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Yes. Today I'm on the board of directors of RCA. I wish
that they'd become more interested in our trade department.
They do boast about it occasionally. The General calls our
new dictionary his dictionary. I've heard him do it a couple
of times very proudly. The publishing business has always had
much more space and publicity than the size of it warrants,
of course. The whole trade publishing business put together
isn't as big as Macy's, but we get reams of space and publicity
because it's a glamorous business.
Did you see today's paper on Rod McKuen?
The big piece about him? We've been working on a big
McKuen publicity story for a long time. It finally came in
today. Life is going to have a piece on him, too.
Oh, good. You told me, remember, that the Time people were
Yes. Time had a piece.
It was a little piece.
They described him as “Edgar Guest” with lemon juice.
Nevertheless, he sells five or six thousand copies a week.
I'd like to find a few more Rod McKuens!
Anyway, there we are today, part of RCA. Now RCA's
stock, I've discovered, fluctuates quite a bit, too; but it
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