New York: Stage Publishing Company, Inc., 1936. First Edition. 4to. 4to. 132,  pp. Illustrations (some in color). The personal copy of Beatrice Mathieu with her custom bookplate; TLS to Miss Beatrice Mathieu from the editor tipped in. Special publsher's binding of padded pale green moire cloth with gilt illustration & letter; original magazine with colore wrappers bound in. Light spotting to covers; the front cover has faded some to grey; minor wear to extremities; a near fine copy. The bound in magazine is in fine condition. Item #18972
"This issue in your hands is an attempt to recapture in picture and text, and in idiom and fact, the glamor of After-Dark entertainment as it was known to New Yorkers twenty-five years ago." - Editorial Foreword. Beatrice Mathieu (1906-1976) was the first and only Paris fashion correspondent for The New Yorker magazine. In an era when honest criticism in fashion writing was relatively rare, she blended humor with a kind of skepticism and honesty in writing that enhanced her reputation as a leader in the field. Ms. Mathieu was the Fashions editor for Stage publication under John Hanrahan.