Hearst's King Features Syndicate last week paid $1,500 for the
comic-strip rights to Duchess Hotspur, Rosamond Marshall's flashy,
trashy, bedroomy bestseller about a flaunting, extravagant queen in
18th Century London. Purpose: to run it in November as a cartoon-&-text
feature in the New York Mirror and other Hearst papersnow tapering
off on their anti-dirty book campaign.
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