The Press: Again, the Paris Herald

Frenchmen called it Le New York, Americans the Paris Herald. It was as much a Parisian fixture as the Café de la Paix, as American as the Toonerville Trolley. Founded in 1887 by James Gordon Bennett, the younger, the New York Herald Tribune, European edition, was essentially a small-town paper. It carefully avoided controversies, scrupulously reported "personals" about the rich and famous.

To the hordes of prewar tourists and expatriates who flocked from the U.S. to forgather on the banks of the Seine, a copy of the Herald was a breath from home, almost as good as meeting an old friend...

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