The actual date of this episode is 1948-08-09. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.
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Panel discussion with:
Grover A. Whalen - Chairman of the Golden Anniversary
Eleanor Lambert - Press Director of N.Y. Dress Inst.
Tom Lee - Producer and stager of fashion show
Alice Hughes - Press Relations for fashion show
Begins, "This evening we will hear how the $2 billion needle trade industry will salute the city's golden anniversary with a spectacular month long series of fashion shows that will focus national attention and international attention on New York as the world fashion center…"
This discussion is a preview of the fashion show that will run continuously in the Grand Central Palace during the Golden Jubilee Celebration commemorating 50 years of Greater New York City (comprised of the 5 boroughs). Whalen promises that the models will be "out of this world in elegance and beauty". New York is said to create and control the greatest number of fashions for the greatest number of people.
Eleanor Lambert explains that there will be 5 models from each borough. She says that the season will offer a "return to rouge" as eye makeup gains more popularity.
Tom Lee speaks of the "magnificent golden runway". The models will parade down a spiral runway that comes down from the 2nd floor. Whalen asks, "Isn't that the longest runway that's ever been?" Lee answers, "Well, it's certainly the longest runway I've ever seen."
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 37591