Among the Literati

George Oppenheimer has gone Hollywood. Fifteen years ago when he was graduated from the exclusive Williams’ College he entered the publishing house of Alfred Knopf where his keen ability and fertile mind soon earned him the title of advertising manager. When Harold Guinzburg started the Viking Press it was Oppenheimer he called in to help him run the business. This partnership is now at an end. Oppenheimer has sold his stock in Viking and has signed a contract with Samuel Goldwyn. He will be a production manager in Hollywood.

Ever since he entered the publishing business Oppenheimer has divided his talents between the stage and the book world. He wrote a few plays and lately has been a gag man for radio stars. Oppenheimer’s reason for leaving books is money. He found out that Hollywood paid often and well. Oppenheimer is slightly bald, tall, speaks well, has ideas and enjoys the company of celebrities. He is unmarried.

You will soon be hearing about a new detective story writer whose name will appear as Gregory Dean. Behind this name hides a Jewish fellow born and raised in New York City…. Max Salop, the man who saved the book business, threatens a libel suit because he was accused of looking more like a clothing merchant than a bookseller. That man just doesn’t recognize a compliment when he reads one. Donald Friede, after attending Yale, Harvard and Princeton, worked in a factory that manufactured boilers for locomotives. His partner, Pascal Covici, ran an orange ranch in Florida. The third partner in the firm, Joe Margolies, was in his earlier working days a cutter in a shirt factory….

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