Normandie arrival

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Normandie arrival - Man About ^ Manhattan By George Tucker N EW....
Man About ^ Manhattan By George Tucker N EW. YORK, Dec. 29.—The S.S. Normandie haunts me. I saw her iriake her maiden entry into the Port of New York. As sirens wailed and planes droned overhead a million New Yorkers and New Jerseymen lined the waterfront and cheered. She, a gay, French chit with a tri-color j in her hair who winked at strang- | ers, and the crowd winked right back. * * * THAT night I went aboard her for her first official reception, and I remember the gorgeous tapestries tapestries and the miles of ankle-deep broadloom that precluded all sound as you moved through her salons or strolled her endless passageways. passageways. I was to remember those tapestries tapestries and all her rich., jeweled trappings trappings months later, after the bottom bottom fell out of the world, after Calais and Dunkirk. The Normandie Normandie never left her berth at the foot of 50th street after war was declared. She had a skeleton crew. Cops paced the waterfront

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  1. The Daily Mail,
  2. 29 Dec 1941, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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