House & Home Roundup: May 26, 2005
They finally did it! We’d heard a rumor that H&H wanted to blow out the front page like a big glossy magazine, and they’ve done it today.
With a huge Margaret Bourke-White photo of the top of the Chrysler Building covering the ENTIRE page, H&H expends the entire issue on the 75th anniversary of….the Chrysler Building. Despite the fanfare and this spectacular icon, there is something innately depressing about the issue as it drums up The Jazz Age and….. The Depression. We are looking forward to next week already. MGR
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- Juke Joint in the Sky: Cover story and basic background
- Dancing to New Rules, a Rhapsody in Chrome: Life in America during the 1920’s
- A Lunch Club for the Higher-Ups: The Cloud Club at the top of the building was the 21 Club of a previous era
- On Top of the World, Drafting, Dreaming and Drilling: A neat look at those who have offices currently in the top of the spire
- How It Sparkled in the Skyline: Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Barney, Robert Stern and others on how the building affected them.
- In the Background, but No Bit Player: The CB was often in the movies…
- The Chrysler After-Party: The World Congress on Art Deco is holding their biannual meeting in the city this week.
- Leaping the Chrysler in a Single Bound: Cartoonist Bruce McCall offers the only comic relief.
- For Chrysler, a Tribute to His Own Rise: What Walter Chrysler was really like.
- For the Architect, a Height Never Again to Be Scaled: On William Van Alen, the architect, and the saddest story you’ve ever heard.
- Before the Crash: Bringing in the Blue Chips: Just after the building was finished, the Crash came and everything went bankrupt. How Chrysler struggled through.
- Personal Shopper: Products that evoke the era.