Streaming Video - 2013
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Founded in 1812 and expanding in size and reputation throughout the 19th century, Claridge's Hotel in London's Mayfair underwent an Art Deco makeover during the 1930s, which loosened it from its Victorian trappings and reaffirmed its status as a fashionable destination for the rich and famous. This program goes inside Claridge's for an in-depth look at its stunning Deco environment. Viewers experience the hotel's legendary fumoir, the smoking room where cigarettes were glamorous even for staid British women, and the cocktail bar according to Guy Oliver, the man whose job it is to renovate and restore the hotel's glamorous 1930s image. Also not to be missed: a perfect Art Deco bath complete with glass panels, sleek tile molding, and two bell pulls-one for the maid and the other for the butler.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (29 min.) :,sd., col


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