The Press: Winchell v. Baker

In the world of peephole journalism, there is no more beautiful relationship than that between Columnist Walter Winchell and Sherman Billingsley, owner of Manhattan's famed Stork Club. Oklahoman Billingsley dates the beginning of his club's fabulous success from the day Winchell first came in and pronounced it "the New Yorkiest place in town." Since then Winchell has always had his own table there, and uses the Stork as his night office. There, he has planned many of the crusades which have gradually promoted him in his own esteem from gossip reporter to the...

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