People: People, Apr. 3, 1944

Prince Chaps

"Prince" Mike Romanoff, Prohibition's most famed impostor, now a successful Hollywood restaurateur, was a pseudo-princely visitor in a 39th-floor suite of Manhattan's swank Hotel Pierre. East on an optimistic liquor-buying trip, the Prince discussed a 33-acre hotel he plans to build in Beverly Hills. Speaking of his former attitude toward the press, he remarked: "The morgue is the god of the Fourth Estate; there, sufficient multiplication of error is its verification as fact. The freedom of the press is the same as poetic license; it allows them to say anything. ......

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