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One other--this is not connected to the memoirs, but we haven't
talked about it. Do you have anything that you recall about the
suicide of Edward Cerf?
No. He was an assistant managing editor of LIFE, and he
was a very moody person. And my memory is that they had a sales
--Dorado Beach, at which more drinking than usual took
place, and some pretty poor performances by some people. And it was
the next day or two days later that he shot himself.
Did this have an impact at the company at all?
Oh, sure. Because there were an awful lot of people who
liked him very much. It was a personal impact, not a corporate
No, but I meant even--
Yes, sure. Terrible, yes. When one of your close
associates suddenly jumps out the window, you feel it for quite a
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