirty years in the City University of New York, and is now a professor emeritus. Dr. Lankevich is the author of over twenty volumes of history, including New York City: A Short History.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. ACT ONE: TIMES SQUARE, 1904-1919
Adolph Ochs and the Times Tower
The Theater District
The Grand Hotels
The Eastern Ridge
2. BETWEEN THE WARS: TIMES SQUARE, 1919-1941
The Great Ziegfeld
Vaudeville and Burlesque on Broadway
Commercialism and the Great White Way
Radio City Music Hall
3. FROM TRIUMPH TO TWILIGHT: TIMES SQUARE, 1941-1975
Times Square Goes to War
Palaces on Times Square
The Stork Club
Rockefeller Center
4. RESURRECTION: TIMES SQUARE, 1975-2000
Rebuilding Times Square
The Saga of the Empire Theater
Conclusion
Index
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