Connecting the dots – Golo Footwear
July 21, 2014 § 2 Comments
When we were kids I remember my dad telling us he had worked on the 75th floor of the Empire State Building. It wasn’t until a few months ago when I started this blog that I learned some of the details. A couple of the articles that I found on my grandfather mentions my dad working for Golo Footwear as a stylist. Perusing the trade magazines at the Library of Business and Science here in NY I came across the advertisement below. It matches a tie clip I found when I was looking through his things while visiting my mother.
Established 1915 in New York City, Golo Footwear is best known for their patent white go-go boots made famous by Barbara Streisand.
Read more about my dad, Arthur L. Benjamin here.
That advertisement was a fortuitous find. Is the little lady to the left perched on the 75th floor, do you think..?
I’ve always thought the term “Go-go boots” was just the cutest thing:-)
You may be right, though I can’t completely trust my childhood memories. I found this related article.