Remember the Night

Lots of folks try to ease the burdens of their busy day with a meal on the town or a stiff drink at the local tavern.  Not many would find a way to harken back to the good ole days (whenever they were!) to either do a good deed, run a scam or rig the outcome of an athletic competition.

Well, Preston Sturges would!  This erstwhile son of a cosmetic heiress spent much of his precocious youth  as a world traveler of sorts.  His mother developed a cosmetics business in the period after World War I and was, apparently, very adept at not only selling her line, but also of hobnobbing her way into the most elegant of European circles.

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