Author(s): Isabelle MacElhone
Harry's Bar has plenty of history, but it isn't a museum. It's alive and vibrant, while never losing sight of its traditions. Perhaps that's what our regulars like about it. To celebrate the 1 00th anniversary of Harry's Bar in Paris, this entertaining book presents it's history as one of the world's best know watering holes. Illustrated throughout with photographs, caricatures, newspaper and magazine clippings, recipes, business cards, ads and much more. The book begins with American ex-jockey Tod Sloan, who founded the bar in 1911 and hired an inventive Scottish bartender, Harry MacEhone, who eventually became the owner. Anecdotes abound of the many celebrities, writers, athletes, artists and more who have frequented Harry's Bar over the years; among them Ernest Hemingway, Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Leslie Caron, Knute Rockne, boxers Jack Dempsey and Marche! Cerdan and Irving Berlin. A legendary destination among ex-pats and tourists alike, with 15 recipes for cocktails created at the bar, this book is the perfect souvenir for anyone who has ever enjoyed a Bloody Mary at 5, Rue Daunou.
Franz-Arthur and Isabelle Macehone are the owners of Harry's Bar Jean-Charles De Castelbajac is a well-known French Fashion designer.