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Edna Ferber

1887-1968

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 18, 2017
1. Edna Ferber Marker
Inscription.  The widely-read novelist, short story writer, and playwright, best known for the novel Giant (1952), lived here from 1923 to 1929. Ferber’s fiction is distinguished by larger-than-life stories, strong female characters, and distinctive renderings of American settings. Two of her novels were published while she lived here: the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), and Show Boat (1926).
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 40° 46.307′ N, 73° 58.764′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Park West and West 65th Street, on the right when traveling south on Central Park West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Central Park West, New York NY 10023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 18, 2017
2. Edna Ferber Marker
At corner of the Prasada apartment building
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. Dante Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dante Alighieri (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Dante Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Tucker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maine Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); To Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Falconer Statue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Transverse Road #1 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edna Ferber. Jewish Women's Archive Encyclopedia biography (Submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Edna Ferber Filmography. IMDb entry (Submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. "A Solution to the Servant Problem" -- The Prasada - 50 Central Park West. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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3. Edna Ferber
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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