Henry and I had invited Mary Hamman to have lunch with us at Twenty One. She was the Modern Living editor of LIFE magazine when it was publishing weekly. We felt an idea of mine might be worthy of national attention, and where better to start than with LIFE.
I'd created a program I called
With lunch over and coffee being served, Mary turned to me and asked "It's been a delicious lunch, but what is it your wanted to see me about?"
I answered, "Oh, I have an idea; but, on reflection, I don't think it's really worthy of your consideration." Henry nodded in agreement.
Mary, in a bit of a huff, said, "Goddamit, that's for me to decide. Come on, tell me what you have in mind."
So, I told her about