The Press: Ghost at Work

In the den of Robert Bernard Considine's nine-room apartment on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue hangs an autographed picture of William Randolph Hearst. It is inscribed to "A great writer on any subject, from his envious associate." Bob Considine is no great writer, but he is the Hearstling who regularly gets there first with the most words on almost any subject.

Considine manages to turn out a daily newspaper column ("On the Line"), two weekend features, magazine articles, movie scripts and a weekly radio talk, and he finds time to cover the big stories (Bikini, the...

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