Lipton’s Journal/January 3, 1955/182

From Project Mailer

Steve Allen[1] talking while above his head girls walk by so that one sees them only from high-heeled shoes to the tips of their thighs. “If any of you folks have eaten in the last half hour I don’t want you looking at the set.” Right now he is giving a show in a pool at Miami Beach and the total effect is openly orgiastic.


  1. A multi-talented composer and comedian, Allen (1921-2000) was one of the creators of the television talk show. He and Mailer became friendly in the mid-1950s.