Ross & Tilley

I’m not sure if Harold Ross ever made the cover of any magazine other than this August 1948  issue of The American Mercury (the twelve page in-house New Yorker parody, dated November 6, 1926, with Ross in silhouette as Eustace Tilley, is an exception).  The Mercury’s nine page cover story by Allen Churchill is a quick and fun read.  Dale Kramer’s 1951 biography, Ross and The New Yorker, is a step-up from Churchill’s article.  Thomas Kunkel’s Ross biography, Genius in Disguise is the final word.


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