Television: The Titans of Babel

In her hobble-de-hoyden Tuesday night romps on NBC-TV's Jack Paar Show, doughty Prattler Elsa Maxwell. 74. has merrily trampled and spiked the foibles, veneers and peculiarities of such vulnerable folk as Elvis Presley, Billionaire J. Paul Getty. Jayne Mansfield, "Fatso" Farouk, Linda Christian and many another moving target. But not until one evening a fortnight ago did the gaily irresponsible Elsa turn her gusty gall on one of the few name-and-I-droppers in the world who, pound for pound, can outgossip and outfeud her—Walter Winchell. The battle between the titans of Babel began when...

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