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qotd, facts edition

With his popular column "This Is New York," [Lucius] Beebe became the de facto historian and referee for the social set, which he documented in a weekly sachet of purple prose trivialities. While there were some verifiable truths in the frothy mix, they may not always have constituted the first ingredient. Stanley Walker, his first editor at the Herald Tribune, recalled that Beebe possessed "an apathy about facts which verged closely on actual dislike."

-- From David Plotnikoff's tribute to Beebe in Saveur


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