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Did anybody else know that you hadn't gone?
Oh, later on, not then. I suppose the press agent wrote
the letter for her. I met her years later and told her this
story and she screamed with laughter.
You started this drama column. What other new policies
were you able to institute?
In those days, you see, there was no New Yorker yet.
Now every college magazine in the country imitates the New
Yorker or fills its columns with pop art, camp, and humor that
I can't follow. I'm delighted to say that both my boys worked
on college humor magazines. Chris, the oldest boy, was the
vice-president of the Harvard Lampoon. Jon, my youngest boy,
is now president of the Lampoon. They're two amazing kids.
Chris is going to have a book published by Doubleday this
All the little things he's written for the Lampoon and
other pieces done since. He's a great boy. They're both
But, anyway, this first interview gets me into college!
I still want to find out a little more about the Jester.
I'm sure you must have done quite a bit with that.
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