MANNERS & MORALS: Manhattan Hoedown


The occasion for the party was just a routine divorce, but it seemed as good as any to Mrs. Frank C. Henderson.

Mrs. Henderson is known to her friends as Betty and to the public as the woman who put a 71-year-old leg up on a table in the Metropolitan Opera bar last fall. The divorce was a young friend's—handsome John Alden Talbot Jr., whose wife had taken umbrage at his public attentions to Lana Turner. Betty Henderson liked the young man, and wanted to give him a party.

When the guests gathered at the Coq Rouge for cocktails,...

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