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or not?

Heiskell:

Oh, yes! You know, my friends at the Herald Tribune said: “You're crazy, going there. That's going to go under in six months!” And I said: “Yes, but I asked my boss where I'd be at the Herald Tribune in three years and he said: ‘If you're very good you'll be making $40 a week.’ So, I make $40 a week now, the day I started LIFE.”

Q:

Was there any talk, even though he'd long since been dead when you arrived, of Briton Hadden?

Heiskell:

Totally unaware of him.

Q:

O.K.

Heiskell:

No talk.

Q:

O.K. Let's talk about--

Heiskell:

The only person who might have said something would be Noel Busch, who was his cousin. Yes.

Q:

Start describing what are some of the highlights of what you did in those early years, first as Science Editor and then to whatever jobs you moved on to.



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