Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Best known for his caricatures of celebrities, noted artist and historian Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) offers through his familiar artwork a glimpse into many of New York's infamous Prohibition gin mills, along with the recipe for each of the speakeasy's cocktail claim to fame. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: (Applause Books). Introduction by Pete Hamill. When Manhattan joints were hung out to dry, the Booze-oizie sniveled, then pirouetted on their stools to find reasonably palatable Speakeasy facsimiles. These Prohibition hangouts each had their own flavor, decorum, decor and formula for ducking the law. Each found its own alcoholic substratum: its own inimitable characters behind, at and under the bar. Fear not all has not been lost to the repeal of the 18th Amendment, Starbucks corporate latte, and the wrecking ball. One intoxicating artifact remains, a book of lustrous vintage Al Hirschfeld's The Speakeasies of 1932 , wherein Hirschfeld nails these dipsomaniacal outposts with his pen and brush in the manner of a dour Irish bartender sizing up a troublesome souse. Provided as well is the recipe for each of the speakeasy's cocktail claim to fame. The resulting concoction is the perfect antidote to the Cappuccino Grande Malaise, a book that will make everyone yearn for a Manhattan, old fashioned, and straight up. "His comments are as swooping and witty as his lines." The New Yorker
From Publishers Weekly:
Brought back into print, this redesigned volume of Hirschfeld's pen-and-ink drawings from 1932 offers a window onto the Jazz Age. His trademark illustrations capture the feeling of bartenders, both straight-faced and dour, as well as of the patrons, some dressed for dance, others longing to bend an ear. Set on the facing page of each drawing is a short essay on the drinking establishment (written by Gordon Kahn and Al Hirschfeld), followed by the recipe for that place's signature drink. For example, in Mike's bar in Harlem, the author's write, "Caucasian patronage is tolerated but not solicited," and the Pink Lady Cocktail is made with grenadine, brandy, gin and egg white. Hirschfeld depicts the bartender Ralph, serving a sophisticated, blasé black couple, sitting at the same table as a derelict-looking white man. The publication of this book marks the launch of Applause's new imprint, Glenn Young Books.
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0KVE4F000UOY
Buchbeschreibung Glenn Young Books/Applause, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8796052
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815578351854.0
Buchbeschreibung Glenn Young Books/Applause 2003-08-01, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 1. 1557835187 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Buchnummer des Verkäufers POTM-1557835187
Buchbeschreibung Glenn Young Books, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2003. Cloth. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hirschfeld, Al (illustrator). First Thus. Small folio covered in blue denim colored cloth with gilt. First Glenn Young edition. Near fine condition in a very good dust jacket with some edgewear and small impressed dents on the front surface. The original version "Manhattan Oases", was first published in 1932 by Dutton. A visual social history of a unique kind of drinking establishment that esisted in a brief window of history at the end of prohibition. Affectionate and humorous pen and ink cartoon drawings and text, with accompanying drink recipes. 95 pp., followed by a book ad for "Hirschfeld's Harlem". History, Art, Humor, New York, Hospitality, Drinking, Bars, Prohibition, Cooking. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007078
Buchbeschreibung Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P-145-25
Buchbeschreibung U.S.A.: Glenn Young Books/Applause, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition. Brand New, both DJ and book itself. "H"irschfeld (PM). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-15676228294
Buchbeschreibung Hal Leonard Publishers. Buchzustand: New. Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1557835187
Buchbeschreibung Glenn Young Books, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good +. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. 1st Thus. Clean copy, no writing or markings in text. Solid and square, no loose pages. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine and front, 96 pages. An original version of the book was published in 1932 as Manhattan Oases. White pictorial DJ is not price clipped. DJ is now protected with a clear plastic cover. A well cared for copy. BXG. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013536
Buchbeschreibung Glenn Young Books/Applause, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13976148