You can also get Mr Sterling, Mr Campbell (why, though?), Mr Draper, Little Miss Betty and Little Miss Peggy immortalised in earthenware and 100% cotton.
And I received a copy of this book – Women’s Roles in Twentieth Century America – through the actual post today – together with an invitation to go along to the launch of the new Sky TV channel, Sky Atlantic and attend a cinema based screening of their 1920s set flagship series Boardwalk Empire.
I was very excited, as I don’t usually get to hang out at such meeja events, but, due to the PR connectivity of the TV channel and the book, I’m somehow on the guest list as a blogger. Fame at last. However, upon closer examination of the invitation (“we’d love to take you for a drink first before Prohibition kicks in …”) – I see that the meeting point is at that oh-so-glamorous venue, Yates Wine Bar.
British readers will sense my hesitation immediately; American readers: it’s somewhat the equivalent of holding an event in a Denny’s, ie, dialled down a fair way on the Glam-o-Meter.
(Unless of course that’s the point and it’s been converted into a speakeasy, where they’re serving gin in teacups and the like).
Still, at least I won’t have to dress up … I hope. No mention made of fancy dress required.
Watch this space … will report back – if I can get there in time from my interim job on the other side of London.