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BOOKS: Ex-Hoofer Colyumnist Gets Big Biog

The crime revolved around an American emblem, an epic hero whose exploits were revered by millions. As soon as jury selection began, more than 300 reporters vied...

Books: A Novel Treatment of a Legend

WALTER WINCHELL by Michael Herr; Knopf; 158 pages; $18.95 It's got a dark, obsessive, partly despicable and wholly compelling protagonist; a strong supporting...

WALL STREET: The Winchell Market

"Wall Streeters," boasted Hearst Gossipist Walter Winchell last week, "are calling the current rise of many stocks a Walter Winchell Market." The truth was...

The Press: Mrs. Winchell's Little Boy

"If only when my epitaph is readied," he once mused, "they will say: Here is Walter Winchell—with his ear to the ground—as usual." Nobody, alas, was quite so...

The Press: Who, Me?

During the Army v. McCarthy hearings, Hearst Gossipist Walter Winchell bubbled with tips, inside stories, and the kind of scoops that are his stock in trade. But...

The Press: Winchell v. Sugar Ray

The item in Walter Winchell's column one day last June sounded genuinely solicitous. "Sugar Ray Robinson and gambler-shylocks are at war," it read. "Buddies...

The Press: An Abject Retraction

When the New York Post ran a 24-part series heavily attacking him as inaccurate, unreliable and vindictive, Columnist Walter Winchell replied in a...

The Press: Winchell's Revenge

The motives that move Columnist Walter Winchell's wormlike thrusts are mysterious to the average man—but not so mysterious to those who feel the pressure of...

The Press: Off Beat

A few weeks ago, Gossip Columnist Walter Winchell sat down behind a typewriter and pecked out a column. It was the first he had written in nearly two months;...

The Press: The Personal Touch

"There hasn't been much of this sort of newspaperman stuff around of late," said Variety last week, but now "it's a fresh script almost daily." From the...

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