Paris Is a Woman’s Town, First Edition, 1929
Josephy, Helen. Paris Is a Woman’s Town. First Edition. 1929. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Co-written by Mary Margaret McBride.
The companion volume to London Is a Man’s Town, this book is written for the American heiress or bride planning an interlude in Paris—perhaps a few weeks to purchase couture or maybe a year or longer to savor its culture and nightlife. The authors know the milieu well, and in retrospect, they offer a perfect time capsule of international Paris society in the era between the wars, with fascinating descriptions of its couture houses, the social calendar, the restaurants, nightclubs, neighborhoods, etc.
“Paris society is a curious mixture. For years, American climbers with money and no social prospects in New York have crossed the ocean and started over again on the other side. If they succeed in Paris or London, they can sneak in the back door and storm the gates of Newport itself.”