David Halpern

The Robbins Office
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New York, NY 10022



Katherine Beitner

HarperCollins Publishers
195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007



9 Responses to “Contact”

  1. Jamie Dunworth Esq. October 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    What a positively delightful book Ms. Bergstein has written. Shoes as cultural history and socio-economic status. I myself, as a man collect fine shoes so I tend not to wear them. Recently the author was on Radio Times in Philadelphia and some of the men who phoned in complained of poor quality in their shoe choices, I was amused because obviously they have not been to the correct vendors. One does not find Ferragamo or Prada at DSW !

    I have one question for Rachelle if possible and that is , does she know who made the shoes for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz ?

    Thank you again for such an informative and lively book.


    • saucylittledish October 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

      Hi Jamie,

      Thank you for your kind words about the book! The ruby slippers were designed by the famous costumer Adrian, who worked for MGM. Quite a few pairs were made, most of them in-house at MGM, but at least one version was constructed by the cobbler at Western Costume in Burbank.

      All the best –

  2. BJ Thomas June 28, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    What I must do buy and get an autographed copy of your great book ” Women from the Ankle Down”, everybody, women and men should read this book …
    Thank you very much..

    • saucylittledish June 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

      Thanks for the lovely compliment, BJ! Where are you located?

      • BJ Thomas June 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

        Durham NC

  3. Suzanne Cohen July 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    Thank you for your story “secret superpower of a shared custody kid”. I share custody of my son and although his father and I get a long well and try to do what is best for him, I often worry about how the “juggling” of time will affect our son. He often expresses how he wishes he could live with us both. It was encouraging to hear there are some “positives”

    • Rachelle Bergstein July 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by, Suzanne. I’m so glad that my essay reassured you. I wish you and your family the very best!

  4. andy harris October 20, 2016 at 11:05 pm #

    Brilliance and Fire….Thanks, just plain old thanks for writing this book. It’s the perfect combination of history, heresy and arcana, set to the wonderfully easy cadence of your prose. I frankly couldn’t care less about diamonds…so I’m not sure why I picked this book up. But I was thereafter quite unable to put it down.

    Perhaps not curiously, I now find myself fascinated by one of our local Montana stones: the Yogo Sapphire. (Always natural; never heat enhanced!) Not sure if other gemstones interest you, but here’s a neat history:

    keep at it!

    • Rachelle Bergstein October 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

      Andy – Thank YOU for reaching out! You made my morning. And I had no idea there were Montana sapphires. Very cool!

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