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advertising. But I don't think it's nearly as good as it
used to be.
One other thing that I noticed in your scrapbooks that
interested me is those “News from Random House” releases
that you must have sent around.
Oh, I did a lot of those, kidding, you know.
That was interesting. I was thinking, what great morale
this must have promoted for the whole Random House staff!
Well, at that time I was running Random House.
Donald and I were Random House. Then we started getting
bigger and bigger. When the War ended, everybody started
proliferating. First of all, here I was doing two columns.
Then “What's My Line” came along on television. I'll get
to that next week. Suddenly I was all over the map. I was
known now. I had written a couple of big selling books. I
had two columns that were being read by a lot of people.
When “What's My Line” came along, I became known to people
all over the country. At the same time, Random House began
expanding. During the War, we were held down by paper
restrictions; but after the War, our list became a very
distinguished one. Then Harry Maule joined us. I'll go
into that in our next session. Suddenly Random House started
popping out in all directions and soon got somewhat beyond
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