The Press: Joint Story

David Charnay was sitting in a midtown Manhattan spot last week, tending to his business (interviewing a Broadway character for the New York Daily News) when a friend phoned with a hot tip. There'd been a brawl over at La Conga and—guess who—Peggy Hopkins Joyce was mixed up in it. Reporter Charnay flagged his office and went after it. Rewrite Man Henry Lee got busy at the telephone. Next day their joint story—the kind of story only the Daily News could or would do—ran three columns, a sort of extra dividend that gave 2,400,000...

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