MR. ALADDIN by Carlos Drake

MR. ALADDIN

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

For a lighter, luxury trade, this may hold a certain snob appeal, as Carlos Drake's alter alias, as Mr. Aladdin, performs miracles in the Ciro-champagne Paris. '20's. Indulged by a wealthy Chicago magnate father (Drake-Blackstone hotel owner). Carlos was put on his own, after his elopement with Southern Ann; he played the successfully and sailed for Paris and the literary life of Montmartre. Chance him on his Aladdin career- procuring things for traveling Americans, securing a during a shortage, servicing a clientele which included Zaharoff, Hemingway, Kreu Joyce, etc. Diplomatic in all situations, delicate to devious, Drake made a succe service, enjoying its eccentric phases until in 1929 ""the cocktail party was over"".

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1947
Publisher: Putnam