People: The Literary Life

Gypsy Rose Lee (The G-String Murders) bought for $250 a vast, secondhand bed. It will help equip her new 30-room town house in Manhattan. In the White House it was occupied by President Benjamin Harrison.

Elsa Maxwell (The Life of Barbara Button) announced in her syndicated column that to Columnist Dorothy Thompson, soon to be married, she had given a wedding present of a pair of blankets.

Elina Sjostedt Tyszecka Cain, second wife of 50-year-old James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice), told a Los Angeles divorce judge that the side-mouth novelist once took...

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