Issue: 19791001

Monday, October 1, 1979
October
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92
Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Articles
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Esquire
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0001.xml
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Advertisement: Benson & Hedges 100's
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Benson & Hedges 100's
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0002.xml
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1
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General Motors
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General Motors
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0003.xml
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2
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General Electric: Model 7-4880
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GENERAL ELECTRIC
Model 7-4880
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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Esquire
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0005.xml
masthead
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4
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Esquire
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0006.xml
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4
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Paddington Corp.: J&b
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Paddington Corp.
J&B
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0007.xml
article
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5
Backstage With Esquire
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The Sheehy Report
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Early one morning in 1976, soon after she had finished writing Passages, her book on the stages of adult life, Gail Sheehy’s attention was riveted by a news item on the radio. Three engineers in San Jose, California, had just quit their jobs with General Electric to protest the dangers of nuclear power development.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0008.xml
article
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5
Letters
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The Sound and the Fury
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In an article I wrote about Eliot Janeway in the November 21, 1978, issue of Esquire, I was in error when I stated that Janeway’s loans from banks controlled by Bert Lance “grew to at least $400,000.” In fact the loans were never higher than $213,869.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0009.xml
article
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6,8
Politics
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Teddy’s New Schedule
The press will draft Kennedy for the presidency—bet on it
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Richard Reeves
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 —Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) announced today that he would be an active candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. Standing in the crowded Senate Caucus Room, where his brothers John and Robert had made the same announcement for the 1960 and 1968 elections, Kennedy said he decided to run against President Carter after a meeting with eighteen of the twenty-four Democratic senators whose terms expire this session.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0010.xml
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7
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New York Life Insurance Company
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New York Life Insurance Company
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0011.xml
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8
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El Presidente Chapultepec
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EL PRESIDENTE CHAPULTEPEC
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0012.xml
article
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9,10,12
Personal Finance
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What to Do with Cash...
When you haven’t decided yet what you really want to do with it
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William Flanagan
A friend of mine just got an advance of $15,000 for a book she is writing. She called me to find out what to do with the money. (Since I have been writing about personal finance for some years, she reasoned, I ought to have the answer. Such is the way writers think.)
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0013.xml
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10
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Buxton
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BUXTON
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0014.xml
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10
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Jamaica Resort Hotels
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JAMAICA RESORT HOTELS
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0015.xml
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11
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Canon: Canon Ae-1
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Canon
Canon AE-1
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0016.xml
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12
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Kinney
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Kinney
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0017.xml
article
13
13,14
Ethics
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Kiss, Kiss, Grovel, Grovel
How far should a man go to flatter his boss?
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Harry Stein
The summer of 1976 was gaudy with spectacle, what with the Bicentennial and Entebbe, but as far as I was concerned, the most entertaining divertissement of all was the sight of a string of Democratic vice-presidential aspirants trekking down to Plains, Georgia, to be looked over by Jimmy Carter, who was about to be nominated for President.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0018.xml
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14
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Bass
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Bass
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0019.xml
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15
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Cribari & Sons: Cribari
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Cribari & Sons
Cribari
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0020.xml
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16
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Bell System: Phone Thing
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Bell System
Phone Thing
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0021.xml
article
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17,19,22
Books
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Long Letters, Lost Liberty, Languid Love
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Geoffrey Wolff
Lavinia
Eve Babitz
John Barth needs, as toastmasters like to say, no introduction. His first novel since Giles Goat-Boy (1966) is, as publishers like to say, an event. Letters (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $16.95, to be published October 8) is a big event, almost half a million words, 864 pages, seven years in its making.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0022.xml
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18
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Jaguar Rover Triumph Inc.
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Jaguar Rover Triumph Inc.
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0023.xml
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20,21
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Pioneer
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PIONEER
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0024.xml
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23
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Advertisement: Marlboro
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Marlboro
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0025.xml
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24
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Myer's Rum
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0026.xml
article
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25,26,27,28,29,30,31,33
FEATURES
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Introducing the Postponing Generation
THE TRUTH ABOUT TODAY'S YOUNG MEN
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Gail Sheehy
<p>Young men aren’t the same anymore. A new dream seeped out of the social upheavals of the Sixties and has been progressively softening the edges of the old success mold, or, depending on your point of view, the new dream has been eating away at the old mold like some invisible chemical waste they don’t tell you about until it’s too late.</p>
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0027.xml
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32
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Vantage
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Vantage
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0028.xml
article
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34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41
Features
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America’s Most Powerful Lunch
How the books you read, the clothes you wear, the wines you drink, begin at The Four Seasons
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Lee Eisenberg
<p>Good day, Philip Johnson, William Bernbach, Henry Grunwald. What are you doing for lunch? And hey, Clay Felker, Bess Myerson, Gene Shalit, anyone want to grab a bite? And you, Richard Snyder, Gloria Steinem, James Beard, and you, Michael Korda, Calvin Klein, Edgar Bronfman, and you, Jackie Onassis, Nelson Doubleday, Mark Goodson, and <i>you, too, </i>Oscar de la Renta, Louis Auchincloss, Alex Liberman, anybody in the mood for grilled bluefish (hold the sauce), a crisp salad, a glass of white wine?</p>
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0029.xml
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42,43,44,46,47,48,49,50,53,54,59,60,62,63,64
FICTION
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The Day After Superman Died
NEAL CASSADY WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN. THE DAY AFTER HE DIED WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR
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KEN KESEY
<p>The 1960s was a period of literary rebellion and turmoil that seems, in retrospect, to have occurred in two stages: the beat generation of the late 1950s spilling over into the early 1960s, followed by the psychedelic movement. Both of the literary gangs that dominated the time&mdash;Jack Kerouac's On the Road hipsters and Ken Kesey's "Merry Pranksters"&mdash;had their own cast of characters, celebrated (usually under disguised names) in poem and novel.</p>
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0030.xml
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The Bankers Life
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The Bankers Life
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0031.xml
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51
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Advertisement: Ernest & Julio Gallo
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ERNEST & JULIO GALLO
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0032.xml
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52
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Winston Lights
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
WINSTON LIGHTS
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0033.xml
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55
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De Beers
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De Beers
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0034.xml
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56,57
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Sony Industries
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Sony Industries
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0035.xml
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58
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Pendleton
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PENDLETON
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0036.xml
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61
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Advertisement: Kool Super Lights
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KOOL SUPER LIGHTS
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0037.xml
article
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65,66,67
Features
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The Girl from Gold’s Gym
She’s getting stronger and stronger and stronger
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Eve Babitz
<p>The girl in Gold’s Gym was standing with her face to the mirror and lifting weights. She was small, only about five feet three inches tall, but her arm muscles were perfectly defined, each muscle clearly showing, almost statuelike. Her calves were perhaps just a little too well developed to win a beauty contest.</p>
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0038.xml
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67
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Jack Daniel Distillery: Jack Daniel’s
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Jack Daniel Distillery
JACK DANIEL’S
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0039.xml
article
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68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78
FASHION
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The Stores Behind the Man
You’re the man. Here is what six of America’s best men’s shops have in store for you this season
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Rita Hamilton
<p>To the men who shop in them, they feel like private clubs. They’re sanctuaries that spare a man’s having to walk through the toy department or an acre of furniture displays when he has better things to do. If you’re already known in them, you’ll be greeted by name and engaged in conversation before being shown the items known to suit your taste.</p>
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0040.xml
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79
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Monsieur Henri Wines Ltd.: Stolichnaya
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Monsieur Henri Wines Ltd.
Stolichnaya
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0041.xml
article
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80,81
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The Right Stuff/vcrs: the Second Generation
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Anita Leclerc
If you’re like most right-thinking people, you greeted the arrival of the first video-cassette recorders (VCRs) with wariness. “Gee, that’s neat,” you said, “but I don’t need it.” You worried about obsolescence; you feared the bugs hadn’t been worked out.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0042.xml
article
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82,83,84,85,86,87
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Silent Dreams
Sex, mystery, violence, and psychological depth—the film fantasies of early Hollywood had everything
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Kevin Brownlow
Talk to people who saw films for the first time when they were silent, and they will tell you the experience was magic,” writes Kevin Brownlow, the British film historian whose latest work, Hollywood: The Pioneers, will be published next month by Alfred A. Knopf.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0043.xml
article
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88,89,91
HOLLYWOOD
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Why Hollywood?
Why indeed? Nobody thought Hollywood would become the center of the film industry. Nobody thought movies would last
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Kevin Brownlow
<p>It is hard to imagine, but the American film industry flourished for many years without Hollywood. Films were produced all over the United States, but the industry’s center was the nation’s financial core: New York. Winters in New York were severe, however, and the more prosperous companies would move en masse to Jacksonville, Florida&mdash;a mere twenty-seven-hour train journey from the metropolis.</p>
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0044.xml
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90
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Real
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Real
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0045.xml
article
92
92,93
Outdoors
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Comfort Me with Leaves
Sometimes autumn colors offer solace you can’t get from people
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Geoffrey Norman
We came out of a low, swampy section of the river into a fast, rocky stretch between two steep mountains. It was October, and the leaves were at their peak. We put up our fly rods and took out the paddles, and for a few minutes we had some fun with white water, although it was more a matter of staying dry than staying alive.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0046.xml
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93
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Damart, Inc.
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DAMART, INC.
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0047.xml
article
94
94,96
High Life
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The Shah’s Alma Mater
The rich learn how to be rich at Le Rosey, in Switzerland
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Taki
You know about Eton, of course. Also Harrow and the rest. Posh schools. Funny clothes, funny customs, funny old buildings. Merry old England prides itself on having the best school system in the world. Well, forget Eton. The poshest school in the world is in Switzerland, and its name is Le Rosey.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0048.xml
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95
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Craig Corporation: Craig M100
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Craig Corporation
CRAIG M100
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0049.xml
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96
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Brown Shoe Company: Roblee
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Brown Shoe Company
ROBLEE
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0050.xml
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97
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Jhirmack Enterprises, Inc.: Sean
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Jhirmack Enterprises, Inc.
Sean
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0051.xml
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98
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Merrill Lynch
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Merrill Lynch
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0052.xml
article
99
99
Travel
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Singles Abroad
There are still penalties if you travel solo, but help is on its way
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Stephen Birnbaum
Probably the last trip in recorded history in which the participants all were packaged in nice, neat pairs was the cruise of Noah’s ark. Ever since, passenger lists and tour groups have not been quite so symmetrically arranged, with countless individuals now setting forth to see the world unaccompanied by a friend, relative, lover, or spouse.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0053.xml
article
100
100,103
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What It Takes to Win at Three-Card Monte
Not much except for the hype, the overthrow, the verbal method, the bent-ear ploy, putting the lug in, the pointer system, the head code, and a few other maneuvers every decent citizen in the land should know
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Jeffrey Galperin
<p>Ladies and gentlemen, you will notice I have three cards crimped vertically so as to be indistinguishable,” said the monte player who stood on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-fifth Street. I chanced upon this game of chance during my first week in New York.</p>
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0054.xml
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101
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The Franklin Mint
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The Franklin Mint
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0055.xml
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102
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Kobrand: Beefeater Gin
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KOBRAND
BEEFEATER GIN
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0056.xml
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104
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Advertisement: Esquire
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ESQUIRE
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0057.xml
article
105
105,106,107
The Language
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Sesquipedality, Anyone?
In this game, brevity can be won by going to great lengths
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John Simon
We have always been told to refrain from belching in public, to yield our seats on the subway to old people, and to avoid using big words where simple ones will do. The implication was unmistakable: there was no time when a short, sensible term could not, virtuously and profitably, replace a big bad word.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0058.xml
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106
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Thompson Cigar Co.
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THOMPSON CIGAR CO.
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0059.xml
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106
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Eddie Bauer: Chamois Cloth Shirt
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Eddie Bauer
Chamois Cloth Shirt
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0060.xml
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106
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Britches of Georgetowne
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Britches of Georgetowne
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0061.xml
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107
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Levi Strauss & Co.
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Levi Strauss & Co.
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0062.xml
article
108
108,110,111
A Day in the Life
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Charles Hamilton
Moment to moment with the complete collector
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I must tell you, in some ways it’s very frustrating doing what I do. Here I am, constantly poking into the lives of the powerful, looking over their most intimate correspondence—and also their most banal— and it’s perfectly obvious to me that I could do a better job than just about any of them.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0063.xml
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109
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National Car Rental
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National Car Rental
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0064.xml
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110
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Hanover
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Hanover
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0065.xml
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110
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0066.xml
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110
110
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Runaway Bay
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Runaway Bay
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0067.xml
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111
111
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Hanover
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Hanover
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0068.xml
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111
111
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Parfums Lagerfeld, Inc.: Lagerfeld
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Parfums Lagerfeld, Inc.
Lagerfeld
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0069.xml
article
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112
Movie Classics
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42nd Street
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Edward Sorel
It’s the backstage musical par excellence ... the 1933 movie where every plot twist has aged into a warm, comfortable cliché ... the movie where the leading lady (abrasive and temperamental) sprains a leg and an unknown from the chorus (sweet and virtuous) takes her place.
Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0070.xml
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113
113
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Calvert Dist. Co.: Passport Scotch
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CALVERT DIST. CO.
Passport Scotch
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0071.xml
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114
114
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B&W T Co.: Arctic Lights
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B&W T Co.
Arctic Lights
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Esquire_19791001_0092_004_0072.xml