Summer at Tiffany (Paperback)
|Author: Marjorie Hart|
Do you remember the best summer of your life?
New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and Marty Garrett arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls. Turned away from the top department stores, they miraculously find jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co., becoming the first women to ever work on the sales floor.
Hart takes us back to the magical time when she and Marty rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, pinched pennies to eat at the Automat, and danced away their weekends with dashing midshipmen. Between being dazzled by Judy Garland''s honeymoon visit to Tiffany, celebrating VJ Day in Times Square, and mingling with Cafe society, she fell in love, made important decisions that would change her future, and created the remarkable memories she now shares with all of us.
From the Publisher:
A memoir of a New York City summer during the waning days of World War II recounts how the University of Iowa coed author and her best friend became the first women to work on the sales floor at Tiffany & Co., a job during which they basked in period culture, from USO dances and the Stork Club to nickel subway rides and the Eisenhower parade. (Biography & Autobiography)