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Dressing Modern Maternity - The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label

Goldman, Kay

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ISBN 10: 0896727998 / ISBN 13: 9780896727991
Published by Texas Tech
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Title: Dressing Modern Maternity - The Frankfurt ...

Publisher: Texas Tech

Binding: Hardcover

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In Depression-era Dallas, Elsie Frankfurt and Edna Frankfurt Ravkind raised five hundred dollars and launched a daring new enterprise, Page Boy Maternity Clothing--the first to engineer elegance in comfort. When Louise Frankfurt Gartner joined the team, the sisters’ combined engineering, business, and PR genius made Page Boy the foremost maternity-clothing manufacturer in the United States. Dressing entertainment icons such as Loretta Young, Elizabeth Taylor, and Florence Henderson, Page Boy broke new ground in every direction. Innovative marketing and business strategies would make the Page Boy label internationally known and land the Frankfurt sisters celebrity in their own right. As a company, Page Boy would thrive till the end of the twentieth century, leaving a rich legacy in the histories of fashion and women in business.
        Illuminating the Page Boy story are Goldman’s insights into the history of maternity clothing in the U.S., American women in business prior to the 1930s, Jewish involvement in garment manufacturing in Dallas, and ultimately the decisions that would lead to Page Boy’s demise.

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Kay Goldman’s research centers on Jewish business people in Texas and their relationship with the surrounding culture. She has also researched The National Council of Jewish Women in Louisiana and Texas. She lives in College Station, Texas.

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