The Press: Talleyrand Motel

Talleyrand Model

The heir-apparent to the Van Climber (washing machine) millions elopes with a chorus girl. Parental displeasure is great. Public curiosity is greater. The Van Climbers disconnect their telephones, lock the crested gates of their country estate, refuse to be interviewed. For lack of facts, tabloids print lurid verbal composo-graphs, imaginary interviews, gossip gleaned in the Van Climber garage and scullery. Then the Van Climbers scowl and growl at the inaccuracy of the garbled stories, threaten to sue the offending journals. . . .

Such has been the history of many a...

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