High Society

High Society

475.00

Parker, Dorothy, Chappell, George S., and Crowninshield, Frank. Hints on how to Attain, Relish - and Survive It (Illustrated by FISH). New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1920. First Edition. 65 pages. 32 x 24.5 cm. "A Pictorial Guide to Life in Our Upper Circle. Advice as to Social Campaigning and Hints on the Management of Dowagers, Dinners, Debutantes, Dances, and the Thousand and One Diversions of Persons of Quality." This anthology is a wonderful snapshot of the types of illustrations and prose previously published in Vanity Fair between 1915 and 1920. It was released after Dorothy Parker had been sacked by Conde Nast for her tepid revue of Florenz Ziegfield's wife Billy Burke. Frank Crowninshield helped Conde Nast shape Vanity Fair into a magazine about and for the talented, brilliant, beautiful, and rich. Fish - aka - Ann Fish, was a young English illustrator who recognized the folly of the times without even setting foot on fifth avenue. Foxing to front end paper. Corners rubbed, interior clean. Orig. color illustrated boards. Very good. Hardcover. 

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