Summer At Tiffany

Summer At Tiffany

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Do you remember the best summer of your life?New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend, Marty Garrett, arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls. Turned away from the top department stores, they miraculously find jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co., becoming the first women to ever work on the sales floor--a diamond-filled day job replete with Tiffany blue shirtwaist dresses from Bonwit Teller's--and the envy of all their friends.Hart takes us back to the magical time when she and Marty rubbed elbows with the rich and famous; pinched pennies to eat at the Automat; experienced nightlife at La Martinique; and danced away their weekends with dashing midshipmen. Between being dazzled by Judy Garland's honeymoon visit to Tiffany, celebrating VJ Day in Times Square, and mingling with Cafe society, she fell in love, learned unforgettable lessons, made important decisions that would change her future, and created the remarkable memories she now shares with all of us.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 132.1 x 180.3 x 30.5mm | 226.8g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black and white photo insert and 12-15 line illustrations
  • 0061189529
  • 9780061189524
  • 403,412

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"A charming story of a charmed summer...I didn't want Marjorie Hart's effervescent memoir to end."--Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof
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Having been born rather later than the time in which this book is set, I was unsure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the way it swept me into the era - one in which women wore hats, heels and endeavoured to achieve elegance and glamour. Having worked in the jewellery world myself I had a chuckle at the idea vs reality of working in the industry! As it is a memoir, it is not in-depth nor is it long and it possibly has a rather rosy glow in remembering a time 60 years ago - but it is a nice little romp into 1945!show more
by Annette Piper
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