Go window shopping in an era when Chicago's State Street was "The Place." Linger on the mezzanines of magnificent movie palaces like the Oriental, sample the confectionary delights of Krantz Candies or recklessly splurge on dress shields or mustache wax at Kresge's or Woolworths five-and-ten-cent stores. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the painstakingly prepared displays at Marshall Field's, but save plenty of time to visit Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., The Fair, Montgomery Ward, Goldblatts, Wieboldt's and the Boston Store. Above all, meet the people behind the glitter and glamour of State Street who poured so much heartfelt energy into making it the magical place that it was. From the laying of its first bricks, Robert P. Ledermann lovingly recounts the history of this unique thoroughfare.
Softcover, 9 x 7.5, 159 pgs