So You're Going to Paris! By Clara E. Laughlin FIRST Edition 1924 / Van Nuys California Connection

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So You're Going to Paris! By Clara E. Laughlin
FIRST Edition © 1924

Exciting 1st Edition copy of this marvelous Travel Guide by Clara Elizabeth Laughlin (1873-1941)
A celebrated author of 35 books, radio personality and She was literary editor for The Interior (Chicago) from age 18 for 10 years.

The front page, has the signature of Kate Van Nuys, to her sister Annis H. Van Nuys Schweppe ( (1881 - 1966)

First Child of Isaac Newton Van Nuys - The founding family of the San Fernando Valley as well as Van Nuys California(The town was founded in 1911, and named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, one of its developers)
and none other than Van Nuys Boulevard is a major north-south arterial road that runs through the central San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, California. The boulevard was notable for its cruising lifestyle that was prevalent in the 1960s and '70s, which was depicted in the 1979 film Van Nuys Blvd***

Annis was traveling to Paris April of 1925.
She was sailing from New York, and her sister Kate had given this book to her as a travel guide, and several locations are noted
to where she wanted to visit, included an interesting tip on lingerie and where to purchase it, and noted in the back! ( frame #4- I wonder what is there today... )
The last frame ( #5) shows the notes and the signature of Kate to her sister.

The book is full of amazing information on 1920s Paris and just imagining this in the hands of a decendant of the Van Nuys Family
fills you with even more curiosities.. I simply adore this book!

The last frame ( #5) Also has a sticker from the New York Book store where this was purchased, Brentano's Bookseller & Stationary -New York ( 5th ave and 27th street NYC) Was a lovely package of stationary also bought that day, to write home about the amazing journey..

This 1st Edition is in outstanding condition- obvious wear and rubbing. It is of course used. and used with intent. The binding is tight. Just holding it, gives one inspiration.

magnifique!


More On Clara...
"She contributed to many literary magazines and was a manuscript reader and literary advisor for several publishers. She gave weekly radio talks on travel for the Chicago Daily News station in the 1920s, and founded Clara Laughlin Travel Services, circa 1922, specializing in foreign travel advice for women. Laughlin published the travel series, So you're going to...; and edited the So You're Going news travel magazine. Other writings include biographies, historical subjects, novels, short stories, and plays**

**http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss389_bioghist.html

More On Van Nuys Family see:
****https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton_Van_Nuys

More on Brentano's History:

From its headquarters at 586 Fifth Avenue, Brentano's became a publisher, with a specialization in French literature that led it to publish under the imprint "Éditions Brentano's" many titles by French writers in exile during the Vichy France period.

In an attempt to prevent possible liquidation of the company, the publishing department was sold to Coward-McCann in 1933***

***https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brentano%27s

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So You're Going to Paris! By Clara E. Laughlin
FIRST Edition © 1924

Exciting 1st Edition copy of this marvelous Travel Guide by Clara Elizabeth Laughlin (1873-1941)
A celebrated author of 35 books, radio personality and She was literary editor for The Interior (Chicago) from age 18 for 10 years.

The front page, has the signature of Kate Van Nuys, to her sister Annis H. Van Nuys Schweppe ( (1881 - 1966)

First Child of Isaac Newton Van Nuys - The founding family of the San Fernando Valley as well as Van Nuys California(The town was founded in 1911, and named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, one of its developers)
and none other than Van Nuys Boulevard is a major north-south arterial road that runs through the central San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, California. The boulevard was notable for its cruising lifestyle that was prevalent in the 1960s and '70s, which was depicted in the 1979 film Van Nuys Blvd***

Annis was traveling to Paris April of 1925.
She was sailing from New York, and her sister Kate had given this book to her as a travel guide, and several locations are noted
to where she wanted to visit, included an interesting tip on lingerie and where to purchase it, and noted in the back! ( frame #4- I wonder what is there today... )
The last frame ( #5) shows the notes and the signature of Kate to her sister.

The book is full of amazing information on 1920s Paris and just imagining this in the hands of a decendant of the Van Nuys Family
fills you with even more curiosities.. I simply adore this book!

The last frame ( #5) Also has a sticker from the New York Book store where this was purchased, Brentano's Bookseller & Stationary -New York ( 5th ave and 27th street NYC) Was a lovely package of stationary also bought that day, to write home about the amazing journey..

This 1st Edition is in outstanding condition- obvious wear and rubbing. It is of course used. and used with intent. The binding is tight. Just holding it, gives one inspiration.

magnifique!


More On Clara...
"She contributed to many literary magazines and was a manuscript reader and literary advisor for several publishers. She gave weekly radio talks on travel for the Chicago Daily News station in the 1920s, and founded Clara Laughlin Travel Services, circa 1922, specializing in foreign travel advice for women. Laughlin published the travel series, So you're going to...; and edited the So You're Going news travel magazine. Other writings include biographies, historical subjects, novels, short stories, and plays**

**http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss389_bioghist.html

More On Van Nuys Family see:
****https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton_Van_Nuys

More on Brentano's History:

From its headquarters at 586 Fifth Avenue, Brentano's became a publisher, with a specialization in French literature that led it to publish under the imprint "Éditions Brentano's" many titles by French writers in exile during the Vichy France period.

In an attempt to prevent possible liquidation of the company, the publishing department was sold to Coward-McCann in 1933***

***https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brentano%27s

***************************************************
International Shipping Available! Message us to add your country!
Set Props needed ASAP? Shoot us a quick note for expedited shipping!
***************************************************

Gift Wrapping available (extra)

Are you on the hunt for your favorite Mid Century Modern piece?
Message me and I will keep a sharp look out!
VISIT OUR OTHER SHOPS AT:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PardonMyGames
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PardonMyretro
• Gluten Free Products!
• HEY! check out my REVIEWS!
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/PARDONMYVINTAGESHOP/reviews?ref=shop_info
• PROPS used in photography NOT included with item!
• Can I get a discount?
If you are a regular shopper, at any of our ‘Pardon My’ shops, please contact us for a ‘Loyalty Discount’. If you are interested in purchasing more than one item, we will be able to discount the shipping. You will only be purchasing shipping for the heaviest item.

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