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COMPTON-6A - Jimmie Walker Cold to Gay Riviera, Mas Compton...
Jimmie Walker Cold to Gay Riviera, Mas Compton His Constant Compan ion 'W' ,. - 1 ' . : I I Jimmy Walker and Betty Compton, the aetrest . . . pose for their most recent' picture . . . beside the automobile which the former mayor of New York rents by the month on the Riviera. " CAP D'ANTIBES, France, Feb. 1 (NEA) . Former Mayor Jimmy Walker, of New York, has gained 11 pounds since taking up his voluntary "exile" on the Riviera. This one faot sums up the story of the life he is leading, for so changed is the "Jeemy" of southern France from the Jimmy of Manhattan that their stories are related only by contrast. In the old days and not so many months ago, at that Broadway saw him in the gayest, brightest) latest night spots. His doings were legend and his friends were legion. His wise - cracks were famous; his spendings lavish; his lateness, especially at his office, traditional. Then came charges, investigations, hearings, resignation and a vacation abroad. No Longer the Famed Wise - Cracker And now "M. Walkaire" is a very subdued playboy of the Riviera. His overlooked the shopping opportunities furnished by the big stores which are branches of well - known Paris firms. Servants Not Impressed By Jimmy Four miles from the town of Antibes off the main roads and distant from the railways, is the quiet, secluded Hotel Cap d'Antlbes, rates reasonable. It stands on the tip of a peninsula in the Gulf of Juan. In the spring it will open a gay restaurant on the sea' edge, but during all the time Walker has stayed there the hotel has had no da noes, no music, no cocktail hour. The kitchen makes no bluff at supplying typical French restaurant food. It is plain, wholesome and abundant. Jimmy has been leading a simple life as well as an economical one. Not only does he gamble cautiously, but one of the doormen at a place where Jimmy plays baccarat said: while. The Rolls has been sent, away, and the chauffeur dismissed. The valet followed. They now. drive about in a car that is rented by the month. Around the Clock With ex - Mayor Here's the schedule of an average day in Walker's Riviera life: Up at 10 a. m and a breakfast of rolls and "beaucoup cafe" in his room. Off In his hired car with Betty Compton for a round of golf at Biot, some five miles away. Lunch at the golf club or at Hollywood in Nice, Cafes des Ambassa - deurs in Cannes, or the Cafe de Paris in Monte' Carlo three of the finest in the Riviera. But owing to the slump in business these places are far cheaper than restaurants of similar class In New York. Excellent table d'hote meals range from $1.50 to $3.50. Champagne costs fom 13 to $6 a bottle, depending on the vintage.

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 02 Feb 1933, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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