Yesterday, celebrity chronicler Cindy Adams dusted off the very first column she wrote for the New York Post 25 years ago and reran it. At first, we didn’t know that’s what she’d done, because we started reading it in the middle, where she mentioned that Frank and Barbara Sinatra had bought matching sunglasses on Lexington Avenue and we seemed to remember that Frank had died some time ago. After the jump, some highlights from this funny New York legend’s debut column on September 15, 1981, a Tuesday.
Jacqueline Onassis is into chopped liver. Real kosher chopped liver. Buys it off a classy Madison Avenue emporium.
From Her Royaltyship Princess Grace of Philadelphia, Hollywood, New York and downtown Monaco: “Premature gray hair can be hereditary. You get it from your children.” . . . From Paul Newman, when asked if he ever cheats on Joanne Woodward: “Why shop for hamburger when you have steak at home?”
Current president of the Security Council, Carlos Romulo, age 82, knocked off another triumph. This week the U.N. awarded him its first Peace Medal in 36 years. Romulo said: “It’s gold. Maybe I’ll hock it.”
Like the hardworking, conscientious reporter that I am, I’m off now to change into a long gown and sneakers for tonight’s opening of Studio 54. Tell you about it Thursday.