Columnists: East Side Story

It was Saturday afternoon in New York, and the Journal-American's Columnist ("Man About Manhattan") and Theater Critic John McClain had a date with Mrs. Anne Ford, recently divorced from Henry Ford II. They were going to see the movie Tom Jones. And thereby hangs a tale.

"According to my theory," wrote McClain in a Runyonesque account, "the whole thing was preordained. We get there at 4 p.m. instead of 4:40 when the next showing begins." With time to kill, McClain and Mrs. Ford decided to have a cup of espresso. "It occurs to me that at such an hour on...

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