The Press: Tabloid Dream

Two of Manhattan's favorite tabloid characters got married last week. The Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., 36, wing-collared pastor of Harlem's big Abyssinian Baptist Church and New York's first Negro Congressman, took as a wife (his second) round-eyed, plump Hazel Scott, 25, Bach-to-boogie pianist. Their wedding should have been a tabloid editor's dream — a cast of stars, and a comedy of errors.

The bride, in knee-length white lace and satin, was seven minutes late to the wedding, and the bridegroom arrived 21 mintes later (flat tire). Afterwards, every body adjourned to the bride's place of business, Manhattan's Café Society Up town,...

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