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Margaret Fishback

Birthdate: 10. March 1900
Date of death: 25. September 1985

Not to be confused with Margaret Fishback Powers, an author associated with the prose poem "Footprints".

Margaret Fishback, later Margaret Fishback Antolini , was a relatively well-published American poet and prose author from the late 1920s until the 1960s. Born in Washington, DC, she earned a degree from Goucher College before joining Macy's as a divisional advertising copywriter in 1926. During the 1930s she was reputed to be the world's highest-paid female advertising copywriter. She was published in The New Yorker, the New York Herald Tribune, and several well-known women's magazines. According to a large collection of her papers held by Duke's Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History, "Fishback contributed to advertising campaigns for Arrow Shirts, Borden's, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, Clairol, DuPont, Gimbels, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company , Hanes Hosiery, Martex, Norsk, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Seagram's, Simmons Beautyrest, and Wrigley, among several others."Fishback died in Camden, Maine, at the age of 85. Fishback was married to Alberto Gastone Antolini, the chief rug buyer for Macy's, from 1935 to 1956. They had one son.

Quotes Margaret Fishback

„Old man, forswear that dogged rumba
Go home and yield to Christian slumba.“

—  Margaret Fishback

"Morpheus Among the Night Clubbers," Time for a Quick One (1940), p. 17.

„Fashion makes the fur fly.“

—  Margaret Fishback

"Sisters Under the Skin, or Fashion Makes the Fur Fly," Time for a Quick One (1940), p. 118.

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