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March 19 Fashion Insiders Event - The Persian Room Presents: A Fashion and Cultural Legacy

3/19/2013

Meet author and LIM College alumna Patty Farmer and learn about NYC fashion and entertainment history

persian room presents book coverA discussion about the fashion legacy of the famed Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel with Patty Farmer, author of The Persian Room Presents…. Panelists will also include fashion historian and author John Tiffany and LIM College Fashion Merchandising professor and author Amanda Hallay.

Patty Farmer is an LIM College alumna and a member of the College’s Board of Directors.

This event will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in the Maxwell Hall Student Center. For more info. email studentlife@limcollege.edu

 

About The Persian Room Presents… (from amazon.com)
Ever since Patty Farmer was a little girl, she dreamed of living at the Plaza—just like Eloise of storybook fame. Decades later, she realized that dream when she moved into an apartment on the eighth floor of the famed hotel and became more passionate than ever about immersing herself in its history.

She soon discovered that one of the most magical places within the Plaza now exists only in memory: the nightclub known as the Persian Room. For more than forty years, from 1934 to 1975, the Persian Room was the place to be in New York City. An unparalleled array of performers graced its stage—everyone from the incomparable Hildegarde and Kay Thompson to Julie Wilson, Andy Williams, Lainie Kazan, and Michelle Lee. And, though more than three decades have passed since the final ovation, there are many from both sides of the footlights who remember this extravagant nightclub with great fondness.

To create this unique and memorable oral history, Farmer traveled far and wide to meet the Persian Room’s most popular stars and collect their precious memories. Over the course of five years, these idols of the past and present opened their homes and hearts to her, relishing the opportunity to share cherished moments from their long careers. Many contributed photos and memorabilia from their personal collections as well, making The Persian Room Presents… a vivid journey through the club’s elegant history.



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