Coverart for item
The Resource The Barbizon : the New York hotel that set women free, Paulina Bren

The Barbizon : the New York hotel that set women free, Paulina Bren

Label
The Barbizon : the New York hotel that set women free
Title
The Barbizon
Title remainder
the New York hotel that set women free
Statement of responsibility
Paulina Bren
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to The Barbizon, New York's premier women-only hotel. Built in 1927, New York's Barbizon Hotel was first intended as a home for the 'Modern Woman' seeking a career in the arts. It became the place to stay for ambitious, independent women, who were lured by the promise of fame and good fortune. Sylvia Plath fictionalized her time there in The Bell Jar, and over the years, its 688 tiny pink 'highly feminine boudoirs' also housed Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly (notorious for sneaking in men), Joan Didion, Candice Bergen, Charlie's Angel Jaclyn Smith, Ali McGraw, Cybil Shepherd, Elaine Stritch, Liza Minnelli, Eudora Welty, The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, and writers Mona Simpson and Ann Beattie, among many others. Mademoiselle boarded its summer interns there - perfectly turned-out young women, who would never be spotted hatless - as did Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School its students - in their white-gloves and kitten heels - and the Ford Modelling Agency its young models. Not everyone who passed through the Barbizon's doors was destined for greatness - for some it was a story of dashed hopes and expectations - but from the Jazz Age New Women of the 1920s, to the Liberated Women of the 1960s, until 1981 when the first men checked in, The Barbizon was a place where women could stand up and be counted. The Barbizon is a colourful, glamorous portrait of the lives of these young women, who came to New York looking for something more. It's a story of pushing the boundaries, of women's emancipation and of the generations of brilliant women who passed through its halls
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bren, Paulina
Dewey number
305.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Didion, Joan
  • Greene, Gael
  • Grace
  • Brown, Margaret Tobin
  • Blackwell, Betsy Talbot
  • Barbizon/63 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Hotels
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Hotels
  • Women
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The Barbizon : the New York hotel that set women free, Paulina Bren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Building the Barbizon: the unsinkable Molly Brown vs. the flappers -- Surviving the Depression: Gibbs Girls and Powers models -- McCarthyism and its female prey: Betsy Talbot Blackwell and her career women -- The dollhouse days: Grace Kelly and the beauty queens -- Sylvia Plath: the summer of 1953 -- Joan Didion: the summer of 1955 -- The invisible: Gael Greene and "The lone women" -- "The problem that has no name": Sylvia Plath and the 1950s, in memoriam -- The end of an era: from women's hotel to millionaires' apartments
Control code
000068883308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781529393033
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1244180383
Label
The Barbizon : the New York hotel that set women free, Paulina Bren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Building the Barbizon: the unsinkable Molly Brown vs. the flappers -- Surviving the Depression: Gibbs Girls and Powers models -- McCarthyism and its female prey: Betsy Talbot Blackwell and her career women -- The dollhouse days: Grace Kelly and the beauty queens -- Sylvia Plath: the summer of 1953 -- Joan Didion: the summer of 1955 -- The invisible: Gael Greene and "The lone women" -- "The problem that has no name": Sylvia Plath and the 1950s, in memoriam -- The end of an era: from women's hotel to millionaires' apartments
Control code
000068883308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781529393033
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1244180383

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898