The Press: Dream of Empire

The publisher is a woman, but a businesswoman. In her penthouse office atop the 16-story New York Post building, dark-haired, blue-eyed Dorothy Schiff Hall Backer Thackrey dreams of a publishing empire. Marshall Field, with the fertilizing help of a $168,000,000 fortune, has cultivated a large journalistic garden. Publisher Thackrey hasn't got that much fertilizer—some $15 million inherited from her late father, Banker Mortimer Schiff—but she is determined to do what she can with it. Last week, she reached all the way to Paris and added a brand-new paper to her little queendom.

Uptown & Cross-Country. The keystone of Dorothy Thackrey's enterprises is...

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