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“LUSCIOUS” LUCIUS BEEBE IN NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY…

“LUSCIOUS” LUCIUS BEEBE IN NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY…

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“LUSCIOUS” LUCIUS BEEBE by Michael L. Grace…  New York Columnist Lucius Beebe: A Real ‘Dandy’…

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  • From the 1930s until his death in 1966, Lucius Beebe was the image of celebrity.

Beebe standing next to the observation platform of his private railway car.

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An author, journalist, historian, raconteur, gourmet and bon vivant extraordinary – this extraordinary personality was one of the first gay men to have a publicly open relationship.

Beebe in front of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco...

Beebe in front of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco…

Columnist Walter Winchell called him “Luscious Lucius.” Beebe is perhaps best known for having coined the term “Cafe Society,” a group of which he was undoubtedly a member.

Beebe in the grand lounge and forecourt of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

A columnist for the New York Herald-Tribune in the ’30s and ’40s, he was elegantly turned out and very decadent for a journalist. More than 1.5 million New Yorkers read him every morning.

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Beebe made the cover of Life magazine, owned a newspaper, private railway cars and is memorialized in the musical number by Rodgers and Hart.

Click here and to read the full New York Social Diary story by Michael L Grace…

Beebe with Lily Pons and Howard Hughes...

Beebe with Lily Pons and Howard Hughes…

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