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100 New Yorkers : A Guide to Illustrious Lives and Locations

100 New Yorkers : A Guide to Illustrious Lives and Locations

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Book DescriptionThis innovative guide brings together a dazzling miscellany of New Yorkers - writers, artists, athletes, actors, politicians, and famed visitors - and explores the places where their presence continues to resonate. A biographical sketch of each of the one hundred celebrities is followed by descriptions of their homes and haunts. Visit the fountain at the Plaza Hotel in which Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald made a splash; the theaters where Dorothy Parker wrote her barbed reviews; Stanford White's infamous apartment with the red velvet swing; the Art Deco lounge where Billie Holiday sang the blues; and Frank Sinatra's favorite bar in Little Italy. Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Diana Vreeland, Diego Rivera, Dawn Powell, Walt Whitman, Tallulah Bankhead, Truman Capote, Weegee, Babe Ruth, and Jackson Pollock are only a few of the luminaries that light up these pages. Indexed by neighborhood, era, and profession, this book includes easy-to-use maps and 100 black-and-white photographs.