Is British period drama, Mr. Selfridge, on your must-watch list? Have you ever wondered how much of it is true and how much is fiction?
Mr Selfridge is based upon the life of American maverick Harry G. Selfridge who arrived on Englands green and pleasant lands with a sole mission: To create a store so flamboyant, and to shake up a system so tired and rigid, that everyone would sit up and take notice.
Selfridge turned the store he named after himself into one of Londons most iconic buildings, majestically standing pride of place on Oxford Street. Selfridges was, and still is, the home of opulence, style, fashion, and a mecca for those who love to shop.
But shopping before Selfridges came on the scene was a very different story; stuffy, stifled, and not at all sexy.
It took one man to change all that.
To say he succeeded is an understatement. Harry Selfridge completely changed the face of shopping. He made it fun, he made it acceptable, and he created a pastime that millions of people have since enjoyed the world over.
The ITV series Mr Selfridge takes us behind the scenes of his beloved store and introduces us to this bold, charismatic, and innovative man, sharing his story from rags to riches.
The book Mr Selfridge: Your Backstage Pass to the True Harry Selfridge Story and Making of the PBS TV Series shows us how much of it is true.
You will learn:
Harrys backstory: how he was a rags to riches story before he even arrived on British shoresWhat he was like as an individual, what drove him to such extremes of risk and success
and failureHow he revolutionized marketing, branding and the shopping experienceHow he transformed employee relations and working conditionsHis uncanny insight into the power of celebrity presciently foreshadowing the force that it is todayHow the relationship with his beloved wife aligned with his success and how his life transformed after she diedInsider information into the making of the TV series Mr Selfridge
You will come to care deeply about this charismatic and passionate man.
Mr Selfridge makes compelling viewing. Learn more about it and the true story behind it.
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