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The Subway Girls is historical fiction about the Miss Subways contest and it comes out tomorrow wherever books are sold!! @stmartinspress @psliteraryagency @booksparks
The Subway Girls is historical fiction about the Miss Subways contest and it comes out tomorrow wherever books are sold!! @stmartinspress @psliteraryagency @booksparks
75 summers ago, this stunning group of Miss Subways winners gathered at Jones Beach, Long Island. It was quite an honor to be named Miss Subways and these ladies basked in the attention. Author @susieormanschnall wrote a re-creation of this photo shoot in a scene in her upcoming novel THE SUBWAY GIRLS, imagining what the women would have said to each other and what it would have been like. Original photos were by Knopf for PIX photo bureau. (THE SUBWAY GIRLS available for preorder at link in bio; pub date 7/10 @stmartinspress).•
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75 summers ago, this stunning group of Miss Subways winners gathered at Jones Beach, Long Island. It was quite an honor to be named Miss Subways and these ladies basked in the attention. Author @susieormanschnall wrote a re-creation of this photo shoot in a scene in her upcoming novel THE SUBWAY GIRLS, imagining what the women would have said to each other and what it would have been like. Original photos were by Knopf for PIX photo bureau. (THE SUBWAY GIRLS available for preorder at link in bio; pub date 7/10 @stmartinspress).• • • #TheSubwayGirls  #MissSubways  #historicalfiction  #beautycontest  #Colliers  #jonesbeach  #LongIsland  #MTA  #subway  #behindthescenes  #beach  #nychistory  #nyctransit 
June Miss Subways winners from the 40s and 50s: Dorothea Mate, Evelyn Friedman, Winifred McAllen & Mary Gardiner. Read about the contest in the novel THE SUBWAY GIRLS — available for preorder; comes out on July 10.! [preorder link in bio]• [photo credit: Fiona Gardner].
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Congrats to @davidduchovny on the launch of his novel Miss Subways, which features the photo from Mona Freeman’s Miss Subways poster on the cover. Mona Freeman was the first Miss Subways, in May 1941. Here’s the description from Amazon: "New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City. Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York." •
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Congrats to @davidduchovny on the launch of his novel Miss Subways, which features the photo from Mona Freeman’s Miss Subways poster on the cover. Mona Freeman was the first Miss Subways, in May 1941. Here’s the description from Amazon: "New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City. Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York." • • • #misssubways  #davidduchovny  #monafreeman 
Have you ever been to Ellen’s Stardust Diner in NYC? The owner, Ellen Hart Sturm, was Miss Subways March-April 1959. She has hosted reunions over the years for Miss Subways winners and has an extensive collection of posters that she displays in her restaurant. Great food and great Miss Subways memorabilia!•
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Have you ever been to Ellen’s Stardust Diner in NYC? The owner, Ellen Hart Sturm, was Miss Subways March-April 1959. She has hosted reunions over the years for Miss Subways winners and has an extensive collection of posters that she displays in her restaurant. Great food and great Miss Subways memorabilia!• • • #MissSubways  #TheSubwayGirls  #EllenHartSturm  #EllensStardustDiner  #subway  @ellensstardust #nyc  #newyorkcity  #advertising  #beautycontest  #histfic  #historicalfiction 
66 years ago this month, March 1952, Peggy Byrne was Miss Subways. Her poster read: “Blue-eyed Peggy Byrne… This petite Brooklyn-Born colleen is studying to be an insurance broker. Plans to wed her childhood sweetheart, an Army Private. Her older brother is a Tank Destroyer Pfc. in Korea.” Today, Peggy lives in NYC and was a NETSational Dancer featured in the documentary Gotta Dance! Peggy is featured in Fiona Gardner and Amy Zimmer’s book “Meet Miss Subways” and was interviewed as inspiration for Susie Orman Schnall’s upcoming novel “The Subway Girls.” Both books are available on Amazon (links in bio).
66 years ago this month, March 1952, Peggy Byrne was Miss Subways. Her poster read: “Blue-eyed Peggy Byrne… This petite Brooklyn-Born colleen is studying to be an insurance broker. Plans to wed her childhood sweetheart, an Army Private. Her older brother is a Tank Destroyer Pfc. in Korea.” Today, Peggy lives in NYC and was a NETSational Dancer featured in the documentary Gotta Dance! Peggy is featured in Fiona Gardner and Amy Zimmer’s book “Meet Miss Subways” and was interviewed as inspiration for Susie Orman Schnall’s upcoming novel “The Subway Girls.” Both books are available on Amazon (links in bio).
Four February Miss Subways from the 1940s: Attractive Joan Cashman, Blue-eyed Bette Taggart, Attractive Yola Monte, and Golden-haired Marie McNally. So fascinating to read about the “ambitions” of these women. • • Click link in bio for more information about Miss Subways, including books about the contest. •
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For MEET MISS SUBWAYS photographer Fiona Gardner and journalist Amy Zimmer tracked down 41 Miss Subways winners and interviewed and photographed them for this fantastic book that celebrates and documents the Miss Subways contest. It’s a fascinating expose for anyone interested in the rich history of Miss Subways! (Link to the book in bio.) •
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For MEET MISS SUBWAYS photographer Fiona Gardner and journalist Amy Zimmer tracked down 41 Miss Subways winners and interviewed and photographed them for this fantastic book that celebrates and documents the Miss Subways contest. It’s a fascinating expose for anyone interested in the rich history of Miss Subways! (Link to the book in bio.) • • • #misssubways  #nyc  #nychistory  #nycsubways  #subways  #meetmisssubways  #thesubwaygirls  #newyorkcityhistory  #advertising  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram 
The Subway Girls, historical fiction about the fascinating Miss Subways advertising campaign, will be published by St. Martin’s Press 7/10/18 and is available for pre-order now. Link in bio. •
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70 years ago this month, Miss Subways was “sparkling” ✨✨Lynne Lyons.• •
Click link in bio for more information about Miss Subways, including books about the contest. •
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Miss Subways was a beauty contest conducted for the New York City subway system by the New York Subways Advertising Company, John Robert Powers Modeling Agency and J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Each month, from 1941-1976, a different woman was chosen to be Miss Subways. Her photo and description appeared on placards and were seen by millions of riders each day. Click link in bio for more information, including books about the contest. •
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#MissSubways #TheSubwayGirls #NYC #NewYorkCity #subway #MeetMissSubways #history #JWalterThompson #JohnRobertPowers #advertising #historicalfiction
Miss Subways was a beauty contest conducted for the New York City subway system by the New York Subways Advertising Company, John Robert Powers Modeling Agency and J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Each month, from 1941-1976, a different woman was chosen to be Miss Subways. Her photo and description appeared on placards and were seen by millions of riders each day. Click link in bio for more information, including books about the contest. • • • #MissSubways  #TheSubwayGirls  #NYC  #NewYorkCity  #subway  #MeetMissSubways  #history  #JWalterThompson  #JohnRobertPowers  #advertising  #historicalfiction 
Miss Subways was a beauty contest conducted for the New York City subway system by the New York Subways Advertising Company, John Robert Powers Modeling Agency and J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Each month, from 1941-1976, a different woman was chosen to be Miss Subways. Her photo and description appeared on placards and were seen by millions of riders each day. Click link in bio for more information, including books about the contest. •
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#MissSubways #TheSubwayGirls #NYC #NewYorkCity #subway #MeetMissSubways #history #JWalterThompson #JohnRobertPowers #advertising #historicalfiction
Miss Subways was a beauty contest conducted for the New York City subway system by the New York Subways Advertising Company, John Robert Powers Modeling Agency and J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Each month, from 1941-1976, a different woman was chosen to be Miss Subways. Her photo and description appeared on placards and were seen by millions of riders each day. Click link in bio for more information, including books about the contest. • • • #MissSubways  #TheSubwayGirls  #NYC  #NewYorkCity  #subway  #MeetMissSubways  #history  #JWalterThompson  #JohnRobertPowers  #advertising  #historicalfiction 
Miss Subways was a beauty contest conducted for the New York City subway system by the New York Subways Advertising Company, John Robert Powers Modeling Agency and J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Each month, from 1941-1976, a different woman was chosen to be Miss Subways. Her photo and description appeared on placards and were seen by millions of riders each day. Click link in bio for more information, including books about the contest. •
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#MissSubways #TheSubwayGirls #NYC #NewYorkCity #subway #MeetMissSubways #history #JWalterThompson #JohnRobertPowers #advertising #historicalfiction
Miss Subways was a beauty contest conducted for the New York City subway system by the New York Subways Advertising Company, John Robert Powers Modeling Agency and J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Each month, from 1941-1976, a different woman was chosen to be Miss Subways. Her photo and description appeared on placards and were seen by millions of riders each day. Click link in bio for more information, including books about the contest. • • • #MissSubways  #TheSubwayGirls  #NYC  #NewYorkCity  #subway  #MeetMissSubways  #history  #JWalterThompson  #JohnRobertPowers  #advertising  #historicalfiction