Fancy Jewish Wedding in NYC circa 1932 #usa


Glenda Rubin
 

Maybe the Grand Central Hotel, later renamed the Broadway Central Hotel. 

Grand, although maybe not as grand as the Waldorf-Astoria, but I remember an orthodox cousin's wedding there, so it had to be kosher.  Per Wikipedia, it collapsed in 1973.

Hope that might help.

Glenda

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iwagner@...
 

I just searched The NY Times web site for “weddings,” limiting the search to the 1930s. The results had links to scanned imagines archived at timesmachine/nytimes.com. Some of the venues mentioned were Savoy-Plaza, Biltmore, Colony Club. Bermuda seemed to be a popular honeymoon destination. Reading about the social events was fascinating...certainly a different cultural time and place.


donlondon1@...
 

The Waldorf


Sherri Bobish
 
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Hi David,

I suggest looking at the social pages of The NY Times for that time period.  If the bride and/or groom were well-to-do than there was often a detailed write-up which might include venue, names of guests, and descriptions of what the bride wore.

Regards,   Sherri Bobish, Princeton, NJ


Diane Jacobs
 

Best place to check is Proquest database thru your library. Search all the big US newspapers.

Diane jacobs



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-------- Original message --------
From: David Laskin <laskin.david@...>
Date: 3/20/20 10:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Fancy Jewish Wedding in NYC circa 1932

I writing a Jewish-themed novel and one of the families depicted in
the book are extremely wealthy German-Jewish bankers living in NYC in
the first decades of the last century -- think the families Stephen
Birmingham wrote about in "Our Crowd" -- Loeb, Lehman, Guggenheim,
etc. The daughter of this family has a big splashy wedding in 1932 --
after the crash (that crash). Where would the wedding likely take
place -- I'm thinking big hotel, but if so which? Or would a private
town house or estate be more likely? Thanks and safe healthy!

David Laskin, Seattle, WA
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Diane Jacobs


Renee Steinig
 

Some locations I've seen in New York Times wedding announcements from the 1930s: the Plaza and Savoy-Plaza hotels in Manhattan, the Century Club in White Plains.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
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David Laskin <laskin.david@...> wrote:

I writing a Jewish-themed novel and one of the families depicted in
the book are extremely wealthy German-Jewish bankers living in NYC in
the first decades of the last century -- think the families Stephen
Birmingham wrote about in "Our Crowd" -- Loeb, Lehman, Guggenheim,
etc. The daughter of this family has a big splashy wedding in 1932 --
after the crash (that crash). Where would the wedding likely take
place -- I'm thinking big hotel, but if so which? Or would a private
town house or estate be more likely? Thanks and safe healthy!


David Laskin
 

I writing a Jewish-themed novel and one of the families depicted in
the book are extremely wealthy German-Jewish bankers living in NYC in
the first decades of the last century -- think the families Stephen
Birmingham wrote about in "Our Crowd" -- Loeb, Lehman, Guggenheim,
etc. The daughter of this family has a big splashy wedding in 1932 --
after the crash (that crash). Where would the wedding likely take
place -- I'm thinking big hotel, but if so which? Or would a private
town house or estate be more likely? Thanks and safe healthy!

David Laskin, Seattle, WA