Perle Mesta, Jessamyn West, and Sir Pierson Dixon

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Van Doren introduces important guests. Drawing for free books. Introduces Dolbier, who introduces Mesta.


Mesta, a well-known socialite and Woman of the Year for 1960, talks about her auto-biography, "Perle," and her life, a tour of a steel mill.


Dolbier introduces West, who talks about literature.


Dolbier introduces Dixon, who talks about his new novel and his work as a diplomat.


Van Doren closes the program.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71196
Municipal archives id: LT8961