A. E. Hotchner, Marguerite Young, and Arthur Goldberg

Monday, April 18, 1966

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Maurice Dolbier introduces A.E. Hotchner, the author of the biography "Papa Hemingway," a biography and account of his own fourteen year friendship with Ernest Hemingway. Hotchner recounts Hemingway's working style and recalls some of their times together in Spain. He recalls reading Hemingway's early drafts of "A Movable Feast," one chapter in particular, titled "A Matter of Measurements" was particularly indiscreet in relation to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hotchner briefly goes into the circumstances of Hemingway's death.

Next, Dolbier introduces Marguerite Young, author of "Miss Macintosh, My Darling." Young describes the characters found in her book, the same as those found in her earlier book "Angel in the Forest." Both books are studies of Utopian concepts and communities. She notes that women are often the sacrifice of Utopias. Particularly, she speaks of the actions of the communities leader, George Rapp. She describes dramatic stories from his life.

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Next, Dolbier introduces Arthur Goldberg, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Supreme Court Justice and, at the time of the recording, Ambassador to the United Nations. Goldberg discusses the recent publication of "The defenses of freedom; the public papers of Arthur J. Goldberg." The book, he promises, tells the reader what his beliefs on rights, freedom, liberty, and equality.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71383
Municipal archives id: T2551

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Maurice Dolbier and Irita Taylor Van Doren


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Hear, first-hand, the thoughts and voices of some of the greatest thinkers, adventurers, and characters of our nation.

Legendary New York Herald-Tribune book review editor Irita Van Doren, moderator of the series [1949-1968], has an intellectual largesse and a genuine interest in the American literary arts, which produces engaging, sometimes off-beat discussions with both first-time and veteran authors. 

In addition to literary writers like Louis Auchincloss, James Michener, and Rachel Carson, listeners are enthralled by nonliterary experts speaking on their autobiographies.  Sammy Davis, Jr., expounds on Yes, I Can!; burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee entertains audiences while promoting Gypsy, A Memoir; and sociologist Vance Packard defends his groundbreaking exposé on advertising, The Hidden Persuaders. 

Those notable personalities join a slew of others like Steve Allen, Marian Anderson, Bennett Cerf, Noel Coward, Jules Feiffer, Edna Ferber, A. E. Hotchner, Fannie Hurst, Jane Jacobs, Somerset Maugham, Vladimir Nabokov, Gore Vidal, Jessamyn West, and Marguerite Young.  An indispensable catalog of craft talk and biographical context, the New York Herald-Tribune Books and Authors Luncheon series explores all manner of disciplines and issues in American arts and history.


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