item 2 - Barbara D'Arcy interview, 1986 November 5

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US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.3.2

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Barbara D'Arcy interview, 1986 November 5

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  • 1986 November 5 (Creation)

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MPEG file: 68.3 MiB. 49 minutes, 43 seconds. Original media format: Cassette.

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This interview discusses Barbara D'Arcy's experiences working at Bloomingdale's as the designer of the model rooms from 1958 to 1973. A large part of the conversation focuses on D'Arcy's professional relationship with Marvin Traub, Chief Excecutive of Bloomingdale's and his role in the development of the aesthetic identity of Bloomingdale's. D'Arcy also discusses her transition from model room designer to her role as head of store design.

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The tape has deteriorated and requires full volume for voices to be audible.

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This was originally part of a larger recording that includes the Gordon Cooke interview

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