The Press: Philadelphia Story

Philadelphia Bulletin Columnist Earl Selby started the day in a peculiar manner, came down to breakfast one morning with his face unshaven, and wearing the shabbiest clothes he could find. He sprinkled the contents of a vacuum cleaner over himself, then doused himself with stale beer. Selby's slim, red-haired wife Dorothy was not the least bit surprised at this performance.

Neither were Selby's readers two days later, when they learned from his column that he had been arrested as a panhandler.

But they were shocked by Selby's inside story of the way Philadelphia's House...

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