John Held, Jr.: Illustrator of the Jazz Age

(New York: Syracuse University Press, l987)

A New York Times New and Notable Book

“At long last, here is a probing account of John Held Jr., who was partly responsible for the way we

looked and behaved during those turbulent l920s and l930s. . . .Those halcyon days of speak-easies, free

love, and jazz are vividly brought back to life. . .through authoritative research and wit of Shelley

Armitage, its author. . . .”– Al Hirschfeld, The New York Times Book Review

“Armitage. . .has produced a searching biographical study crammed with illustrations that add period

charm.”—Publishers Weekly