The World of Mr Selfridge

Including a foreword by series producer Andrew Davies, this official illustrated companion to the series—the biggest ITV-produced drama of all time—takes fans on a journey through the world of the series, Selfridge’s, and the larger ...

The World of Mr  Selfridge

The official, full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the lavish hit ITV and PBS television series Mr. Selfridge that vividly brings into focus the remarkable man and his time. Set at the crossroads between the old and the new—when the Victorian and Edwardian eras gave way to the modern age—Mr. Selfridge illuminates the passions, drama, tensions, and promise of the early twentieth century, embodied in one charming, dynamic, self-made man: department store tycoon Harry Gordon Selfridge. Mr. Selfridge follows a colorful cast of characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store that bears his name: Selfridge’s. American retail visionary Harry Selfridge moves to London in 1906 with his family to establish the most ambitious department store the world had ever seen. While his dreams inspire many, they also challenge the staid conventions of British society. A saga bursting with love affairs, class divisions, cultural clashes, ambition, betrayals, and secrets, Mr. Selfridge is set in an era when women reveled in a new sense of freedom and modernity. A charming, dynamic, brilliant, and forceful man who enjoys and respects women, Harry opens the doors of his opulent department story on London's famed Oxford Street to indulge, empower and celebrate them, changing the way the British—and the world—shopped forever. Including a foreword by series producer Andrew Davies, this official illustrated companion to the series—the biggest ITV-produced drama of all time—takes fans on a journey through the world of the series, Selfridge’s, and the larger-than-life entrepreneur, husband, lover, and family man behind it. Rich with historical detail, The World of Mr. Selfridge examines the real man and the fictional character based on him, his relationship with his family, his genius for retail, and his flagship store, including its departments and changing fashions in the early twentieth century. Complete with hundreds of gorgeous photographs, The World of Mr. Selfridge takes a closer look at the cast and their characters over the first two seasons, and looks ahead to series three, which begins in 1919—when Harry’s life really begins to unravel.

The World of Mr Selfridge

An American retail visionary, Harry Selfridge moved to London in 1906 with his family to build and open the most ambitious department store the world had ever seen. This is the official companion to the series.

The World of Mr Selfridge

With love affairs, class issues, glamour, great story-telling and social history, Mr Selfridge is the biggest budget ITV-produced drama of all time. Beginning in 1909, Mr Selfridge follows a colourful cast of characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store. An American retail visionary, Harry Selfridge moved to London in 1906 with his family to build and open the most ambitious department store the world had ever seen. The drama is set at a time when women were revelling in a new sense of freedom and modernity. Harry wanted to indulge, empower and celebrate these women and so opened the doors of his opulent department store on London's famous Oxford Street, changing the way the British shopped forever. This lavishly illustrated book is the official companion to the series. Written with a foreword by series producer Andrew Davies, the book takes fans on a journey through the world of Harry Gordon Selfridge. Rich with historical detail it explores the man himself, his relationship with his family as well as the store, its departments and changing fashions in the early twentieth century. Complete with hundreds of high quality photographs it takes a closer look at the cast and their characters before looking ahead to series three which will pick up in 1919, the point at which Harry's life really begins to unravel.

The World of Mr Selfridge

The childhood memories of his department store came flooding back favourite to him whenhe arrivedin London and visited theOxford Street store, aswellas on the set of Mr Selfridge. 'In both Selfridges and the set I saw that influence ...

The World of Mr Selfridge

With love affairs, class issues, glamour, great story-telling and social history, Mr Selfridgeis the biggest budget ITV-produced drama of all time. Beginning in 1909, Mr Selfridge follows a colourful cast of characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store. An American retail visionary, Harry Selfridge moved to London in 1906 with his family to build and open the most ambitious department store the world had ever seen. The drama is set at a time when women were revelling in a new sense of freedom and modernity. Harry wanted to indulge, empower and celebrate these women and so opened the doors of his opulent department store on London's famous Oxford Street, changing the way the British shopped forever. This lavishly illustrated book is the official companion to the series. Written with a foreword by series producer Andrew Davies, the book takes fans on a journey through the world of Harry Gordon Selfridge. Rich with historical detail it explores the man himself, his relationship with his family as well as the store, its departments and changing fashions in the early twentieth century. Complete with hundreds of high quality photographs it takes a closer look at the cast and their characters before looking ahead to series three which will pick up in 1919, the point at which Harry's life really begins to unravel.

Shopping Seduction Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge reveals the captivating story of the rise and fall of the man who revolutionised the way we shop.

Shopping  Seduction   Mr Selfridge

The basis for the hit TV show Mr Selfridge In 1909, the largest department store in London's West End, designed and built from scratch, opened in Oxford Street in a glorious burst of publicity. The mastermind behind the faade was American retail genius Harry Gordon Selfridge: maverick businessman, risk-taker, dandy and one of the greatest showmen the retail world has ever known. His talents were to create the seduction of shopping, and as his success and fame grew, so did his glittering lifestyle: mansions, yachts, gambling, racehorses - and mistresses. From the glamour of Edwardian England, through the turmoil of the Great War and the heady excesses of the 1920s and beyond, Selfridges Department Store was 'a theatre with the curtain going up at 9 o'clock each morning'. Mr Selfridge reveals the captivating story of the rise and fall of the man who revolutionised the way we shop. 'Lively and entertaining' Sunday Telegraph 'Will change your view of shopping forever' Vogue 'Harry Selfridge revolutionised the way we shop ... fascinating' Daily Mail

Mr Selfridge s Romance of Commerce

A captivating look inside the heart and mind of Harry Selfridge! Founder of one of the greatest department stores in the world, Harry Gordon Selfridge reopens his doors--and extravagant life--in this updated edition of his classic work.

Mr  Selfridge s Romance of Commerce

A captivating look inside the heart and mind of Harry Selfridge! Founder of one of the greatest department stores in the world, Harry Gordon Selfridge reopens his doors--and extravagant life--in this updated edition of his classic work. From his striking window displays during the holidays to his glittering love affairs with the most beautiful women in Europe, this book reveals the secrets behind his success as a tycoon. Filled with revolutionary thoughts about business, leadership, and society, Selfridge will inspire you with powerful aphorisms like: People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice. The boss drives his men; the leader coaches them. The customer is always right. With Mr. Selfridge's Romance of Commerce, you will uncover the innovative ideas that helped launch London's most iconic department store and that changed the lives of women and businessmen everywhere.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge makes compelling viewing. Learn more about it and the true story behind it. Grab Your Copy of Mr Selfridge: Your Backstage Pass to the True Harry Selfridge Story and Making of the PBS TV Series Right Away!

Mr Selfridge

Is British period drama, Mr. Selfridge, on your "must-watch" list? Have you ever wondered how much of it is true and how much is fiction? Mr Selfridge is based upon the life of American maverick Harry G. Selfridge who arrived on England's green and pleasant lands with a sole mission: To create a store so flamboyant, and to shake up a system so tired and rigid, that everyone would sit up and take notice. Selfridge turned the store he named after himself into one of London's most iconic buildings, majestically standing pride of place on Oxford Street. Selfridges was, and still is, the home of opulence, style, fashion, and a mecca for those who love to shop. But shopping before Selfridges came on the scene was a very different story; stuffy, stifled, and not at all sexy. It took one man to change all that. To say he succeeded is an understatement. Harry Selfridge completely changed the face of shopping. He made it fun, he made it acceptable, and he created a pastime that millions of people have since enjoyed the world over. The ITV series Mr Selfridge takes us behind the scenes of his beloved store and introduces us to this bold, charismatic, and innovative man, sharing his story from rags to riches. The book Mr Selfridge: Your Backstage Pass to the True Harry Selfridge Story and Making of the PBS TV Series shows us how much of it is true. You will learn: Harry's backstory: how he was a rags to riches story before he even arrived on British shores What he was like as an individual, what drove him to such extremes of risk and success...and failure How he revolutionized marketing, branding and the shopping experience How he transformed employee relations and working conditions His uncanny insight into the power of celebrity presciently foreshadowing the force that it is today How the relationship with his beloved wife aligned with his success and how his life transformed after she died Insider information into the making of the TV series Mr Selfridge You will come to care deeply about this charismatic and passionate man. Mr Selfridge makes compelling viewing. Learn more about it and the true story behind it. Grab Your Copy of Mr Selfridge: Your Backstage Pass to the True Harry Selfridge Story and Making of the PBS TV Series Right Away!

Masterpiece

Like Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge is epic drama, spanning from 1908 to the late 1920s over four seasons and thirty-two episodes. It charts Selfridge's founding of the store and other capitalist ventures; his fraught relationships with ...

Masterpiece

On a wintry night in 1971, Masterpiece Theatre debuted on PBS. Fifty years later, America’s appetite for British drama has never been bigger. The classic television program has brought its fans protagonists such as The Dowager Countess and Ross Poldark and series that include Downton Abbey and Prime Suspect. In Masterpiece: America's 50-Year-Old Love Affair with British Television Drama, Nancy West provides a fascinating history of the acclaimed program. West combines excerpts from original interviews, thoughtful commentary, and lush photography to deliver a deep exploration of the television drama. Vibrant stories and anecdotes about Masterpiece’s most colorful shows are peppered throughout, such as why Benedict Cumberbatch hates Downton Abbey and how screenwriter Daisy Goodwin created a teenage portrait of Queen Victoria after fighting with her daughter about homework. Featuring an array of color photos from Masterpiece’s best-loved dramas, this book offers a penetrating look into the program’s influence on television, publishing, fashion, and its millions of fans.

The Representation of the Protagonist Harry Gordon Selfridge in the TV Series Mr Selfridge

Given that this American visionary presents the protagonist of the TV series Mr Selfridge, the aim of this paper is to consider the central question how his character is represented in the series.

The Representation of the Protagonist Harry Gordon Selfridge in the TV Series  Mr Selfridge

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, course: Graduate Seminar British Studies, language: English, abstract: Macy’s, KaDeWe, Au Bon Marché, Harrods, Whiteley’s, les Galeries LaFayette – all these stores represent only a few of the many well-known department stores situated in different modern metropolises. What all these famous large-scale stores have in common is that they are mass marketplaces which are often referred to as “halls of temptation” (Rappaport 16) or “cathedrals of consumption” (Fiske 10). In this sense, shopping is no longer considered a pure economic act. Rather, it is regarded as an act being strongly associated with illusion, desires, self-fulfillment, seduction and dreams. With their innovative interior and exterior architecture, their overwhelming range of goods coming from all over the world, and their leisure time facilities, they manage to fascinate us. These great stores offer customers an enjoyable shopping experience or rather enable them to spend a unique day out by providing much more than the latest fashion and household goods or nice cafés and restaurants in comfortable settings. Many of this type of store include cinemas, theater shows, fitness center or sometimes even miniature golf courses or bowling centers. March 15, 1909 marks the birth of one of these great department stores, still sustaining its position in British society today: Selfridges. It was the American self-made retail entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge who founded this department store in London’s Oxford Street in 1909 and fascinated his customers by creating a unique experience of shopping (Woodhead 1). To this day, Harry Selfridge is highly praised as a unique marketing innovator. As his personal story inspired ITV drama, there even has been a TV series adapted in which the life of Selfridge and his family members is portrayed as well as the rise and the success of his lifework. Given that this American visionary presents the protagonist of the TV series Mr Selfridge, the aim of this paper is to consider the central question how his character is represented in the series.

Marriage Misunderstanding and Mr Selfridge

It is the sequel to WHEN HARRY MET ROSE: MR SELFRIDGE & THE SEARCH FOR LOVE.The perfect read for fans of the hit TV series, MR SELFRIDGE.

Marriage  Misunderstanding and Mr Selfridge

The past has a way of catching up ... Harry Selfridge is about to marry Rose Buckingham and wants everything to be perfect. Their wedding promises to be a spectacular affair, the most flamboyant Chicago has ever seen. As the big day draws near, however, Harry has more than marriage on his mind and when he leaves town in a hurry, days before the wedding, Rose can't help but think her fiance is running away. It seems they both have secrets - shadows from the past that threaten their future happiness. Many among Chicago's elite remain unconvinced that self-made Harry will ever be good enough for society debutante Rose. As he embarks on a dangerous quest, risking all that he holds dear, is he about to prove the sceptics right? MARRIAGE, MISUNDERSTANDING & MR SELFRIDGE is a story of love, loss ... and letting go. It is the sequel to WHEN HARRY MET ROSE: MR SELFRIDGE & THE SEARCH FOR LOVE. The perfect read for fans of the hit TV series, MR SELFRIDGE."

Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 109–129. Maloney, A. (2014). The World of Mr Selfridge: the Glamour and Romance. London: Simon & Schuster. Mason, F. (2014). Selfridge: The Life and Times of Harry Gordon Selfridge.

Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain

This collection is a wide-ranging exploration of contemporary British television drama and its representations of social class. Through early studio-set plays, soap operas and period drama, the volume demonstrates how class provides a bridge across multiple genres and traditions of television drama. The authors trace this thematic emphasis into the present day, offering fascinating new insights into the national conversation around class and identity in Britain today. The chapters engage with a range of topics including authorial explorations of Stephen Poliakoff and Jimmy McGovern, case studies of television performers Maxine Peake and Jimmy Nail, and discussions of the sitcom genre and animation form. This book offers new perspectives on popular British television shows such as Goodnight Sweetheart and Footballers’ Wives, and analysis of more recent series such as Peaky Blinders and This is England.

The Law Reporter

The loss of virtue to a woman , is irretrievable ruin ; so is the loss of honor to a man ; and for the same reason in both cases , because they both lose their rank in society , and their estimation in the world . Mr. Selfridge resumed ...

The Law Reporter


The Monthly Law Reporter

The loss of virtue to a woman , is irretrievable ruin ; so is the loss of honor to a man ; and for the same reason in both cases , because they both lose their rank in society , and their estimation in the world . Mr. Selfridge resumed ...

The Monthly Law Reporter


The Age of Innocence World s Classics Series

At the same moment he saw that May, serenely enthroned between Mr. van der Luyden and Mr. Selfridge Merry, had cast a quick glance down the table. It was evident that the host and the lady on his right could not sit through the whole ...

The Age of Innocence  World s Classics Series

The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of the bride's cousin, plagued by scandal, whose presence threatens their happiness. The novel is noted for attention to detail and its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, as well as for the social tragedy of its plot.

Dedicatory and Opening Ceremonies of the World s Columbian Exposition

Memorial Volume : Historical and Descriptive as Authorized by Board of Control World's Fair. ... A general plan was announced by Mr. Selfridge , in which the business section from the river south and from the lake to the river , was to ...

Dedicatory and Opening Ceremonies of the World s Columbian Exposition


Dedicatory and Opening Ceremonies of the World s Columbian Exposition

Mr. James W. Scott , the publisher of The CHICAGO HERALD , was the father of the idea that Chicago should show the ... A general plan was announced by Mr. Selfridge , in which the business section from the river south and from the lake ...

Dedicatory and Opening Ceremonies of the World s Columbian Exposition


Collected Works of Edith Wharton

the same moment he saw that May, serenely enthroned between Mr. van der Luyden and Mr. Selfridge Merry, had cast a quick glance down the table. It was evident that the host and the lady on his right could not sit through the whole ...

Collected Works of Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. The Age of Innocence (1920) won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making Wharton the first woman to win the award. Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics, in such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence. In addition to writing several respected novels, Wharton produced a wealth of short stories and is particularly well regarded for her ghost stories. This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents and the following works: Afterward, The Age of Innocence, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses, Autres Temps…, Bunner Sisters, The Choice, Coming Home, Crucial Instances, The Custom of the Country, The Descent of Man & Other Stories, The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Volume 1, The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Volume 2, Ethan Frome, Fighting France, The Fruit of the Tree, The Glimpses of the Moon, The Greater Inclination, The Hermit and the Wild Woman, The House of Mirth, In Morocco, Kerfol, The Long Run, Madame de Treymes, The Reef, Sanctuary, Summer, Tales of Men and Ghosts, The Touchstone, The Triumph of Night, The Valley of Decision, Xingu.

Edwardians on Screen

Mr Selfridge offers a similarly uncritical view of the First World War. The programme is not really concerned with the portrayal of war in any detail; its focus remains concentrated on the store, and war exists only as an external ...

Edwardians on Screen

This book explores television's current fascination with the Edwardian era. By exploring popular period dramas such as Downton Abbey , it examines how the early twentieth century is represented on our screens, and what these shows tell us about class, gender and politics, both past and present.

The No nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping

... 177, 184, 185, 187 MoW see Memory of the World Programme (UNESCO); Memory of the World Register (UNESCO) Mr Selfridge (television series) 13 see also Selfridges (department store) museums 8, 21, 85 Brontë Parsonage Museum Library 14 ...

The No nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping

This practical how-to-do-it guide is ideal for professionals involved in the management of archives and records, especially if they are just starting out or without formal training. The book covers all aspects of recordkeeping and archives management. It follows the records’ journey from creation, through the application of classification and access techniques, evaluation for business, legal and historical value and finally to destruction or preservation and access in the archive. Based on the internationally renowned training days run by the author and her business partner, The No-nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping deals with records and archives in all formats. It utilizes checklists, practical exercises, sample documentation, case studies and helpful diagrams to ensure a very accessible and pragmatic approach, allowing anyone to get to grips with the basics quickly. The book is divided into four main work areas: - current records: including creation, filing, classification and security - records management: including aims, risks, planning, preparation and delivery - archives management: including collecting policies, intellectual property rights, appraisal, digitization and outreach - archival preservation: including policy, disaster prevention and repositories. This one-stop-shop will be essential for a wide readership including archives and records assistants, librarians, information managers and IT professionals responsible for archives and records and managers of archives staff.

AF Press Clips

The Springboks , the ranking Rugby power Nevertheless , Mr. Selfridge insists “ the in the world , currently are touring New Zealand . But that visit has produced so many games will come off – regardless . " He points to the fact that ...

AF Press Clips


The Age of Innocence

But Mr. Selfridge Merry had caught the phrase “round the world,” and having once circled the globe in his steam-yacht, he seized the opportunity to send down the table several striking items concerning ...

The Age of Innocence

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of desire and duty in Gilded Age New York A respected lawyer and scion of one of Manhattan’s most important families, Newland Archer knows what people expect of him and is eager to comply. The first step on the path to happiness is to wed May Welland, a beautiful young woman of fine social standing. But the arrival of the worldly and exotic Countess Olenska, May’s cousin, changes everything. Ellen Olenska’s scandalous intention to divorce her husband, a Polish nobleman, is so far outside the realm of Newland’s experience that he cannot help but be fascinated by her, and by the independence she represents. As he draws closer to the irresistible countess, he risks breaking May’s heart and destroying his life of privilege forever. Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction—marking the very first time a woman was so honored—and the basis for several film and stage adaptations, including the 1993 Academy Award–winning motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, The Age of Innocence is one of the best-loved American novels of the twentieth century. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.