Champagne Cholly: The Life and Times of Maury Paul

By: Brown, Eve

Price: $40.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+

(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, light bumping to several corners, a couple of diagonally-creased top page corners, some age-toning to fore-edge, one-time owner's unobtrusive embossed "library of" stamp on both endpapers]. Hard-to-find biography of Maury Henry Biddle Paul, who wrote the N.Y. Journal-American's society gossip column, under the Hearst-owned by-line "Cholly Knickerbocker," from 1922 until his death in 1942, in the process essentially revolutionizing the reporting of society news. The author, who worked for Paul for twenty-five years, was in a unique position to report on his often-outlandish style and behavior, as well as chronicling his influence within New York society. Generally credited with having coined the term "Cafe Society," he was most famously succeeded by Igor Cassini, who presided over the widely-syndicated column for almost two decades beginning in 1945.

Title: Champagne Cholly: The Life and Times of Maury Paul

Author: Brown, Eve

Categories: Biography/Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 23871

Keywords: New York City Gossip Columnists Twenties Thirties Cafe Society Biography