A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 24, 1958

FOR Billionaire Jean Paul Getty, life was, as he says regretfully, "all fairly peaceful until you people did a story on me. Since then I have hardly had any peace." The story was "The Unknown Giant" (TIME, March 4, 1957), which first threw the public spotlight on Getty. Since the story appeared, Getty has received thousands of letters asking for a chunk of his fortune, has had some 200 requests for interviews from journalists. After TIME decided to do a cover story on Getty, Paris Correspondent Thomas Dozier sat with him for 15 separate sessions. When it was over, Getty, who...

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