Saturday, January 30, 2010

Upcoming Events

(past) Saturday, Feb. 6, 1-3 p.m. - Barnes & Noble on the Plaza - book signing

(past) Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. (reception 6 p.m.) - National Archives at Kansas City - lecture and book signing - This event is free and open to the public.

(past) Thursday, March 4, 11:30 a.m. - Brandeis Book and Author Luncheon, Brandeis National Committee Kansas City, Deer Creek Golf Club - A benefit / fund-raising event for the Brandeis University Library.

(past) Saturday, March 13, 10-11:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m. - Webster House - Featuring a display of fashions and ephemera. We'll also share excerpts from our book. To preview the exhibit the Webster House will be hosting a Retro Cocktail Happy Hour on Friday, March 12, 4-6:30 p.m.

(past) Sunday, March 21, 2 p.m. - Kansas City Library - Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series - lecture and book signing

Today's Links

Edith Head Exhibition - Price Tower - Bartlesville, OK - Jan. 22 - May 16, 2010

Here are two videos showing images from the "recent" past of Kansas City metro area retail.
Metcalf South Memories
Old KC


  1. My Grandmother was one of the Harzfeld's first models. I bought your book and found her in your employee "family tree". Her name was Anna Austin. She was widowed in 1924 and moved to Kansas City to find work. My father, Thomas Stanfield was her only child. She remarried in 1927 to Charles Austin. He was a barber so by 1930 she was listed as a manicurist. I have a very "stylish" picture of her if you would like to see it. Bonnie Stanfield, CA

  2. Bonnie,
    Thanks so much for sharing about your grandmother. We would love to see a photo of her. Please contact us at We appreciate you purchasing our book.
    -Joe & Michele


Thanks so much for your comment! We'll likely make it public very soon.