PORTRAIT OF NEW YORK by CECIL BEATON. First published in New York on October 1938. PREFACE: I HAVE attempted to bring this book up to date, but I fear the reader will find here little of history, economics, politics or religion. If heis in search of information about the memorial to an Amiable Child,or the Fraunces Tavern, he will find it in an excellent volume to bepurchased for thirty cents on the one hundred and second floor ofthe Empire State Building. My book is far from complete. It is less a guidebook than a catalogue of impressions, mostly visual, of acity that, with each visit, becomes, for me, ever more beguiling,mysterious and impressive.For their help in the preparation of these passes, I should like tothank Mr. Ivan Moflat for his stories and impressions, M r. WaldemarHansen and Mr. Charles Henri Ford for much interesting informationand for their enthusiasm on our sightseeing expeditions, Miss lidithOlivier for her advice and energy with scissors, Mr. Charles iYy andMr. Brian Cook Batsford for layingout the pages, and the authorsof those books and articles which have directed me to discoverhitherto unknown aspects of the city.C. B. CONTENTS: I. AROUND IHE CLOCK 11L LONGSHOT AND CLOSEUP 7m. IHE ANIMAL 12IV. OF EVERYDAY 34V. CIVIC SCENIC 57VI. IMCONB0CTED TOURS 79VH. THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD AMD CULTURAL SCENE 111VDI. LAST 128
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