The Resource Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead, (electronic resource)

Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead, (electronic resource)

Label
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Title
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Statement of responsibility
Lindy Woodhead
Title variation
  • Shopping, seduction, and Mr. Selfridge
  • Shopping, seduction, and Mister Selfridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge's. Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field's in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century he brought his own American dream to London's Oxford Street where, in 1909, with a massive burst of publicity, Harry opened Selfridge's, England's first truly modern built-for-purpose department store. Designed to promote shopping as a sensual and pleasurable experience, six acres of floor space offered what he called "everything that enters into the affairs of daily life," as well as thrilling new luxuries--from ice-cream soda to signature perfumes. This magical emporium also featured Otis elevators, a bank, a rooftop garden with an ice-skating rink, and a restaurant complete with orchestra--all catering to customers from Anna Pavlova to Noel Coward. The store was "a theatre, with the curtain going up at nine o'clock." Yet the real drama happened off the shop floor, where Mr. Selfridge navigated an extravagant world of mistresses, opulent mansions, racehorses, and an insatiable addiction to gambling. While his gloriously iconic store still stands, the man himself would ultimately come crashing down"--
  • "In 1909 London's first dedicated department store built from scratch opened in a glorious burst of publicity, spearheaded by the largest advertising campaign ever mounted in the British press. In his eponymous store Selfridge created nothing less than "the theatre of retail". His personal life was just as flamboyant, one of mistresses and mansions, racehorses and yachts. In this book Lindy Woodhead tells the extraordinary story of the early 20th century revolution in shopping and the rise and fall of a retail prince"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodhead, Lindy
Dewey number
  • 381/.141092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5465.G74
LC item number
S449 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Selfridges (Firm)
  • Selfridges (Firm)
  • Businessmen
  • Retail trade
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Historical
  • Rich & Famous
  • Great Britain
  • Businessmen
  • Retail trade
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828845749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299095076
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CAF3C2F7-B917-4D2B-B3C3-5E0A8357BCD4
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o828845749
  • (OCoLC)828845749
Label
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828845749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299095076
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CAF3C2F7-B917-4D2B-B3C3-5E0A8357BCD4
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o828845749
  • (OCoLC)828845749

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