The Press: Expectant Publisher

Ecdysiast Gypsy Rose Lee last week almost achieved a literary ambition. She all but bought the Police Gazette. ("Everything about it appeals to me. I liked the name, I liked the pink cover, I liked the meat & potatoes Americana it prints.")

But Gypsy intends to satisfy her ambition yet. She wanted the Police Gazette, but she did not want it badly enough to pay $200,000. She was sad at not getting it—the more so because she is sure that a year ago, before the boys filled up the Army camps, she could have bought it for the feed bill. So she...

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