Thursday August 27, 1936

diary 2The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more

The luncheon was lovely – Other guests were Melrose Robinson, Marjorie Erwin, Wanda Howard and Lois Tendrick.  After lunch Mrs. Miller (hostess of the hotel) took Image result for good housekeeping 1936 augustus to the penthouse on the 18th floor. It is furnished like the rooms on the colored paper of Good Housekeeping – simple yet expensive.  3 rooms, bath and kitchenette complete plus terrace with shrubs and printed iron furniture. Rents for only  $250.00 a month*.  We tried all the chairs!  We sat in the upstairs lounge and talked until three.

*$250.00 is $4328.18 today.

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

Britain and France asked 17 nations to declare arms embargoes against Spain.

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The musical comedy film Swing Time starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers premiered in New York City


The last Birney  cable car ran in Illinois.

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Chicago Daily Tribune August 27, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune August 27, 1936


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