A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 23, 1948


During the preparation of TIME'S Feb. 16 issue, Barron Beshoar, who runs our Denver bureau, received a story request from our editors in New York which, he knew, could not amount to more than a paragraph, at best. Like any good reporter, however, he set out to get the story. This is what happened:

That week, our People editor, who is interested in almost everybody, read in a gossip column that Gilda Gray, famed oldtime shimmy dancer and Ziegfeld Follies star, was seriously ill at Sedalia, Colo. He wired...

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