Thorndike Press

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

  • Paulina Bren
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  • ISBN-10: 143288641X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432886417
  • DDC: 305.409747
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 530 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2021
  • Simultaneous Publications

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The Barbizon tells the story of New York’s most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women — both famous and ordinary — who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women. Arriving in New York, they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses; they wanted what men already had — exclusive residential hotels. The Barbizon would become the most famous of them all, welcoming everyone from aspiring actresses, dancers, and fashion models to seamstresses, secretaries, and nurses — all arriving with hope. It gave women a chance to remake themselves as they pleased. No place had existed like it before or has since.