MANNERS & MORALS: End of the Chronicle


Almost before golden-haired hazel-eyed Joanne Connelley was old enough to tell time, her mother was ready to tell her fortune. Mother was Margaret Dorner Connelley Watts, an ex-debutante turned saleslady (after two faded marriages) in a Manhattan East Side dress salon. Conventtrained Joanne was her only daughter (by husband No. 1), and only passport back to the glittering world of Manhattan society. Nine years ago Joanne, a ripe, 18-year-old beauty, began to see the same dazzling future that her mother saw, began to understand that a radiant smile and a...

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