Monday, August 03, 2009

Read All About It! Sidney Zion is dead

Sidney Zion was an old school Runyanesque New York City newspaperman who wrote for dailies and weeklies, started up a magazine, told a lot of good stories and back in the early Eighties ran a restaurant called Broadway Joe's on 46th Street that was a good place to meet other journos and criminals and listen to Frank Sinatra's music.

Sid Zion was a Sinatra authority and pal along with everything else. After his daughter Libby died at New York Hospital in 1984 when doctors gave her the wrong drugs, Sid crusaded for hospital reform. He also wrote a great, influential book called Read All About It!, a collection of that every Tabloid Baby should find and read. He was 75. Cancer.

From the book's dust cover:

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