It Happened in Brooklyn : An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s
Stickball and stoopball. Perfect penmanship and Permanent Records. ("I was never quite sure what the Permanent Record was, but I knew it was something very significant that would stay with you for the rest of your life.") Ebinger's black-out cakes and Loehmann's discount designer dresses. The drop of the roller coaster and the taste of Nathan's franks. The apartment house as universe. The Dodgers.The Frommers turn their attention to Brooklyn - the Brooklyn that has become the stuff of legend for all Americans. In stories wistful, pointed, and funny, over a hundred voices evoke an experience that in many details exists now only as a memory...but oh, what a pleasant afterglow lingers for those who knew or know the borough. The interviewees include teachers and an ex-ticket taker (Ebbets Field, of course), a former Mr. America and a Baptist pastor, a retired garment worker and an opera star: in a word, Brooklyn.Handsomely designed and illustrated throughout with period photographs, this is at once an album, a celebration, and a chronicle, a book to make a special time and a special place live anew. You can go home again.
- 205.74 x 254 x 33.02mm | 929.86g
- 01 Nov 1993
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
- United States
- English, Italian
- Illustrations, unspecified