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The first time I actually saw him was when I went down
one day to the kidnap trial in Flemington, New Jersey. People
fought for tickets to go. Beatrice Kaufman and I managed to
get hold of two tickets this day. We had to leave New York
at six o'clock in the morning to drive down to Flemington.
The whole trial was really pretty disgraceful. The courtroom
was full of television cameras. They were just beginning to
do that sort of thing. They had reporters all over the place,
and there was a circus air about the whole procedure. Lind-
bergh's behavior was very peculiar. He sat through the whole
trial just staring. He never missed one day of the trial.
Through most of the gruesome testimony, he just sat there
looking stolidly and stonily forward. The day that we were
there the nurse was on the stand. Miss Gough--I think her
name was. The trial ended, you remember, with Hauptman's
To go back to Alicia Guggenheim, there were certain
people we'd always meet around there who became friends.
George Abbott, the producer, had a place nearby. He would
always bring around some little cutie from the theater to play
One time Alicia had down this delegate from the United
Nations named Adlai Stevenson. Adlai, it turned out, had been
in love with Alicia since he was a little boy. It was a childhood
romance in Chicago. They both came from pretty well-known
families. As I told you, Alicia was a niece of Col. McCormick
of The Chicago Tribune. Her father, Joe Paterson, was the
man who started The News.
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