I've never seen so many people crowded into the few blocks surrounding Radio City Music Hall and the Rockefeller Center in New York but then I've never been there on Boxing Day. The footpaths were packed with people ready to enjoy the Rockettes' Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Donald Deskey's luscious deco interiors.
Around the corner at the Rockefeller Center ice rink it was just as crazy as people clamoured for a view of the skaters, or to pose in front of the christmas tree.
Then every few minutes they'd turn their cameras toward the festive light show on the façade of Saks, Fifth Avenue store.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.