MANNERS & MORALS: Fried Shoes

MANNERS & MORALS

The cocktail party was buzzing as only Chicago cocktail parties can buzz. In the richly appointed Lake Shore Drive apartment of Chicago Financier Albert Newman, the guests chatted animatedly, gazed at the original Picasso on the wall, and the Monet, the Jackson Pollock. On tables and shelves stood Peruvian fertility symbols, jade bracelets, sculptures that looked like the superstructure of a Japanese battleship. The heavy air clinked with philosophy, culture and sensitivity:

Do you realize we're sitting right in front of an original Jackson Pollock? It makes me want to...

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