New York City Chapter Event
Author Webinar: JULIE SATOW, AUTHOR OF THE PLAZA: THE SECRET LIFE OF AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS HOTELThursday, July 16, 2020, 3‑4pm EDT
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Learn about the fascinating history of the Plaza Hotel, one of NYC’s most famous landmarks, in a converstion with author and journalist Julie Satow.
For some, the Plaza Hotel evokes images of F. Scott Fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. But the true stories captured in THE PLAZA: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of Subrata Roy, the disgraced Indian tycoon who, having never even slept at the Plaza, buys the hotel anyway, then proceeds to rule over it from his jail cell in Delhi.
THE PLAZA is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.
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