April 1, 1944
This is the article by Ben Hecht mentioned in Sidney Skolsky’s column. If you’re patient, you can dig it out of the files at unz.org.
It starts on Page 24 and continues to Page 43 and you’ll have to be persistent to slog through it, frankly. The more I read of Hecht’s work the more I question his reputation. I’m a big fan of “The Front Page,” but some of his later writing is pretty iffy, especially the bogus article in “Playboy” about the “whitewash” of Paul Bern’s suicide.