Keeper Of The Flame

Keeper Of The Flame

The flame roared on 44th and Vanderbilt at a beer sodden Threading The Needle II book signing kindled by John Burton’s Ivy Style Podcast at J. Pres...

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Christmas Vacation 1958

Christmas Vacation 1958

Vignettes from times past when my Loomis Chaffee closest pals Gene Mercy, John Suisman, and yours truly, the three amigos, tripped the light fantas...

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Behold The Rules Of Ivy

Behold The Rules Of Ivy

Threading the Needle ~ Behold The Rules Of Ivy  Over a decade has passed since I transcribed “The Rules Of Ivy” while asserting my role as co-curat...

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Campus Corduroy

Campus Corduroy

Threading the Needle ~ Campus Corduroy Alan Pakula, a years past J. Press regular and the 1976 director of the film All The President’s Men, made c...

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Center of the World

Center of the World

Returning to my old hometown for the official grand opening of the New Haven J. Press store on 262 Elm Street coupled with my intro to the new Fal...

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An American Statesman

An American Statesman

Grandpa Jacobi Press’ interaction with the Acheson family goes back to the nineteenth century when he got off the boat, a non-English speaking “gr...

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Lobbying JFK’s Pollster

Lobbying JFK’s Pollster

Back in the early days of JFK’s Camelot Irving Press asked Lou Harris if he might suggest to his boss that J. Press succeed his recently fired cus...

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Footlight Parade 1933

My Shanghai Lil

James Cagney was haunted by Shanghai Lil in the 1933 film Footlight Parade. “I’ve been looking high, and I’ve been looking low, looking for my Sha...

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