The Press: Celebrity Chronicler

"He goes where the wind blows." says Actress Faye Emerson, "darting from table to table, with his eyes always moving on to the next promising group. But I like Lennie Lyons."

So does many another celebrity, for Columnist Leonard Lyons, 52, has a talent for getting on the right side of the right people. "I'm a good straight man," he says. "They need someone to bounce against." Gossipist Lyons never bounces back, never breaks a confidence, and except for a few personal feuds, notably with Walter Winchell and Bennett Cerf, never spits venom in his column. The gentle and often limp anecdotes...

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