Hanky Panky: An Intimate History of the Handkerchief
Helen Gustafson applies her storytelling talents to the enchanting, unique history of the handkerchief in America. Part memoir, part social history, HANKY PANKY weaves a captivating tale of this delicate linen, which is now enjoying a renaissance of sorts. For those who grew up before Kleenex tissue came on the scene, this volume will bring back the glory days, when handkerchiefs were an indispensable part of every woman'¬?s wardrobe and toilette. For those born AK (after Kleenex), the breathtaking illustrations and juicy handkerchief gossip about such icons as Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, and Jackie Kennedy will give them a newfound appreciation for this timeless accessory.‚ΔΆ Features full-color illustrations of more than 100 unusual handkerchiefs from the author'¬?s extensive collection, including rare commemorative handkerchiefs never seen before in one collection.
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