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." •
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).