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The Resource The Santa Claus man : the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York, Alex Palmer

The Santa Claus man : the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York, Alex Palmer

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The Santa Claus man : the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York
Title
The Santa Claus man
Title remainder
the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York
Statement of responsibility
Alex Palmer
Title variation
Rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office. Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed to the only group authorized to answer Santas mail. Gluck became a Jazz Age celebrity, rubbing shoulders with the eras movie stars and politicians, and even planned to erect a vast Santa Claus monument in the center of Manhattan until Gothams crusading charity commissioner discovered some dark secrets in Santas workshop
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Alex
Dewey number
394.2663097471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT4986.N7
LC item number
P35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gluck, John Duval
  • Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus Association, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States
  • Christmas
  • Charities
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The Santa Claus man : the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York, Alex Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Adventurers' Club -- Appointed rounds -- "To all a good night" -- The most photographed man in the world -- "Enemy, death, and a Christmas tree" -- Cathedrals of commerce -- Child wonderland -- Doors to deception -- Naughty list -- German intrigue -- Poor boy gets nothing -- "Santa Claus as a business man and advertiser" -- Order out of chaos -- Spectacle on 34th Street -- Dead letters -- Epilogue: Operation Santa Claus
Control code
sky274611675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii,306 pages
Isbn
9781493008445
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
ab 10/15
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
Label
The Santa Claus man : the rise and fall of a Jazz Age con man and the invention of Christmas in New York, Alex Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Adventurers' Club -- Appointed rounds -- "To all a good night" -- The most photographed man in the world -- "Enemy, death, and a Christmas tree" -- Cathedrals of commerce -- Child wonderland -- Doors to deception -- Naughty list -- German intrigue -- Poor boy gets nothing -- "Santa Claus as a business man and advertiser" -- Order out of chaos -- Spectacle on 34th Street -- Dead letters -- Epilogue: Operation Santa Claus
Control code
sky274611675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii,306 pages
Isbn
9781493008445
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
ab 10/15
Other physical details
maps, illustrations

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