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NEW YORK: The Richest Boy

After escorting his pregnant second wife to a lifeboat, coolly waving to her as the boat was lowered to the calm sea, jaunty, mustachioed Colonel John Jacob...

The Press: Magazine for Sale

The death of famed Yachtsman Vincent Astor in 1959 put a large question mark over the future of Newsweek magazine. In his will Astor left his controlling 60%...

THE PRESIDENCY: Fun With Friends

(See front cover) One chilly morning last week President Roosevelt got off a special Atlantic Coast Line train at Jacksonville. Behind him was the work and...

The Press: Newsweek's News

At the Manhattan offices of the Vincent Astor Foundation, the visitor from Washington had some difficulty drafting his personal check for $2,000,000: "I didn't...

Business & Finance: Astor, Shipping, Youth

William Vincent Astor has been interested in mechanics ever since, in his late teens, he greasily dismembered his Franklin automobile. During the War his...

REAL ESTATE: New Look in Manhattan

Manhattan's famed land-rich Astor family, which gave the city some of its best-known hotels, e.g., the old Waldorf-Astoria and St. Regis, last week promised...

People, Aug. 3, 1959

Roly-poly Playboy John Jacob Astor III, 46, down to his last $5,000,000 by his own admission, launched a legal attack on the estimated $100 million-plus estate...

Sport: Light of My Soul

For the third time in the history of the potent Astor tribe, a yacht named Nourmahal (Arabic for "Light of 'My Soul") cut the waters of New York Harbor. The new...

Sport: Down to the Sea

In countless shipyards along the snow blown coast, yachts are perched on stanchions like huge huddled birds, shivering, waiting for spring. Yachtsmen puff...

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