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evening, he made the usual martinis, two large ones, served me the best wine he had left in the cellar, and then a couple of brandies afterwards. Next morning I woke up with a terrible hangover, went around to see him and his hangover--he was just fine.

Q:

Let's go back to you in Paris and really your adolescence and growing up there. How would you describe your life there, let's say, after you got your baccalaureat? You were back there teaching--

Heiskell:

Well, I had a marvelous life in Paris because the school was great. I did quite well there. I was usually the first in my class. I became a captain there in this sort of student discipline system and finally became head captain, which gave me all sorts of privileges including beating up on the younger boys. Many years later a bald headed man ran into me at “21” and said, “Oh, I remember you. You used to beat me with your shoe.” And it was the guy from “The King and I”--Yul Brynner. [laughs] I didn't remember beating Yul Brynner with a shoe but I guess his memory on that subject would be better than mine.

Q:

When did you grown to your full height? How old were you?

Heiskell:

I was about fifteen, sixteen.

Q:

And that's how tall for the record?

Heiskell:

6' 5 1/2”. My grandson has just passed me. At sixteen, he



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