Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Papers (1983)

Vincent Musetto, author of flawless 'Headless' headline, dies age 74 (Guardian)

"How fortunate that the murder should have occurred at a strip club, and not, say, an Irish pub, or an upscale Manhattan cocktail bar. Remove the topless, so to speak, and it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. 
But City editor Dick Belsky was not convinced: “Hang on, Vinnie, we’re not 100% sure it’s a topless bar!” 
 “It’s gotta be a topless bar!” Musetto yelled, as his former colleague Charlie Carillo wrote for The Huffington Post in 2012. “This is the greatest fucking headline of my career!” 
A reporter was dispatched. Word came back: it was indeed a topless bar. Victory!"

Reading the Paper at Coney Island

Anders Goldfarb, (Brooklyn Visual Heritage)

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