People, Dec. 21, 1959

New Hampshire's Novelist Grace (Return to Peyton Place) Metalious blew into Manhattan, called a press conference, was soon berating Hollywood Producer Jerry Wald for more or less tricking her into writing her latest exposé of small-town wickedness. In agreement with most critics, Grace growled: "This isn't a novel; it's a Hollywood treatment." Added she: "It was never intended to be anything else. It was a foul, rotten trick. They made a hell of a lot on Peyton Place, and they wanted to ride the gravy train."

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