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dazzling little Southern girl, whose name was Miriam Hopkins.
I took one look at her and my heart went pitter patter. This
was on a Friday. On the way out--I was going up to the Yale-
Princeton football game the next day--I invited Miriam to come
up to the game with me. She accepted. She had never been to
a football game before, but before the first quarter was seven
minutes over, there were ten people explaining football to
Miriam--five guys in front of us and five guys behind us. She
was the center of attention, not because anybody knew who she
was, but because she was so attractive. Of course she became
a very big movie star. But that's where I first met Miriam.
Now, at this time I began getting restless. I had been
at B and L two years, and Dick Simon had made a big success on
their own. Simon and Schuster brought out The Story of Philosophy
by Durant, and the immensely popular crossword puzzle
books, and they were on their way! And here I was working for
Horace Liveright and feeling it was high time I got going for
myself. My eye was on that Modern Library because I loved it.
I'd always taken an interest in it, and it was a step-child
Well, I had never been to Europe. In about April, 1925,
I decided I was going to make my first trip abroad. And with
Liveright's permission I booked passage on the Aquitania and
persuaded Dick Simon to take his vacation at the same time. He
took the Aquitania, too.
Did Liveright pay for this trip?
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