SOCIETY -- From the First Settlers to the International Setters
"MERCY! Society isn't a knit thing any more. It's everybody and his brother!"
The speaker was a lady who died in November, 1960, whose name was unknown to probably ninety-nine percent of even the most avid readers of Society pages and social news. Nonetheless, she was, and indeed had been for more than half a century, perhaps the most powerful single individual in that strange and mysterious force known as American Society. For her job, which she always called "position," had been, during all of that time, nothing less than editor and almost sole arbiter of a strange and mysterious little black book -- the Social Register.*____________________