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Also at this time you were doing more writing--for
instance; the “Five Minute Shelf” for Esquire.
Yes. Esquire made me their book critic. For two
years I did the book review article in Esquire.
One thing I'd love to get is the memorial to George
Gershwin you wrote for “Tradewinds.” I thought it was very,
very interesting. Is there anything that you'd like to add
Well, I've written a couple of things that I'm rather
proud of. I think that the first thing that I ever wrote
that attracted Norman Cousins‘attention was an obit notice
for Horace Liveright when he died, in Publisher's Weekly.
That was, I must say myself, a good piece. It was not the
usual obit notice, and it attracted a great deal of attention.
I've done several pieces for “Tradewinds” or This Week that
were special--a story of Ziegfeld, a story on Gershwin. A
lot of these were incorporated in books later on. Try and
Stop Me was, for a considerable part, a roundup of pieces
that I had written for magazines. Another article that I
was very pleased with was devoted to Dick Simon. His family
didn't like it because it was too honest, but it was a true
picture of Dick Simon.
I was wondering if there was anything further on George
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