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The Speakeasies Of 1932 Paperback Al Hirschfeld - Softcover Book
Applause Books Series

 
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When Manhattan joints were hung out to dry, the Booze-oizie sniveled, then pirouetted on their stools to find reasonably palatable Speakeasy facsimiles. These Prohibition hangouts each had their own flavor, decorum, décor and formula for ducking the law. Each found its own alcoholic substratum: its own inimitable characters behind, at and under the bar. Fear not - all has not been lost to the repeal of the 18th Amendment, Starbucks corporate latte, and the wrecking ball. One intoxicating artifact remains, a book of lustrous vintage - Al Hirschfeld's The Speakeasies of 1932, wherein Hirschfeld nails these dipsomaniacal outposts with his pen and brush in the manner of a dour Irish bartender sizing up a troublesome souse. Provided as well is the recipe for each of the speakeasy's cocktail claim to fame. The resulting concoction is the perfect antidote to the Cappuccino Grande Malaise, a book that will make everyone yearn for a Manhattan, old fashioned, and straight up. His comments are as swooping and witty as his lines. - The New Yorker


M44 Product Code: 314725-H2
Publisher Product Code: HL 00314725
ISBN Code: 1557836760
ISBN-13 Code: 9781557836762
UPC Code: 073999322286
Category: Music References
Series: Applause Books
Medium: Softcover Book
Publisher: Glenn Young Books/Applause
Publisher: Hal Leonard Music Publishing
Author: Al Hirschfeld, Gordon Kahn
Artist: Al Hirschfeld
Pages: 96
Length x Width: 12 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds

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Old ISBN Code: 1557836760


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