New York: Rinehart & Company, 1946. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Fine / Near Fine. Item #010162
Orig. red cloth.136 pp. Spine slightly tilted, very light fading to edges. Dust jacket is lightly worn to extremities, small chips to spine ends and head of front cover. "A wag one remarked that the three most engaging phenomena of the contemporary New York scene were Mrs. Vanderbilt, the Stork Club, and Lucius Beebe. The Stork Club and Lucius Beebe are represented by this book, and it may be remarked that Mrs. Vanderbilt herself is an occasional visitor to the Stork, a circumstance which would see to take care of everything. Here is the Stork Club. Not the whole of it, for its legend has achieved Homeric proportions. But here is the essence of its being - a brandied core of its reality - a souffle flavoured with its personality, atmosphere, and glamour.