The Barbizon: The Manhattan hotel that allowed women to follow their dreams
With former residents that included Sylvia Plath and Liza Minelli, the women-only Barbizon Hotel in New York was a haven for those young women whose families may not otherwise have allowed them to pursue their careers
The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free
By Paulina Bren
Two Roads, €17.25
In 1947, a beautiful young woman called Carolyn Schaffner left her unhappy family and her hometown of Steubenville, Ohio, and headed to New York City. When she arrived in New York, Carolyn checked in to an institution which for nearly 20 years had been the goal of thousands of ambitious creative young women: The Barbizon Hotel, a women-only ...