PLAZA HOTEL PORCELAIN TUB 75th ANNIVERSARY & PLAZA BOOK

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  • Sold Date: Mar 28,2011
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Up for auction is this fabulous 75TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PORCELAIN TUB from the world famous PLAZA HOTEL in NEW YORK CITY along with a fantastic hard cover book entitled "AT THE PLAZA" by CURTIS GATHJE, which is an illustrated history of the worlds most famous hotel.
I just thought the book belonged with the little porcelain tub. The book originally sold for $35.00!!!! The little tub, well priceless!
These adorable tubs were created to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the PLAZA HOTEL in NEW YORK CITY. They were placed in the bathrooms holding soaps and other toiletries for that year. Really a rare find! There is nothing like THE PLAZA HOTEL!
The tub has four little feet on the bottom. One side in blue reads "THE PLAZA" and the opposite side reads "1907 - 1982 ------75th ANNIVERSARY" with the PLAZA SYMBOL in the middle.
The little porcelain tub is in good condition with some stains from age, I tried to get them out, it is just in the porcelain and there are natural bumps etc. on the porcelain. Also there is a cracking effect on the tub, I don't know if it was done on purpose to give it a Vintage look or not. I think it looks cool.
It measures 6 7/8" BY 3 1/8"AND 2.5" HEIGHT.
In the book "At The Plaza," the hotel's official historian has compiled a tremendous collection of photographs and vignettes chronicling the colorful history of a building, an institution, and a city.
Product Description
At The Plaza is a pictorial record and an anecdotal history of the world's most famous hotel: New York's Plaza. As a story, it traverses the breadth and scope of Gotham's high society during the American Century. As a photo collection, it's like no other, capturing the hotel's remarkable presence on the ever-changing New York scene.
For almost one hundred years, The Plaza has mirrored the social history of Manhattan: its tastes in design, entertainment, restaurants and accommodations, as well as its adjustment to Prohibition, the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Cold War, women's rights, smokers' rights, animals' rights and British rock-and-roll. The first guests to sign the register-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt-set the standard for the long procession of luminaries that followed: Mark Twain, Diamond Jim Brady, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Beatles, among many others.
In At The Plaza, the hotel's official historian has compiled a tremendous collection of photographs and vignettes chronicling the colorful history of a building, an institution, and a city.
About the Author
Curtis Gathje has been The Plaza's official historian since 1994. Also author of the novel A Model Crime, he makes his home in New York City.
Product Details
• Hardcover: 192 pages
• Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (November 25, 2000)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0312261748
• ISBN-13:261740
• Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
This is a must have for New York City Memorabilia collectors! The Plaza!!! A classic!
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