SHAW, Charles G.
Written by Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974), at the time a freelancer for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker but also a founder member of American Abstract Artists.
The John Day Company
7 3/4" x 5 3/8"
Decorated by Raymond Bret-Koch
The French illustrator, Raymond Bret-Koch, was Staff Artist on Vanity Fair.
The chapter titles give an evocative flavour of what's in store: speakeasies, The Great White Way, "A Few All-Night Druggists", dance halls and ballrooms, "all night chow", "chop suey with dancing", "chop suey without dancing", grill rooms, "with that Park Avenue air", roof gardens, Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, and, of course, Harlem ("the town's current hot-spot"), where there are namechecks for such jazz luminaries as Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, and Cab Calloway.
*jacket tape reinforced*